The Speculative Literature Foundation


Creative Writing Programs interested in Speculative Literature

  • Emory University: Undergraduate creative writing program. SF author Jim Grimsley is on faculty.
  • Nottingham Trent University: The MA in Creative Writing is one of the UK's longest established postgraduate creative writing courses. It is taught by practising professional writers with wide experience of the publishing industry.
  • Seton Hill University: One Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, PA; E-mail: Seton Hill University's unique Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction teaches students to write marketable novels in popular genres like mystery, romance, science fiction, horror, and fantasy. Additional specialties include literature for children and adolescents, and cross-genre blends like romantic suspense or young adult mysteries. Students attend two week-long, on-campus residencies each year to master the core elements of fiction writing and effective marketing and to gain inspiration from faculty mentors and special guests, all published authors in genre fiction. Established authors mentor students one-on-one as they work toward completing a market-ready manuscript from home. Readings, classes, and on-line discussion about the history, trends, and techniques of genre fiction add depth to the student's experience.
  • Whidbey Island Writers Association's Writers Workshop: "The Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA Program is the first in the country—and perhaps in the world—to be offered not by a college or university, but by an organization of writers. In this, it resembles the many free-standing arts institutions offering degrees in music, art, dance and theater. Authorized by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, WWW MFA classes will begin in August of 2005. Applications will be accepted beginning January 1, 2005 for the fall semester.

    "The Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA degree will require sixty graduate-level credits, including writing workshops, craft courses, directed reading courses, and culminating in a creative thesis project consisting of a book –length publishable manuscript."