Why did you choose the MFA program you attended? How did you make ends meet while you were there? How did your program prepare you for post-MFA life? Ten recent graduates on the realities of applying to, choosing, and attending a writing program.
A guide to 158 full-residency and 64 low-residency programs in creative writing, plus questions to consider before you apply.
Why do you want an MFA? Important questions to ask yourself before you apply.
A writing teacher proposes a new way to approach workshops—without the language of “good” or “bad.”
“Can you really teach creative writing?” Professor and novelist Dan Barden answers this while offering his own unorthodox approaches to teaching a workshop.
A look at 153 full-residency programs and 59 low-residency programs, sorted alphabetically by region.
The nation’s top fifty MFA programs based on popularity, funding, selectivity, fellowship-placement statistics, job-placement statistics, and student-faculty ratios, plus a look at other important program features, such as size, duration, cost of living, and foreign-language requirements.
The Writers House at Rutgers University-Camden cultivates and celebrates the writing arts. Programming goes year-round, and is always open to both students and the public: programs such as Writers in Camden, an NEA-supported reading series, the annual Summer Writers’ Conference, and the Cooper Street Writers Workshops, unite artists and scholars, students and citizens, around the power of the written word.
Do some financial planning, head to the library, research locations, and ask around—ten tips to consider before you apply to a graduate writing program.
MFA graduates from around the country share the valuable skills, experiences, and other intangible benefits they took away from their MFA programs.