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Learn more about various writing conferences, workshops, festivals, residencies, and MFA programs in creative writing.

  • Posted October 31, 2019
  • The MFA at FAU

  • Florida Atlantic University’s MFA program offers concentrations in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. All accepted students are offered a complete funding package including a teaching assistantship, stipend, and tuition waiver. Core faculty include Ayşe Papatya Bucak, Andrew Furman, Becka Mara McKay, Susan Mitchell, Kate Schmitt, and Jason Schwartz. Students have the opportunity to work on national literary magazine Swamp Ape Review which is open to submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and “Swamp” through November 1. No submission fee.

  • Posted October 30, 2019
  • University of South Alabama

  • Earn your MA with an emphasis in Creative Writing in the vibrant city of Mobile, near some of our country's best beaches. Tuition waivers and assistantships are available as are additional scholarships for excellence and summer creative writing projects. Home of the Stokes Center for Creative Writing. For more information, visit our website:

  • Posted October 30, 2019
  • Creative Writing MA or PhD at University of New Brunswick!

  • Application Deadline: December 1
    UNB boasts talented practitioners and instructors in all major genres of creative writing. Both MA and PhD students take a combination of academic and creative courses and write a book-length creative thesis in a genre of their choice; the PhD also includes a teaching apprenticeship. We have a full-year writer-in-residence, an extensive reading series, teaching assistantships and other ways to work directly on editing, including for The Fiddlehead, UNB's international journal of creative writing, and Qwerty, a nationally distributed graduate student journal. Many students have published their theses and forged successful careers as writers and teachers.

  • Posted October 30, 2019
  • Apply to the Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference

  • Event Dates: May 14-17, 2020; Brevard, NC
    Application Deadline: December 31, 2019
    The Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference is now open to applications of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for our fifth annual conference, which will be held May 14-17, 2020, at Brevard College and the Transylvania County Library. Selected participants spend four days in the mountains of western North Carolina with award-winning faculty Alison Hawthorne Deming (nonfiction), Aimee Nezhukumatathil (poetry), and Crystal Wilkinson (fiction). Scholarships to attend are available. Apply via our Submittable page at or visit for more information.

  • Posted October 29, 2019
  • Birds & Muses Literary Mentorship and Editorial Consulting

  • Realize your vision for your book with the guidance of Kate Moses, internationally acclaimed novelist, bestselling essayist, Salon founding editor & staff writer, senior editor North Point Press. Wintering, Cakewalk, Mothers Who Think: translated into 18 languages, Kafka Award, American Book Award, Lannan Fellowship. Specializing in literary fiction & nonfiction. BOOKGARDAN Year-Long Book Mentorship Program: practical sustenance, professional discernment, unwavering commitment to bring your book to fruition. Two week-long residencies at Craigardan with a small cohort, 11 months of individual mentorship, online curriculum, group conferences. Next Session: October 2020—October 2021.

  • Posted October 29, 2019
  • MFA in Creative Writing at UNCG: Find Your Story Here

  • Application Deadline: January 1, 2020
    One of the oldest creative writing programs in the country, UNC Greensboro’s MFA Writing Program offers fully funded graduate assistantships with stipends, tuition remission, and subsidized health insurance. The MFA is a two-year residency program with an emphasis on studio time for the writing of poetry or fiction. Students work closely with acclaimed faculty in one-on-one tutorials and small classes, including courses in contemporary publishing and creative nonfiction. Our campus features a Distinguished Visiting Writers Series of authors and editors; other professionalization opportunities include college teaching and hands-on editorial work for The Greensboro Review. More at

  • Posted October 28, 2019
  • Arcadia Low Residency MFA

  • Arcadia University’s low-residency M.F.A. program in Creative Writing is distinctive in that it incorporates both a dynamic online environment and a study abroad experience. The course emphasizes online workshops; personal attention from faculty; studying abroad, with a residency in Edinburgh, Scotland; and the preparation of both a book-length manuscript and a plan to publish it. Arcadia’s experienced and award-winning faculty help to prepare each student for a career in writing and in teaching the craft at the college level.

  • Posted October 28, 2019
  • MFA in Creative Writing at Arizona State University

  • We offer concentrations in poetry and fiction; small classes and intimate workshops; one-on-one mentoring; fully funded teaching assistantships, summer funding opportunities; positions with literary magazine Hayden’s Ferry Review; and Virginia G. Piper Center Research Fellowships. Our program’s faculty includes Matt Bell, Sally Ball, Natalie Diaz, Norman Dubie, Jenny Irish, Tara Ison, T.M. McNally, Alberto Ríos, and Solmaz Sharif. Learn more at


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