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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.

  • Garden City, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jan-Henry Gray
    Fiction: Katherine Hill, Igor Webb
    Nonfiction: Katherine Hill, Igor Webb

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6–12
    Deadline: 1/15/22
  • New Haven, CT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Charles Rafferty, Paul Robichaud
    Fiction: Sarah Harris Wallman
    Nonfiction: Eric Schoeck

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Washington, DC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kyle Dargan, David Keplinger
    Fiction: Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Stephanie Grant, Patricia Park
    Nonfiction: Rachel Louise Snyder

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 2/15/22
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Victoria Chang
    Prose: Lisa Locascio

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 20 per cohort (2 cohorts per year)
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • 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: 3/1/22
  • Glenside, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Genevieve Betts, Michelle Reale
    Fiction: Stephanie Feldman, Joshua Isard, Tracey Levine, Eric Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15 per genre
    Deadline: 3/1/22
  • Tempe, AZ
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sally Ball, Natalie Diaz, Norman Dubie, Alberto Álvaro Ríos, Solmaz Sharif
    Fiction: Matt Bell, Jenny Irish, Tara Ison, T. M. McNally

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

    Poetry: Aria Aber, Dexter Booth, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Kate Gale, Tess Taylor

    Fiction: Kirstin Chen, Brian Conn, Edan Lepucki, Sarah Monette, Nayomi Munaweera, Naomi J. Williams

    Nonfiction: Christopher Feliciano Arnold, Garrard Conley, Kate Hopper, Lauren Markham, Angela Morales, Katherine Standefer, Kelly Sundberg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Minneapolis, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jim Cihlar, Heid E. Erdrich, Cary Waterman
    Fiction: Stephan Eirik Clark, Lindsay Starck
    Nonfiction: Anika Fajardo, Kathryn Savage
    Playwriting: Alice Cohen, Carson Kreitzer, Sarah Myers
    Screenwriting: Stephan Eirik Clark, Andy Froemke

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Anselm Berrigan, Robert Fitterman, Carla Harryman, Ann Lauterbach, Anna Moschovakis, Cedar Sigo, Mónica de la Torre, Simone White, Matvei Yankelevich
    Fiction: Anna Moschovakis, Cedar Sigo
    Playwriting: Carla Harryman
    Criticism: Mónica de la Torre

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 29
    Deadline: 1/7/21
  • Longmeadow, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Mel Allen, Leanna James Blackwell, Sari Botton, Adam Braver, Charles Coe, Jennifer DeLeon, Áine Greaney, Shahnaz Habib, Ann Hood, Allan Hunter, Susan Ito, Karol Jackowski, Yi Shun Lai, Anna Mantzaris, Dinty W. Moore, Lisa Romeo, Tom Shea, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Kate Whouley.

    Genre: Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Online, Other
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Bennington, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: April Bernard, Brian Blanchfield, Jennifer Chang, Carmen Giménez Smith, Craig Morgan Teicher, Mark Wunderlich
    Fiction: Douglas Bauer, Monica Ferrell, David Gates, Manuel Gonzales, Amy Hempel, Alice Mattison, Jill McCorkle, Deirdre McNamer, Stuart Nadler, Derek Palacio, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Katy Simpson Smith
    Nonfiction: Benjamin Anastas, Jenny Boully, Susan Cheever, Chelsea Hodson, Dinah Lenney, Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Clifford Thompson, Peter Trachtenberg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 20-25 every semester
    Deadline: 9/1/21
  • Richmond, KY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Julie Hensley, Young Smith
    Fiction: Julie Hensley, Nancy Jensen, Robert D. Johnson, Carter Sickels
    Nonfiction: Nancy Jensen, Robert D. Johnson, Carter Sickels

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Boise, ID
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Martin Corless-Smith (Director), Emily Pittinos, Taryn Schwilling, Kerri Webster
    Fiction: Nicole Cullen, Mary Pauline Lowry, Ridley Pearson, Brady Udall, Mitch Wieland

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5
    Deadline: 1/15/22
  • Boston, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Karl Kirchwey, Gail Mazur, Robert Pinsky, Nicole Sealey
    Fiction: Leslie Epstein, Ha Jin, Sigrid Nunez

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 18
    Deadline: 2/1/22
  • Boston, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Odile Cazenave, Margaret Litvin, Petrus Liu, Christopher Maurer, Roberta Micaleff, Robert Pinsky (advising), Stephen Scully, Sassan Tabatabai, J. Keith Vincent, William Waters, Anna Zielinska-Elliott

    Genre: Translation
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5
    Deadline: 2/15/22
  • Bowling Green, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Abigail Cloud, Sharona Muir, Dan Rzicznek, Larissa Szporluk
    Fiction: Jackson Bliss, Lawrence Coates

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Provo, UT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kimberly Johnson, Lance Larsen, Michael Lavers, John Talbot
    Fiction: John Bennion, Chris Crowe, Spencer Hyde, Stephen Tuttle
    Nonfiction: Joey Franklin, Patrick Madden

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Brooklyn, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Julie Agoos, Ben Lerner
    Fiction: Joshua Henkin, Madeleine Thien
    Playwriting: Kristina Satter, Anne Washburn

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/15/22
  • Providence, RI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sawako Nakayasu, Eleni Sikelianos, Cole Swensen
    Fiction: Colin Channer, Laird Hunt, Karan Mahajan, Carole Maso
    Cross Disciplinary & Digital Language Arts: John Cayley, Thalia Field

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12–13
    Deadline: 12/15/21
  • Indianapolis, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Chris Forhan, Alessandra Lynch
    Fiction: Dan Barden, Michael Dahlie
    Nonfiction: Hilene Flanzbaum, Andrew Levy

    2021-2022 Booth Tarkington Writer-in-Residence: Hanif Abdurraqib.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 3/1/22
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Aimee Phan, Leslie Carol Roberts, Tom Barbash, Joseph Lease, Rita Bullwinkel, Faith Adiele, Jasmin Darznik, Denise Newman, Judith Serin, Noah Stern

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 1/10/22
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Carolyn Cooke and Cindy Shearer (Dept. Chair)

    Associated Faculty: Kris Brandenburger, Alex Burger, Judy Grahn, Pireeni Sundaralingam, as well as guest artists each year

    Genre: Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-12 each semester
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Santa Clarita, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Tisa Bryant, Gabrielle Civil, Brian Evenson, Michael Leong, Anthony McCann, Janet Sarbanes, Matias Viegener, Jon Wagner

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15–20
    Deadline: 1/4/21
  • Long Beach, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: David Hernandez, Bill Mohr, Patty Seyburn, Charles Webb
    Fiction: Stephen Cooper, Lisa Glatt, Suzanne Greenberg, Rafael Zepeda

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 2/15/22

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