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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.

  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steven J. Fowler, Helen Palmer
    Fiction: Diran Adebayo, Adam Baron, Paul Bailey, Meg Jensen, James Miller, Helen Palmer, Wendy Vaizey
    Nonfiction: Meg Jensen, Wendy Vaizey

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 8/31/20
  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steven J. Fowler
    Fiction: Diran Adebayo, Adam Baron, Meg Jensen, James Miller, Wendy Vaizey
    Nonfiction: Meg Jensen, Wendy Vaizey

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25
    Deadline: 8/31/20
  • 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
    Prose: Jenn Ashworth, George Green, Zoe Lambert, Sara Maitland, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Michelene Wandor
    Scriptwriting: Tajinder Singh Hayer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Lancaster, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Conor O’Callaghan, Eoghan Walls, Michelene Wandor
    Prose: Jenn Ashworth, Zoe Lambert, Michelene Wandor
    Scriptwriting: Tajinder Singh Hayer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10-40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Asheville, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Luke Hankins, Laura Hope-Gill
    Fiction: Dale Neal, Jamieson Ridenhour
    Nonfiction: Laura Hope-Gill, Sara Kohrt

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 7
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Cambridge, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Erin Belieu, Sharon Bryan, Steven Cramer, Danielle Legros Georges, Joan Houlihan, Kevin Prufer
    Fiction: Tony Eprile, Laurie Foos, Rachel Kadish, Hester Kaplan, Michael Lowenthal, A. J. Verdelle
    Nonfiction: Jane Brox, Rachel Manley, Kyoko Mori, Pamela Petro, Janet Pocorobba
    Stage and Screen: Jami Brandli, Barry Brodsky, Kate Snodgrass, Sinan Unel
    Young People Writing: Tracey Baptiste, David Elliott, Susan Goodman, Michelle Knudsen, Chris Lynch, Jason Reynolds

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 30 each year
    Deadline: 11/15/20
  • St. Charles, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Ron Austin, Tony D'Souza, Lisa Haag Kang, Anothai Kaewkaen, Eve Jones, Nicole McInnes, Beth Mead, Gillian Parrish, Kali VanBaale, William Anthony Connolly, Zachary Tyler Vickers

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Baton Rouge, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lara Glenum, Laura Mullen
    Fiction: Jennifer S. Davis, Maurice Ruffin
    Nonfiction: Joshua Wheeler
    Screenwriting and New Media: Jason Buch, Zachary Godshall, Mari Kornhauser

    Visiting Assistant Professor in Fiction: Randolph Thomas

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6–8
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Purchase, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jennifer Franklin, Mark Nowak, Suzanne Parker
    Fiction: Jeff Bens, Jeffrey Rotter
    Nonfiction: Lori Soderlind
    Dramatic Writing: Sharbari Ahmed

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–10
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Lake Charles, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Amy Fleury, Keagan Lejeune
    Fiction: Christopher Lowe

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7–8
    Deadline: 2/21/21
  • Oxford, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Hoa Nguyen, Laura Van Prooyen
    Fiction: Lee Martin, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Hugh Sheehy
    Nonfiction: Lee Martin, Jacquelyn Mitchard

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10 per semester
    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
    Incoming Class Size: 9–12
    Deadline: 1/2/21
  • Oakland, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Juliana Spahr, Truong Tran, Stephanie Young
    Prose: Elmaz Abinader, Patricia Powell, Kathryn Reiss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    Incoming Class Size: Approximately 30
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Mankato, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Candace Black, Richard Robbins, Michael Torres
    Fiction: Robin Becker, Geoff Herbach, Chris McCormick
    Nonfiction: Diana Joseph

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 18
    Deadline: 2/1/21
  • Columbus, MS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kendall Dunkelberg, T. K. Lee
    Fiction: Mary Miller, Brandy T. Wilson
    Nonfiction: Ellen Ann Fentress, Mary Miller, Brandy T. Wilson
    Translation: Kendall Dunkelberg
    Playwriting: T. K. Lee

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 per year
    Deadline: 3/1/21
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Thomas Cook, JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
    Fiction: Juana Moriel, JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
    Nonfiction: Juana Moriel
    Screenwriting: Jo Carlisle, Andrew Ruiz

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

    Fiction: Marcus Burke, Rachel B. Glaser, Jo Knowles, Benjamin Nugent, Tracy O’Neill, Lydia Peelle, Rebecca Schiff, Katherine Towler, Robin Wasserman, Adam Wilson

    Nonfiction: Amy Irvine, Nadia Owusu, Mark Sundeen

    Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15-16 per cohort
    Deadline: 10/1/20
  • Boulder, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Reed Bye, Mairead Case, J’Lyn Chapman, Gabrielle Civil, Jeffrey Pethybridge, Michelle Naka Pierce, Laura Pritchett, Chris Pusateri, Christopher Rosales, Sun Yung Shin, Sara Veglahn, and Anne Waldman.

    Caren Beilin will serve as guest faculty in fall 2020.

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

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

    Guest Faculty Includes: Anne Boyer, Cecilia Vicuña, Lisa Robertson, Tracie Morris, Mariko Ngaio, Eleni Sikelianos, CAConrad, Tongo-Eisen Martin, Selah Saterstrom, Hoa Nguyen, Dawn Lundy Martin, Eileen Myles, Fred Moten, Layli Long Soldier, Thurston Moore, Margaret Randall, Simone White, Laird Hunt, Renee Gladman, TC Tolbert

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12-24
    Deadline: 2/3/21
  • Henniker, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Chen Chen, Jennifer Militello, Andrew Morgan, Allison Titus
    Fiction: Tim Horvarth, Leah Johnson, David Ryan, Allison Titus
    Nonfiction: Jennifer Militello, David Ryan
    Writing for Stage and Screen: Buzz McLaughlin

    Recent visiting writers include Alysia Abbott, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Linda Gregerson, Andre Dubus III, Leah Johnson, Vijay Seshadri, and Ocean Vuong.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 each year
    Deadline: 12/1/20
  • Las Cruces, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
    Fiction: Brandon Hobson, Rus Bradburd, Dana Kroos (Visiting)

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 3–4
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Las Cruces, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
    Fiction: Rus Bradburd, Brandon Hobson, Dana Kroos (Visiting)

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–10
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Anne Carson, Terrance Hayes, Edward Hirsch, Yusef Komunyakaa, Nick Laird, Deborah Landau, Sharon Olds, Matthew Rohrer
    Fiction: Nathan Englander, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Safran Foer, Katie Kitamura, Hari Kunzru, Joyce Carol Oates, Zadie Smith, Darin Strauss
    Creative Nonfiction: Hari Kunzru, Darin Strauss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 40-60
    Deadline: 12/18/20
  • New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Ishion Hutchinson, Nick Laird, Deborah Landau, Robin Coste Lewis, Meghan O’Rourke, Matthew Rohrer. 

    Fiction: Nathan Englander, John Freeman, Katie Kitamura, Hari Kunzru, Zadie Smith, Darin Strauss

    Creative Nonfiction: John Freeman, Hari Kunzru, Meghan O’Rourke, Darin Strauss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-20
    Deadline: 9/1/20
  • Newport, RI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Edgar Kunz
    Fiction: Charles Coe, Alden Jones, Allen Kurzweil, Taylor Polites, Danielle Trussoni, Tim Weed
    Nonfiction: Alden Jones, Danielle Trussoni

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15 each year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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