MFA in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing

Write. Edit. Publish at MFA program in Creative Writing

"Say it Well in Good Sentences."  — Plath

Launched in 2012, the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing is a 48-hour workshop-based residency program with three areas of concentration: fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. In addition, students gain practical publishing experience through SHSU's Texas Review Press and Texas Review.

While the program centers around the workshop experience, students will be expected to take a significant body of coursework in literature and theory.

"To enter an MFA program is to say, more than anything, that for this particular time in your life you want to commit yourself to writing, and to being in a community of other writers who share your sense of dedication and purpose," says program director Dr. Scott Kaukonen. "There is much that we can say about what an MFA program can and cannot do for you, and there is much that we can say about life beyond the MFA, but more than anything else there is this—the writing and the community."


the story of the MFA program in Creative Writing
Tucked away on a sprawling 316-acre campus, within a quaint, small community, writers can find the support, focus, and camaraderie they're looking for. More >

Characters of the MFA program in Creative Writing

A dedicated and accomplished faculty will guide students as developing writers, editors, and publishers. More >

Sights and sounds from the MFA program in Creative Writing

Established writers from all over the country visit our campus, mentoring our students in classroom settings and present readings of their work for the campus and surrounding communities. More >



Payne Concert Hall
Payne Concert Hall
Gaertner Performing Arts Center

Monday, April 15, 2019
Karan Mahajan, Erika L. Sánchez,
and Monica Youn

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