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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.

  • Ames, IA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Debra Marquart, Charissa Menefee
    Fiction: K. L. Cook, Barbara Haas, Christiana Langenberg, David Zimmerman
    Nonfiction: K. L. Cook, Barbara Haas, Debra Marquart
    Playwriting: Charissa Menefee
    Screenwriting: David Zimmerman

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/5/19
  • Ithaca, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Taylor
    Fiction: Lucy Ives
    Nonfiction: Nicholas Muellner, Catherine Taylor
    Photography: Bruno Ceschel, Matthew Connors, Nicholas Mueller,

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 6-10
    Deadline: 2/1/19
  • Baltimore , MD
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: James Arthur, Dora Malech, Andrew Motion, Mary Jo Salter, David Yezzi
    Fiction: Danielle Evans, Brad Leithauser, Alice McDermott, Jean McGarry, Eric Puchner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 12/15/18
  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steven J. Fowler, Helen Palmer
    Fiction: Diran Adebayo, Adam Baron, Paul Bailey, Norma Clarke, Meg Jensen, James Miller, Helen Palmer, Wendy Vaizey
    Nonfiction: Tina Chanter, Meg Jensen, Wendy Vaizey
    Playwriting: Winsome Pinnock

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 7/31/19
  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steven J. Fowler, Helen Palmer
    Fiction: Diran Adebayo, Adam Baron, Paul Bailey, Norma Clarke, Meg Jensen, James Miller, Helen Palmer, Wendy Vaizey
    Nonfiction: Tina Chanter, Meg Jensen, Wendy Vaizey
    Playwriting: Winsome Pinnock

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 7/31/19
  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steven J. Fowler
    Fiction: Diran Adebayo, Adam Baron, Meg Jensen, James Miller, Wendy Vaizey
    Nonfiction: Meg Jensen, Wendy Vaizey

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25
    Deadline: 7/31/19
  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steven J. Fowler
    Fiction: Diran Adebayo, Adam Baron, Meg Jensen, James Miller, Wendy Vaizey
    Nonfiction: Meg Jensen, Wendy Vaizey

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25
    Deadline: 7/31/19
  • 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
  • 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: 10-40
    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: 10-40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Asheville, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Laura Hope-Gill, Jessica Jacobs
    Fiction: Dale Neal
    Nonfiction: Laura Hope-Gill
    Dramatic Writing: John Crutchfield

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 25
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Asheville, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Laura Hope-Gill, Jessica Jacobs
    Fiction: Dale Neal
    Nonfiction: Laura Hope-Gill
    Dramatic Writing: John Crutchfield

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 25
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Cambridge, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Erin Belieu, Sharon Bryan, Steven Cramer, Danielle Georges, Stephen Haven, Adrian Matejka, Joan Houlihan, Kevin Prufer

    Fiction: Tony Eprile, Laurie Foos, Rachel Kadish, Hester Kaplan, Michael Lowenthal, William Lychack, Kyoko Mori, Christina Shea, A. J. Verdelle

    Nonfiction: Jane Brox, Rachel Manley, Roland Merullo, Kyoko Mori, Pamela Petro, Janet Pocorobba

    Stage and Screen: Jami Brandli, Barry Brodsky, Ronan Noone, Kate Snodgrass, Sinan Unel

    Young People Writing: Tracey Baptiste, David Elliott, Susan Goodman, Michelle Knudsen, Chris Lynch, Jason Reynolds

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 44 each year
    Deadline: 9/1/18
  • St. Charles, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Eve Jones, Anothai Kaewkaen, Gillian Parrish
    Fiction: Wm. Anthony Connolly, Tony D'Souza, Zachary Tyler Vickers, Nicole McInnes
    Nonfiction: Kali VanBaale, Lisa Haag

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • St. Charles, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Eve Jones, Anothai Kaewkaen, Gillian Parrish
    Fiction: Wm. Anthony Connolly, Tony D'Souza, Zachary Tyler Vickers, Nicole McInnes
    Nonfiction: Kali VanBaale, Lisa Haag

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Brooklyn, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: John High, Erica Hunt, Lewis Warsh
    Fiction: Lewis Warsh
    Cross-Genre: John High, Lewis Warsh

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6–10
    Deadline: 2/15/19
  • Baton Rouge, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lara Glenum, Laura Mullen
    Fiction: Jennifer S. Davis
    Nonfiction: Joshua Wheeler

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6–8
    Deadline: 1/15/19
  • Purchase, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Nowak
    Fiction: Jeff Bens
    Nonfiction: Lori Soderlind

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–10
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Lake Charles, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Amy Fleury, Keagan Lejeune
    Fiction: John Griswold, Christopher Lowe

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7–8
    Deadline: 2/21/19
  • Oxford, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Hoa Nguyen, Laura Van Prooyen
    Fiction: Eric Goodman, Jim Heynen, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Josip Novakovich, Alissa Nutting, Hugh Sheehy
    Nonfiction: Ann Garvin, Eric Goodman, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Josip Novakovich

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10 per semester
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Oxford, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: cris cheek, Keith Tuma, Cathy Wagner
    Fiction: Joseph Bates, Margaret Luongo, Brian Roley
    Nonfiction: Daisy Hernández, TaraShea Nesbit

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7-10
    Deadline: 1/1/19
  • Oakland, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Juliana Spahr, Truong Tran, Stephanie Young
    Prose: Elmaz Abinader, Patricia Powell, Kathryn Reiss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: Approximately 50
    Deadline: 1/15/19
  • Mankato, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Candace Black, Richard Robbins
    Fiction: Robin Becker, Geoff Herbach, Chris McCormick
    Nonfiction: Diana Joseph

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 18
    Deadline: 2/1/19
  • Columbus, MS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kendall Dunkelberg, T. K. Lee
    Fiction: Mary Miller, Brandy T. Wilson
    Nonfiction: Mary Miller, Brandy T. Wilson
    Translation: Kendall Dunkelberg
    Playwriting: T. K. Lee

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 per year
    Deadline: 12/1/18

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