The MFA Years, a community resource for applicants to creative writing graduate programs that grew from The MFA Chronicles, was active from 2014 to 2018. The website hosted a notifications board for MFA admissions, a list of all fully and partially funded MFA programs, and blog posts from graduate-level creative writing students across the U.S. and the world.
The MFA Years will soon be relaunched as The Workshop. While we will still share important resources including admissions notifications and lists of creative writing programs that are partially or fully funded, we also hope to include more comprehensive resources: lists of post-MFA fellowships and funding opportunities, lists of MFAs that have taken writers without the bachelor’s degree, lists of conferences with financial aid, an advice column for those at the very beginnings of a writing career, etc. We offer these resources for free in perpetuity, and we promise to never use any kind of paywall. (However! If, in your gratitude upon acceptance to the program of your dreams, you decide to make a donation, nobody is stopping you.)
We’re also launching columns with news and Op-Eds related to creative writing as a discipline, personal essays about writers’ career journeys, craft essays, and instructions that move beginning writers beyond or around the MFA. What does a novel pitch look like? How does a residency work? These and other important questions will be answered in future columns. If you’d like to help answer them, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit your pitches and work.
In the meantime, pardon our dust as we thoughtfully and, yes, a little slowly, move into our new digs.
The following creative writing MFA programs are listed as fully funded on the Poets & Writers MFA Programs Database but do not meet The Workshop’s definition of a fully funded MFA in creative writing. Continue Reading