Department of English

Creative Writing

The New Writers Project offers two-year Master of Fine Arts degrees in poetry and fiction. Our program is complemented by a nationally-renowned department of literature, the UT English Department, and one of the world's largest archives for twentieth-century literature, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.

All of our students receive full funding for their studies through teaching assistantships and fellowships. These funding opportunities serve to supplement the academic and scholarly training that students receive in graduate courses. During their three semesters of teaching assistantships, M.F.A. candidates receive experience teaching both literature and creative writing at the college level.

Incoming graduate students also have an opportunity to participate in the editorial process of Bat City Review, a nationally distributed literary journal run entirely by graduate students. Past contributors have included Steve Almond, Aimee Bender, Billy Collins, Denise Duhamel, Stephen Dunn, Paul Muldoon, Barbara Ras, George Saunders, Helena Maria Viramontes, and C.K. Williams.


  • Adams, Michael
  • Batt, Alice
  • Berry, Betsy
  • Casares, Oscar
  • Graham, Don
  • Heinzelman, Kurt
  • LaSalle, Peter
  • Magnuson, James
  • McCracken, Elizabeth
  • Moore, Lisa
  • Olstein, Lisa
  • Whitbread, Thomas
  • Woodard, Helena
  • Unferth, Deb
  • Young, Dean
To view the faculty profiles, please visit the Creative Writing faculty listing.

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