MFA Programs Contact Form

Help us keep this database current. If you have updated information on one of the programs listed in the MFA database, let us know.

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.

  • San Diego, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sandra Alcosser, Blas Falconer, Ilya Kaminsky
    Fiction: Katie Farris, Harold Jaffe, Stephen-Paul Martin, April Wilder

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 2/1/19
  • 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, Michael David Lukas, 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: 30
    Deadline: 1/15/19
  • San Jose, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Samuel Maio, Alan Soldofsky
    Fiction: Selena Anderson, Keenen Norris, Nick Taylor
    Nonfiction: Cathleen Miller
    Playwriting/Screenwriting: Scott Sublett

    Recent Lurie Distinguished Authors-in-Residence include Cristina Garcia, Vendela Vida, Andrew Sean Greer, and Don George.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 3/1/19
  • Bronxville, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tina Chang, Suzanne Gardinier, Aracelis Girmay, Matthea Harvey, James Hoch, Marie Howe, Kate Knapp Johnson, Jeffrey McDaniel, Dennis Nurkse, Martha Rhodes
    Fiction: Wesley Brown, Carolyn Ferrell, Garth Risk Hallberg, David Hollander, April Mosolino, Victoria Redel, Nelly Reifler, David Ryan, Joan Silber, Martha Southgate, Frederick Strype, Kate Zambreno
    Nonfiction: Jo Ann Beard, Vinson Cunningham, Suzanne Hoover, Stephen O’Connor, Vijay Seshadri, Jacob Slichter, Alice Truax, Dan Zevin
    Speculative Fiction: Paul LaFarge, Lincoln Michel, Nelly Reifler, David Ryan

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 60–65
    Deadline: 12/15/18
  • Savannah, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Atlanta: Christopher Bundy, Catherine Ramsdell, Darby Sanders, Linda Sherbert, Carlie Sorosiak
    Savannah: Andrea Goto, Lee Griffith, James Lough, Chris Millis, Jonathan Rabb

    Genre: Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: Atlanta: 20; Savannah: 20; Online: 20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Savannah, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Atlanta: Christopher Bundy, Catherine Ramsdell, Darby Sanders, Linda Sherbert, Carlie Sorosiak
    Savannah: Andrea Goto, Lee Griffith, James Lough, Chris Millis, Jonathan Rabb

    Genre: Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: Atlanta: 20; Savannah: 20; Online: 20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Chicago, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Calvin Forbes, Ruth Margraff, James McManus
    Fiction: Jesse Ball, Janet Desaulniers, Calvin Forbes, Sara Levine, James McManus, Beth Nugent
    Nonfiction: Sara Levine, James McManus
    Cross-Genre: Sally Alatalo, Mark Booth, Janet Desaulniers, Ruth Margraff, Beth Nugent

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20-25
    Deadline: 1/10/19
  • New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Debra Bricker Balken, Emmanuel Iduma, Dejan Lukic, Siddhartha Mitter, Nancy Princenthal, Charles Stein, David Levi Strauss, Michael Taussig, Lynne Tillman, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 2/1/19
  • Seattle, WA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Robert Cording, Jeanne Murray Walker
    Fiction: Robert Clark, Gina Ochsner
    Nonfiction: Susanne Antonetta, Lauren F. Winner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 9-12 per residency
    Deadline: 11/1/18
  • Greensburg, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Michael Arnzen, Lee McClain, Nicole Peeler, Albert Wendland

    Genre: Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 30-50 per year
    Deadline: 10/5/18
  • Sewanee, TN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Nickole Brown, Charles Martin
    Fiction: Chris Bachelder, Michael Griffith, Adrianne Harun, Jamie Quatro
    Nonfiction: Kelly Grey Carlisle, Neil Shea, Meera Subramanian, John Jeremiah Sullivan
    Playwriting and Screenwriting: Arlene Hutton

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 18
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Incline Village, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Carolyn Forché, Patricia Smith, Brian Turner, Nathalie Handal, John Murillo, Lee Herrick, Laura McCullough, Gailmarie Pahmeier, June Saraceno, Laura Wetherington

    Fiction: Alan Heathcock, Rebecca Makkai, Daniel Chacón, Randa Jarrar, Christian Kiefer, Peter Mountford, Mike McCormack, Joanne Meschery, Tim Hernandez, Patrick Hicks

    Nonfiction: Lacy M. Johnson, Paul Lisicky, Steven Church, Benjamin Busch, Suzanne Roberts, Kelle Groom, Brian Turner

    Writing for Children and Young Adults: Pablo Cartaya, Lisa Papademetriou, Joe McGee, Gayle Brandeis, Isabel Quintero, Jess Regel

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15 per residency
    Deadline: 12/1/18
  • New Haven, CT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jeff Mock, Vivian Shipley
    Fiction: Rachel Furey, Tim Parrish
    Creative Nonfiction: Rachel Furey, Tim Parrish

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 3/1/19
  • Carbondale, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Judy Jordan, Allison Joseph
    Fiction: Pinckney Benedict

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10
    Deadline: 2/1/19
  • Edwardsville, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tiana Clark, Joshua Kryah
    Fiction: Geoff Schmidt, Valerie Vogrin

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-10
    Deadline: 2/1/19
  • Manchester, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Derrick Craigie, Joan F. Smith
     

    Genre: Fiction
    Residency: Online
    Incoming Class Size: 50 per cohort (12 students per course)
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Louisville, KY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry:  Debra Kang Dean, Kathleen Driskell, Douglas Manuel, Greg Pape, Kiki Petrosino, Jeanie Thompson

    Fiction: Julie Brickman, K. L. Cook, Leslie Daniels, Pete Duval, Kirby Gann, Rachel M. Harper, Roy Hoffman, Silas House, Fenton Johnson, Robin Lippincott, Jody Lisberger, Nancy McCabe, Eleanor Morse, Elaine Neil Orr, John Pipkin, Neela Vaswani

    Nonfiction: Dianne Aprile, Roy Hoffman, Fenton Johnson, Nancy McCabe, Elaine Neil Orr, Neela Vaswani, Rebecca Walker

    Writing for Children & Young Adults: Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Beth Bauman, Lamar Giles, Edith M. Hemingway, Lesléa Newman

    Screenwriting: Larry Brenner, Helena Kriel, Sam Zalutsky

    Playwriting: Gabriel Jason Dean, Kira Obolensky, Eric Schmiedl, Charlie Schulman

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15-20 per residency
    Deadline: 2/1/19
  • Brooklyn, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Annie Finch
    Fiction: Marlon James
    Play/Screenwriting: Kathryn Grant

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 8 each year
    Deadline: 11/17/18
  • DeLand, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Cyriaco Lopes, Laura Mullen, Urayoán Noel, Jena Osman, Carlos Soto-Román, Terri Witek
    Prose: Teresa Carmody, Veronica Gonzalez-Peña, Aisha Sabatini Sloan

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 20 each year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Portland, ME
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Ted Deppe, Martín Espada, Amanda Johnston, Debra Marquart, Cate Marvin, Indigo Moor

    Fiction: Rick Bass, Breena Clarke, David Anthony Durham, Aaron Hamburger, Elizabeth Hand, Cara Hoffman, Porochista Khakpour, Indigo Moor, Elizabeth Searle, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Justin Tussing, JJ Amaworo Wilson

    Genre Fiction: David Anthony Durham, Theodora Goss, Elizabeth Hand, Nancy Holder, James Patrick Kelly, Elizabeth Searle

    Nonfiction: Rick Bass, Susan Conley, T. Fleischmann, Aaron Hamburger, Porochista Khakpour, Debra Marquart, Suzanne Strempek Shea

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 18 per residency
    Deadline: 9/1/18
  • Southampton and New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Star Black, Billy Collins, Cornelius Eady, Julie Sheehan
    Fiction: Melissa Bank, Paul Harding, Ursula Hegi, Amy Hempel, Kaylie Jones, Matthew Klam, Dan Menaker, Susan Scarf Merrell, Susan Minot, Robert Reeves, Frederic Tuten, Emma Walton Hamilton, Meg Wolitzer
    Nonfiction: Neal Gabler, Patricia Marx, Roger Rosenblatt, Lou Ann Walker

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15-25
    Deadline: 1/1/19
  • Syracuse, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Brooks Haxton, Mary Karr, Christopher Kennedy, Bruce Smith
    Fiction: Jonathan Dee, Arthur Flowers, George Saunders, Dana Spiotta

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 12/15/18
  • Philadelphia, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jena Osman, Brian Teare
    Fiction: Don Lee, Liz Moore, Alan Singer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 19
    Deadline: 12/15/18
  • San Marcos, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Cyrus Cassells, Roger Jones, Naomi Shihab Nye, Cecily Parks, Kathleen Peirce, Steve Wilson
    Fiction: Doug Dorst, Jennifer duBois, Tom Grimes, Debra Monroe, Tim O’Brien

    The 2017–2020 visiting fiction faculty is writer Karen Russell.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 1/15/19
  • New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Bibbins, Elaine Equi, Hettie Jones, Robert Polito, Camille Rankine, Laurie Sheck
    Fiction: Ann-Marie Hood, Shelley Jackson, Mira Jacob, Luis Jaramillo, Katie Kitamura, James Lasdun, Patrick McGrath, Sigrid Nunez, Dale Peck, John Reed, Helen Schulman, Darcey Steinke, Stephen Wright
    Nonfiction: Susan Cheever, John Freeman, Zia Jaffrey, Suzannah Lessard-Soeiro, Honor Moore, Benjamin Taylor, Brenda Wineapple

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 95
    Deadline: 1/15/19

Pages