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GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY students enjoy the benefits of living and writing in Atlanta, an international city with a vibrant literary culture, and great art, music, and food. GSU's rigorous studio/academic program offers the BA with a concentration in creative writing, and the MA, MFA, and PhD in poetry or fiction.

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Our students come from all over—Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Nebraska, and even Georgia. Those students publish with St Martin's, Bloomsbury, Scribner, Carroll & Graf, Press 53, Future Tense, C&R Press, and Kensington Books, and in One Story, The New Republic, AGNI, American Short Fiction, BOMB, Gettysburg Review, Georgia Review, McSweeney's, New England Review, and the Yale Review. They win important prizes, fellowships, and contests, including the National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, the Poets & Writers Writers Exchange Contest, the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, the Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from The Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, the Georgia Author of the Year Award, and The World's Best Short Short Story Contest.

Our faculty publish with Dzanc Books, Copper Canyon, Louisiana State University Press, MacAdam/Cage, Thomas Dunne, Ohio State University Press, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the University of Arkansas Press. Their poems and short fiction appear in the New Yorker, New Stories from the South, Mississippi Review, Prairie Schooner, Epoch, Oxford American, and Poetry. Their awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference; the Whiting Writer's Award; the Poets' Prize; the Walt Whitman Award; The Grub Street Book Prize; and numerous other prizes, fellowships, and honors.

We offer a number of financial aid opportunities for graduate students, including the Paul Bowles Fellowship in Fiction and the Virginia Spencer Carr Fellowship in Prose. We also offer assistantships that allow the opportunity to teach writing to undergraduates. Georgia State is the home of the literary magazines Five Points and New South, and both of these journals provide students experience in literary editing and magazine production.


For more information, please visit the links to the left (some of which will take you to external sites), or contact:

Heather Russel
Assistant to the Directors of Creative Writing
Department of English
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3970
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3970
404.413.5800
404.413.5830 (fax)