Literary Arts

Welcome to Literary Arts at Brown

For over 40 years, Literary Arts at Brown University has been a creative and intellectual center for the U.S. literary avant-garde.  Along with a handful of other writing programs nationwide, Brown provides a home for innovative writers of fiction, poetry, digital language arts, and mixed media. 

The online MFA application may be accessed starting in early September; the deadline is 15 December. No late applications will be considered and no changes/updates to applications or writing samples will be accepted.

Admission decisions are expected by the middle of March.

Letters of reference and TOEFL scores may arrive after the deadline; so that they are considered, we recommend that they arrive as soon as possible.

All U.S. citizens should complete the FAFSA process; we recommend that they do this as soon as possible. Here is a link to the FAFSA website:

Accepted applicants may wish to contact Brown's Financial Aid office -- until that time, we ask that you complete the steps related to submitting the FAFSA. Should you have questions from Brown's financial aid office, please call 401 863 2721, Monday - Friday, 11 am - 4 pm EST.

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The banner artwork for this website is a detail from a page from
Camp Printing by Rosmarie Waldrop, in a design by Martha Meier.