One of the nation’s oldest MFA Programs, and one of the “Top Five Most Innovative” (The Atlantic Monthly), we offer degree tracks in Fiction, Poetry and Literary Translation.
Recent graduates have won the Stegner Fellowship, the £15,000 BBC International Short Story Award, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, and Fulbright Fellowships, among others. Learn more...


  • Apply Now for MFA Admission

    We're looking for dynamic, talented writers for our 2015 entering class! The first step to apply is online and free of charge, but the deadline is approaching. Get your materials in by December 31. We can't wait to read your work!
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  • Spring 2015 Reading Schedule

    Several terrific writers will visit Fayetteville this spring to give readings from their work. Click below to view the schedule and mark your calendars now!
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Writer's Spotlight

  • Tanaka in Anomalous Press

  • Anomalous Press features new work by alum Kaj Tanaka (2013), online now. You can read his story, "Killemoff," here.

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  • Otto Story Anthologized

  • Traveling over the holiday? You'll need some good reading material. Pick up For the Road: Short Stories of America's Highways, a new anthology that fe...

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