Nurture your fiction writing to its fullest potential.
Lesley University's celebrated low-residency MFA program nurtures and challenges your creative potential.
Through our Fiction genre, you'll develop and hone your fiction-writing skills while being coached in the practice of constructing, analyzing, drafting, and revising short stories, novellas, or novels. As a graduating student in the Fiction genre, submit a sample from your thesis to acclaimed literary agency Aevitas Creative Management. Gain advice on the publishing strategy of your work and forge meaningful professional relationships.
Pursue interdisciplinary study as a spur for fresh ideas. Cultivate mentor relationships with prize-winning writers. Graduate with the work and connections to publish books, win literary prizes and fellowships, and find teaching positions or work related to your writing.
Exclusive partnerships create opportunities for you to put your pieces in front of prominent publishers and agencies. You’ll meet literary figures who, as masters of their craft, will give you the tough love you need to achieve your aspirations. Benefitting from our small-group learning, you’ll form bonds with fellow writers from diverse backgrounds, and join in craft seminars, workshops, readings, and publishing events.