William Alexander, Kathi Appelt, Tom Birdseye, Martha Brockenbrough, Loree Griffin Burns, Alan Cumyn, David Macinnis Gill, Louise Hawes, Corey Ann Haydu, Varian Johnson, A. S. King, Uma Krishnaswami, Jane Kurtz, Martine Leavitt, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Kekla Magoon, Deborah Marcero, Cory McCarthy, Anna-Marie McLemore, An Na, Deb Noyes, Mary Quattlebaum, Sara Ryan, Liz Garton Scanlon, Nova Ren Suma, Shelley Tanaka, Linda Urban, Jennifer Ziegler, Ibi Zoboi
The program offers fellowships and merit awards.
The program offers coursework in picture book, middle grade, young adult, graphic literature, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for young people.
Students attend two 10-day residencies each year, in January and July, on the VCFA campus in Montpelier, Vermont. The program offers an optional summer residency abroad in Oxford, England, dual-program options, and postgraduate semesters.
The application deadline is March 15 for Summer/Fall semester applicants; October 15 for Winter/Spring semester applicants.
Ann Angel, Sarah Aronson, Cassie Beasley, Kate Beasley, Julie Berry, Bridget Birdsall, Gwenda Bond, Pablo Cartaya, René Colato Laínez, Ally Condie, Debby Dahl Edwardson, Nancy Bo Flood, Sundee Frazier, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Linda Oatman High, Varian Johnson, Carrie Jones, Michelle Knudsen, Martine Leavitt, Kekla Magoon, Carolyn Marsden, Lauren Myracle, An Na, Jandy Nelson, Micol Ostow, Candice Ransom, Brendan Reichs, Jill Santopolo, April Pulley Sayre, Leda Schubert, Deborah Wiles, Carol Lynch Williams, Ibi Zoboi