Program description: Liu’s MFA in Creative Writing prepares students to be professional writers in the world and visionary literary citizens. Situated in the heart of Brooklyn, LIU’s MFA in Creative Writing is an innovative creative writing program centered on world literature, multi-genre education, and publishing. Our applied MFA prepares students for careers in creative writing, academia, translation, and publishing. During their two-year residential program, students have the opportunity to study poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and translation, and thus receive a robust multi-genre education.
In our MFA’s publishing courses, students study directly with professionals at the heart of the publishing industry. During the course of their study, students learn about commercial, independent, and academic publishing with frequent guest literary agents, editors, and leaders from seminal national and international literary arts organizations. We also focus on the performative aspects of the writing industry including audiobooks, public performances and speaking, and adaptations. Students learn about the intersection between book publishing and popular and new media. Students also gain vital publishing industry experience through literary internships centered in New York City and through the practica of working at literary arts organizations and editing LIU’s flagship literary journals.
The priority application deadline for LIU’s MFA in Creative Writing is February 15.
For more information about the MFA and other opportunities on publishing and translation, contact the Co-Director of the MFA in Creative Writing and Director of the George Polk School of Communications Robin Hemley at .