MFA Creative Writing Program


Black Clock

Since its debut issue in 2004, the elegantly-designed Black Clock has published work by leading American writers and cutting edge new voices. Contributors have included Don DeLillo, David Foster Wallace, Richard Powers, Joanna Scott, Miranda July, Jonathan Lethem, Samuel R. Delany, Aimee Bender, Darcey Steinke, Rick Moody, Maureen Howard, Lynne Tillman, Susan Straight, Geoffrey O’Brien, Brian Evenson, David L. Ulin, William T. Vollmann and many others. The work has been anthologized in best-of-the-year collections, nominated for O’Henry and Pushcart prizes, and in two cases excerpted novels have gone on to win the National Book Award.

Edited by Steve Erickson, Black Clock is published semi-annually by the CalArts MFA Writing program.

Editorial internships are available to CalArts MFA Writing students by application.

Next Words

Next Words is a reading series in Los Angeles featuring new work by graduating students of the CalArts MFA Writing Program. In conjunction with the series, the MFA Writing Program also publishes a collection of work each year by graduating students, also titled Next Words.

You’ve Probably Read This Before

You’ve Probably Read This Before An Alumni Anthology from CalArts’ MFA Writing Program of work previously published in various books, journals etc by MFA Writing Program Alums from 1996-2008. Including Harold Abramowitz, Amanda Ackerman, Danielle Adair, Andrew Berardini, Allison Carter, Andrew Choate, Jacquelyn Davis, David P. Earle, Ken Ehrlich, d.g. eng, Daiana Feuer, Cory Garfin, Jeremy Hight, Douglas Kearney, Steven Knezevich, Grace Krilanovich, Andrea Lambert, Janice Lee, Eric Lindley, Ian McCarty, Joe Milazzo, Robin L. Myrick, Amarnath Ravva, Dan Richert, Milly Sanders, Mathew Timmons, Carol Treadwell, and Amanda Yates. To order a copy email

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