We are currently open to accept applications for Spring 2017. Our deadline for Spring semester is November 1, 2016.


Welcome to the online MFA program at University of Arkansas-Monticello. Everything that you need to submit as part of your MFA application review will be uploaded on this website. You may upload several attachments at one time, so please try to keep all your application material uploaded in one place.  


Your references may use Submittable to upload their letters or e-mail their letters to me at: payne@uamont.edu. If they prefer postal: Diane Payne, University of Arkansas-Monticello, Arts and Humanities, 562 University Drive, Monticello, AR  71656.

After you receive acceptance to our MFA program, you must also apply to UAM Graduate School.   You do not need GRE scores for UAM Graduate School or for our MFA program.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Payne.

office:  (870) 460-1247

e-mail:  payne@uamont.edu

We look forward to receiving your application material.

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You will need to submit five different types of documents.

  1. Creative writing manuscripts should be double-spaced.  Please send your best work.  Literary Nonfiction:  Maximum 20 pages 

  2. Applicants must upload unofficial transcripts of their entire post-secondary academic record to the online application, including all undergraduate- and graduate-level coursework. Transcripts that are not stated in English must be accompanied by a translation into English.

    Please do not request and mail official transcripts from these institutions as part of the application process. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for the faculty’s review of your application.

  3. Critical Analysis: Maximum three pages exploring some aspect or element of craft in a literary work.

     4.  Personal Essay: Maximum of three pages addressing the following:

   • Applicant’s background in the study of creative writing and literature

    • Literary influences on applicant’s writing,  including the titles of books in your genre by writers you feel have shaped your thinking (not including our MFA faculty)

     •  How applicant’s work, family, or other obligations will accommodate devoting 20 to 25 hours per week to writing and to the completion of other program requirements

 • Reasons why an online MFA program suits the applicant’s level of experience and goals for future development as a writer.

5.  Please upload three letters of recommendation from writers, educators, or editors who can judge the applicant's potential for success in an online graduate writitng program. 

 

 

You will need to submit five different types of documents.

 

  1. Creative writing manuscripts should be double-spaced.  Please send your best work.  Fiction submission:  Maximum 20 pages 

  2. Applicants must upload unofficial transcripts of their entire post-secondary academic record to the online application, including all undergraduate- and graduate-level coursework. Transcripts that are not stated in English must be accompanied by a translation into English.

    Please do not request and mail official transcripts from these institutions as part of the application process. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for the faculty’s review of your application.

  3. Critical Analysis: Maximum three pages exploring some aspect or element of craft in a literary work.

     4.  Personal Essay: Maximum of three pages addressing the following:

   • Applicant’s background in the study of creative writing and literature

    • Literary influences on applicant’s writing,  including the titles of books in your genre by writers you feel have shaped your thinking (not including our MFA faculty)

     •  How applicant’s work, family, or other obligations will accommodate devoting 20 to 25 hours per week to writing and to the completion of other program requirements

 • Reasons why an online MFA program suits the applicant’s level of experience and goals for future development as a writer.

5.  Please upload three letters of recommendation from writers, educators, or editors who can judge the applicant's potential for success in an online graduate writitng program. 

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You will need to submit five different types of documents.

 

  1. Creative writing manuscripts should be double-spaced.  Please send your best work.  Poetry Submission:  Maximum 10 pages 

  2. Applicants must upload unofficial transcripts of their entire post-secondary academic record to the online application, including all undergraduate- and graduate-level coursework. Transcripts that are not stated in English must be accompanied by a translation into English.

    Please do not request and mail official transcripts from these institutions as part of the application process. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for the faculty’s review of your application.

  3. Critical Analysis: Maximum three pages exploring some aspect or element of craft in a literary work.

     4.  Personal Essay: Maximum of three pages addressing the following:

   • Applicant’s background in the study of creative writing and literature

    • Literary influences on applicant’s writing,  including the titles of books in your genre by writers you feel have shaped your thinking (not including our MFA faculty)

     •  How applicant’s work, family, or other obligations will accommodate devoting 20 to 25 hours per week to writing and to the completion of other program requirements

 • Reasons why an online MFA program suits the applicant’s level of experience and goals for future development as a writer.

5.  Please upload three letters of recommendation from writers, educators, or editors who can judge the applicant's potential for success in an online graduate writitng program. 

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If the people writing your letters of recommendation are more comfortable e-mailing me or sending them by post, that's fine.  Another option is that they can create an account with Submittable and upload them here.  Applicants are responsible to direct this link to their references.