Because Sackett Street instructors have attended top MFA in Creative Writing programs, Sackett Street is a great place to find concrete advice on how to get accepted into the best MFA programs, but also the programs that are best for you.
Meet one-on-one with a Sackett Street instructor to discuss which programs are the best fit for you and your writing. Find out the difference between a small program (7 writers accepted each academic year) and a larger program (25 writers accepted a year). What schools offer the best financial aid? What can you do with an MFA in Creative Writing?
Instructors can help you decide which of your stories or novel excerpts will make the most impressive sample for your application, and they will help you develop and polish that sample.
We also offer MFA Application Prep Workshops which use in-class discussion, handouts and instructor advice to help students through the application process. The course features advice on the personal essay, recommendation letters, choosing work for manuscripts, and discussion of the pros and cons of various programs. The writing students intend on including in their applications will be critiqued in class, and feedback from the instructor and class participants will help the applicant fine-tune his or her application manuscript. This course is open to story writers, novelists and nonfiction writers.
Sackett Street alumni have been accepted at nearly every accredited graduate writing program in the world.