Vanderbilt University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2006
Location: 
Nashville, TN
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
12
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
$0
Contact Name: 
René Colehour
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Beth Bachmann, Kate Daniels, Rick Hilles, Mark Jarman
Fiction: Tony Earley, Lorraine López, Lorrie Moore, Nancy Reisman
Nonfiction: Randall Kenan (Spring 2017)

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students through teaching assistantships, which each include a full tuition waiver, health insurance, and a stipend. The program also awards the Kathryn Sedberry Poetry Prize and Academy of American Poets Prize.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program hosts the Gertrude and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series. MFA students edit and publish the Nashville Review, an online literary journal.