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.

  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Oli Hazzard, Hannah Lowe
    Fiction: Diran Adebayo, Adam Baron, Meg Jensen, James Miller, Wendy Vaizey
    Nonfiction: Meg Jensen, Wendy Vaizey

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size:
    Deadline: 8/31/17
  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Oli Hazzard, Hannah Lowe
    Fiction: Diran Adebayo, Adam Baron, Meg Jensen, James Miller, Wendy Vaizey
    Nonfiction: Meg Jensen, Wendy Vaizey

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 75-100 (MFA and MA students combined)
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Lancaster, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Conor O'Callaghan, Tom Pow, Eoghan Walls, Michelene Wandor
    Fiction: Jenn Ashworth, George Green, Zoe Lambert, Sara Maitland, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Tom Pow, Michelene Wandor

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Program Size: 20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Lancaster, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Conor O'Callaghan, Tom Pow, Eoghan Walls, Michelene Wandor
    Fiction: Jenn Ashworth, George Green, Zoe Lambert, Sara Maitland, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Tom Pow, Michelene Wandor

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Program Size: 20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Lancaster, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Conor O'Callaghan, Tom Pow, Eoghan Walls, Michelene Wandor
    Fiction: Jenn Ashworth, George Green, Zoe Lambert, Sara Maitland, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Tom Pow, Michelene Wandor

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Program Size: 20
    Deadline: 3/31/17
  • Lancaster, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Conor O'Callaghan, Tom Pow, Eoghan Walls, Michelene Wandor
    Fiction: Jenn Ashworth, George Green, Zoe Lambert, Sara Maitland, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Tom Pow, Michelene Wandor

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Program Size: 20
    Deadline: 3/31/17
  • Cambridge, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Erin Belieu, Sharon Bryan, Teresa Cader, Rafael Campo, Steven Cramer, Stephen Haven, Adrian Matejka, Joan Houlihan, Cate Marvin, Kevin Prufer
    Fiction: Tony Eprile, Laurie Foos, Rachel Kadish, Hester Kaplan, Michael Lowenthal, William Lychack, Kyoko Mori, Christine Shea, A. J. Verdelle
    Nonfiction: Jane Brox, Rachel Manley, Roland Merullo, Kyoko Mori, Pamela Petro, Janet Pocorobba
    Stage and Screen: Jami Brandli, Barry Brodsky, Ronan Noone, Kate Snodgrass, Sinan Unel
    Young People Writing: Tracey Baptiste, David Elliott, Susan Goodman, Michelle Knudsen, Chris Lynch, Jason Reynolds, Sara Zarr

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 95
    Deadline: 3/1/17
  • St. Charles, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kelli Allen, Eve Jones
    Fiction: Wm. Anthony Connolly, Tony D'Souza, Zachary Tyler Vickers
    Nonfiction: Catherine Rankovic

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low, Online
    Program Size:
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • St. Charles, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kelli Allen, Eve Jones
    Fiction: Wm. Anthony Connolly, Tony D'Souza, Zachary Tyler Vickers
    Nonfiction: Catherine Rankovic

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low, Online
    Program Size:
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • St. Charles, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kelli Allen, Eve Jones
    Fiction: Wm. Anthony Connolly, Tony D'Souza, Zachary Tyler Vickers
    Nonfiction: Catherine Rankovic

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low, Online
    Program Size:
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Law, Niall O'Sullivan
    Fiction: Carolyn Hart, Sunny Singh
    Nonfiction: Anne Karpf

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: NR
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Brooklyn, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: John High, Erica Hunt, Lewis Warsh
    Fiction: Lewis Warsh
    Cross-Genre: John High, Lewis Warsh

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Program Size:
    Deadline: 2/15/17
  • Baton Rouge, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lara Glenum, Laura Mullen
    Fiction: Jennifer S. Davis, James Wilcox
    Nonfiction: Joshua Wheeler

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 23
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • Purchase, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Nowak
    Fiction: Fatin Abbas, Jeff Bens, Neela Vaswani
    Nonfiction: Joanna Clapps Herman, Lori Soderlind

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Lake Charles, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Keagan Lejeune, Amy Fleury
    Fiction: Christopher Lowe

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Online
    Program Size: 24
    Deadline: 5/1/17
  • Lake Charles, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Amy Fleury, Keagan Lejeune
    Fiction: John Griswold, Christopher Lowe

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 20
    Deadline: 2/21/17
  • Oxford, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jim Heynen, Hoa Nguyen, Dana Ward
    Fiction: Eric Goodman, Jim Heynen, Porochista Khakpour, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Josip Novakovich, Alissa Nutting, Peter Orner, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Hugh Sheehy
    Nonfiction: Scott Berg, Porochista Khakpour, Josip Novakovich, Emily Rapp

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size:
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Oxford, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: cris cheek, Keith Tuma, Cathy Wagner
    Fiction: Joseph Bates, Margaret Luongo, Brian Roley
    Nonfiction: Daisy Hernández, TaraShea Nesbit

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 25
    Deadline: 1/1/17
  • Oakland, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Stephen Ratcliffe, Juliana Spahr, Truong Tran, Stephanie Young
    Prose: Elmaz Abinader, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Achy Obejas, Patricia Powell, Kathryn Reiss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    Program Size: Approximately 60
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Oakland, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Stephen Ratcliffe, Juliana Spahr, Truong Tran, Stephanie Young
    Prose: Elmaz Abinader, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Achy Obejas, Patricia Powell, Kathryn Reiss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    Program Size: Approximately 60
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Mankato, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Candace Black, Richard Robbins
    Fiction: Robin Becker, Geoff Herbach, Diana Joseph
    Nonfiction: Richard Terrill

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 52
    Deadline: 2/1/17
  • Columbus, MS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kendall Dunkelberg
    Fiction: Mary Miller
    Nonfiction: Mary Miller
    Translation: Kendall Dunkelberg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 10-15/year
    Deadline: 3/1/17
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
    Fiction: Margarita Borrero, Johnny Payne, JoAnna Novak
    Nonfiction: Lisa Fetchko, Nathan Deuel, Ana V. Thorne

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Online, Other
    Program Size: 30
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
    Fiction: Margarita Borrero, Johnny Payne, JoAnna Novak
    Nonfiction: Lisa Fetchko, Nathan Deuel, Ana V. Thorne

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Online, Other
    Program Size: 30
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Murray, KY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Nickole Brown, Blas Falconer, Gary Jackson, Jeff Skinner
    Fiction: Tommy Hays, Dale Ray Phillips, Lynn Pruett, Allen Wier
    Nonfiction: Riley Hanick, Karen Salyer McElmurray, Elena Passarello

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 50
    Deadline: 10/1/16

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