The Master of Arts in Writing Program is celebrating 20 years of success in helping writers achieve a wide range of creative and professional goals. With a part-time format, craft-base courses, and a faculty of practicing writers and editors, the program offers a challenging, nurturing home in Washington or Baltimore to expand knowledge and skills in Fiction or Nonfiction. For Science Writing you can explore our Master of Arts or Graduate Certificate.

Our nine-course MA in Writing reflects the quality, prestige, and value of Johns Hopkins University; our program aims to create the next generation of citizens for our nation’s Community of Letters.

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Course Locations Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC
Available 100% Online No.
Entry Terms Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Degree Requirements Nine courses

In 1992, Johns Hopkins University founded the Master of Arts in Writing Program in Washington, D.C., to provide professional and artistic options for adult, part-time students. After 20 years of growth, the program offers onsite fiction and nonfiction classes in Washington and Baltimore. *Our partner program in Science Writing is online / low-residency.

The Writing Program is designed primarily for part-time study; full-time study is possible under special circumstances such as for international students or military veterans. Some students take only a course or two of interest; most seek a full Master of Arts.

The fiction and nonfiction courses, along with electives in poetry, literature, teaching writing, screenwriting, and other topics, are available on weekday evenings or Saturdays at the Washington Center and at the main Hopkins Homewood Campus in Baltimore. Fiction and nonfiction students attend face-to-face classes in Washington or Baltimore to earn a degree; online/low-residency is not available in those concentrations.

For either concentration, students earn the 9-course MA at their own pace—generally within two to five years. The program also offers accelerated and extended options. While courses are offered year-round, including in a summer term, our flexible program allows students to take a term or two off as their schedules require.

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Baltimore STYLE magazine is looking for new voices and well-told stories. One of the editor's there just reached out to me to invite the MA in Writing students to submit 900-word personal essays on the topics of relationships or family life, Baltimore or the region, and even work, "written in a captivating and fresh way." Accepted essays will be featured in the print magazine, which publishes nine times a year, or on the website. Writers will be paid.

My advice: Remember if you aren't very familiar with the magazine, read it carefully first before submitting work. If you see a section that it is particularly appropriate for one section (food & drink, say, or travel) make sure to indicate that in your brief email--and then attach your essay.

Submissions can be emailed directly to editor Jessica Gregg at this email: jgregg@midatlanticmedia.com
410-902-2319, ext. 1319

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Congratulations to our Writing Program grads--all decked out in their academic regalia for Monday's ceremony! From L to R, Adam Gattuso, Julia Tagliere, Nick Natoli, Lauren Morlock, Kim Gallagher-Moses, and Steve Fry. And in the second photo: Kim Moses, Lauren Morlock, Julia Tagliere. ...

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I'm really looking forward to reading from my new novel next Thursday in Washington, DC, at Uphsur Street Books, with the great Carys Davies (winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and a Cullman Fellow at the NYPL). May 18, 7 p.m. Free. I'm bringing refreshments! Also, not sure why my head is so big in the Fb pic.

Click on the link below to RSVP for the reading. Or just show up! It's all good.

Reading // Carys Davies & Elise Levine

Reading // Carys Davies & Elise Levine

May 18, 2017, 7:00pm - May 18, 2017, 9:00pm

Join us for a reading with a kickass pair of authors: Carys Davies and Elise Levine. They will be reading from their new releases, The Redemption of Galen Pike (beguiling, spare, witty short stories by Carys Davies) and Blue Fields (a poignant, bold novel by Elise Levine). Publisher's Weekly calls The Redemption of Galen Pike "a perfectly formed gem." Learn more here: www.saltpublishing.com/products/the-redemption-of-galen-pike-9781907773716 Globe and Mail says, "Reading Elise Levine is akin to a wild ride down a dark road at night ... Bold and startling ... Precipitous and exhilarating." Learn more here: biblioasis.com/shop/forthcoming/blue-field/

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