Graduate Programs

Graduate Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing (MFA - Online)

Advance your writing and publishing skills in your chosen genre

  • 100%

    online MFA program

  • 0

    residency requirements

  • 7

    genres of writing to explore

About the Online Graduate Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing Program

Emerson College’s Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing MFA program is one of the first online and asynchronous programs of its kind that prepares students to write professional-level stories and novels. We welcome writers who create stories in the genres of fantasy, science fiction, romance, horror, mystery, thrillers, young adult—and any exciting combination thereof.

Housed in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing in the School of the Arts, our flexible graduate program allows you to work on your writing from anywhere in the world, with online workshops, literature seminars, and publishing courses that fit your schedule. Become a better writer, explore the history of your genre, and learn how to take the first steps toward publishing.

Program Highlights

  • 100% online and asynchronous MFA program to fit your schedule
  • Develop your writing skills and focus on creating plot and character-driven stories
  • Engage in an in-depth review of how books are published and marketed with trade publishing professionals
  • Craft a thesis to submit to agents or self-publish, with one-on-one support from your advisor
  • Networking opportunities with renowned writers, publishers, and academics
  • No GRE requirements to apply
  • Full-time and part-time options

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