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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.

  • Fairfax, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jennifer Atkinson, Sally Keith, Eric Pankey, Peter Streckfus
    Fiction: Courtney Brkic, Stephen Goodwin, Tania James, Helon Habila Ngalabak
    Nonfiction: Timothy Denevi, Kyoko Mori

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 24-28
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Milledgeville, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kerry James Evans, Laura Newbern
    Fiction and Nonfiction: Kerry Neville, Peter Selgin, Chika Unigwe

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7–8
    Deadline: 2/1/21
  • Atlanta, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Danielle Cadena Deulen, Beth Gylys
    Fiction: John Holman, Sheri Joseph, Josh Russell
    Nonfiction: Danielle Cadena Deulen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 (MFA & PhD combined)
    Deadline: 2/5/21
  • Plainfield, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jan Clausen, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin
    Fiction: Jan Clausen, Darrah Cloud, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Susan Kim, Aimee Liu, Douglas A. Martin, Rogelio Martinez, John McManus, Victoria Nelson, Keenan Norris, Richard Panek, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Sherri L. Smith
    Nonfiction: Jan Clausen, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Aimee Liu, Douglas A. Martin, John McManus, Victoria Nelson, Keenan Norris, Richard Panek, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
    Hybrid: Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin, Keenan Norris
    Cross-Genre: Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin, Keenan Norris
    Graphic Novel: Susan Kim, Sherri L. Smith
    Dramatic Writing: Deborah Brevoort, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Susan Kim, Rogelio Martinez, Victoria Nelson
    TV Writing: Susan Kim, Rogelio Martinez
    Libretto: Deborah Brevoort, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 20 each year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Port Townsend, WA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jan Clausen, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin
    Fiction: Jan Clausen, Darrah Cloud, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Susan Kim, Aimee Liu, Douglas A. Martin, Rogelio Martinez, John McManus, Victoria Nelson, Keenan Norris, Richard Panek, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Sherri L. Smith
    Nonfiction: Jan Clausen, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Aimee Liu, Douglas A. Martin, John McManus, Victoria Nelson, Keenan Norris, Richard Panek, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
    Hybrid: Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin, Keenan Norris
    Cross-Genre: Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin, Keenan Norris
    Graphic Novel: Susan Kim, Sherri L. Smith
    Dramatic Writing: Deborah Brevoort, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Susan Kim, Rogelio Martinez, Victoria Nelson
    TV Writing: Susan Kim, Rogelio Martinez
    Libretto: Deborah Brevoort, Darrah Cloud, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10 each year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Baltimore, MD
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Madeleine Blais, Diana Hume George, Jesse Holland, Wil S. Hylton, Suzannah Lessard, Jacob Levenson, Maggie Messitt, Michelle Orange, and Meline Toumani

    Genre: Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25-30 per year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • St. Paul, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Katrina Vandenberg
    Fiction: John Brandon, Sheila O'Connor
    Nonfiction: Angela Pelster-Wiebe
    Screenwriting and Multi-Genre: Richard Pelster-Wiebe

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15-20
    Deadline: 11/1/20
  • St. Paul, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Elana K. Arnold, Swati Avasthi, Kelly Barnhill, Coe Booth, Marsha Wilson Chall, Lisa Jahn Clough, Brandy Colbert, Erin Entrada Kelly,  Nina LaCour, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Meg Medina, Claire Rudolf Murphy, Phyllis Root, Laura Ruby, Eliot Schrefer, Sherri L. Smith, Laurel Snyder, Anne Ursu, Gene Luen Yang 

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 10/1/20
  • Hempstead, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Phillis Levin, Miguel-Angel Zapata
    Fiction: Álvaro Enrigue, Julia Markus, Martha McPhee
    Nonfiction: Julia Markus, Kelly McMasters

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 1/1/21
  • Roanoke, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: R. H. W. Dillard, Cathryn Hankla, Thorpe Moeckel
    Fiction: Karen Bender, Matthew Burnside, R. H. W. Dillard, Cathryn Hankla, Elizabeth Poliner, Jessie van Eerden
    Nonfiction: Karen Bender, Matthew Burnside, Cathryn Hankla, Thorpe Moeckel, Jessie van Eerden

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 1/6/21
  • New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Donna Masini, Tom Sleigh
    Fiction: Peter Carey, ZZ Packer, Adam Haslett
    Nonfiction: Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Mychal Denzel Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 2/1/21
  • Bloomington, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Bowman, Stacey Lynn Brown, Ross Gay, Adrian Matejka
    Fiction: Brando Skyhorse, Samrat Upadhyay

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 1/2/21
  • Santa Fe, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Esther Belin, Sherwin Bitsui, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Santee Frazier, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Cedar Sigo, Ken White
    Fiction: Ramona Ausubel, Marie-Helene Bertino, Brandon Hobson, Pam Houston, Toni Jensen, Stephen Graham Jones, Kristiana Kahakauwila, Chip Livingston, Tommy Orange, David Treuer
    Nonfiction: Kimberly Blaeser, Pam Houston, Toni Jensen, Chip Livingston
    Screenwriting: Sydney Freeland, Geoff Harris, Migizi Pensoneau, Brooke Swaney Pepion, Ken White

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: 2/1/21
  • Ames, IA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Debra Marquart, Charissa Menefee, K. L. Cook
    Fiction: K. L. Cook, David Zimmerman, Barbara Haas, Christiana Langenberg, Debra Marquart
    Nonfiction: Barbara Haas, Debra Marquart, K. L. Cook
    Playwriting: Charissa Menefee
    Screenwriting: David Zimmerman, Charissa Menefee

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/4/21
  • Ithaca, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Taylor, Tonya Foster
    Fiction: Lucy Ives
    Nonfiction: Nicholas Muellner, Catherine Taylor
    Photography: Bruno Ceschel, Matthew Connors, Nicholas Mueller,

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 6-10
    Deadline: 2/1/21
  • Baltimore , MD
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: James Arthur, Dora Malech, Andrew Motion, Mary Jo Salter, David Yezzi
    Fiction: Danielle Evans, Brad Leithauser, Jean McGarry, Eric Puchner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 12/15/20
  • 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: 25
    Deadline: 8/31/20
  • 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
  • Cambridge, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Erin Belieu, Sharon Bryan, Steven Cramer, Danielle Legros Georges, Joan Houlihan, Kevin Prufer
    Fiction: Tony Eprile, Laurie Foos, Rachel Kadish, Hester Kaplan, Michael Lowenthal, A. J. Verdelle
    Nonfiction: Jane Brox, Rachel Manley, Kyoko Mori, Pamela Petro, Janet Pocorobba
    Stage and Screen: Jami Brandli, Barry Brodsky, Kate Snodgrass, Sinan Unel
    Young People Writing: Tracey Baptiste, David Elliott, Susan Goodman, Michelle Knudsen, Chris Lynch, Jason Reynolds

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 30 each year
    Deadline: 11/15/20
  • St. Charles, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Ron Austin, Tony D'Souza, Lisa Haag Kang, Anothai Kaewkaen, Eve Jones, Nicole McInnes, Beth Mead, Gillian Parrish, Kali VanBaale, William Anthony Connolly, Zachary Tyler Vickers

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Baton Rouge, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lara Glenum, Laura Mullen
    Fiction: Jennifer S. Davis, Maurice Ruffin
    Nonfiction: Joshua Wheeler
    Screenwriting and New Media: Jason Buch, Zachary Godshall, Mari Kornhauser

    Visiting Assistant Professor in Fiction: Randolph Thomas

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6–8
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Purchase, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jennifer Franklin, Mark Nowak, Suzanne Parker
    Fiction: Jeff Bens, Jeffrey Rotter
    Nonfiction: Lori Soderlind
    Dramatic Writing: Sharbari Ahmed

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–10
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Lake Charles, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Amy Fleury, Keagan Lejeune
    Fiction: Christopher Lowe

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7–8
    Deadline: 2/21/21
  • Oxford, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Hoa Nguyen, Laura Van Prooyen
    Fiction: Lee Martin, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Hugh Sheehy
    Nonfiction: Lee Martin, Jacquelyn Mitchard

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10 per semester
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Oxford, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: cris cheek, Keith Tuma, Cathy Wagner
    Fiction: Joseph Bates, Margaret Luongo, Brian Roley
    Nonfiction: Daisy Hernández, TaraShea Nesbit

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9–12
    Deadline: 1/2/21

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