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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 and New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jan-Henry Gray, Maya Marshall
    Prose: Katherine Hill, Igor Webb

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 6–12
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • 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: 2/15/23
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Victoria Chang
    Prose: Lisa Locascio

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 22
    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: 3/1/23
  • 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: 3/1/23
  • Tempe, AZ
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sally Ball, Natalie Diaz, Alberto Álvaro Ríos, Solmaz Sharif, Safiya Sinclair
    Fiction: Matt Bell, Jenny Irish, Tara Ison, Mitchell Jackson, T. M. McNally
    Creative Nonfiction: Sarah Viren

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10
    Deadline: 1/1/23
  • 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: Cass Donish, Kate Hopper, Lauren Markham, Lisa Nikolidakis, Terese Mailhot, Kelly Sundberg

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

    Poetry: Jim Cihlar, Michael Kleber-Diggs
    Fiction: Stephan Eirik Clark, Lindsay Starck
    Nonfiction: Anika Fajardo, Kathryn Savage
    Playwriting: Alice Eve Cohen, Carson Kreitzer, TyLie Shider
    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: Kimberly Alidio, Mirene Arsanios, CAConrad, Anna Moschovakis, Hoa Nguyen, Christopher Rey Pérez, David Levi Strauss, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Roberto Tejada
    Fiction: Anna Moschovakis
    Criticism: David Levi Strauss

    Note: Faculty has not yet been confirmed for Summer 2023.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 29
    Deadline: 1/10/23
  • Longmeadow, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Mel Allen, Leanna James Blackwell, Jennifer Baker, Sari Botton, Melanie Brooks, Allison Coffelt, Jennifer DeLeon, Áine Greaney, Shahnaz Habib, Jessica Handler, Ann Hood, Susan Ito, Karol Jackowski, Yi Shun Lai, Anna Mantzaris, Meredith O’Brien, 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, Jennifer Chang, Carmen Giménez Smith, Craig Morgan Teicher, Mark Wunderlich
    Fiction: Ramona Ausubel, Douglas Bauer, Monica Ferrell, David Gates, Manuel Gonzales, Amy Hempel, Alice Mattison, Jill McCorkle, Deirdre McNamer, Elizabeth McCracken, Stuart Nadler, Derek Palacio, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Katy Simpson Smith
    Nonfiction: Benjamin Anastas, Eula Biss, Jenny Boully, Susan Cheever, Hugh Ryan, Dinah Lenney, Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Clifford Thompson, Peter Trachtenberg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 20-25 each term
    Deadline: 9/1/22
  • 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: 10-15
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Boise, ID
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Martin Corless-Smith, Sara Nicholson, Taryn Schwilling, Kerri Webster
    Fiction: Mitch Wieland (Director), Anna Caritj, Mary Pauline Lowry, Brady Udall
    Creative Nonfiction: Clyde Moneyhun

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Boston, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Andrea Cohen, Karl Kirchwey, Robert Pinsky, Nicole Sealey
    Fiction: Leslie Epstein, Jennifer Haigh, Ha Jin, Jayne Anne Phillips

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 18
    Deadline: 2/1/23
  • 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: 9
    Deadline: 2/15/23
  • Bowling Green, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Abigail Cloud, Sharona Muir, F. Dan Rzicznek, Larissa Szporluk, Jessica Zinz-Cheresnick
    Fiction: Joe Celizic, Lawrence Coates, Reema Rajbanshi, Michael Schulz

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Provo, UT
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Brooklyn, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Julie Agoos, Ben Lerner
    Fiction: Joshua Henkin, Madeleine Thien
    Playwriting: Elana Greenfield, Haruna Lee

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Providence, RI
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12–13
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Indianapolis, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 3/1/23
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 1/10/23
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Carolyn Cooke and Cindy Shearer (Dept. Chair)

    Associated Faculty: Alex Burger, Nupu Press, George Reyes, as well as guest artists each year.

    Genre: Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10
    Deadline: 2/15/23
  • Santa Clarita, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Tisa Bryant, Gabrielle Civil, Brian Evenson, Anthony McCann, Janet Sarbanes, Matias Viegener

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 14–20
    Deadline: 1/4/23
  • 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: 6
    Deadline: 2/15/23

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