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By Katy Yocom Spalding MFA Associate Administrative Director

The Spalding MFA blog has a new home and a new look! The blog now resides at If you’re looking for it at, that link will still work—it now takes you to the new site.

The relaunched blog is now mobile-friendly. And it’s easy for you to follow us:

  1. If you’re a WordPress blogger yourself, just click the blue “Follow Spalding” link at the bottom of the page. We’ll follow you back.

  2. Otherwise, enter your email address at the bottom of the page and click “Follow.” You’ll receive notifications letting you know about our newest posts.

The blog is home to a wealth of content. On it, you’ll find advice from Spalding MFA faculty about issues of craft, publishing, and production—from how to develop interesting characters to how to write a book proposal. It’s also the place to go for announcements about program news and upcoming events. And five times a year, we compile writing news from students, alums and faculty in our recurring “Life of a Writer” series.

Kellie Carle

We owe a huge debt of thanks to graduate assistant Kellie Carle for her excellent work in taking our blog to a fresher, easier-to-use platform. Kellie is talented and tenacious, and she gets things done. We’ll be sorry (but proud) to see her graduate in November.

See you at the new blog. We hope you enjoy it!


Katy Yocom’s fiction, poetry, essays, and journalism have appeared in The Louisville Review, New Southerner, 2nd & Church, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Writing from Spalding University.


For more information about our program, students and faculty, please visit our Spalding MFA website or email us at


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