The Writer’s Foundry at St. Joseph’s University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Brooklyn, NY
Poetry, Fiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2024
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Lee Clay Johnson, Director
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Alicia Mountain, Christina Olivares, Megan Fernandes

Fiction: Maria Alejandra Barrios, David Gates, Lee Clay Johnson, Erinrose Mager, Andrew Martin, Cleyvis Natera

Past master lecturers have included Kali Fajardo Anstine, Amy Hempel, Major Jackson, Mitchell S. Jackson, Mary Gaitskill, Carmen Maria Machado, Nathan McClain, Francine Prose, Jim Shepard, Ocean Vuong, and many more.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. Each applicant is considered for a Writer’s Foundry Tuition Scholarship. Teaching and editorial fellowship opportunities are also available for second-year MFA students.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The Master Lecture Series brings visiting writers to the program for evenings of lecture and literary conversation. St. Joseph’s University also hosts the Brooklyn Voices series of lectures, forums, performances, and public discussions. 

The priority deadline is March 1. Applications submitted after March 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.