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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.

  • Madison, WI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Amy Quan Barry, Sean Bishop, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Jesse Lee Kercheval
    Fiction: Jesse Lee Kercheval, Ron Kuka, Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen, Porter Shreve

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 12/15/20
  • Laramie, WY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Harvey Hix, Kate Northrop
    Fiction: Alyson Hagy, Brad Watson
    Nonfiction: Andrew Fitch, Frieda Knobloch, Jeff Lockwood

    Visiting Eminent Writer-in-Residence and Professor of Practice:
    Joy Williams, Fiction and Nonfiction

    Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 4-9
    Deadline: 1/10/21
  • Nashville, TN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kate Daniels, Rick Hilles, Mark Jarman, Didi Jackson, Major Jackson
    Fiction: Tony Earley, Lorraine López, Lorrie Moore, Nancy Reisman

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 12/15/20
  • Montpelier, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Cox, Matthew Dickman, Richard Jackson, Parneshia Jones, Philip Metres, Tomás Q. Morín, Natasha Sajé, Betsy Sholl, Leslie Ullman, Nance Van Winckel, David Wojahn
    Fiction: Trinie Dalton, Connie May Fowler, Abby Frucht, Douglas Glover, David Jauss, T. Geronimo Johnson, Ellen Lesser, Brian Leung, Bret Lott, Richard McCann, Clint McCown, Adam McOmber, Hasanthika Sirisena, Nance Van Winckel, Robert Vivian
    Creative Nonfiction: Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Connie May Fowler, Douglas Glover, Barbara Hurd, Bret Lott, Patrick Madden, Terese Mailhot, Richard McCann, Elena Passarello, Sue William Silverman, Robert Vivian

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25-30 per semester
    Deadline: 9/1/20
  • Montpelier, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rita Banerjee (Director), Justin Bigos, Frances Cannon, Ariel Francisco, Ruben Quesada, Bianca Stone
    Fiction: Lesley Nneka Arimah, Trinie Dalton, Miciah Bay Gault, Elissa Schappell, James Scott, Erin Stalcup, David Heska Wanbli Weiden
    Creative Nonfiction: Rita Banerjee (Director), Trinie Dalton, Jericho Parms, Sean Prentiss, David Shields
    Publishing: Ibrahim Ahmad, Tavia Gilbert, Caitlin Leffel, Jeff Kleinman, Kelly McMahon, Rob Spillman, Janaka Stucky
    Screenwriting: Tim Kirkman, David Shields
    Playwriting: Amahl Khouri

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-25 per cohort
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Montpelier, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    William Alexander, Kathi Appelt, Tom Birdseye, Martha Brockenbrough, Loree Griffin Burns, Alan Cumyn, David Macinnis Gill, Louise Hawes, Corey Ann Haydu, Varian Johnson, A. S. King, Uma Krishnaswami, Jane Kurtz, Martine Leavitt, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Kekla Magoon, Deborah Marcero, Cory McCarthy, Anna-Marie McLemore, An Na, Deb Noyes, Mary Quattlebaum, Sara Ryan, Liz Garton Scanlon, Nova Ren Suma, Shelley Tanaka, Linda Urban, Jennifer Ziegler, Ibi Zoboi

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 18-25
    Deadline: 10/15/20
  • Richmond, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Gregory Donovan, Kathleen Graber, David Wojahn
    Fiction: Gretchen Comba, Clint McCown, Katy Resch George
    Nonfiction: Sonja Livingston, Jessica Nelson

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Blacksburg, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Nikki Giovanni, Jeffrey Mann, Erika Meitner, Carmen Giménez Smith
    Fiction: Edward Falco, Evan Lavender-Smith, Lucinda Roy, Matthew Vollmer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7-9
    Deadline: 1/8/21
  • Asheville, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kaveh Akbar, Debra Allbery, Marianne Boruch, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Daisy Fried, Brooks Haxton, Rodney Jones, A. Van Jordan, Sally Keith, Christine Kitano, Dana Levin, Sandra Lim, James Longenbach, Maurice Manning, Heather McHugh, Matthew Olzmann, Martha Rhodes, Alan Shapiro, Solmaz Sharif, Mary Szybist, Dan Tobin, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Connie Voisine, Alan Williamson, Eleanor Wilner, Monica Youn, C. Dale Young

    Fiction: Lesley Nneke Arimah, Dean Bakopoulos, Robert Boswell, Liam Callanan, Maud Casey, Christopher Castellani, Lan Samantha Chang, Sonya Chung, Angela Flournoy, Jeremy Gavron, Lauren Groff, David Haynes, T. Geronimo Johnson, Nina McConigley, Ana Menendez, Antonya Nelson, Alix Ohlin, Peter Orner, Michael Parker, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Robin Romm, David Shields, Joan Silber, Marisa Silver, Dominic Smith, Debra Spark, Peter Turchi, Laura van den Berg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15 each semester
    Deadline: 9/1/20
  • Saint Louis, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mary Jo Bang, Carl Phillips
    Fiction: Kathryn Davis, Danielle Dutton, Marshall Klimasewiski
    Nonfiction: Kathleen Finneran, Edward McPherson

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

    Poetry: Jenny Johnson, Mary Ann Samyn
    Fiction: Mark Brazaitis, Jowhor Ile, Glenn Taylor
    Nonfiction: Christa Parravani

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Buckhannon, WV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark DeFoe, Devon McNamara, Doug Van Gundy
    Fiction: Richard Schmitt, Jon Corcoran
    Nonfiction: Eric Waggoner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 10/1/20
  • Gunnison, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Aaron A. Abeyta, Tyson Hausdoerffer, Julie Kane
    Genre Fiction: Carlos Hernandez, Nalo Hopkinson, Kat Howard, Candace Nadon, Rick Wilbur, Fran Wilde
    Screenwriting: Trai Cartwright, JS Mayank
    Nature Writing: Molly Murfee, Laura Pritchett, Ana Maria Spagna
    Publishing: Kevin J. Anderson, Allyson Longueira

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25-30
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Danbury, CT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joe Ahearn, Brian Clements, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Kateri Kosek
    Fiction: Sandra Rodriguez Barron, Jane Cleland, Oscar De Los Santos, Gwen Jones, Sarah Darer Littman, John Roche, Don Snyder
    Nonfiction: Anthony D’Aries, Leah Carroll, Josh Pahigian, Daniel Asa Rose, Onnesha Roychoudhuri

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 per year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Kalamazoo, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Richard Katrovas
    Fiction: Richard Katrovas, Thisbe Nissen
    Playwriting: Steve Feffer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 2-6
    Deadline: 1/10/21
  • Springfield, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    The faculty varies each semester. Past fiction mentors have included Pearl Abraham, Stephen Amidon, Annie DeWitt, Mia Gallagher, Daphne Kalotay, Bruce Machart, Rick Moody, Michael O’Loughlin, and Anya Yurchshyn.

    Genre: Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10 per year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Bellingham, WA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Bruce Beasley, Carol Guess, Kelly Magee, Suzanne Paola, Ely Shipley, Christopher Wise, Jane Wong
    Fiction: Carol Guess, Kelly Magee, Suzanne Paola, Kathryn Trueblood, Christopher Wise
    Nonfiction: Bruce Beasley, Carol Guess, Kelly Magee, Brenda Miller, Suzanne Paola, Kathryn Trueblood, Christopher Wise

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 13-18
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Wichita, KS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sam Taylor
    Fiction: Margaret Dawe, Ben Nickol

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-10
    Deadline: 2/1/21
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rashidah Ismaili Abubakr, Phil Brady, Christine Gelineau, William Heyen, H. L. Hix, Tim Seibles
    Fiction: Lenore Hart, Kaylie Jones, Laurie Loewenstein, Nancy McKinley, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Robert Mooney, Taylor Polites, David Poyer, Nina Solomon, Jeff Talarigo
    Creative Nonfiction: Beverly Donofrio, Laurie Jean, J. Michael Lennon, Kevin Oderman, Donna Talarico
    Playwriting: Bonnie Culver, Gregory Fletcher, Jean Klein, Jan Quackenbush, Juanita Rockwell
    Screenwriting: Susan Cartsonis, Ross Klavan, Michael Mailer, Robert May, Richard Uhlig, Ken Vose

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25
    Deadline: 12/15/20
  • Wayne, NJ
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Timothy Liu, Christopher Salerno
    Fiction: Marina Budhos, Philip Cioffari, John Parras, Martha Witt
    Nonfiction: Cris Beam, David Borkowski, Brad Gooch

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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