The Trailer Park MFA

The Trailer Park MFA

Where Writing Is Free for All

Book Picks: The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories

I’m continuing to work my way through titles that made waves in 2021 and 2022, and this is my favorite so far. If you are in the market for masterful short stories, Jamil Jan Kochai’s collection will not disappoint. A National Book Award finalist, The Haunting of Hajji Hotak feels like it enfolds the entire…

Submission Spotlight: Blackbird

Okay, so the bad news is that a lot of literary magazines have closed their doors until fall. The good news? You’ve got a few months to pull up that piece you’d given up on, dust it off, and see what you can make of it. If it fluffs up into something pretty tasty, Blackbird…

Feel Like You Want to Quit Writing? Try This

I don’t know about you, but it’s easy to for me to get caught up in the old tidal wave of self-doubt. You know how it goes—I’m too old for this, I’ll never succeed at it, I’ll never publish (again), what am I thinking spending all my weekends writing when no one will read any…

Because making art is a human endeavor, not a privilege of the rich.

We believe you have a story to tell. And we believe your bank account shouldn’t get in the way of that.

Traditional MFA programs have come a long way toward opening their doors to marginalized creatives. But until they address the classism and ableism baked into traditional writing instruction, too many of us remain locked out.

So we’re building a movement, powered by you. This MFA isn’t a “real” MFA. You won’t get credits or a diploma. What you will get are syllabi, exercises, and encouragement. Starting here in the trailer park, let’s open the doors wide.