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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
    Program 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
    Program Size: 2 in the joint program (16 MFA and approximately 35 PhD candidates)
    Deadline: 12/15/16
  • Tallahassee, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Erin Belieu, Joann Gardner, 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
    Program Size: 60 (including MFA students)
    Deadline: 12/17/16
  • Atlanta, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 42 (MFA, MA, PhD combined)
    Deadline: 2/15/17
  • 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, Tom Pow, Michelene Wandor

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Program 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, Tom Pow, Michelene Wandor

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

    Poetry: Mark Halliday, J. Allyn Rosser
    Fiction: Joan Connor, Zakes Mda, Patrick O’Keeffe
    Nonfiction: Eric LeMay, Dinty W. Moore

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • Stillwater, OK
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poet: Lisa Lewis. Fiction writers: Toni Graham and Aimee Parkison.

    Visiting faculty for 2015–2016 are poet Trey Moody and nonfiction writer Sarah Beth Childers.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 22
    Deadline: 1/15/16
  • Cincinnati, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Don Bogen, James Cummins, John Drury
    Fiction: Chris Bachelder, Michael Griffith, Leah Stewart
    Nonfiction: Kristen Iversen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 25-30
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • Athens, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Miriam Jacobson, Ed Pavlić, Jed Rasula, Andrew Zawacki, Magdalena Zurawski
    Fiction: Reginald McKnight, Magdalena Zurawski
    Nonfiction: Christopher Pizzino

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 24
    Deadline: 12/2/16
  • 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
    Program Size: 81 (MFA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 1/2/17
  • 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
    Program Size: 25
    Deadline: 12/15/16
  • Columbia, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 39 (MA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 1/1/17
  • Lincoln, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 33
    Deadline: 12/5/16
  • Las Vegas, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Claudia Keelan, Donald Revell
    Fiction: Alissa Nutting, Maile Chapman, Doug Unger

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 36
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • 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
    Program Size: 45 (MA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 1/1/17
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Irwin, Anna Journey, Susan McCabe, Carol Muske-Dukes, David St. John
    Fiction: Aimee Bender, T.C. Boyle, Geoff Dyer, Percival Everett, Dana Johnson, Viet Thanh Nguyen, David Treuer, Marianne Wiggins

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 10-12
    Deadline: 12/1/16
  • 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
    Program Size: 10
    Deadline: 12/15/16
  • 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
    Program Size: 60
    Deadline: 12/15/16
  • 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
    Program Size: 40-50 (MA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 12/15/16
  • Kalamazoo, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 30 (MFA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 12/15/16