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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, Tricia Wastvedt, 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
  • Ithaca, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Alice Fulton, Ishion Hutchinson, Joanie Mackowski, Robert Ray Morgan, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
    Fiction: John Robert Lennon, Ernesto Quiñonez, Stephanie Vaughn, Helena Maria Viramontes

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 12/15/17
  • Tallahassee, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Erin Belieu, Barbara Hamby, James Kimbrell, David Kirby, Virgil Suarez
    Fiction: Robert Olen Butler, 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
    Deadline: 12/16/17
  • Atlanta, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10–15 (MFA, MA, PhD combined)
    Deadline: 2/15/18
  • 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
  • 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: Joan Connor, Patrick O’Keeffe
    Nonfiction: Eric LeMay, Dinty W. Moore

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Stillwater, OK
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Janine Joseph, Lisa Lewis
    Fiction: Dinah Cox, Toni Graham, Aimee Parkison
    Nonfiction: Sarah Beth Childers

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Cincinnati, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: James Cummins, 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: 1/15/18
  • Houston, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Nick Flynn, Tony Hoagland, Kevin Prufer, Martha Serpas, Roberto Tejada
    Fiction: Robert Boswell, Audrey Colombe, Chitra Divakaruni, Matthew Johnson, Antonya Nelson, Alexander Parsons, Peter Turchi
    Nonfiction: Audrey Colombe, Peter Turchi

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 1/2/18
  • Chicago, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Christina Pugh, Roger Reeves, Luis Urrea, Anne Winters 
    Fiction: Christopher Grimes, Cris Mazza, Anne Mary Mohanraj, Luis Urrea, Eugene Wildman
    Nonfiction: Anne Mary Mohanraj, Luis Urrea

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-10
    Deadline: 12/15/17
  • Columbia, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Aliki Barnstone, Scott Cairns, Sw. Anand Prahlad
    Fiction: Trudy Lewis, Speer Morgan
    Nonfiction: Julija Šukys

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 39 (MA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 1/1/18
  • 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: 12/4/17
  • 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: 9
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Denton, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Bruce Bond, Jehanne Dubrow, Corey Marks
    Fiction: Ian McGuire, Miroslav Penkov, Barbara Rodman, John Tait
    Nonfiction: Bonnie Friedman, Jill Talbot

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 45 (MA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 1/1/18
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Irwin, Anna Journey, 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: 12/1/17
  • Knoxville, TN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joy Harjo, Marilyn Kallet, Arthur Smith
    Fiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean, Christopher Hebert, Michael Knight
    Nonfiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 12/1/17
  • Salt Lake City, UT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Katharine Coles, Jacqueline Osherow, Paisley Rekdal
    Fiction: Katharine Coles, Michael Mejia, Lance Olsen, Paisley Rekdal, Melanie Thon

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-12
    Deadline: 12/15/17
  • Milwaukee, WI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kimberly Blaeser, Brenda Cárdenas, Rebecca Dunham, Maurice Kilwein-Guevara
    Fiction: Liam Callanan, George Clark, Maurice Kilwein-Guevara, Valerie Laken

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 40-50 (MA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 12/15/17
  • 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: 1/10/18