McNeese State MFA in Creative Writing

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

McNeese State University offers a three year, 60 hour, residential MFA in Creative Writing.

Send us a letter of application stating why you believe our program is a good fit for you. Ideally, you will talk about your influences, your ideas about writing, and how a studio-academic MFA program can further your writing. In your letter, please list the e-mail contact for one person who might serve as a reference for you. Also attach a writing sample that you believe best represents your aesthetic and skills as a writer (a maximum of 20 pages for fiction, 10 pages for poetry). 

If you think it would help in our decision, you may also attach a .pdf of your transcripts; however, this is not required.

Applicants interested in the MFA program must submit material by February 21 for the following Fall. If you have any questions about the application process or the MFA program in general, contact the program Director,  Michael Horner,

Please note that we do not offer any online options for the MFA program. Applications in this area are for our full residential program, which does require in-person attendance.

McNeese State MFA in Creative Writing