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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.

  • Blacksburg, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    The visiting writers for 2018-19 include Stephanie Burt, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, sam sax, Zadie Smith, Steve Tomasula, and Terry Tempest Williams.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7-9
    Deadline: 1/8/19
  • Asheville, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Debra Allbery, Marianne Boruch, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Stephen Dobyns, Daisy Fried, Jennifer Grotz, Brooks Haxton, Rodney Jones, A. Van Jordan, Dana Levin, Sandra Lim, James Longenbach, Maurice Manning, Heather McHugh, Matthew Olzmann, Martha Rhodes, Alan R. Shapiro, Mary Szybist, Dan Tobin, Chase Twichell, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Connie Voisine, Alan Williamson, Eleanor Wilner, Monica Youn, C. Dale Young

    Fiction: Dean Bakopoulos, Andrea Barrett, Charles Baxter, Robert Boswell, Liam Callanan, Maud Casey, Christopher Castellani, Lan Samantha Chang, Jeremy Gavron, Lauren Groff, David Haynes, T. Geronimo Johnson, Kevin McIlvoy, Anna Menendez, Antonya Nelson, 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: 9/1/18
  • Saint Louis, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mary Jo Bang, Aditi Machado, 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: 12/15/18
  • Morgantown, WV
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10
    Deadline: 1/15/19
  • Buckhannon, WV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark DeFoe, Devon McNamara, Doug Van Gundy
    Fiction: Richard Schmitt, Jessie van Eerden
    Nonfiction: Eric Waggoner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 10/1/18
  • Danbury, CT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joe Ahearn, Brian Clements, Kateri Kosek
    Fiction: Sandra Rodriguez Barron, Oscar De Los Santos, Dan Pope, Don Snyder, Tim Weed
    Nonfiction: Anthony D'Aries, Josh Pahigian, Daniel Asa Rose, Onnesha Roychoudhuri

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 per year
    Deadline: 10/1/18
  • Bowling Green, KY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tom Hunley
    Fiction: David Bell, Rebbecca Brown
    Creative Nonfiction: Dale Rigby
    Scriptwriting: Jessica Folk

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 2/1/19
  • Kalamazoo, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Nancy Eimers, Richard Katrovas, William Olsen
    Fiction: Richard Katrovas, Thisbe Nissen
    Nonfiction: Richard Katrovas
    Playwriting: Steve Feffer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 2-6
    Deadline: 1/10/19
  • 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
  • Gunnison, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tyson Hausdoerffer, Ernest Hilbert, Julie Kane, David J. Rothman, Andrew Sellon
    Genre Fiction: Russell Davis, Stacia Deutsch, Candace Nadon, Michaela Roessner, Rick Wilber
    Screenwriting for Film and Television: Trai Cartwright, JS Mayank, Mary Beth Fielder

     

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 12-15
    Deadline: 6/1/19
  • Bellingham, WA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 13-18
    Deadline: 1/15/19
  • Wichita, KS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sam Taylor
    Fiction: Margaret Dawe, Ben Nickol

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-10
    Deadline: 1/10/19
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Phil Brady, Rashidah Ismaili Abubakr, Christine Gelineau, H.L. Hix, William Heyen, Tim Seibles

    Fiction: David Poyer, Kaylie Jones, Jeff Talarigo, Robert Mooney, Taylor Polites, Sara Pritchard, Cecilia Galante, Lenore Hart, Nancy Mckinley, Nina Solomon, Marlon James

    Creative Nonfiction: John Bowers, Becky Bradway, Laurie Jean Cannady, Beverly Donofrio, J. Michael Lennon, Kevin Oderman

    Playwriting: Robert Arthur, Bonnie Culver, Jean Klein, Jan Quackenbush, Gregory Fletcher, Juanita Rockwell

    Screenwriting: Susan Cartsonis, Michael Mailer, Robert May, Ross Klavan, Richard Uhlig, Ken Vose

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 40
    Deadline: 12/1/18
  • 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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