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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.

  • Bath, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lucy English, Carrie Etter, Tim Liardet, Steve May, Gerard Woodward
    Fiction: Celia Brayfield, Lucy English, Carrie Etter, Julia Green, Tessa Hadley, Steve May, Jonathan Neale, Mimi Thebo, Steve Voake, Gerard Woodward
    Nonfiction: Celia Brayfield, Paul Evans, Richard Kerridge, Jonathan Neale
    Drama: Steve May, Jonathan Neale

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 70
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Binghamton, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Leslie L. Heywood, Joseph Weil
    Fiction: Thomas Glave, Gayle Whittier, Jaimee Wriston-Colbert, Alexi Zentner
    Nonfiction: Leslie L. Heywood

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9
    Deadline: 1/27/20
  • Tallahassee, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Barbara Hamby, James Kimbrell, David Kirby, Virgil Suarez
    Fiction: Robert Olen Butler, Barbara Hamby, Skip Horack, Ravi Howard, Bob Shacochis, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Mark Winegardner
    Nonfiction: Skip Horack, Ravi Howard, Diane Roberts, Bob Shacochis, Mark Winegardner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–12 (MFA & PhD combined)
    Deadline: 12/13/19
  • Atlanta, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: David Bottoms, Beth Gylys
    Fiction: John Holman, Sheri Joseph, Josh Russell

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 (MFA & PhD combined)
    Deadline: 2/5/20
  • Lancaster, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Conor O'Callaghan, Tom Pow, Eoghan Walls, Michelene Wandor
    Fiction: Jenn Ashworth, George Green, Zoe Lambert, Sara Maitland, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Michelene Wandor

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Athens, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Halliday, J. Allyn Rosser, Bianca Lynne Spriggs
    Fiction: Mandy Berman, Patrick O’Keeffe
    Nonfiction: Eric LeMay, Dinty W. Moore

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

    Poetry: Janine Joseph, Lisa Lewis
    Fiction: Dinah Cox, Nahal Suzanne Jamir, Aimee Parkison
    Nonfiction: Sarah Beth Childers

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/5/20
  • Albany, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Michael Leong
    Fiction: Aashish Kaul, Edward Schwarzschild, Lynne Tillman

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • Cincinnati, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: John Drury, Rebecca Lindenberg
    Fiction: Chris Bachelder, Michael Griffith, Leah Stewart
    Nonfiction: Kristen Iversen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7-9
    Deadline: 1/16/20
  • Houston, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 1/2/20
  • Chicago, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Daniel Borzutzky, Christina Pugh, Luis Urrea
    Fiction: Christopher Grimes, Cris Mazza, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Luis Urrea
    Nonfiction: Mary Anne Mohanraj, Luis Urrea

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-10
    Deadline: 12/15/19
  • Lawrence, KS
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 4-9
    Deadline: 12/31/19
  • Columbia, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Aliki Barnstone, Gabriel Fried
    Fiction: Trudy Lewis, Speer Morgan, Phong Nguyen
    Nonfiction: Julija Šukys

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-7
    Deadline: 1/1/20
  • Columbia, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Aliki Barnstone, Gabriel Fried
    Fiction: Trudy Lewis, Speer Morgan, Phong Nguyen
    Nonfiction: Julija Šukys

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-7
    Deadline: 1/1/20
  • Lincoln, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Grace Bauer, Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Ted Kooser, Hope Wabuke, Stacey Waite
    Fiction: Jonis Agee, Jennine Capó Crucet, Joy Castro, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, Chigozie Obioma, Timothy Schaffert

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 12/2/19
  • 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: 2
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • Denton, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Bruce Bond, Jehanne Dubrow, Corey Marks
    Fiction: Scott Blackwood, Miroslav Penkov, John Tait
    Nonfiction: Bonnie Friedman, Jill Talbot

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/1/20
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Irwin, Anna Journey, Robin Coste Lewis, Susan McCabe, Carol Muske-Dukes, David St. John
    Fiction: Aimee Bender, Percival Everett, Dana Johnson, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Marianne Wiggins
    Nonfiction: Geoff Dyer, Maggie Nelson, Danzy Senna, David Treuer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9-12
    Deadline: 12/1/19
  • 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: 2
    Deadline: 12/1/19
  • 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: 10-12
    Deadline: 12/15/19
  • Milwaukee, WI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Brenda Cárdenas, Rebecca Dunham, Mauricio Kilwein Guevara
    Fiction: Liam Callanan, Mauricio Kilwein Guevara, Valerie Laken

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10 (MA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 12/15/19
  • Kalamazoo, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 2-6
    Deadline: 1/10/20