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The MFA Program in Creative Writing at Boise State University supports two award-winning literary magazines. Graduate students have the opportunity to take hands-on, practical classes in Writing, Editing, and Design for Professional Advancement (which includes work with The Idaho Review).

The program also publishes Free Poetry featuring essays and poetry from today’s leading poets.



Editor Mitch Wieland founded The Idaho Review in 1998 with the intent of creating a national, high-quality literary annual. Since that time, The Idaho Review has consistently won praise and awards. Stories published in the magazine have been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, New Stories from the South, and Best of the West. Contributors to the review have included Richard Bausch, Ann Beattie, Rick Bass, Joy Williams, Madison Smartt Bell, Pam Houston, Stuart Dybek, and Edith Pearlman. MFA students may participate in the magazine’s production through a graduate assistantship and coursework. See The Idaho Review website for more information.