Vermont College of Fine Arts–Writing

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
1981
Location: 
Montpelier, VT
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
25-30 per semester
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2022
Application Fee: 
$75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Annie Sklar
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Samiya Bashir, Geoff Bouvier, Tarfia Faizullah, Richard Jackson, Philip Metres, Tomás Q. Morín, Natasha Sajé, Betsy Sholl, Leslie Ullman, Nance Van Winckel, David Wojahn

Fiction: Miciah Bay Gault, Michael Croley, Fernando A. Flores, Connie May Fowler, Douglas Glover, Gabino Iglesias, T. Geronimo Johnson, Samuel Kọ́láwọ́lé, Ellen Lesser, Brian Leung, Bret Lott, Robin MacArthur, Clint McCown, Adam McOmber, SJ Sindu, Hasanthika Sirisena, Nance Van Winckel,Wanjikū Wa Ngūgī

Creative Nonfiction: Melissa Faliveno, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Connie May Fowler, Barbara Hurd, Gabino Iglesias, Negesti Kaudo, Bret Lott, Patrick Madden, Elena Passarello, Natasha Sajé, Sue William Silverman, SJ Sindu, Hasanthika Sirisena, Ira Sukrungruang

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers fellowships and merit awards.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend two ten-day residencies each year, in June/July and December/January, on the Vermont VCFA Campus along with overseas and domestic residencies held in unique cities of literary merit. Concurrent virtual residencies are also offered. The primary summer residency is held on the beautiful Colorado College campus, and is also augmented with overseas, domestic, and virtual residence.

For Summer/Fall, the priority scholarship deadline is February 1; the final deadline is April 1. For Winter/Spring the priority deadline is August 1; the final deadline is October 1.

Graduates: 

Daniel Abbott, Kelly Beard, Nickole Brown, Dominic Bucca, Ann Davila Cardinal, Sion Dayson, Miciah Bay Gault, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Allison Hong Merrill, Bob Hicok, Marya Hornbacher, LeAnne Howe, Wally Lamb, Robin MacArthur, Jo-Ann Mapson, Sarah McCraw Crow, Jennifer McGaha, Robin Oliveira, Melissa Pritchard, Donald Quist, Maureen Seaton, Tim Seibles, Mahtem Shiferraw, Liza Nash Taylor, Kali White VanBaale, Neela Vaswani, Michelle Webster-Hein, Jonathan White, Laura Warrell