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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.

  • Las Vegas, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Claudia Keelan, Donald Revell
    Fiction: Maile Chapman, Douglas Unger
    Literary Nonfiction: Robert Lovato, David Morris

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

    Poetry: Steve Gehrke, Ann Keniston, Jared Stanley
    Fiction: Christopher Coake, Claire Stanford

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-10
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Incline Village, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Brian Turner, Lee Herrick, Laura McCullough, John Murillo, Gailmarie Pahmeier, Rick Campbell, Faylita Hicks

    Fiction: Alan Heathcock, Brendan Basham, Tim Hernandez, Patrick Hicks, Rebecca Makkai, Peter Mountford, Sunil Yapa, Lidia Yuknavitch

    Nonfiction: Gayle Brandeis, Benjamin Busch, Steven Church, Suzanne Roberts, Kristal Sital, Lidia Yuknavitch, Arianne Zwartjes, Lacy Johnson, Nana-Ama Danquah

    WCYA: Pablo Cartaya, Joe McGee, Jess Rinker, Traci Chee, Isabel Quintero

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Durham, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: David Rivard
    Fiction: Jaed Coffin, Thomas Payne, Ann Joslin Williams
    Nonfiction: Jaed Coffin, Susan Hertz

    Visiting Writer for poetry is David Blair.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15-18
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Albuquerque, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Andrew Bourelle, Michelle Brooks, Marisa P. Clark, Lisa D. Chavez, Diane Thiel

    Fiction: Andrew Bourelle, Michelle Brooks, Marisa P. Clark, Daniel Mueller, Julie Shigekuni

    Nonfiction: Steve Benz, Michelle Brooks, Gregory Martin, Diane Thiel

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 4
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • New Orleans, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: John Gery, Carolyn Hembree
    Fiction: Fredrick Barton, Barb Johnson, Joanna Leake, M. O. Walsh
    Nonfiction: Randy Bates, Richard Goodman
    Playwriting: Justin Maxwell

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 2/1/23
  • New Orleans, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: John Gery, Carolyn Hembree
    Fiction: Frederick Barton, Barb Johnson, M. O. Walsh
    Nonfiction: Randy Bates, Richard Goodman

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 10/1/22
  • Greensboro, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Stuart Dischell, Terry Kennedy, Emilia Phillips
    Fiction: Xhenet Aliu, Holly Goddard Jones, Derek Palacio, Jessie Van Rheenan

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-12
    Deadline: 1/1/23
  • Wilmington, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Cox, Melissa Crowe, Malena Mörling, Michael White
    Fiction: Wendy Brenner, Nina de Gramont, Clyde Edgerton, Philip Gerard, Rebecca Lee, Jason Mott, Robert Anthony Siegel
    Nonfiction: Wendy Brenner, Sayantani Dasgupta, Clyde Edgerton, Philip Gerard, David Gessner, Rebecca Lee, Melody Moezzi, Robert Anthony Siegel
    Editing/Publishing: Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Michelle Donahue, KaToya Ellis Fleming, Michael Ramos, Emily Louise Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 22
    Deadline: 1/7/23
  • Notre Dame, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Johannes Göransson, Joyelle McSweeney, Orlando Menes
    Fiction: Dionne Irving Bremyer, Xavier Navarro Aquino, Roy Scranton, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
    Nonfiction: Roy Scranton

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-9
    Deadline: 1/2/23
  • Eugene, OR
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Daniel Anderson, Geri Doran, Garrett Hongo
    Fiction: Jason Brown, Marjorie Celona, Mat Johnson, Karen Thompson Walker

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9-10
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Pittsburgh, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Yona Harvey, Dawn Lundy Martin, Diana Khoi Nguyen
    Fiction: Angie Cruz, William Lychack, Irina Reyn
    Nonfiction: Jeanne Marie Laskas, Michael Meyer, Peter Trachtenberg
    Digital Narrative: Erin Anderson

    Past visiting writers include poets Jenny Johnson and Rickey Laurentiis and fiction writers Mary Gaitskill and Allison Amend.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9
    Deadline: 1/7/23
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: D. A. Powell, Bruce Snider
    Fiction: Stephen Beachy, Lewis Buzbee, Laleh Khadivi, Nina Schuyler, K. M. Soehnlein, Susan Steinberg
    Creative Nonfiction: Dave Madden

    Visiting Writers include Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Cristina García, Aya de Leon, and Monica West.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 34
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Core Faculty Includes:

    The core faculty includes Jeanette Lynes. The contributing faculty includes Jon Bath and Sheri Benning.

    The faculty also includes other professional mentors from the writing community and faculty members from the division of Humanities and Fine Arts.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7
    Deadline: 1/31/23
  • Columbia, SC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Samuel Amadon, Liz Countryman, Fred Dings, Nikky Finney
    Fiction: David Bajo, Elise Blackwell, Claire Jiménez
    Nonfiction: Jim Barilla

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 1/1/23
  • Tampa, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Julie Koets, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Heather Sellers
    Fiction: John Henry Fleming, Jarod Roselló, Jake Wolff
    Nonfiction: Julie Koets, Heather Sellers, Jake Wolff
    Comics: Jarod Roselló

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

    Poetry: Cornelius Eady, Iliana Rocha
    Fiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean, Christopher Hebert, Michael Knight
    Nonfiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • El Paso, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rosa Alcalá, Andrea Cote-Botero, Nelson Cárdenas, Tim Z. Hernandez, Sasha Pimentel, Jeff Sirkin
    Fiction: Sylvia Aguilar Zéleny, Daniel Chacón, Tim Z. Hernandez, José de Piérola, Lex Williford
    Nonfiction: Tim Z. Hernandez, Sasha Pimentel, Lex Williford
    Screenwriting: Nelson Cárdenas, Lex Williford
    Translation: Rosa Alcalá, José de Piérola

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 2/2/23
  • Austin, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jennifer Chang, Lisa Olstein, Roger Reeves
    Fiction: Edward Carey, Oscar Cásares, Bret Anthony Johnston, Peter LaSalle, Elizabeth McCracken, Deb Olin Unferth

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 12/3/22
  • Edinburg and Brownsville, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Emmy Pérez, José A. Rodríguez, Steven Schneider
    Fiction: David Bowles, Christopher Carmona, Britt Haraway, Eric Miles Williamson
    Nonfiction: Jean Braithwaite, José A. Rodríguez
    Translation: José A. Rodríguez

    Affiliate Faculty:
    Poetry (Spanish): Elvia Ardalani
    Fiction (Spanish): Elvia Ardalani, Edna Ochoa
    Translation: Elvia Ardalani, Edna Ochoa
    Playwriting: David Carren, Edna Ochoa
    Scriptwriting: David Carren

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Austin, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jennifer Chang, Joanna Klink, Lisa Olstein, Roger Reeves
    Fiction: Edward Carey, Oscar Casares, Amy Hempel, Peter LaSalle, Bret Anthony Johnston, Elizabeth McCracken, Deb Olin Unferth
    Screenwriting: Stuart Kelban, Richard Lewis, Cindy McCreery, Maya Perez
    Playwriting: Annie Baker, Liz Engelman, Kirk Lynn, KJ Sanchez

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 12/1/22
  • Salt Lake City, UT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Katharine Coles, Jacqueline Osherow, Paisley Rekdal
    Fiction: Lindsey Drager, Michael Mejia, Lance Olsen
    Creative Nonfiction: Katharine Coles, Michael Mejia, Lance Olsen, Paisley Rekdal

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 2-4
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Victoria, Canada
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Shane Book, Tim Lilburn, Gregory Scofield
    Fiction: Lee Henderson
    Creative Nonfiction: Deborah Campbell, Danielle Geller, David Leach
    Playwriting: Kevin Kerr
    Screenwriting: Maureen Bradley, Kathryn Mockler
    Multigenre: Marita Dachsel

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5
    Deadline: 12/1/22
  • Charlottesville, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rita Dove, Debra Nystrom, Kiki Petrosino, Lisa Russ Spaar, Brian Teare
    Fiction: Rahib Alameddine, Jane Alison, Jeb Livingood, Micheline Marcom

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Bothell, WA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry, Prose & Hybrid: Amaranth Borsuk, Ching-In Chen, Jeanne Heuving

    Cross-Disciplinary: Anida Yoeu Ali, Amaranth Borsuk, Naomi Macalalad Bragin, Ching-In Chen, Jeanne Heuving, Ted Hiebert, Joe Milutis

    2022-23 Visiting Faculty: Ruth Joffre, D.A. Navotti

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15-19
    Deadline: 2/1/23

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