MFA graduates go on to publish manuscripts, staff literary journals, teach college courses, lead writing workshops, sit on conference panels, deliver presentations, write craft articles, review other writers, organize and participate in readings, create and manage writing blogs and websites, and become vital, active members of the writing community. Many MFA graduates also go on to work in the publishing industry, primarily as editors and agents.
We are looking for the match between your writing goals and our program. Our goal is to assist you in reaching your goals and reaching your full potential. The writing sample and statement gives us a glimpse into the dreams you have for yourself and the commitment you are willing to make to have those dreams realized. Part of our vision of the program is nurturing our students and faculty as part of a larger writing community. One item that we liked to see addressed in the statement of purpose is how you see yourself contributing to that community. The writing sample itself should be the strongest, most polished piece of writing you have and not more than 20 pages.
It's a dynamic environment where MFA students have the opportunity to take courses in the publishing program. These classes focus on editing, web design, e-publishing, magazine writing, and book publishing, and allow writers to gain valuable skills and. The creative writing students can also take advantage of workshops, talks, and events and have access to the insights of publishing students and professionals alike.