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 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 will be a 2014 Lambda Literary Emerging Voicing Fellow and was a 2013 Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. He also teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Find more writing of his writing at, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →