In OSU-Cascades’ low-residency MFA risk-taking is the standard for art-making. In our program, you will find the solidarity, intimacy and inspiration to show up and write bravely—wherever you are, however complex your “real life,” whatever the storms you have to brave to get to the desk and thrive. Our curriculum is engineered to fit the pace of your life, to nurture sustainable writing habits, and to teach you the skills needed to sustain a creative livelihood after graduation.


Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Emily Carr, Ru Freeman, TC Tolbert, Jennifer Tseng Fiction: Beth Alvarado, Christopher Boucher, Ru Freeman, T. Geronimo Johnson, Jennifer Tseng Nonfiction: Beth Alvarado, Christopher Boucher, Ru Freeman


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Submission Guidelines

Writing sample consisting of 10-12 poems, or 15-20 pages of prose, which may be excerpted from a longer work. Hybrid samples may contain a mix of genres and should stay within the 20 page maximum.

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