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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, Tim Liardet, John Strachan, Samantha Walton, Gerard Woodward
    Fiction: Gavin James Bower, Celia Brayfield, Alexia Casale, Anne-Marie Crowhurst, Lucy English, Nathan Filer, Aminatta Forna, Samantha Harvey, Philip Hensher, Steve Hollyman, Emma Hooper, Claire Kendal, Natasha Pulley, Kate Pullinger, C.J. Skuse, Gerard Woodward
    Nonfiction: Celia Brayfield, Lily Dunn, Richard Kerridge
    Scriptwriting: Robin Mukherjee

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

    Poetry: Tina Chang, Joseph Weil
    Fiction: Amir Ahmdi Arian, Thomas Glave, Leslie L. Heywood, Claire Luchette, Liz Rosenberg, Jaimee Wriston-Colbert, Alexi Zentner
    Nonfiction: Amir Ahmdi Arian, Leslie L. Heywood

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 3-5
    Deadline: 1/27/25
  • Tallahassee, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Barbara Hamby, James Kimbrell, David Kirby, Virgil Suarez, Jillian Weise, L. Lamar Wilson
    Fiction: Robert Olen Butler, Barbara Hamby, Skip Horack, Ravi Howard, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Mark Winegardner
    Nonfiction: Skip Horack, Ravi Howard, Diane Roberts, Mark Winegardner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20-25 (MFA & PhD combined)
    Deadline: 1/15/25
  • Atlanta, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Danielle Cadena Deulen, Beth Gylys
    Fiction: John Holman, Sheri Joseph, Josh Russell
    Nonfiction: Danielle Cadena Deulen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 4-10
    Deadline: 2/15/25
  • Lancaster, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Corbett, Paul Farley, Oliver Langmead, Conor O’Callaghan, Eoghan Walls, Michelene Wandor
    Prose: Jenn Ashworth, Elen Caldecott, Ines Gregori Labarta, Zoe Lambert, Oliver Langmead, Okey Nzelu, Michelene Wandor
    Scriptwriting: Tajinder Singh Hayer

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

    Poetry: Mark Halliday
    Fiction: Patrick O’Keeffe, Casey Plett
    Nonfiction: Eric LeMay

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 3
    Deadline: 2/1/25
  • Stillwater, OK
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Stephanie Choi, Lisa Lewis
    Fiction: Dinah Cox, Gene Kwak, Aimee Parkison
    Nonfiction: Sarah Beth Childers

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 1/5/25
  • Albany, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Fiction / Creative Nonfiction / Cross-Genre: Aashish Kaul, Edward Schwarzschild, Lynne Tillman

    Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 1/15/25
  • Cincinnati, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rebecca Lindenberg, Aditi Machado, Felicia Zamora
    Fiction: Chris Bachelder, Michael Griffith, Leah Stewart
    Nonfiction: Kristen Iversen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7-9
    Deadline: 1/1/24
  • Denver, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Graham Foust, Bin Ramke, Jennifer Soong
    Prose: Patrick Cottrell, Poupeh Missaghi, Selah Saterstrom, Joanna Howard (Director)

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 12/17/23
  • Houston, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 1/15/25
  • Chicago, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-10
    Deadline: 12/15/24
  • Lawrence, KS
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 0-3
    Deadline: 1/5/25
  • Columbia, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Aliki Barnstone, Gabriel Fried
    Fiction: Trudy Lewis, Speer Morgan, Phong Nguyen
    Nonfiction: Donald Quist

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-7
    Deadline: 1/1/25
  • Lincoln, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kwame Dawes, Hope Wabuke, Stacey Waite
    Prose: Joy Castro, Chigozie Obioma, Timothy Schaffert

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 12/1/24
  • Las Vegas, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Wendy Chen, Claudia Keelan
    Fiction: Maile Chapman, Douglas Unger
    Literary Nonfiction: Roberto Lovato, David J. Morris

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 2
    Deadline: 1/15/25
  • Denton, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jehanne Dubrow, Tarfia Faizullah, Corey Marks,
    Fiction: Daniel Peña, Miroslav Penkov, John Tait
    Nonfiction: Jill Talbot, Sarah Perry

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7-10
    Deadline: 1/1/25
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10
    Deadline: 12/1/23
  • Hattiesburg, MS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Michael Aderibigbe, Angela Ball, Adam Clay

    Fiction: J. A. Bernstein, Olivia Clare Friedman

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 3-4
    Deadline: 2/1/24
  • Knoxville, TN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Cornelius Eady, Iliana Rocha
    Fiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean, Christopher Hebert, Michael Knight
    Nonfiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 2
    Deadline: 12/1/24
  • Salt Lake City, UT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Katharine Coles, Jacqueline Osherow, Paisley Rekdal
    Fiction: Lindsey Drager, Michael Mejia, Rone Shavers
    Creative Nonfiction: Katharine Coles, Michael Mejia, Paisley Rekdal, Rone Shavers

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 12/15/24
  • Milwaukee, WI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rebecca Dunham
    Fiction: Katharine Beutner, Liam Callanan, Valerie Laken

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10 (MA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 12/15/24
  • Kalamazoo, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 4-10
    Deadline: 1/15/25