Vermont College of Fine Arts–Writing

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Montpelier, VT
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
25-30 per semester
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2023
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
F. J. Talley
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Richard Jackson, Philip Metres, Tomás Q. Morín, Natasha Sajé, Betsy Sholl, Leslie Ullman, Nance Van Winckel, David Wojahn

Fiction: Connie May Fowler, T. Geronimo Johnson, Ellen Lesser, Brian Leung, Bret Lott, Clint McCown, Adam McOmber, Hasanthika Sirisena, Nance Van Winckel

Creative Nonfiction: Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Connie May Fowler, Barbara Hurd, Bret Lott, Patrick Madden, Elena Passarello, Natasha Sajé, Sue William Silverman, Hasanthika Sirisena

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers fellowships and merit awards.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend two nine-day residencies each year, in July and January. Concurrent virtual residencies are also offered, along with overseas and domestic residencies held in unique cities of literary merit. The primary summer residency is held on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO, and the primary winter residency is held on the campus of Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA.

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


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