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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 3/1/18
  • Muncie, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Katy Didden, Mark Neely
    Fiction: Cathy Day, 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: 1/15/18
  • 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
    Incoming Class 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
    Incoming Class Size: 20-30
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class 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
    Incoming Class Size: 10–15 (MFA, MA, PhD combined)
    Deadline: 2/15/18
  • Oakland, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class 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
    Incoming Class Size: 36
    Deadline: 1/2/18
  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steven J. Fowler
    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
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 7/31/18
  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steven J. Fowler
    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
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 7/31/18
  • 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, Michelene Wandor

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10-40
    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, Michelene Wandor

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

    Poetry: Laura Hope-Gill, Jessica Jacobs
    Fiction: Dale Neal
    Nonfiction: Laura Hope-Gill
    Dramatic Writing: John Crutchfield

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 25
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Asheville, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Laura Hope-Gill, Jessica Jacobs
    Fiction: Dale Neal
    Nonfiction: Laura Hope-Gill
    Dramatic Writing: John Crutchfield

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 25
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Lake Charles, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Fiction: Michael Horner, Christopher Lowe

    Genre: Fiction
    Residency: Online
    Incoming Class Size: 3–6
    Deadline: 5/1/18
  • Las Cruces, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 3–4
    Deadline: 10/1/17
  • Evanston, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Reginald Gibbons, Simone Muench, Ed Roberson
    Fiction: Chris Abani, Stuart Dybek, Rebecca Makkai, Juan Martinez, Shauna Seliy, Christine Sneed
    Nonfiction: Eula Biss, Steve Bogira, Audrey Petty, Peggy Shinner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15
    Deadline: 10/15/17
  • Nottingham, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • 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: 1/15/18
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Maxine Chernoff, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron
    Fiction: Michelle Carter, Nona Caspers, May-lee Chai, Maxine Chernoff, Carolina De Robertis, Andrew Joron, Chanan Tigay
    Nonfiction: 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: 37
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • 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
    Incoming Class Size: 16
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Davis, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joshua Clover, Katie Peterson, Joe Wenderoth
    Fiction: Lucy Corin, Pam Houston, Jacinda Townsend
    Nonfiction: Joshua Clover, Pam Houston, Katie Peterson, Joe Wenderoth

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 1/5/18
  • Edmond, OK
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Matt Hollrah, Iliana Rocha
    Fiction: Courtney Craggett, Constance Squires
    Nonfiction: Courtney Craggett

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15
    Deadline: 11/15/17
  • Cincinnati, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: James Cummins, John Drury, Rebecca Lindenberg
    Fiction: Chris Bachelder, Michael Griffith, Leah Stewart
    Nonfiction: Kristen Iversen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 2-3
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • 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
    Incoming Class Size: 10-20
    Deadline: 2/1/18

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