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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.

  • Coral Gables, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jaswinder Bolina, Maureen Seaton
    Fiction: Chantel Acevedo, A. Manette Ansay, M. Evelina Galang, Amina Gautier

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-6
    Deadline: 12/1/19
  • Ann Arbor, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Linda Gregerson, Tung-hui Hu, Van Jordan, Laura Kasischke, Khaled Mattawa
    Fiction: Michael Byers, Peter Ho Davies, Akil Kumarasamy, Douglas Trevor
    Creative Nonfiction: Aisha Sabatini Slaon

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 22
    Deadline: 12/15/19
  • Minneapolis, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Charles Baxter, Peter Campion, V. V. Ganeshananthan, Ray Gonzalez, Douglas Kearney, Kathryn Nuernberger, Julie Schumacher, Kim Todd

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

    Poetry: Beth Ann Fennelly, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Melissa Ginsburg, Derrick Harriell, Aimee Nezhukumatathil
    Fiction: Matthew Bondurant, Tom Franklin, Kiese Laymon, Chris Offutt

    The Grisham Writer in Residence for 2019–2020 will be January O’Neil.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 12/15/19
  • Kansas City, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Hadara Bar-Nadav, Robert Stewart
    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: 10-12
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • St. Louis, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steven Schreiner, Shane Seely
    Fiction: John Dalton, Mary Troy

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 3/1/20
  • Missoula, MT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joanna Klink, Stacy Szymaszek
    Fiction: Kevin Canty, Debra Magpie Earling, Deirdre McNamer
    Nonfiction: Judy Blunt, David Gates

    The Visiting Hugo Writer for Fall 2019 is Malena Mörling, and the Distinguished Kittredge Writer for Spring 2020 is Marie-Helene Bertino.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 1/5/20
  • Omaha, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Graham Foust, Kate Gale, Art Homer, Steve Langan, Jim Peterson, Elizabeth Powell, William Trowbridge, Teri Youmans

    Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Kevin Clouther, Richard Duggin, Kate Gale, Art Homer, Marya Hornbacher, Patricia Lear, Kristen-Paige Madonia, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Tom Paine, Jim Peterson, Karen Gettert Shoemaker, Catherine Texier, Charles Wyatt

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 6-12 per semester
    Deadline: 11/15/19
  • Las Vegas, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

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

    Poetry: Steve Gehrke, Ann Keniston, Gailmarie Pahmeier, Jared Stanley
    Fiction: Christopher Coake, David Anthony Durham, S. M. (Sarah) Hulse

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-10
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • Durham, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15-18
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • Albuquerque, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Michelle Brooks, Mark Caughey, 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: 5-8
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • 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
    Screenwriting: Henry Griffin, Erik Hansen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20-25
    Deadline: 2/1/20
  • 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: 10/1/19
  • Greensboro, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Stuart Dischell, Terry Kennedy, Emilia Phillips
    Fiction: Xhenet Aliu, Holly Jones, Craig Nova

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-12
    Deadline: 1/1/20
  • 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, Robert Anthony Siegel
    Nonfiction: Wendy Brenner, Sayantani Dasgupta, Clyde Edgerton, Philip Gerard, David Gessner, Rebecca Lee, Robert Anthony Siegel
    Editing/Publishing: Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Emily Louise Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 22
    Deadline: 1/7/20
  • Notre Dame, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Johannes Göransson, Joyelle McSweeney, Orlando Menes
    Fiction: Valerie Sayers, Roy Scranton, Steve Tomasula, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
    Nonfiction: Roy Scranton

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-9
    Deadline: 1/2/20
  • 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: 12/15/19
  • Pittsburgh, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Yona Harvey, Dawn Lundy Martin
    Fiction: Fiona Cheong, Angie Cruz, William Lychack, Irina Reyn
    Nonfiction: Erin Anderson, 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: 10
    Deadline: 1/7/20
  • 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
    Nonfiction: Dave Madden, Ryan Van Meter

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 34
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • 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: 1/30/20
  • Columbia, SC
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 12/15/19
  • Tampa, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jay Hopler, Heather Sellers
    Fiction: Rita Ciresi, John Henry Fleming, Jarod Roselló
    Nonfiction: Heather Sellers
    Comics: Jarod Roselló

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9
    Deadline: 1/1/20
  • Tampa, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sandra Beasley, Erica Dawson, Donald Morrill, Alan Michael Parker
    Fiction: Jessica Anthony, Brock Clarke, Kevin Moffett, Jason Ockert, Jeff Parker, Corinna Vallianatos
    Nonfiction: Sandra Beasley, John Capouya, Donald Morrill

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25-30 each year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Knoxville, TN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Diana Khoi Nguyen (visiting faculty)
    Fiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean, Christopher Hebert, Michael Knight
    Nonfiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5
    Deadline: 1/15/20

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