indexThe Fifth Semester

Mentoring writers from inspiration to publication.

Four months. Two residencies focused on the craft and business of writing. One-on-one manuscript development and critique. Access to agents, editors, and other industry leaders.

The Fifth Semester: writing dreams…realized.

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The Fifth Semester is for you if…
  • You have always wanted a Master’s of Fine Arts experience but don’t have the time or money to invest
  • You can’t relocate to go to school
  • You have a great idea for a book or a strong draft
  • You have a good start but need help structuring your manuscript
  • You lack confidence to get the whole thing done or are looking for due dates and accountability
  • You don’t really know what you have to do to get a book published

5th Semester faculty are published authors and university-level professors with a passion for great writing, years of teaching and publishing experience, and industry connections and know-how.