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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.

  • Oakland, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Juliana Spahr, Truong Tran, Stephanie Young
    Prose: Elmaz Abinader, Patricia Powell, Kathryn Reiss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    Incoming Class Size: Approximately 30
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Mankato, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Candace Black, Richard Robbins, Michael Torres
    Fiction: Robin Becker, Geoff Herbach, Chris McCormick
    Nonfiction: Diana Joseph

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 18
    Deadline: 2/1/21
  • Columbus, MS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kendall Dunkelberg, T. K. Lee
    Fiction: Mary Miller, Brandy T. Wilson
    Nonfiction: Ellen Ann Fentress, Mary Miller, Brandy T. Wilson
    Translation: Kendall Dunkelberg
    Playwriting: T. K. Lee

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 per year
    Deadline: 3/1/21
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Thomas Cook, JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
    Fiction: Juana Moriel, JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
    Nonfiction: Juana Moriel
    Screenwriting: Jo Carlisle, Andrew Ruiz

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Whitefield, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Fiction: Marcus Burke, Rachel B. Glaser, Jo Knowles, Benjamin Nugent, Tracy O’Neill, Lydia Peelle, Rebecca Schiff, Katherine Towler, Robin Wasserman, Adam Wilson

    Nonfiction: Amy Irvine, Nadia Owusu, Mark Sundeen

    Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15-16 per cohort
    Deadline: 10/1/20
  • Boulder, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Reed Bye, Mairead Case, J’Lyn Chapman, Gabrielle Civil, Jeffrey Pethybridge, Michelle Naka Pierce, Laura Pritchett, Chris Pusateri, Christopher Rosales, Sun Yung Shin, Sara Veglahn, and Anne Waldman.

    Caren Beilin will serve as guest faculty in fall 2020.

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 5-15 each year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Boulder, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    J’Lyn Chapman, Jeffrey Pethybridge, Michelle Naka Pierce, Andrew Schelling, Anne Waldman

    Guest Faculty Includes: Anne Boyer, Cecilia Vicuña, Lisa Robertson, Tracie Morris, Mariko Ngaio, Eleni Sikelianos, CAConrad, Tongo-Eisen Martin, Selah Saterstrom, Hoa Nguyen, Dawn Lundy Martin, Eileen Myles, Fred Moten, Layli Long Soldier, Thurston Moore, Margaret Randall, Simone White, Laird Hunt, Renee Gladman, TC Tolbert

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12-24
    Deadline: 2/3/21
  • Henniker, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Chen Chen, Jennifer Militello, Andrew Morgan, Allison Titus
    Fiction: Tim Horvarth, Leah Johnson, David Ryan, Allison Titus
    Nonfiction: Jennifer Militello, David Ryan
    Writing for Stage and Screen: Buzz McLaughlin

    Recent visiting writers include Alysia Abbott, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Linda Gregerson, Andre Dubus III, Leah Johnson, Vijay Seshadri, and Ocean Vuong.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 each year
    Deadline: 12/1/20
  • Las Cruces, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
    Fiction: Rus Bradburd, Brandon Hobson, Dana Kroos (Visiting)

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–10
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Anne Carson, Terrance Hayes, Edward Hirsch, Yusef Komunyakaa, Nick Laird, Deborah Landau, Sharon Olds, Matthew Rohrer
    Fiction: Nathan Englander, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Safran Foer, Katie Kitamura, Hari Kunzru, Joyce Carol Oates, Zadie Smith, Darin Strauss
    Creative Nonfiction: Hari Kunzru, Darin Strauss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 40-60
    Deadline: 12/18/20
  • New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Ishion Hutchinson, Nick Laird, Deborah Landau, Robin Coste Lewis, Meghan O’Rourke, Matthew Rohrer. 

    Fiction: Nathan Englander, John Freeman, Katie Kitamura, Hari Kunzru, Zadie Smith, Darin Strauss

    Creative Nonfiction: John Freeman, Hari Kunzru, Meghan O’Rourke, Darin Strauss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-20
    Deadline: 9/1/20
  • Newport, RI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Edgar Kunz
    Fiction: Charles Coe, Alden Jones, Allen Kurzweil, Taylor Polites, Danielle Trussoni, Tim Weed
    Nonfiction: Alden Jones, Danielle Trussoni

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15 each year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Raleigh, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Dorianne Laux, Eduardo C. Corral
    Fiction: Wilton Barnhardt, Belle Boggs, Cadwell Turnbull

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12–13
    Deadline: 2/1/21
  • Akron, Cleveland, Kent, Youngstown, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mary Biddinger, Phil Brady, Caryl Pagel, Steven Reese, Catherine Wing
    Fiction: Chris Barzak, Imad Rahman, Eric Wasserman
    Nonfiction: Phil Brady, David Giffels

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Flagstaff, AZ
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sherwin Bitsui, Andrea Francis, Nicole Walker
    Fiction: Ann Cummins, Chelsey Johnson, Lawrence Lenhart
    Nonfiction: Lawrence Lenhart, Kara Thompson, Nicole Walker

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 16
    Deadline: 2/1/21
  • Marquette, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Austin Hummell, Patricia Killelea
    Fiction: Jon Billman, Jennifer A. Howard, Monica McFawn
    Nonfiction/Hybrid: Matthew Gavin Frank, Rachel May
     

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 2/1/21
  • 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
  • Columbus, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kathy Fagan, Marcus Jackson
    Fiction: Michelle Herman, Lee Martin, Nick White
    Nonfiction: Michelle Herman, Lee Martin, Elissa Washuta

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12–16
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Oklahoma City, OK
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Timothy Bradford, Todd Fuller, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish
    Fiction: Allison Amend, Lou Berney, Rob Roensch
    Nonfiction: Kerry Cohen, Liz Blood

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8 per semester
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Stillwater, OK
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Janine Joseph, Lisa Lewis
    Fiction: Dinah Cox, Nahal Suzanne Jamir, Aimee Parkison
    Nonfiction: Sarah Beth Childers

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/5/21
  • Norfolk, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Luisa A. Igloria, Benjamin Naka-Hasebe Kingsley
    Fiction: John McManus, Sheri Reynolds, Kent Wascom
    Nonfiction: Michael Pearson

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 3/1/21
  • Corvallis, OR
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: David Biespiel, Karen Holmberg, Jennifer Richter
    Fiction: Nick Dybek, Susan Jackson Rodgers, Marjorie Sandor, Keith Scribner
    Nonfiction: Elena Passarello, Justin St. Germain

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-14
    Deadline: 12/28/20
  • Bend, OR
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Ru Freeman and Raquel Gutiérrez
    Fiction: Beth Alvarado, Christopher Boucher, Ru Freeman, T. Geronimo Johnson
    Nonfiction: Beth Alvarado, Christopher Boucher, Ru Freeman

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: Varies - Maximum program enrollment: 27 students
    Deadline: 12/1/20
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Guy Bennett, Peter Gadol, Rachel Harper, Jen Hofer, Marisa Matarazzo

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Tacoma, WA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rick Barot, David Biespiel, Kevin Clark, Geffrey Davis, Oliver de la Paz, Jennifer Foerster, Greg Glazner, Jenny Johnson, Peggy Shumaker

    Fiction: Suzanne Berne, Kent Meyers, Scott Nadelson, Marjorie Sandor, Renee Simms, Jason Skipper

    Nonfiction: Barrie Jean Borich, Wendy Call, Rebecca McClanahan, Brenda Miller, Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Sejal Shah, Justin St. Germain

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15-20
    Deadline: 11/30/20

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