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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.

  • 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, Hermione Hoby, Jo Knowles, Benjamin Nugent, Lydia Peelle, Mark Jude Poiriet, Justin Taylor, Katherine Towler, Robin Wasserman, Mitch Wieland

    Nonfiction: Richard Adams Carey, Craig Childs, Amy Irvine, Nadia Owusu, Gemma Sieff, Mark Sundeen, Vauhini Vara

    Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15-16 per cohort
    Deadline: 10/15/18
  • 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 each year
    Deadline: 10/1/18
  • Boulder, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    The guest faculty for the 2018–2019 academic year includes Renee Gladman and Kristin Prevallet.

    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, Christopher David Rosales, 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: 1/15/19
  • San Diego, 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-Kiely, Sarah Manguso, Jennifer Militello, Andrew Morgan, Allison Titus
    Fiction: Jensen Beach, David Ryan, Allison Titus
    Nonfiction: Sarah Manguso, David Ryan

    Recent visiting writers include Alysia Abbott, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, and Andre Dubus III.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 each year
    Deadline: 12/1/18
  • Manchester, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: MRB Chelko, Ryan Flaherty
    Prose: Joni B. Cole, Tim Horvath, Eric Pinder, Mark Sleiter
    Narrative Theory: Monica Bilson
    Post-Genre/Transmedia/Mixed Reality: Seth Abramson (affiliate faculty)

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 12/1/18
  • Las Cruces, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
    Fiction: Camille Acker (Visiting Assistant Professor), Rus Bradburd, Casey Gray, Craig Holden

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 3–4
    Deadline: 2/1/19
  • Las Cruces, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
    Fiction: Camille Acker (Visiting Assistant Professor), Rus Bradburd, Casey Gray, Craig Holden

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–10
    Deadline: 1/15/19
  • New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

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

    Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Mark Doty, Ishion Hutchinson, Nick Laird, Robin Coste Lewis, Meghan O'Rourke, Matthew Rohrer
    Fiction: Chris Adrian, Geoff Dyer, Nathan Englander, John Freeman, Myla Goldberg, Aleksander Hemon, Katie Kitamura, Hari Kunzru, Helen Schulman, Darin Strauss, Matthew Thomas, Zadie Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-20
    Deadline: 10/15/18
  • 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: 2/1/19
  • 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: 2/1/19
  • 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: 1/15/19
  • Flagstaff, AZ
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Justin Bigos, Nicole Walker
    Fiction: Justin Bigos, Ann Cummins, Chelsey Johnson, Lawrence Lenhart, Erin Stalcup
    Nonfiction: Justin Bigos, Lawrence Lenhart, Erin Stalcup, Kara Thompson, Nicole Walker

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 16
    Deadline: 2/1/19
  • Marquette, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 2/1/19
  • Evanston, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Averill Curdy, Reginald Gibbons, Natasha Trethewey, Rachel Jamison Webster
    Fiction: Chris Abani, Brian Bouldrey, Sheila Donohue, Stuart Dybek, Juan Martinez, Shauna Seliy
    Nonfiction: Eula Biss, John Bresland

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 4
    Deadline: 12/16/18
  • Nottingham, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Jackson, Andrew Taylor, Rory Waterman
    Fiction: David Belbin, Eve Makis
    Screenwriting: Anthony Cropper, William Ivory (Visiting Professor)

    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: 12/7/18
  • 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: 1/15/19
  • 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: 1/15/19
  • Oklahoma City, OK
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Timothy Bradford, 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: 9/15/18
  • Stillwater, OK
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Janine Joseph, Lisa Lewis
    Fiction: Dinah Cox, Toni Graham, Aimee Parkison
    Nonfiction: Sarah Beth Childers

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/5/19
  • Stillwater, OK
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Janine Joseph, Lisa Lewis
    Fiction: Dinah Cox, Toni Graham, Aimee Parkison
    Nonfiction: Sarah Beth Childers

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5
    Deadline: 1/5/19

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