Vermont College of Fine Arts—Writing

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
1981
Location: 
Montpelier, VT
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
25-30 per semester
Application Deadline: 
September 15, 2021
Application Fee: 
$75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Donald Quist, Program Director
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Mark Cox, Matthew Dickman, Richard Jackson, Parneshia Jones, Philip Metres, Tomás Q. Morín, Natasha Sajé, Betsy Sholl, Leslie Ullman, Nance Van Winckel, David Wojahn
Fiction: Michael Croley, Trinie Dalton, Connie May Fowler, Abby Frucht, Douglas Glover, David Jauss, T. Geronimo Johnson, Samuel Kọ́láwọ́lé, Ellen Lesser, Brian Leung, Bret Lott, Clint McCown, Adam McOmber, Hasanthika Sirisena, Nance Van Winckel, Robert Vivian
Creative Nonfiction: Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Connie May Fowler, Douglas Glover, Barbara Hurd, Bret Lott, Patrick Madden, Terese Marie Mailhot, Elena Passarello, Sue William Silverman, Ira Sukrungruang, Robert Vivian

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers fellowships and merit awards.

Other Features: 

Students attend two ten-day residencies each year, in June/July and December/January, on the VCFA campus in Montpelier, Vermont. The program offers a translation concentration, as well as opportunities for dual-genre study. Students also have the opportunity to attend a residencies abroad. 

For Summer/Fall, the priority scholarship deadline is February 1; the final deadline is March 22. For Winter/Spring the priority deadline is September 15; the final deadline is October 1.

Graduates: 

Nickole Brown, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Allison Adele Hedge Coke, Bob Hicok, LeAnne Howe, Wally Lamb, Robin MacArthur, Jo-Ann Mapson, Melissa Pritchard, Donald Quist, Maureen Seaton, Tim Seibles, Mahtem Shiferraw, Neela Vaswani