Western New England University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2014
Location: 
Springfield, MA
Genre: 
Fiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
8-10 per year
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$30
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Pearl Abraham, Director
Core Faculty Includes: 

The faculty varies each semester. Past fiction mentors have included Stephen Amidon, Mia Gallagher, Michael O’Loughlin, Daphne Kalotay, and Bruce Machart.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers no funding. Local students can pursue opportunities to work at the university's tutoring center.

Other Features: 

Students attend two five-day residencies each year. The summer residency is held in July on the Western New England University campus in Springfield, Massachusetts; the winter residency is held in January and takes place either in the Berkshires or Dublin.

The 2018 winter residency will be held in Dublin.