University of Texas in Austin, New Writers Project

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Austin, TX
Poetry, Fiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2024
Application Fee: 
$65 (fee waiver applications available)
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Jennifer Chang, Lisa Olstein, Roger Reeves
Fiction: Edward Carey, Oscar Cásares, Bret Anthony Johnston, Peter LaSalle, Elizabeth McCracken, Deb Olin Unferth

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through teaching assistantships and fellowships, which includes tuition benefits, employee health insurance, and a living stipend. The program also awards grants and summer funding.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts a reading series for visiting writers, who also work with students. Other features include editorial postitions with Bat City Review and the Keene Prize for Literature, given annually to a University of Texas student for a work of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction.