MFA in Writing & Publishing
The MFA in Writing & Publishing is no longer accepting applications. Please see our low-residency MFA in Writing program for opportunities for study.
About the Program
Hunger Mountain is an annual print journal of the arts, housed at VCFA. We publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, graphic design, young adult/children’s writing, and literary miscellany.
Certificate in Publishing
Jumpstart your publishing career with this one-semester, 15-credit program on the VCFA campus.
Check out Front Matter, the MFA in Writing & Publishing program’s blog, to get a student’s-eye view of life at VCFA.
How does this program prepare me for a career in writing and/or publishing?
Since the best way to get published is to be the strongest writer you can be, this program’s intense focus on craft will help you build the writing muscles you need to have a successful creative career, be prepared for the publishing and academic job markets, and engage as a practitioner with literary communities. Also, we offer courses, workshops, and talks on different aspects of the publishing industry such as starting a small press, running your own literary magazine, directing a literary arts nonprofit, publishing law, freelancing, editing, ghostwriting, and connecting with literary agents and agencies.
Can I teach at the college level with this degree?
Yes! The MFA in Writing & Publishing is a terminal degree, which means it’s the highest degree you can earn in the field. This allows you to teach on an undergraduate and graduate level. This career choice will be explored throughout the program.