Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction

2022 update: I can no longer recommend this program. It, like many other MFA programs, relies heavily on adjunct labor and instructors are not fairly compensated for their labor and expertise.

The MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA is an unusual one.  First and foremost is the program’s emphasis on popular rather than literary fiction. Many traditional MFA programs scorn science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, young adult literature, and romance; Seton Hill embraces these genres. Other programs may not explicitly disdain popular fiction, but the focus is entirely on craft, and students often get very little instruction on how to actually navigate the perilous world of publishing or how to make a living as a working writer. Seton Hill’s MFA program focuses equally on craft and publishing.


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