Western State Colorado University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Gunnison, CO
Poetry, Fiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
June 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
David J. Rothman
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Tyson Hausdoerffer, Ernest Hilbert, Julie Kane, David J. Rothman, Andrew Sellon
Genre Fiction: Russell Davis, Stacia Deutsch, Candace Nadon, Michaela Roessner
Screenwriting for Film and Television: JS Mayank, Mary Beth Fielder, Bob Shayne


Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers scholarships and loans.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
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Students attend one two-week residency each July at the Western State Colorado University campus in Gunnison, Colorado.

In addition to concentrations in genre fiction and poetry with an emphasis on versecraft, the program also offers a concentration in screenwriting for film and television. The program also offers a certificate in publishing, directed by Caleb Seeling.

The program hosts the Writing the Rockies Conference, a multi-genre writers conference that brings in hundreds of writers from around the country and abroad every July.

The program also offers coursework in pedagogy, editing, the business side of writing, and criticism.

The priority application deadline is June 1.