About our Creative Writing Program

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In the News

Just a few of the recent news items about our program, faculty, students, and alumni.

Applications 2017

We know the waiting is difficult, but we're working through our fiction and poetry applications as quickly and diligently as we can. We are unlikely to announce any results before March 15. Most MFA programs should give you until April 15 to make an admissions decision. See the Council of Graduate Schools resolution that appears here.

Meridian, Winter 2017

The newest issue of Meridian, the semiannual magazine edited by our MFA students, is shipping, and features a special art insert of film stills by Kevin Jerome Everson. Check out issue #38 on the Meridian issue viewer. Submission guidelines and other information available at readmeridian.org. Meridian is also running themed contests "borders" this year. See readmeridian.org/contests.

Junot Díaz

We just wrapped up a great visit by Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Junot Díaz. Read more on the UVA Arts & Sciences website.

Two for 5 under 35

Two recent MFA fiction alums, Thomas Pierce and Greg Jackson, were both selected by the National Book Foundation for 2016 "5 under 35" awards. See the National Book Foundation announcement for details.

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