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MFA Programs Database

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.

  • Seattle, WA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Linda Bierds, Andrew Feld, Richard Kenney, Pimone Triplett
    Prose: David Bosworth, David Crouse, David Shields, Maya Sonenberg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/2/17
  • Madison, WI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Amy Quan Barry, Sean Bishop, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Jesse Lee Kercheval
    Fiction: Danielle Evans, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Ron Kuka, Judith Claire Mitchell

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 12
    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
  • 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
  • Laramie, WY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Harvey Hix, Kate Northrop, David Romtvedt
    Fiction: Alyson Hagy, Brad Watson
    Nonfiction: Andrew Fitch, Jeff Lockwood, Beth Loffreda

    Poet Jennifer Moxley is the writer-in-residence for Fall 2016.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 18
    Deadline: 1/10/17
  • Nashville, TN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Beth Bachmann, Kate Daniels, Rick Hilles, Mark Jarman
    Fiction: Tony Earley, Lorraine López, Lorrie Moore, Nancy Reisman
    Nonfiction: Randall Kenan (Spring 2017)

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 12
    Deadline: 12/15/16
  • Montpelier, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Ralph Angel, Mark Cox, Matthew Dickman, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Cynthia Huntington, Richard Jackson, Tomás Q. Morín, Natasha Saje, Betsy Sholl, Leslie Ullman, Nance Van Winckel, David Wojahn

    Fiction: Trinie Dalton, Connie May Fowler, Abby Frucht, Douglas Glover, Rigoberto Gonzalez, David Jauss, T. Geronimo Johnson, Ellen Lesser, Brian Leung, Bret Lott, Richard McCann, Clint McCown, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Martha Southgate, Domenic Stansberry, Larry Sutin, Nance Van Winckel, Robert Vivian

    Nonfiction: Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Connie May Fowler, Douglas Glover, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Cynthia Huntington, Barbara Hurd, Bret Lott, Patrick Madden, Richard McCann, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Sue William Silverman, Larry Sutin, Robert Vivian

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 115
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Montpelier, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Matthew Dickman, Elizabeth Powell, Mary Ruefle
    Fiction: Jensen Beach, Trinie Dalton, Janet Fitch, Porochista Khakpour
    Nonfiction: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Trinie Dalton, Rigoberto González, Tim Kirkman, M. G. Lord, Sean Prentiss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Program Size:
    Deadline: 2/28/17
  • Richmond, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Gregory Donovan, Kathleen Graber, David Wojahn
    Fiction: Susann Cokal, Tom De Haven, Clint McCown, Hanna Pylvainen
    Nonfiction: Sonja Livingston

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 30
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • Blacksburg, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Nikki Giovanni, Bob Hicok, Jeffrey Mann, Erika Meitner
    Fiction: Edward Falco, Lucinda Roy, Matthew Vollmer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 21
    Deadline: 1/15/16
  • Asheville, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Debra Allbery, Marianne Boruch, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Stephen Dobyns, Daisy Fried, Jennifer Grotz, Brooks Haxton, Rodney Jones, A. Van Jordan, Sandra Lim, James Longenbach, Maurice Manning, Heather McHugh, Martha Rhodes, Alan R. 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, Christopher Castellani, Lan Samantha Chang, Jeremy Gavron, Lauren Groff, David Haynes, Caitlin Horrocks, T. Geronimo Johnson, Kevin McIlvoy, Antonya Nelson, Peter Orner, Michael Parker, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Robin Romm, Joan Silber, Dominic Smith, Debra Spark, Sarah Stone, Peter Turchi, Laura van den Berg

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 70
    Deadline: 9/1/16
  • Saint Louis, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 25
    Deadline: 12/15/16
  • Morgantown, WV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: James Harms, Mary Ann Samyn
    Fiction: Mark Brazaitis, Glenn Taylor
    Nonfiction: Kevin Oderman, Christa Parravani, Ethel Morgan Smith, Tony Swofford

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

    Poetry: Mark DeFoe, Devon McNamara, Doug Van Gundy
    Fiction: Richard Schmitt, Jessie van Eerden
    Nonfiction: Eric Waggoner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 20
    Deadline: 10/1/16
  • Danbury, CT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joe Ahearn, Brian Clements, Kateri Kosek
    Fiction: Sandra Rodriguez Barron, Oscar De Los Santos, Dan Pope, Don Snyder, Tim Weed
    Nonfiction: Josh Pahigian, Daniel Asa Rose, Onnesha Roychoudhuri

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 35
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Bowling Green, KY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tom C. Hunley, Mary Ellen Miller
    Fiction: David Bell, Rebbecca Brown
    Nonfiction: Dale Rigby

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 12
    Deadline: 3/1/16
  • 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
  • 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
  • Springfield, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    The faculty varies each semester. Past fiction mentors have included Stephen Amidon, Mia Gallagher, Michael O’Loughlin, Daphne Kalotay, and Bruce Machart.

    Genre: Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 10-12
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Gunnison, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tyson Hausdoerffer, Ernest Hilbert, Julie Kane, David J. Rothman, Andrew Sellon
    Genre Fiction: Russell Davis, Stacia Deutsch, Candace Nadon, Michaela Roessner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 35-40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Bellingham, WA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Bruce Beasley
    Fiction: Carol Guess, Kristiana Kahakauwila, Kelly Magee, Kathryn Trueblood
    Nonfiction: Brenda Miller, Suzanne Paola

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 30-40
    Deadline: 1/15/17
  • Wichita, KS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Albert Goldbarth, Sam Taylor
    Fiction: Margaret Dawe

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 20-30
    Deadline: 1/10/17
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Phil Brady, Rashidah Ismaili Abubakr, Christine Gelineau, H.L. Hix, William Heyen, Tim Seibles
    Fiction: David Poyer, Kaylie Jones, Jeff Talarigo, Robert Mooney, Taylor Polites, Sara Pritchard, Cecilia Galante, Lenore Hart, Nancy Mckinley, Nina Solomon, Marlon James

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Program Size: 110
    Deadline: 12/15/16
  • Wayne, NJ
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Timothy Liu, Christopher Salerno
    Fiction: Marina Budhos, Phil Cioffari, John Parras, Martha Witt
    Nonfiction: Brad Gooch

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Program Size: 12 students per year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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