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 Online!

    For the first time ever, we'll be accepting MFA applications ONLINE. No more postage stamps or paper cuts. Check out our Admissions link for full details.
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  • Three Authors Join Our Faculty This Fall

    The University of Arkansas Programs in Creative Writing and Translation are proud to announce three new faculty members. Authors Toni Jensen and Padma Viswanathan and poet Geffrey Davis will join our program as assistant professors this fall!
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Writer's Spotlight

  • Takacs in Salt Hill

  • Third-year student Eszter Takacs is featured in issue 33 of Salt Hill, with an excerpt from her long poem "In Share of Light." Copies of the journal a...

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  • Yarbrough Wins Robert Penn Warren Award

  • The Fellowship of Southern Writers has awarded its prestigious Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction to alum Steve Yarbrough! Steve's latest novel, The...

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