MFA Programs Database

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.

  • Columbus, MS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kendall Dunkelberg, Kris Lee
    Fiction: Mary Miller
    Nonfiction: Mary Miller
    Translation: Kendall Dunkelberg
    Playwriting Kris Lee

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 per year
    Deadline: 12/1/17
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
    Fiction: Margarita Borrero, Johnny Payne, JoAnna Novak
    Nonfiction: Lisa Fetchko, David Shook

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
    Fiction: Margarita Borrero, Johnny Payne, JoAnna Novak
    Nonfiction: Lisa Fetchko, David Shook

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Whitefield, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Fiction: Marcus Burke, Wiley Cash, Jo Knowles, Benjamin Nugent, Lydia Peelle, Justin Taylor, Katherine Towler, Robin Wasserman, Mitch Wieland
    Nonfiction: Richard Adams Carey, Craig Childs, Amy Irvine, Mark Sundeen

    The visiting faculty for 2017-2018 includes Zia Haider Rahman and Leslie Jamison.

    Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15-16 per cohort
    Deadline: 10/15/17
  • Murray, KY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Nickole Brown, Blas Falconer, Gary Jackson, Jeff Skinner
    Fiction: Lynn Pruett, Dale Ray Phillips, Julia Watts, Allen Wier
    Creative Nonfiction: Karen Salyer McElmurray, Christina Olson

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15
    Deadline: 10/1/17
  • Boulder, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Reed Bye, J’Lyn Chapman, Jeffrey Pethybridge, Michelle Naka Pierce, Chris Pusateri, Sara Veglahn, Christopher Rosales, Gabrielle Civil, and Anne Waldman.

    The guest faculty for the 2017–2018 academic year includes Laird Hunt and Mei-mei Berssenbruge.

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 5-15
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Boulder, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    J’Lyn Chapman, Jeffrey Pethybridge, Michelle Naka Pierce, Christopher David Rosales, Andrew Schelling, Anne Waldman

    Guest Faculty Includes:
    Erik Anderson, Jennifer K. Dick, Janice Lee, Fred Moten, Cecilia Vicuna, Simone White

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12-24
    Deadline: 1/16/18
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Frank Montesonti
    Fiction: Amina Cain
    Nonfiction: Colin Dickey
    Screenwriting: Michael Zimmer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Online
    Incoming Class Size: 40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Henniker, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Paige Ackerson-Kelly, Jennifer Militello, Allison Titus
    Fiction: Lily Hoang, Andrew Morgan, David Ryan
    Nonfiction: Lily Hoang

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Manchester, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: MRB Chelko, Ryan Flaherty
    Prose: Charlotte Bacon, Joni B. Cole, Tim Horvath, Eric Pinder, Mark Sleiter, Justin Taylor
    Narrative Theory: Monica Bilson

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 12/1/17
  • Las Cruces, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Carmen Giménez Smith, Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
    Fiction: Lee K. Abbott (Distinguished Visiting Writer), Rus Bradburd, Casey Gray, Lily Hoang, Evan Lavender-Smith

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 3–4
    Deadline: 10/1/17
  • Las Cruces, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Carmen Giménez Smith, Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
    Fiction: Lee K. Abbott (Distinguished Visiting Writer), Rus Bradburd, Casey Gray, Lily Hoang, Evan Lavender-Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–10
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Anne Carson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Deborah Landau, Sharon Olds, Matthew Rohrer
    Fiction: Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, Zadie Smith, Darin Strauss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 40-60
    Deadline: 12/18/17
  • New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Mark Doty, Nick Laird, Meghan O'Rourke, Matthew Rohrer
    Fiction: Chris Adrian, Geoff Dyer, Nathan Englander, John Freeman, Myla Goldberg, Aleksander Hemon, Katie Kitamura, Helen Schulman, Darin Strauss, Matthew Thomas

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-20
    Deadline: 10/15/17
  • Raleigh, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Dorianne Laux, Eduardo C. Corral
    Fiction: Wilton Barnhardt, Belle Boggs, John Kessel

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12–13
    Deadline: 2/1/18
  • Akron, Cleveland, Kent, Youngstown, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mary Biddinger, Phil Brady, Caryl Pagel, Craig Paulenich, Steven Reese, Catherine Wing
    Fiction: Chris Barzak, Robert Miltner, Varley O’Connor, Imad Rahman, Eric Wasserman
    Nonfiction: Phil Brady, David Giffels, Robert Miltner, Varley O’Connor

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Flagstaff, AZ
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Justin Bigos, Nicole Walker
    Fiction: Jane Armstrong, Justin Bigos, Ann Cummins, Lawrence Lenhart, Erin Stalcup
    Nonfiction: Jane Armstrong, Justin Bigos, Lawrence Lenhart, Erin Stalcup, Nicole Walker

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 2/1/18
  • Marquette, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Austin Hummell, Patricia Killelea
    Fiction: Jon Billman, Jennifer A. Howard, Monica McFawn
    Nonfiction: Matthew Gavin Frank, Rachel May
     

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 2/1/18
  • Evanston, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Reginald Gibbons, Simone Muench, Ed Roberson
    Fiction: Chris Abani, Stuart Dybek, Rebecca Makkai, Juan Martinez, Shauna Seliy, Christine Sneed
    Nonfiction: Eula Biss, Steve Bogira, Audrey Petty, Peggy Shinner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15
    Deadline: 10/15/17
  • Evanston, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Reginald Gibbons, Simone Muench, Ed Roberson
    Fiction: Chris Abani, Stuart Dybek, Rebecca Makkai, Juan Martinez, Shauna Seliy, Christine Sneed
    Nonfiction: Eula Biss, Steve Bogira, Audrey Petty, Peggy Shinner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15
    Deadline: 10/15/17
  • Nottingham, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Jackson, Andrew Taylor, Rory Waterman
    Fiction: David Belbin
    Screenwriting: Georgina Lock

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Columbus, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kathy Fagan, Marcus Jackson
    Fiction: Michelle Herman, Lee Martin, Nick White
    Nonfiction: Michelle Herman, Lee Martin, Elissa Washuta

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12–16
    Deadline: 12/8/17
  • Athens, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Halliday, J. Allyn Rosser, Bianca Lynne Spriggs
    Fiction: Joan Connor, Patrick O’Keeffe
    Nonfiction: Eric LeMay, Dinty W. Moore

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Athens, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Halliday, J. Allyn Rosser, Bianca Lynne Spriggs
    Fiction: Joan Connor, Patrick O’Keeffe
    Nonfiction: Eric LeMay, Dinty W. Moore

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Oklahoma City, OK
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kat Meads, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish
    Fiction: Allison Amend, Lou Berney, Kat Meads
    Nonfiction: Kerry Cohen, Kat Meads

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8 per semester
    Deadline: 11/15/17

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