Vermont College of Fine Arts—International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Montpelier, VT
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
10-15 per cohort each semester
Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2019
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Xu Xi & Evan Fallenberg
Core Faculty Includes: 

Fiction: Sybil Baker, Evan Fallenberg, Robin Hemley, Tabish Khair, James Scudamore, Ira Sukrungruang, Madeleine Thien, Xu Xi
Nonfiction: Sybil Baker, Robin Hemley, Tabish Khair, Ira Sukrungruang, Xu Xi
Literary Translation: Evan Fallenberg, Jason Grunebaum, Mark Polizzotti

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Partial funding is available through merit scholarships. Scholarship applicants must submit an additional scholarship essay.

Other Features: 

The International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation focuses on transnational literature in English and world literature in translation. The program offers three majors: fiction, nonfiction, and literary translation.

The program holds three weeklong residencies each year, in March, August, and September. New students begin at either the September or March residencies held in various international locations. The September 2019 residency will be held in Banff, Canada, and the March 2020 residency will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. The September 2020 residency will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, and the March 2021 residency will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Continuing students also must attend one on-campus residency in Montpelier, Vermont, that is held in August each year.

The application deadline is May 1 for all scholarship applicants entering in the upcoming academic year, regardless of semester; June 1 for Summer/Fall semester applicants; December 1 for Winter/Spring semester applicants.