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Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing (Online MFA)

We are driven by plot and character.

Fantasy. Science fiction. Horror. Mystery. Young adult. Which is the right genre for your story? Become a genre fiction author with our online Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing MFA. 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.

In this program, you’ll have the chance to:

  • Develop your skills and focus on creating plot and character-driven stories;
  • Learn how books are published and marketed from trade publishing professionals;
  • Connect with a network of renowned writers, publishers, and academics; and
  • Craft a thesis to submit to agents or self-publish, with one-on-one support from your advisor.

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