MA and MFA graduates are employed at…

  • 10,000 Years Institute
  • Bethany College
  • Bellevue College
  • Bellingham High School
  • Bellingham Technical College
  • Boeing
  • Cascade Radio Group
  • Columbia Basin Community College
  • Cornish College
  • Exeter College, UK
  • Explorations Academy
  • Florida International University
  • Front Range Community College
  • Green River Community College
  • Highline Community College
  • Indiana University East
  • Inuyama NET Program
  • Jackson College
  • K&L Media
  • Marist College
  • Microsoft
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Montana State
  • Nike
  • Nokia
  • North Seattle Community College
  • Northwest Indian College
  • Seattle University
  • Skagit Valley College
  • Spanish Ministry of Education
  • SPIE
  • The Northwest School
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University Foundation
  • Wenatchee Valley College
  • Western Washington University
  • Westfield State University
  • Whatcom Community College
  • Wishkah Valley High School

MA and MFA graduates have gone on to pursue doctoral work at…

  • Arizona State
  • Columbia
  • Cornell University
  • Florida State University
  • Ithaca College
  • Michigan State University
  • Notre Dame
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Purdue University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple Univesity
  • University of Alabama
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of California – Davis
  • University of California – Santa Barbara
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Nevada
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Texas – Austin
  • University of Utah
  • University of Washington
  • Wayne State University

MA and MFA graduate have been employed as…

  • advertising
  • college instructors and faculty
  • communications/PR
  • content writers/managers
  • directors
  • copyeditors
  • copywriters
  • editors
  • executive assistants
  • fund developer/fundraising
  • game designers
  • IT systems/software support
  • marketers
  • nonprofit work
  • reviewers
  • sales
  • social media managers
  • translators
  • university administration
  • writers (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, freelance, full-time corporate)

Our graduates have won…

  • AROHO/To the Lighthouse Award
  • Gas Station Prize
  • Pushcart Prize nominations
  • Best Book of the Year (Booklist, Esquire, The Boston Globe, The Sun Sentinel, LitReactor)
  • Indie Next Pick
  • Amazon Editor’s Pick
  • Knightville Poetry Contest
  • St. Petersburg Review Poetry Contest
  • X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize
  • Adirondack Literary Award for Best Poetry Book of 2009
  • Whatcom Community College Foundation Faculty Excellence Award
  • New York Times Besteller list
  • Steinberg Essay Prize
  • Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
  • Independent Publishers Awards, gold medal

and have numerous publications with small presses, university presses, large publishing houses, magazines, and academic journals, and often present at conferences such as PMLA, MLA, AWP, CCC, SWPACA, and more. Please view our alumni news website and our previous newsletters for more information.