The two year, 36-unit MFA in Creative Writing Program at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles, is an artist-training program for students who want to write professionally in the genres of novel, short story, playwriting, poetry, screenplay and non-fiction. We are ideal for working adults. Our format of meeting every other weekend, six times per semester, lets you fit into your life a graduate degree while keeping your other commitments.


Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Thomas Cook, JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne Fiction: Margarita Borrero, Juana Moriel, JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne Nonfiction: Juana Moriel Screenwriting: Jo Carlisle, Andrew Ruiz, and Sarah Louise Wilson

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Submission Guidelines

Submit 10-20 pages of screeplay/playwright, fiction, or literary fiction. 6-10 poems for poetry. Please include a coversheet for each program. An interview is also part of the application process.

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