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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.

  • Asheville, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Fiction: Lesley Nneke Arimah, Dean Bakopoulos, Robert Boswell, Liam Callanan, Maud Casey, Christopher Castellani, Lan Samantha Chang, Sonya Chung, Angela Flournoy, Jeremy Gavron, Lauren Groff, David Haynes, Vanessa Hua, T. Geronimo Johnson, Nina McConigley, Ana Menendez, Antonya Nelson, Alix Ohlin, Peter Orner, Michael Parker, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Robin Romm, Joan Silber, Marisa Silver, Dominic Smith, Debra Spark, Lysley Tenorio, Peter Turchi, Laura van den Berg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 12-20
    Deadline: 9/1/22
  • Saint Louis, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mary Jo Bang, Carl Phillips
    Fiction: Kathryn Davis, Danielle Dutton, Marshall Klimasewiski
    Nonfiction: G’Ra Asim, Kathleen Finneran, Edward McPherson

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Morgantown, WV
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Buckhannon, WV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Diane Gilliam, Devon McNamara, Doug Van Gundy
    Fiction: Ashleigh Bryant Phillips, Richard Schmitt, Robert Yune
    Nonfiction: Jessica Handler, Randon Billings Noble, Karen McElmurray

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 10/1/22
  • Gunnison, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: CMarie Fuhrman, Carol Guerrero-Murphy, Tyson Hausdoerffer, Clemonce Heard, Julie Kane, Maya Jewell Zeller
    Genre Fiction: Rachelle Cruz, Trinidad Escobar, Ayize Jama-Everett, Candace Nadon, Malka Older, Rick Wilbur, Fran Wilde
    Nature Writing: Karen Auvinen, Steve Coughlin, CMarie Fuhrman, Laura Pritchett, Ana Maria Spagna
    Publishing: Kevin J. Anderson, Gwyneth Gibby, Allyson Longueira
    Screenwriting: Joy Goodwin, Mitali Jahagirdar, Emily Spivey

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 40-50
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Danbury, CT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joe Ahearn, Brian Clements, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Kateri Kosek
    Fiction: Sandra Rodriguez Barron, Jane Cleland, Oscar De Los Santos, Gwen Jones, Sarah Darer Littman, John Roche, Don Snyder
    Nonfiction: Anthony D’Aries, Leah Carroll, Josh Pahigian, Daniel Asa Rose, Onnesha Roychoudhuri, Gina Troisi

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

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 4-10
    Deadline: 1/10/22
  • Kalamazoo, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 4-10
    Deadline: 1/10/22
  • Bellingham, WA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Bruce Beasley, Carol Guess, Kelly Magee, Suzanne Paola, Ely Shipley, Christopher Wise, Jane Wong
    Fiction: Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi, Carol Guess, Kelly Magee, Suzanne Paola, Kathryn Trueblood
    Nonfiction: Bruce Beasley, Carol Guess, Kelly Magee, Brenda Miller, José Roach Orduña, Kathryn Trueblood, Christopher Wise

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7-9
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Wichita, KS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sam Taylor
    Fiction: Jason Allen and Margaret Dawe

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-10
    Deadline: 2/1/23
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rashidah Ismaili AbuBakr, Remica Bingham-Risher, Phil Brady, Christine Gelineau
    Fiction: Ru Freeman, Kaylie Jones, Ken Liu, Laurie Loewenstein, Nancy McKinley, Robert Mooney, Taylor Polites, Nisha Sharma, Jeff Talarigo, Rachel Weaver
    Creative Nonfiction: Beverly Donofrio, Jessica Goudeau, Laurie Jean, J. Michael Lennon, Robin Micah McCrary
    Playwriting: Bonnie Culver, Gregory Fletcher, Nicole Pandolfo, Dania Ramos
    Screenwriting: Susan Cartsonis, Lisa Jones, Ross Klavan, Jennifer Mayer, Richard Uhlig
    Spoken Word: Angelique Palmer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 48
    Deadline: 12/1/22
  • 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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