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, Professor Amy Fleury,  mfaprogram@mcneese.edu.


Submit up to 20 pages of fiction (stories or chapters) and a brief letter (one page) describing what you want out of an MFA program, why McNeese sounds appealing, and your interest in teaching freshman-level English. If you're submitting chapters for your sample, please note that at the start of the sample and briefly provide any necessary context.
Submit no more than 10 pages of poetry and a brief letter (one page) describing what you want out of an MFA program, why McNeese sounds appealing, and your interest in teaching freshman-level English. 
McNeese State MFA in Creative Writing