In the last four years, we have averaged over 690 applicants per year for our ten fellowships.
We believe students apply to our program because of our consistent top rankings in , and elsewhere; our diverse creative writing faculty; the significant financial support all our MFA students receive; and the outstanding reputation of the University of Virginia, its libraries and special collections, and its renowned English Department.
Writing Samples: fiction samples may include one short story, several short stories, or a section of a novel, but must not exceed 25 pages in length using 12-point type and a standard font like Times New Roman, one-inch margins, and double-spacing.
Poets should send a sheaf of poems of no more than 12 pages.
As a graduate writing program, we make offers based on your writing sample, your statement of purpose, your online resume, and your references.
Your actual eligibility to enroll at the University of Virginia is determined by the graduate school, so please contact them with questions about foreign degree programs, degree transfers, TOEFL, application fee waivers, etc.I reluctantly woke up a few hours later and headed off to the Graywolf Poetry Reading.Nick Flynn and Matthea Harvey were great, of course.She performed with Sophie Cabot Black, Carol Muske-Dukes and Marilyn Nelson.My personal favorite was Plath’s “Daddy” sung to the tune of “Dream Lover.” That night I saw Anne …What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than by reading poetry from UVA's esteemed poets?Rita Dove starts the day off with the beautiful "Heart to Heart." @UVACWP alumni.virginia.edu/learn/2019/02/…pic.twitter.com/K1fa Kag Wg V We're so very sorry to post that Mark Saunders, MFA alum and director of the UVA Press, died on Saturday, May 18. This Friday, from 5 to 7 PM, we'll be honoring former @UVACWP professor Sydney Blair with a celebration of her collection of short stories, Honorable Men. pic.twitter.com/Bco By Hm QKZ The Laurence Goldstein Prize, chosen by Raymond Mc Daniel, is awarded to Jasmine V.Bailey, for her poem,“This is Not a Poem About Leah, Let Alone Zilpah and Bilhah,” from Michigan Quarterly Review, Summer 2018.umich.edu/mqr/2019/03/mq…Other sources of income can sometimes help international students remain in our program.We do our best to help international students who want to remain for a third year—but we cannot promise any extra funding in that optional third-year at admission.