Send three (3) copies of your creative manuscript and three (3) hardcopy letters of recommendation directly to: Creative Writing Program Arizona State University PO Box 871401Tempe AZ 85287-1401Do not send your writing sample or letters of recommendation to Graduate Admissions Services.
Selection All application materials must be received by January 1.
During two subsequent years as TAs, students will continue to teach composition, but may apply to teach beginning creative writing by submitting a request to the director of creative writing.
Selection of teachers is made by faculty in the appropriate genres.
The applicant's writing sample should be the sent to the Creative Writing Program, not Graduate Admissions Services.
The applicant's writing sample, must be submitted in hardcopy.
Justin Petropoulos Program Manager of Creative Writing Ross Blakley 152Phone: 480-727-9130E-mail: [email protected] should have an undergraduate major in English or Creative Writing, with a GPA of 3.00 or above; however, exceptional students who do not have either of these undergraduate majors may be admitted on the basis of writing excellence.
Applicants must submit: PLEASE NOTE THAT SPECIFIC APPLICATION MATERALS ARE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM IN HARDCOPY.
Currently, all students admitted to the MFA program who submit a complete and approved teaching assistantship application are awarded a TA by the Department of English.Creative writing has been a part of the department of English since the 1930s. ASU Creative Writing is distinguished by an outstanding faculty that has garnered national and international attention: Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, a Pulitzer Prize and several Pulitzer nominations, two Flannery O’Connor Awards, the Western States Book Award, PEN/Faulkner finalist recognition, the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the International Griffin Poetry Prize, the Western Literature Association Distinguished Achievement Award, and two Medals of Achievement from the National Society of Arts and Letters.With the inception of the MFA degree in 1985, creative writing became an ascendant unit; the program was ranked within the top 20 MFA programs in the nation by U. The program's alumni are equally impressive, having won the Iowa Short Fiction Award, the Pen Southwest Book Award, the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, the May Swenson Poetry Award, the Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award, and numerous Pushcart Prizes.Financial aid is not extended beyond the third year.Students are expected to satisfy the degree requirements in the genre in which they are accepted.The second year is also when one-on-one mentorship begins.In the spring of the third year, students typically focus on completing the thesis manuscript with their committee chair.Students who accept the TA offer are required to take the TA seminar, a pedagogy and training course designed to assist graduate students during their first year. Successful TAs have the opportunity to teach introductory creative writing to undergraduates, under the supervision of one of the program faculty.In the second year students assemble their thesis committees and identify a committee chair.Courses such as “Creative Writing and the Professions” and “Internship for Community Outreach” encourage students to envision life beyond graduation.The Creative Writing Program at ASU has been able consistently to offer MFA students among the best funding packages in the nation through teaching and research assistantships, which are renewable for each of the program's three years.