Penn State MFA


“Another significant source of budget savings officially recommended in a letter by the Core Council was to potentially eliminate fellowships to support the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing at Penn State, Schulze said. The English department decided to move forward with the recommendation.”

—From the Daily Collegian, another sign of the apocalypse: Penn State is ending funding for its well regarded MFA in Creative Writing.

Seth Fischer's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He teaches and tutors at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles, and he was a Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. Find more writing of his writing at, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →