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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: Paul Elwork, Stephanie Feldman, Joshua Isard, Tracey Levine, Eric Smith
    Literature: Jim Casey, Matthew Heitzman, Elizabeth Vogel, Jo Ann Weiner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 3/1/21
  • 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: 6
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Bath, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lucy English, Carrie Etter, Tim Liardet, Gerard Woodward
    Fiction: Celia Brayfield, Gavin Bower, Nathan Filer, Aminatta Forna, Maggie Gee, Samantha Harvey, Philip Hensher, Claire Kendal, Kate Pullinger, Fay Weldon, 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, Gayle Whittier, Jaimee Wriston-Colbert, Alexi Zentner
    Nonfiction: Leslie L. Heywood

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

    Fiction: David Bishop, Laura Lam, Daniel Shand
    Young Adult: Laura Lam
    Graphic Novels: David Bishop
    Screenwriting: James Mavor
    Interactive Media: Brian Baglow

    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, Chris Nelson
    Creative Nonfiction: Elizabeth Dodd

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-15
    Deadline: 8/1/20
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 12/15/20
  • 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, Bianca Lynne Spriggs
    Fiction: Patrick O’Keeffe
    Nonfiction: Eric LeMay

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 3-4
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Maxine Chernoff, 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
    Translation: Maxine Chernoff, Carolina De Robertis, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron
    Playwriting: Michelle Carter

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 2/1/21
  • 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: 11/1/20
  • 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

    Alicia Mountain is the Artist-in-Residence.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Cincinnati, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: John Drury, Rebecca Lindenberg, Aditi Machado, Felicia Zamora
    Fiction: Chris Bachelder, Michael Griffith, Leah Stewart
    Nonfiction: Kristen Iversen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 2-3
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Norwich, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tiffany Atkinson, Denise Riley, Sophie Robinson
    Fiction: Trezza Azzopardi, Amit Chaudhuri, Andrew Cowan, Giles Foden, Vesna Goldsworthy, Jean McNeil, Tessa McWatt, Henry Sutton, Naomi Wood
    Nonfiction: Kathryn Hughes, Rebecca Scott, Ian Thomson
    Crime Fiction: Nathan Ashman, Tom Benn, Julia Crouch, Henry Sutton
    Scriptwriting: Ben Musgrave, Molly Naylor, Steve Waters, Timberlake Wertenbaker

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 14-36
    Deadline: 6/30/21
  • 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: 2/1/21
  • 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: 5-7
    Deadline: 1/1/21
  • Lincoln, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Ted Kooser, 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: 12/1/20
  • Denton, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jehanne Dubrow, Corey Marks
    Fiction: Scott Blackwood, Miroslav Penkov, John Tait
    Nonfiction: Bonnie Friedman, Jill Talbot

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/1/21
  • Milwaukee, WI
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10 (MA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 12/15/20

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