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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.

  • 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
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 12/15/17
  • 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
    Incoming Class 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
    Incoming Class Size: 40-50 (MA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 12/15/16
  • Laramie, WY
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 4-9
    Deadline: 1/10/18
  • Nashville, TN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Beth Bachmann, Kate Daniels, Rick Hilles, Mark Jarman, Sandy Solomon
    Fiction: Piyali Bhattacharya, Tony Earley, Lorraine López, Lorrie Moore, Justin Quarry, Nancy Reisman

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 12/15/17
  • Montpelier, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Ralph Angel, Mark Cox, Matthew Dickman, 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, David Jauss, T. Geronimo Johnson, Ellen Lesser, Brian Leung, Bret Lott, Richard McCann, Clint McCown, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Martha Southgate, Nance Van Winckel, Robert Vivian

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25-30 per semester
    Deadline: 8/17/17
  • Montpelier, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Matthew Dickman, Ruben Quesada, Mary Ruefle
    Fiction: Julianna Baggott, Jensen Beach, Trinie Dalton, Janet Fitch, Miciah Bay Gault, Porochista Khakpour
    Nonfiction: Julianna Baggott, Trinie Dalton, Rigoberto González, Tim Kirkman, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Sean Prentiss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-20
    Deadline: 2/28/18
  • Richmond, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Gregory Donovan, Kathleen Graber, David Wojahn
    Fiction: Susann Cokal, Tom De Haven, Clint McCown, Hanna Pylväinen
    Nonfiction: Sonja Livingston, Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • Blacksburg, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    The visiting writers for 2017-2018 include Chris Bachelder, Natalie Diaz, Rachel B. Glaser, Tim Seibles, and Cheryl Strayed.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7-9
    Deadline: 1/16/18
  • 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
    Incoming Class Size: 15 each semester
    Deadline: 9/1/17
  • Saint Louis, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 12/15/17
  • Morgantown, WV
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/18
  • 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
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 10/1/17
  • 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
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 per year
    Deadline: 3/1/18
  • 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
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 2/1/18
  • Kalamazoo, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Nancy Eimers, Richard Katrovas, William Olsen
    Fiction: Richard Katrovas, Thisbe Nissen
    Nonfiction: Richard Katrovas
    Playwriting: Steve Feffer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 2-6
    Deadline: 1/10/18
  • Kalamazoo, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Nancy Eimers, Richard Katrovas, William Olsen
    Fiction: Richard Katrovas, Thisbe Nissen
    Nonfiction: Richard Katrovas
    Playwriting: Steve Feffer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 2-6
    Deadline: 1/10/18
  • 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
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10 per year
    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
    Screenwriting for Film and Television: JS Mayank, Mary Beth Fielder, Bob Shayne

     

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 12-15
    Deadline: 6/1/18
  • Bellingham, WA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

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

    Poetry: Albert Goldbarth, Sam Taylor
    Fiction: Margaret Dawe

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-10
    Deadline: 1/10/18
  • 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
    Playwriting: Robert Arthur, Bonnie Culver, Jean Klein, Jan Quackenbush, Gregory Fletcher, Juanita Rockwell
    Screenwriting: Susan Cartsonis, Michael Mailer, Robert May, Ross Klavan, Richard Uhlig, Ken Vose

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 40
    Deadline: 12/1/17
  • Wayne, NJ
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

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

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