Our graduates often go on to pursue careers in writing, editing, publishing, teaching and other professions where writing and critical thinking abilities are valued. Graduates of the program have published books with various presses, including Yale University, University of Texas, St. Martin's, Copper Canyon, Sierra Club Books, Gallery, Daedalus, Simon and Schuster, and Putnam.
Short work has appeared in an array of journals such as Tin House, Southern Review, StoryQuarterly, McSweeneys, Conjunctions, Poetry Northwest, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Northwest Review, New York Times Magazine, Gettysburg Review, Chariton Review, and many anthologies. Former students have received such literary awards as the Yale Younger Poets Award, the Irish Prize, publication in Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Award Stories, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Contact a Current Student
We believe that choosing an MFA program is a life-changing event, so we invite you to contact some of our current MFA candidates with any and all questions about the program, the city, and their experience as writers.
Jason Sommer is a second-year MFA candidate and the managing editor for Willow Springs.
Jennifer Miller McIntyre is the Student Director of Writers in the Community.
Melissa Huggins is an MFA candidate and a Graduate Assistant at Get Lit!.
You can contact any of these students using the form below. All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.