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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.

  • 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
  • Laramie, WY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Harvey Hix, Kate Northrop
    Fiction: Alyson Hagy, Brad Watson
    Nonfiction: Andrew Fitch, Frieda Knobloch, Jeff Lockwood

    Visiting Eminent Writer-in-Residence and Professor of Practice:
    Joy Williams, Fiction and Nonfiction

    Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 4-9
    Deadline: 1/10/20
  • Nashville, TN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kate Daniels, Rick Hilles, Mark Jarman
    Fiction: Tony Earley, Lorraine López, Lorrie Moore, Nancy Reisman

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 12/15/19
  • Montpelier, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Fiction: Sybil Baker, Evan Fallenberg, Robin Hemley, Tabish Khair, James Scudamore, Ira Sukrungruang, Madeleine Thien, Xu Xi
    Nonfiction: Sybil Baker, Robin Hemley, Tabish Khair, Ira Sukrungruang, Xu Xi
    Literary Translation: Evan Fallenberg, Jason Grunebaum, Mark Polizzotti

    Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 per cohort each semester
    Deadline: 12/1/19
  • Montpelier, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Ralph Angel, Mark Cox, Matthew Dickman, Richard Jackson, Parneshia Jones, Tomás Q. Morín, Natasha Sajé, Betsy Sholl, Leslie Ullman, Nance Van Winckel, David Wojahn
    Fiction: Trinie Dalton, Connie May Fowler, Abby Frucht, Douglas Glover, David Jauss, Ellen Lesser, Brian Leung, Bret Lott, Richard McCann, Clint McCown, Adam McOmber, Hasanthika Sirisena, Nance Van Winckel, Robert Vivian, Xu Xi
    Creative Nonfiction: Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Connie May Fowler, Douglas Glover, Barbara Hurd, Bret Lott, Patrick Madden, Richard McCann, Sue William Silverman, Robert Vivian

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25-30 per semester
    Deadline: 10/1/19
  • Montpelier, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rita Banerjee (Director), Justin Bigos
    Fiction: Trinie Dalton, Miciah Bay Gault, Erin Stalcup
    Creative Nonfiction: Trinie Dalton, Jericho Parms, Sean Prentiss

    Visiting Faculty (poetry, prose, screenwriting, publishing): Ibrahim Ahmad, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Frances Cannon, Caitlin Leffel, Tim Kirkman, Kelly McMahon, Elissa Schappell,  James Scott, David Shields, Rob Spillman, Bianca Stone, Janaka Stucky

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-20 per cohort
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Montpelier, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    William Alexander, Tom Birdseye, Martha Brockenbrough, Alan Cumyn, David Macinnis Gill, Corey Ann Haydu, Louise Hawes, Varian Johnson, A.S. King, Uma Krishnaswami, Jane Kurtz, Martine Leavitt, Anna-Marie McLemore, Kekla Magoon, Cori McCarthy, An Na, Mary Quattlebaum, Sara Ryan, Liz Garton Scanlon, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Nova Ren Suma, Shelley Tanaka, Linda Urban, Jennifer Ziegler

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 18-25
    Deadline: 10/15/19
  • Richmond, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Gregory Donovan, Kathleen Graber, David Wojahn
    Fiction: Susann Cokal, Clint McCown, Hanna Pylväinen
    Nonfiction: Sonja Livingston

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • Blacksburg, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Nikki Giovanni, Jeffrey Mann, Erika Meitner, Carmen Giménez Smith
    Fiction: Edward Falco, Evan Lavender-Smith, Lucinda Roy, Matthew Vollmer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7-9
    Deadline: 1/8/20
  • Asheville, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kaveh Akbar, Debra Allbery, Marianne Boruch, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Daisy Fried, Brooks Haxton, Rodney Jones, A. Van Jordan, Christine Kitano, Dana Levin, Sandra Lim, James Longenbach, Maurice Manning, Heather McHugh, Pablo Medina, Matthew Olzmann, Martha Rhodes, Alan Shapiro, Mary Szybist, Dan Tobin, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Connie Voisine, Alan Williamson, Eleanor Wilner, Monica Youn, C. Dale Young

    Fiction: Dean Bakopoulos, Andrea Barrett, Charles Baxter, Robert Boswell, Liam Callanan, Maud Casey, Christopher Castellani, Lan Samantha Chang, Sonya Chung, Angela Flournoy, Jeremy Gavron, Lauren Groff, David Haynes, T. Geronimo Johnson, Nina McConigley, Kevin McIlvoy, Ana Menendez, Antonya Nelson, Peter Orner, Michael Parker, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Robin Romm, David Shields, Joan Silber, Marisa Silver, Dominic Smith, Debra Spark, Peter Turchi, Laura van den Berg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15 each semester
    Deadline: 9/1/19
  • Saint Louis, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mary Jo Bang, Aditi Machado, Carl Phillips
    Fiction: Kathryn Davis, Danielle Dutton, Marshall Klimasewiski
    Nonfiction: Kathleen Finneran, Edward McPherson

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 13
    Deadline: 12/15/19
  • Morgantown, WV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jenny Johnson, Mary Ann Samyn
    Fiction: Mark Brazaitis, Glenn Taylor
    Nonfiction: Christa Parravani, Anthony Swofford

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • Buckhannon, WV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark DeFoe, Devon McNamara, Doug Van Gundy
    Fiction: Richard Schmitt, Jon Corcoran
    Nonfiction: M. Randall O’Wain, Eric Waggoner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 10/1/19
  • Gunnison, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Aaron A. Abeyta, Tyson Hausdoerffer, Julie Kane, Andrew Sellon, Ryan Wilson
    Genre Fiction: Carlos Hernandez, Kat Howard, Candace Nadon, Rick Wilbur, Fran Wilde
    Screenwriting: Trai Cartwright, JS Mayank
    Nature Writing: Aaron A. Abeyta, Laura Pritchett, Julianne Warren
    Publishing: Kevin J. Anderson

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 12-15
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Danbury, CT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joe Ahearn, Brian Clements, Kateri Kosek
    Fiction: Sandra Rodriguez Barron, Jane Cleland, Oscar De Los Santos, Dan Pope, John Roche, Don Snyder, Tim Weed
    Nonfiction: Anthony D'Aries, Leah Carroll, Josh Pahigian, Daniel Asa Rose, Onnesha Roychoudhuri

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 per year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Bowling Green, KY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tom Hunley
    Fiction: David Bell
    Creative Nonfiction: Dale Rigby
    Scriptwriting: Jessica Folk

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 2/1/20
  • 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
  • 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
  • Springfield, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    The faculty varies each semester. Past fiction mentors have included Pearl Abraham, Stephen Amidon, Annie DeWitt, Mia Gallagher, Daphne Kalotay, Bruce Machart, Rick Moody, Michael O’Loughlin, and Anya Yurchshyn.

    Genre: Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10 per year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Bellingham, WA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Bruce Beasley, Carol Guess, Kelly Magee, Suzanne Paola, Ely Shipley, Christopher Wise, Jane Wong
    Fiction: Carol Guess, Kristiana Kahakauwila, Kelly Magee, Suzanne Paola, Kathryn Trueblood, Christopher Wise
    Nonfiction: Bruce Beasley, Carol Guess, Kristiana Kahakauwila, Kelly Magee, Brenda Miller, Suzanne Paola, Kathryn Trueblood, Christopher Wise

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 13-18
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • Wichita, KS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sam Taylor
    Fiction: Margaret Dawe, Ben Nickol

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-10
    Deadline: 2/1/20
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rashidah Ismaili Abubakr, Phil Brady, Christine Gelineau, William Heyen, H. L. Hix, Tim Seibles
    Fiction: Lenore Hart, Kaylie Jones, Nancy Mckinley, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Robert Mooney, Taylor Polites, David Poyer, Nina Solomon, Jeff Talarigo
    Creative Nonfiction: Laurie Jean Cannady, Beverly Donofrio, J. Michael Lennon, Kevin Oderman
    Playwriting: Bonnie Culver, Gregory Fletcher, Jean Klein, Jan Quackenbush, Juanita Rockwell
    Screenwriting: Susan Cartsonis, Ross Klavan, Michael Mailer, Robert May, Richard Uhlig, Ken Vose

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25
    Deadline: 12/15/19
  • Wayne, NJ
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Timothy Liu, Christopher Salerno
    Fiction: Marina Budhos, Philip Cioffari, John Parras, Martha Witt
    Nonfiction: Cris Beam, David Borkowski, Brad Gooch

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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