Thesis Due 12/5

Greetings, MFA Faculty and Students:

Students planning on completing their thesis this semester must upload a final PDF here by December 5th:

Thesis Students: Before uploading your work, you must obtain approval (via email) from your primary and secondary advisors.

Thesis Advisors: If you would like to nominate a thesis for “Distinction,” please send me the student’s name, thesis title, and a brief paragraph or two explaining why you think the work is exemplary.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to reading your thesis!

All the best,


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The MFA Years blog

I found this blog last week and have really been enjoying digging through the archives. Mostly it is about full-residency MFA programs, but it contains tons of interesting information and perspectives on workshops, submitting to literary journals, thorny questions of identity, and the like. I recommend bookmarking it.

The MFA Years.

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Winter Residency Schedule

Greetings, MFA Community!

I am so thrilled to share the schedule for our 2018 winter residency! Hannah and I are working on the program, which will contain more details on the residency offerings and presenters. In the meantime, please review the schedule and take some time to explore our visiting writers’ work online.

As you’ll see, I’m trying out a few new things, including a couple of lunch discussions/Q&A sessions.

As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions or thoughts.

Thanks so much, and have a wonderful holiday.

2018 Winter Residency Schedule_revised.

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5 TED Talks – Life Lessons From Writers

My Favorite – Lidia Yuknavitch (Chronology of Water) on “The Beauty of Being A Misfit.”

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How White Writers Can Avoid Appropriation

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Fiction Contests Worth Your Time

December and January deadlines.

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So To Speak

From the Editor

We are a literary journal that seeks submissions from diverse perspectives and backgrounds that focus on intersectional feminism.We look for work that addresses issues of significance to women and non binary folks’ lives and movements for gender equality and are especially interested in pieces that explore issues of race, class, and sexuality in relation to gender. The journal is committed to representing the work of writers and artists from diverse perspectives and experiences and does not discriminate on the basis of race, class, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, culture of origin, political affiliation, disability, marital or premarital status, Vietnam-era status, or similar characteristics.


We look for poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and visual arts with an intersectional feminist angle.


Currently, our journal’s blog seeks submissions in response to #metoo. We’re accepting poetry, essays, fiction, and visual arts from all narratives and perspectives surrounding the trending hashtag and/or sexual harassment and assault in general. Deadline for this call is November 13th.
We also open for our contest period from December 1st until February 2nd.

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