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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.

  • Glenside, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Genevieve Betts, Michelle Reale
    Fiction: Stephanie Feldman, Joshua Isard, Tracey Levine, Eric Smith
    Literature: Matthew Heitzman, Christopher Varlack, Elizabeth Vogel, Jo Ann Weiner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 3/1/23
  • Muncie, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Katy Didden, Mark Neely
    Fiction: Cathy Day, Sarah Domet, Sean Lovelace
    Nonfiction: Jill Christman, Silas Hansen
    Screenwriting: Rani Deighe Crowe, Matt Mullins

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-7
    Deadline: 11/1/21
  • Bath, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lucy English, Carrie Etter, Tim Liardet, Gerard Woodward
    Fiction: Gavin James Bower, Celia Brayfield, Nathan Filer, Aminatta Forna, Maggie Gee, Samantha Harvey, Philip Hensher, Claire Kendal, Kate Pullinger, Gerard Woodward
    Nonfiction: Richard Kerridge, Stephen Moss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Binghamton, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tina Chang, Leslie L. Heywood, Joseph Weil
    Fiction: Thomas Glave, Liz Rosenberg, Jaimee Wriston-Colbert, Alexi Zentner
    Nonfiction: Leslie L. Heywood

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7-15
    Deadline: 11/15/22
  • 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, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 15-20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Fiction: David Bishop, Pete Freestone, Laura Lam, Daniel Shand
    Young Adult: Pete Freestone, Laura Lam
    Graphic Novels: David Bishop
    Screenwriting: James Mavor
     

    Genre: Fiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 24
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Manhattan, KS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Traci Brimhall, Elizabeth Dodd
    Fiction: Daniel A. Hoyt, Katherine Karlin
    Creative Nonfiction: Traci Brimhall, Elizabeth Dodd

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-15
    Deadline: 8/1/22
  • 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: 12
    Deadline: 8/31/22
  • Lancaster, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10-35
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Evanston, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Chris Abani, Reginald Gibbons, Daisy Hernández, Juan Martinez, Sarah Schulman, Charif Shanahan, Natasha Trethewey

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 3-6
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Nottingham, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Andrew Taylor, Rory Waterman
    Fiction: David Belbin, Eve Makis
    Screenwriting: Anthony Cropper

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15-25
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Athens, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Halliday
    Fiction: Patrick O’Keeffe
    Nonfiction: Eric LeMay

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 3-4
    Deadline: 2/1/23
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Maxine Chernoff, Tonya Foster, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron
    Fiction: Michelle Carter, Nona Caspers, Joseph Cassara, May-lee Chai, Maxine Chernoff, Carolina De Robertis, Andrew Joron, Michael David Lukas, Chanan Tigay
    Creative Nonfiction: Joseph Cassara, May-lee Chai, Chanan Tigay
    Translation: Maxine Chernoff, Carolina De Robertis, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron
    Playwriting: Michelle Carter

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 2/1/22
  • Albany, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Fiction: Aashish Kaul, Edward Schwarzschild, Lynne Tillman

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

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Edmond, OK
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Matt Hollrah
    Fiction: Constance Squires
    Screenwriting: James Daro

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-10
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Norwich, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tiffany Atkinson, Holly Corfield Carr, Sophie Robinson
    Fiction: Trezza Azzopardi, Andrew Cowan, Giles Foden, Vesna Goldsworthy, Jean McNeil, Tessa McWatt, Henry Sutton, Naomi Wood
    Nonfiction: Ian Thomson
    Crime Fiction: Nathan Ashman, Tom Benn, Julia Crouch, Henry Sutton
    Scriptwriting: Ben Musgrave, Steve Waters, Timberlake Wertenbaker

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 30-36
    Deadline: 6/30/22
  • Chicago, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Daniel Borzutzky, Christina Pugh, Luis Urrea
    Fiction: Christopher Grimes, Cris Mazza, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Luis Urrea
    Nonfiction: Mary Anne Mohanraj, Luis Urrea

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-20
    Deadline: 2/1/22
  • Columbia, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Aliki Barnstone, Gabriel Fried
    Fiction: Trudy Lewis, Speer Morgan, Phong Nguyen
    Nonfiction: Julija Šukys

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 4-5
    Deadline: 1/1/23
  • Lincoln, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Hope Wabuke, Stacey Waite
    Fiction: Jonis Agee, Jennine Capó Crucet, Joy Castro, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, Chigozie Obioma, Timothy Schaffert

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 12/1/21
  • Denton, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jehanne Dubrow, Corey Marks, Bruce Bond (Professor Emeritus)
    Fiction: Daniel Peña, Miroslav Penkov, John Tait
    Nonfiction: Jill Talbot, Sarah Perry

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7-10
    Deadline: 1/1/23
  • Hattiesburg, MS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Michael Aderibigbe, Angela Ball, Olivia Clare Friedman, Adam Clay
    Fiction: J. A. Bernstein, Olivia Clare Friedman

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-12
    Deadline: 2/1/23
  • Milwaukee, WI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Brenda Cárdenas, Rebecca Dunham
    Fiction: Liam Callanan, Valerie Laken

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10 (MA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rashidah Ismaili AbuBakr, Remica Bingham-Risher, Phil Brady, Christine Gelineau
    Fiction: Ru Freeman, Kaylie Jones, Ken Liu, Laurie Loewenstein, Nancy McKinley, Robert Mooney, Taylor Polites, Nisha Sharma, Jeff Talarigo, Rachel Weaver
    Creative Nonfiction: Beverly Donofrio, Jessica Goudeau, Laurie Jean, J. Michael Lennon, Robin Micah McCrary
    Playwriting: Bonnie Culver, Gregory Fletcher, Nicole Pandolfo, Dania Ramos
    Screenwriting: Susan Cartsonis, Lisa Jones, Ross Klavan, Jennifer Mayer, Richard Uhlig
    Spoken Word: Angelique Palmer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 48
    Deadline: 12/1/22