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Our MFA database includes essential information about low- and full-residency graduate creative writing programs in the United States and other English-speaking countries to help you decide where to apply.

  • Garden City, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Judith Baumel, Jan-Henry Gray
    Fiction: Martha Cooley, Katherine Hill, Igor Webb
    Nonfiction: Katherine Hill, Igor Webb

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6–12
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • New Haven, CT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Charles Rafferty, Paul Robichaud
    Fiction: Sarah Harris Wallman
    Nonfiction: Eric Schoeck

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Washington, DC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kyle Dargan, David Keplinger
    Fiction: Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Stephanie Grant, Patricia Park
    Nonfiction: Rachel Louise Snyder

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Victoria Chang
    Prose: Lisa Locascio

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 20 per cohort (2 cohorts per year)
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Glenside, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Genevieve Betts, Michelle Reale
    Fiction: Paul Elwork, Stephanie Feldman, Joshua Isard, Tracey Levine, Eric Smith
    Literature: Jim Casey, Matthew Heitzman, Elizabeth Vogel, Jo Ann Weiner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 3/1/21
  • Glenside, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Genevieve Betts, Michelle Reale
    Fiction: Paul Elwork, Stephanie Feldman, Joshua Isard, Tracey Levine, Eric Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15 per genre
    Deadline: 3/1/21
  • Tempe, AZ
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sally Ball, Natalie Diaz, Norman Dubie, Alberto Álvaro Ríos, Solmaz Sharif
    Fiction: Matt Bell, Jenny Irish, Tara Ison, T. M. McNally

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 1/1/21
  • Ashland, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Dexter Booth, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Kate Gale

    Fiction: Kirstin Chen, Brian Conn, Christian Kiefer, Sarah Monette, Nayomi Munaweera, Derek Palacio, Matthew Salesses, Naomi J. Williams

    Nonfiction: Christopher Feliciano Arnold, Garrard Conley, Kate Hopper, Lauren Markham, Angela Morales, Katherine Standefer, Kelly Sundberg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Minneapolis, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jim Cihlar, Heid E. Erdrich, Cary Waterman
    Fiction: Stephan Eirik Clark, Lindsay Starck
    Nonfiction: Anika Fajardo, Kathryn Savage
    Playwriting: Alice Cohen, Carson Kreitzer, Sarah Myers
    Screenwriting: Stephan Eirik Clark, Andy Froemke

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Muncie, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Katy Didden, Mark Neely
    Fiction: Cathy Day, Sarah Domet, Sean Lovelace
    Nonfiction: Jill Christman, Silas Hansen
    Screenwriting: Rani Deighe Crowe, Matt Mullins

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Anselm Berrigan, Robert Fitterman, Carla Harryman, Ann Lauterbach, Anna Moschovakis, Cedar Sigo, Mónica de la Torre, Simone White, Matvei Yankelevich
    Fiction: Anna Moschovakis, Cedar Sigo
    Playwriting: Carla Harryman
    Criticism: Mónica de la Torre

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 29
    Deadline: 1/7/21
  • Bath, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lucy English, Carrie Etter, Tim Liardet, John Strachan, Samantha Walton, Gerard Woodward
    Fiction: Gavin James Bower, Celia Brayfield, Lucy Christopher, Lucy English, Nathan Filer, Aminatta Forna, Maggie Gee, Samantha Harvey, Philip Hensher, Steve Hollyman, Emma Hopper, Claire Kendal, Jo Nadin, Kate Pullinger, C.J. Skuse, Steve Voake, Fay Weldon, Gerard Woodward
    Nonfiction: Celia Brayfield, Elaine Glaser, Richard Kerridge, Stephen Moss, Katharine Reeve
    Scriptwriting: Sharon Clark, Susan McMillan, Robin Mukherjee

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: Varies
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Bath, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lucy English, Carrie Etter, Tim Liardet, Gerard Woodward
    Fiction: Celia Brayfield, Gavin Bower, Nathan Filer, Aminatta Forna, Maggie Gee, Samantha Harvey, Philip Hensher, Claire Kendal, Kate Pullinger, Fay Weldon, Gerard Woodward
    Nonfiction: Richard Kerridge, Stephen Moss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Longmeadow, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Mel Allen, Leanna James Blackwell, Sari Botton, Adam Braver, Charles Coe, Jennifer DeLeon, Áine Greaney, Shahnaz Habib, Ann Hood, Allan Hunter, Susan Ito, Karol Jackowski, Yi Shun Lai, Anna Mantzaris, Dinty W. Moore, Lisa Romeo, Tom Shea, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Kate Whouley.

    Genre: Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Online, Other
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Bennington, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: April Bernard, Jenny Boully, Jennifer Chang, Carmen Giménez Smith, Mark Wunderlich
    Fiction: David Gates, Manuel Gonzales, Amy Hempel, Alice Mattison, Jill McCorkle, Deirdre McNamer, Stuart Nadler, Derek Palacio, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Claire Vaye Watkins
    Nonfiction: Benjamin Anastas, Douglas Bauer, Susan Cheever, Chelsea Hodson, Dinah Lenney, Gregory Pardlo, Clifford Thompson, Peter Trachtenberg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 20-25 every semester
    Deadline: 9/1/20
  • Binghamton, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tina Chang, Leslie L. Heywood, Joseph Weil
    Fiction: Thomas Glave, Gayle Whittier, Jaimee Wriston-Colbert, Alexi Zentner
    Nonfiction: Leslie L. Heywood

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7
    Deadline: 11/15/20
  • Binghamton, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tina Chang, Leslie L. Heywood, Joseph Weil
    Fiction: Thomas Glave, Gayle Whittier, Jaimee Wriston-Colbert, Alexi Zentner
    Nonfiction: Leslie L. Heywood

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9
    Deadline: 1/27/21
  • Richmond, KY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Julie Hensley, Young Smith
    Fiction: Julie Hensley, Nancy Jensen, Robert D. Johnson, Carter Sickels
    Nonfiction: Nancy Jensen, Robert D. Johnson, Carter Sickels

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 17
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Boise, ID
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Martin Corless-Smith (Co-Director), Kerri Webster
    Fiction: Emily Ruskovich, Brady Udall (Co-Director), Mitch Wieland

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Boston, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Karl Kirchwey, Gail Mazur, Robert Pinsky, Nicole Sealey
    Fiction: Leslie Epstein, Ha Jin, Sigrid Nunez

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 18
    Deadline: 2/1/21
  • Boston, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Odile Cazenave, Margaret Litvin, Patrus Liu, Christopher Maurer, Roberta Micaleff, Robert Pinsky (advising), Stephen Scully, Sunil Sharma, J. Keith Vincent, William Waters, Anna Zielinska-Elliott

    Genre: Translation
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 2/15/21
  • Bowling Green, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Abigail Cloud, Sharona Muir, Dan Rzicznek, Larissa Szporluk
    Fiction: Jackson Bliss, Lawrence Coates, Theresa Williams

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Provo, UT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kimberly Johnson, Lance Larsen, Michael Lavers, John Talbot
    Fiction: John Bennion, Chris Crowe, Spencer Hyde, Stephen Tuttle
    Nonfiction: Joey Franklin, Patrick Madden

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Brooklyn, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Julie Agoos, Ben Lerner
    Fiction: Joshua Henkin, Madeleine Thien
    Playwriting: Erin Courtney, Mac Wellman

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Providence, RI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sawako Nakayasu, Eleni Sikelianos, Cole Swensen
    Fiction: Colin Channer, Laird Hunt, Karan Mahajan, Carole Maso
    Cross Disciplinary & Digital Language Arts: John Cayley, Thalia Field

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12–13
    Deadline: 12/15/20

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