Poetry: Lynn Emanuel, Yona Harvey, Terrance Hayes, Dawn Lundy Martin
Fiction: Fiona Cheong, Angie Cruz, William Lychak, Irina Reyn
Nonfiction: Erin Anderson, Jeanne Marie Laskas, Michael Meyer, Peter Trachtenberg
Digital Narrative: Erin Anderson
The program fully funds all students through teaching and graduate assistantships, as well as fellowships. The program also awards the Turow-Kinder Prize in Fiction, Brown Award, Block Award, and Academy of American Poets Prize.
The program hosts the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series. Other features include internships with the website longform.org, which aggregates online nonfiction; courses in digital literature and literary medical journalism; travel grants to attend conferences and present papers; and University of Pittsburgh Press, which awards the annual Drue Heinz Prize for Literature and the annual Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for Poetry.