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Mountainview Low-Residency MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction

Date of publication: 2017-09-02 00:51

Explore the various characteristics and elements that describe the Romance Fiction Writing genre. Formulate an initial novel-writing premise, applying early conceptualizations of character arcs, plot arcs, motivation, pacing, and research. Develop an individualized approach to structuring stories through immersion in titles within the genre landscape.

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Within our 86-hour studio MFA program, we will design a curriculum just for you, based on your artistic and professional interests in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Our electives include screenwriting, adult fiction, literary editing, publishing, and teaching creative writing. As a full-time student, you can finish program requirements—65 mostly evening courses and six hours of formal thesis work—in two years.

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Explore the various characteristics and elements that describe the Speculative Fiction Writing genre. Formulate an initial novel-writing premise, applying early conceptualizations of character arcs, plot arcs, motivation, pacing, and research. Develop an individualized approach to structuring stories through immersion in titles within the genre landscape.

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Explore the various characteristics and elements that describe the Contemporary Fiction Writing genre. Formulate an initial novel-writing premise, applying early conceptualizations of character arcs, plot arcs, motivation, pacing, and research. Develop an individualized approach to structuring stories through immersion in titles within the genre landscape.

The same number of people apply to full-residency MFA programs annually as apply to a single small liberal arts college, and on average one in four applicants is rejected by every program to which they apply. So it's a myth that everybody's doing an MFA.

Students in the MFA program work harmoniously and productively with students and faculty in the English Department’s doctoral program.  The English Department’s Graduate Reading Series, which takes place during the spring semester, features the work of one MFA student and one . student. The English Department’s faculty welcomes MFA students into their literature classes.

This rhetorical bogeyman has been given life by MFA critics, whose paranoia about not being degreed leads to speculation of an MFA-born conspiracy aimed at pushing non-degreed artists to the margins of the national literary community. In fact, the conventional wisdom these days is that if you've already found room for writing in your daily schedule, and you're already plugged into a local writing community, there's no need for an MFA. Even if you lack these things, you're still better off suffering workaday culture for awhile before seeking the time and space an MFA program provides.

After approval by the program director, fifth-term students are required to submit an electronic version of their thesis to the Macdonald-Kelce Library for inclusion in the digital repository, which is accessible on the internet. Embargoes of full text may be selected for one, three or five years, or none at all.

Long-time faculty member Roger Rosenblatt remembers his own childhood summers in the Hamptons—and his parents pointing out Williams, the famous playwright in his white linen jacket, to the not-yet-famous future essayist. More »

Above all, imagine getting your work done. It's all part of Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Creative Writing and Literature. Come on in. The water's fine.

Imagine workshops led by distinguished authors you’ve admired as a reader. Our Southampton campus houses a top-notch literary magazine. Our Manhattan digs are down the street from every publisher you've ever dreamed of. Our summer conference in the Hamptons hosts world-class novelists, essayists, editors, poets and children's book authors.

Our students and alumni are a widely diverse group—in age, genre interests, and professional backgrounds. But they all love writing and enjoy supporting each other as writers, and we don’t mind bragging about them. Click through to see where they’re publishing and working.

Our application deadlines are February 6 for spring and summer semesters and August 6 for the fall semester. Please see our admission requirements  before submitting your application.

By Michael Hendery, clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the psychology department at Southern New Hampshire University, and current degree candidate at The Mountainview Low-Residency MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction.

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