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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.

  • La Jolla, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Kazim Ali, Amy Sara Carroll, Ben Doller, Camille Forbes, Lily Hoang, Jac Jemc, Casandra López, Brandon Som, Anna Joy Springer, Marco Wilkinson

    Genre: Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 4-8
    Deadline: 1/5/23
  • Conway, AR
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sandy Longhorn, Mark Spitzer
    Fiction: M Shelly Conner, Mark Spitzer, John Vanderslice, Stephanie Vanderslice
    Nonfiction: Jennie Case, M Shelley Conner, Mark Spitzer, Stephanie Vanderslice

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-8
    Deadline: 2/1/23
  • Orlando, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rochelle Hurt, Obi Nwakanma, Terry Ann Thaxton
    Fiction: Blake Sanz, Peter Kispert, Chrissy Kolaya, David James Poissant, Darlin’ Neal
    Nonfiction: Jocelyn Bartkevicius, Lisa Roney, Laurie Rachkus Uttich

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12-14
    Deadline: 1/1/23
  • Boulder, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Julie Carr, Noah Eli Gordon, Ruth Ellen Kocher
    Fiction: Jeffrey DeShell, Marcia Douglas, Stephen Graham Jones, Elisabeth Sheffield

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-10
    Deadline: 1/3/23
  • Gainesville, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Michael Hofmann, William Logan, Ange Mlinko
    Fiction: Uwem Akpan, Camille Bordas, David Leavitt

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-12
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Toronto, Canada
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Canisia Lubrin, Catherine Bush, Judith Thompson, Carrianne Leung, Michael Winter, Kyo Maclear, Kevin Connolly

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12-13
    Deadline: 12/5/22
  • Houston, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Erin Belieu, Nick Flynn, francine j. harris, Kevin Prufer, Martha Serpas, Roberto Tejada
    Fiction: Robert Boswell, Audrey Colombe, Chitra Divakaruni, Antonya Nelson, Alexander Parsons, Brenda Peynado, Peter Turchi
    Nonfiction: Nick Flynn, Peter Turchi

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Moscow, ID
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Michael McGriff, Alexandra Teague
    Fiction: Jess Arndt, Leah Hampton
    Nonfiction: Kate Lebo, Scott Slovic

    Recent visiting faculty includes Brian Evenson, Dorianne Laux, Maggie Nelson, Roger Reeves, Luis Alberto Urrea, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Mary Szybist, and Kate Zambreno.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Urbana, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Ángel García, Janice Harrington, Christopher Kemf, Corey Van Landingham,
    Fiction: Amy Hassinger, Ted Sanders, Alex Shakar, David Wright

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 12/1/22
  • Iowa City, IA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Nonfiction: John D’Agata, Melissa Febos, Brooks Landon, Bonnie Sunstein, Inara Verzemnieks

    Visiting Faculty includes: Sarah Minor, Tisa Bryant, Andre Perry, Hanif Abdurraqib, Susan Steinberg, Kiese Laymon, Vivian Gornick, Geoff Dyer, Meghan Daum, Richard Preston, Mary Ruefle, Bernard Cooper, Honor Moore, Lia Purpura, Xu Xi, Terry Tempest Williams, Steve Kuusisto, John Edgar Wideman

    Genre: Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-12
    Deadline: 12/14/22
  • Iowa City, IA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: James Galvin, Mark Levine, Tracie Morris, Elizabeth Willis
    Fiction: Ethan Canin, Lan Samantha Chang, Charles D’Ambrosio, Margot Livesey, Jamel Brinkley 

    The 2021-2022 visiting faculty includes poets Vanessa Roveto, Nikki Wallschlaeger, and Emily Wilson, and fiction writers Kevin Brockmeier, Tom Drury, Abby Geni, and Madhuri Vijay.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 50
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Lawrence, KS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joseph Harrington, Megan Kaminski
    Fiction: Kij Johnson, Laura Moriarty
    Playwriting: Darren Canady

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 2-8
    Deadline: 1/5/23
  • Lexington, KY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: DaMaris Hill, Julia Johnson, Shauna Morgan, Frank X Walker
    Fiction: DaMaris Hill, Andrew Milward, Crystal Wilkinson
    Creative Nonfiction: Janet Eldred, DaMaris Hill, Erik Reece

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

    Poetry: Elizabeth Arnold, Lillian-Yvonne Bertream, Joshua Weiner
    Fiction: Maud Casey, Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes, Emily Mitchell, Rion Amilcar Scott

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Amherst, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Abigail Chabitnoy, Peter Gizzi
    Prose: Noy Holland, Edie Meidav, Sabina Murray, Jeff Parker

    Visiting faculty for 2022-23 are CA Conrad and Hoa Nguyen.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Boston, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joan Kane, Jill McDonough
    Fiction: John Fulton, Askold Melnyczuk

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

    Poetry: Emily Skaja, Marcus Wicker
    Fiction: Mark Mayer, Courtney Miller Santo, Eric Schlich

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 3/1/23
  • Coral Gables, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jaswinder Bolina, Kei Miller
    Fiction: Chantel Acevedo, Patricia Engel, M. Evelina Galang, Amina Gautier

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-6
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Ann Arbor, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Linda Gregerson, Tung-hui Hu, Van Jordan, Laura Kasischke, Khaled Mattawa
    Fiction: Julie Buntin, Michael Byers, Gabe Habash, Peter Ho Davies
    Creative Nonfiction: Aisha Sabatini Sloan

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 18
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Minneapolis, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Aamina Ahmad, Peter Campion, V. V. Ganeshananthan, Megan Giddings, Douglas Kearney, Kathryn Nuernberger, Julie Schumacher, Kim Todd

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9
    Deadline: 12/1/22
  • Oxford, MS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Beth Ann Fennelly, Melissa Ginsburg, Derrick Harriell, Aimee Nezhukumatathil
    Fiction: Matthew Bondurant, Tom Franklin, Melissa Ginsberg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Kansas City, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Hadara Bar-Nadav
    Fiction: Christie Hodgen, Michael Pritchett, Whitney Terrell
    Nonfiction: Christie Hodgen, Whitney Terrell
    Playwriting: Frank Higgins
    Screenwriting: Mitch Brian

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 17-20
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • St. Louis, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Shane Seely
    Fiction: Tola Rotimi Abraham, John Dalton

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 3/1/23
  • Missoula, MT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Brian Blanchfield, Sean Hill
    Fiction: Boris Fishman, Emily Ruskovich
    Nonfiction: Judy Blunt, Chris Dombrowski

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 16
    Deadline: 1/6/23
  • Omaha, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sandra Beasley, Graham Foust, Kate Gale, Art Homer, Jim Peterson, Elizabeth Powell, Lee Ann Roripaugh, William Trowbridge, Teri Youmans

    Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Sandra Beasley, Kevin Clouther, John Copenhaver, Charlene Donaghy, Richard Duggin, Kate Gale, Art Homer, Patricia Lear, Kristen-Paige Madonia, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Tom Paine, Jim Peterson, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Catherine Texier, Teri Youmans

    Playwriting and Screenwriting: Charlene Donaghy, Michael Kinghorn, Christina Ham, Michael Oatman, Samuel Brett Williams

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 6-12 per semester
    Deadline: 11/1/22

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