Creative Writing at The New School

The MFA as a path to editorial?  Publisher's Weekly calls out The New School MFA in Writing ...

Perhaps because of their proximity to big five publishing, New York City M.F.A. programs do seem to result in a formidable number of grads who go on to careers in the industry. The New School’s program has seen many students rise through the ranks in houses big and small; Kianoosh Hashemzadeh, editor at Atavist Books; Christopher Beha, deputy editor of Harper’s; Melanie Cecka, associate publishing director at Knopf; Elizabeth Koch, founder of Black Balloon Books; Emma Komlos-Hrobsky, assistant editor at Tin House; Justin Marks, a founder of the poetry press Birds L.L.C.: all of them earned New School M.F.A.s, and there are more. The New School M.F.A. grads also appear in high-level arts-administrative roles; Jen Benka, executive director of the Academy of American Poets, received a New School M.F.A. in poetry.

Scroll down, or you can check out the full issue, which praises The New School's MFA program in four separate sections: Writing for Children; Agents and Editors Talk M.F.A. Programs; From Workshop Table to Editor’s Desk—M.F.A.s Train Editors; What’s the Big Deal?


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Founded in Greenwich Village in 1931, Creative Writing at The New School continues to promote, engender, and shape innovative literature.