This small, highly personal two-year program in creative writing confers master of fine arts degrees in fiction, poetry, and playwriting. It offers single-discipline and inter-genre workshops, literature seminars, small-group reading tutorials, and one-on-one tutorials, all of which emphasize relationships between eminent faculty and students. Additionally, students have the opportunity to work on our literary journal, The Brooklyn Review, and give public readings and performances in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The program offers some fellowships and prizes. Students may also teach undergraduate courses for the English Department.


The program offers partial funding. The program offers teaching assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships.


Core faculty include:

Poetry: Julie Agoos, Ben Lerner Fiction: Joshua Henkin, Madeleine Thien Playwriting: Erin Courtney, Mac Wellman

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Submission Guidelines

$75, two recommendations, transcripts, personal statement, 10 pages of poetry, 30 pages of prose

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