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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.

  • Glenside, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 15
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Muncie, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Katy Didden, Mark Neely
    Fiction: Cathy Day, Sean Lovelace
    Nonfiction: Jill Christman, Silas Hansen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 6
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Bath, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lucy English, Carrie Etter, Tim Liardet, Steve May, Gerard Woodward
    Fiction: Celia Brayfield, Lucy English, Carrie Etter,  Julia Green, Tessa Hadley, Steve May, Jonathan Neale, Mimi Thebo, Steve Voake, Tricia Wastvedt, Gerard Woodward
    Nonfiction: Celia Brayfield, Paul Evans, Richard Kerridge, Jonathan Neale
    Drama: Steve May, Jonathan Neale

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 70
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Chicago, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Richard Jones
    Fiction: Dan Stolar, Rebecca Johns Trissler
    Nonfiction: Ted Anton, Barrie Jean Borich, Miles Harvey, Michele Morano

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 60-70
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Fiction: David Bishop, Sam Boyce
    Nonfiction: Sam Boyce
    Graphic Novels: David Bishop
    Screenwriting: James Mavor
    Interactive Media: Brian Baglow

    Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 24
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Atlanta, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: David Bottoms, Beth Gylys, Leon Stokesbury
    Fiction: John Holman, Sheri Joseph, Josh Russell

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 42 (MFA, MA, PhD combined)
    Deadline: 2/15/17
  • Oakland, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Ann Alderman, Martivón Galindo, Kathy Garlick, Nina Handler, Nancy Hunt, Anne F. Walker

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 15 students per year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Bloomington, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Bowman, Stacey Lynn Brown, Ross Gay, Adrian Matejka
    Fiction: Samrat Upadhyay

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 36
    Deadline: 1/2/17
  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Siobhan Campbell, Paul Perry, Jane Yeh
    Fiction: Adam Baron, Paul Bailey, Jonathan Barnes, Norma Clarke, Rachel Cusk, Meg Jensen, James Miller, Elif Şhafak, Wendy Vaizey
    Nonfiction: Rachel Cusk, Vesna Goldworthy, Eva Hoffman, Jane Jordan, Alexander Masters, Elif Şhafak, Wendy Vaizey
    Playwriting: Winsome Pinnock

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

    Poetry: Siobhan Campbell, Paul Perry, Jane Yeh
    Fiction: Adam Baron, Paul Bailey, Jonathan Barnes, Norma Clarke, Rachel Cusk, Meg Jensen, James Miller, Elif Şhafak, Wendy Vaizey
    Nonfiction: Rachel Cusk, Vesna Goldworthy, Eva Hoffman, Jane Jordan, Alexander Masters, Elif Şhafak, Wendy Vaizey
    Playwriting: Winsome Pinnock

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Las Cruces, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size:
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Chicago, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Reginald Gibbons, Simone Muench, Ed Roberson
    Fiction: Chris Abani, Stuart Dybek, Rebecca Makkai, Juan Martinez, Shauna Seliy
    Nonfiction: Eula Biss, Scott Bogira, Peggy Shiner, S. L. Wisenberg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 70 (MFA and MA students combined)
    Deadline: 10/15/16
  • Nottingham, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 10-20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Athens, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Maxine Chernoff, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron, Daniel Langton
    Fiction: Nona Caspers, Maxine Chernoff, Andrew Joron, Peter Orner, Chanan Tigay
    Nonfiction: Toni Mirosevich, Chanan Tigay

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 37
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • Buffalo, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Judith Goldman, Myung Mi Kim, Steve McCaffery
    Fiction: Dimitri Anastasopoulos, Christina Milletti, Nnedi Okorafor

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 16
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Davis, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joshua Clover, Jack Hicks, Katie Peterson, Joe Wenderoth
    Fiction: Lucy Corin, Jack Hicks, Pam Houston, Yiyun Li
    Nonfiction: Joshua Clover, Pam Houston, Katie Peterson, Joe Wenderoth

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 24
    Deadline: 1/5/17
  • Edmond, OK
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tod Egerton, Matt Hollrah, Iliana Rocha
    Fiction: Adam Davies, Constance Squires
    Nonfiction: Adam Davies

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 22
    Deadline: 9/15/16
  • Cincinnati, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Don Bogen, James Cummins, John Drury
    Fiction: Chris Bachelder, Michael Griffith, Leah Stewart.
    Nonfiction: Kristen Iversen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 10-15
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • Chicago, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Christina Pugh, Roger Reeves, Luis Urrea, Anne Winters
    Fiction: Christopher Grimes, Cris Mazza, Anne Mary Mohanraj, Luis Urrea, Eugene Wildman
    Nonfiction: Anne Mary Mohanraj, Luis Urrea

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 10
    Deadline: 2/1/17

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