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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.

  • Boston, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Christine Casson, Rajiv Mohabir, Daniel Tobin
    Fiction: Ben Brooks, Maria Flook, Julia Glass, Lise Haines, Kim McLarin, William Orem, Pamela Painter, Jon Papernick, Ladette Randolph, Frederick Reiken, Steve Yarbrough, Mako Yoshikawa
    Nonfiction: Jabari Asim, Richard Hoffman, Megan Marshall, Jerald Walker

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 32–55
    Deadline: 2/1/22
  • Boston, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Writing: Kim McLarin, Jon Papernick, Jessica Treadway
    Literature: William Donoghue, Roy Kamada, William Orem
    Publishing: Lisa Diercks, Gian Lombardo, John Rodzvilla

    Genre: Fiction
    Residency: Online
    Incoming Class Size: 12–18
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Fairfield, CT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Carol Ann Davis, Bill Patrick, Baron Wormser
    Fiction: Rachel Basch, Susan Muaddi Darraj, Alan Davis, Eugenia Kim, Karen Osborn, Hollis Seamon
    Nonfiction: Sonya Huber, Dinty W. Moore, Adriana Páramo, Bill Patrick
    Screenwriting: Sharbari Ahmed, Shelley Evans, Jennifer Vanderbes

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 13
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Madison, NJ
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Renée Ashley, David Daniel, H. L. Hix
    Fiction: Rebecca Chace, Walter Cummins, David Grand, Rene Steinke
    Nonfiction: Rebecca Chace, Minna Proctor, Rosie Schaap
    Writing for Young Adults and Children: Coe Booth, Donna Freitas, Eliot Schrefer
    Literary Translation: Harvey Hix, Idra Novey, Minna Proctor

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Boca Raton, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Becka Mara McKay, Susan Mitchell
    Fiction: Ayşe Papatya Bucak, Jason Schwartz
    Nonfiction: Andrew Furman, Kate Schmitt

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 1/15/22
  • Miami, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Richard Blanco, Denise Duhamel, Campbell McGrath
    Fiction: Lynne Barrett, Debra Dean, John Dufresne, Les Standiford
    Nonfiction: Julie Marie Wade

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–12
    Deadline: 1/12/22
  • Tallahassee, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Barbara Hamby, James Kimbrell, David Kirby, Virgil Suarez, Jillian Weise, L. Lamar Wilson
    Fiction: Robert Olen Butler, Barbara Hamby, Skip Horack, Ravi Howard, Bob Shacochis, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Mark Winegardner
    Nonfiction: Skip Horack, Ravi Howard, Diane Roberts, Bob Shacochis, Mark Winegardner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–12 (MFA & PhD combined)
    Deadline: 1/15/22
  • Tallahassee, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Barbara Hamby, James Kimbrell, David Kirby, Virgil Suarez, Jillian Weise, L. Lamar Wilson
    Fiction: Robert Olen Butler, Barbara Hamby, Skip Horack, Ravi Howard, Bob Shacochis, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Mark Winegardner
    Nonfiction: Skip Horack, Ravi Howard, Diane Roberts, Bob Shacochis, Mark Winegardner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–12 (MFA & PhD combined)
    Deadline: 1/15/22
  • Fresno, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Brynn Saito, Tim Skeen, Mai Der Vang
    Fiction: Venita Blackburn, Randa Jarrar
    Nonfiction: Steven Church, John Hales

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12–15
    Deadline: 3/1/22
  • Fairfax, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sally Keith, Vivek Narayanan, Eric Pankey, Peter Streckfus
    Fiction: Alexia Arthurs, Courtney Brkic, Tania James, Helon Habila Ngalabak
    Nonfiction: Timothy Denevi, Kyoko Mori

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 24-26
    Deadline: 1/15/22
  • Milledgeville, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kerry James Evans, Laura Newbern
    Fiction and Nonfiction: Kerry Neville, Peter Selgin, Chika Unigwe

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7
    Deadline: 2/1/22
  • Atlanta, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Danielle Cadena Deulen, Beth Gylys
    Fiction: John Holman, Sheri Joseph, Josh Russell
    Nonfiction: Danielle Cadena Deulen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 (MFA & PhD combined)
    Deadline: 2/5/22
  • Atlanta, GA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Danielle Cadena Deulen, Beth Gylys
    Fiction: John Holman, Sheri Joseph, Josh Russell
    Nonfiction: Danielle Cadena Deulen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 (MFA & PhD combined)
    Deadline: 2/5/22
  • Plainfield, VT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jan Clausen, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin
    Fiction: Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Susan Kim, Douglas A. Martin, Rogelio Martinez, John McManus, Victoria Nelson, Richard Panek, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Sherri L. Smith
    Nonfiction: Jan Clausen, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin, John McManus, Victoria Nelson, Richard Panek, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
    Hybrid: Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin
    Cross-Genre: Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin
    Graphic Novel: Susan Kim, Sherri L. Smith
    Dramatic Writing: Deborah Brevoort, Kenny Fries, Susan Kim, Rogelio Martinez, Victoria Nelson
    TV Writing: Susan Kim, Rogelio Martinez
    Libretto: Deborah Brevoort, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Port Townsend, WA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jan Clausen, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin
    Fiction: Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Susan Kim, Douglas A. Martin, Rogelio Martinez, John McManus, Victoria Nelson, Richard Panek, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Sherri L. Smith
    Nonfiction: Jan Clausen, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin, John McManus, Victoria Nelson, Richard Panek, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
    Hybrid: Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin
    Cross-Genre: Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas A. Martin
    Graphic Novel: Susan Kim, Sherri L. Smith
    Dramatic Writing: Deborah Brevoort, Kenny Fries, Susan Kim, Rogelio Martinez, Victoria Nelson
    TV Writing: Susan Kim, Rogelio Martinez
    Libretto: Deborah Brevoort, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Baltimore, MD
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Porscha Burke, Suzannah Lessard, Maggie Messitt, Michelle Orange, and Meline Toumani

    Genre: Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 25-30 per year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • St. Paul, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Katrina Vandenberg
    Fiction: John Brandon, Sheila O'Connor
    Nonfiction: Angela Pelster-Wiebe
    Screenwriting and Multi-Genre: Richard Pelster-Wiebe

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15-20
    Deadline: 12/1/21
  • St. Paul, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Elana K. Arnold, Swati Avasthi, Kelly Barnhill, Coe Booth, Marsha Wilson Chall, Lisa Jahn Clough, Brandy Colbert, Erin Entrada Kelly,  Nina LaCour, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Meg Medina, Claire Rudolf Murphy, Phyllis Root, Laura Ruby, Eliot Schrefer, Sherri L. Smith, Laurel Snyder, and Anne Ursu

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 10/1/21
  • Hempstead, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Phillis Levin, Miguel-Angel Zapata
    Fiction: Álvaro Enrigue, Julia Markus, Martha McPhee
    Nonfiction: Julia Markus, Kelly McMasters

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 1/1/21
  • Roanoke, VA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: R. H. W. Dillard, Thorpe Moeckel, Elizabeth Poliner
    Fiction: Scott Blackwood, Matthew Burnside, R. H. W. Dillard, Elizabeth Poliner, Jessie van Eerden
    Nonfiction: Scott Blackwood, Matthew Burnside, Thorpe Moeckel, Jessie van Eerden

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 1/6/22
  • New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Donna Masini, Tom Sleigh
    Fiction: Peter Carey, ZZ Packer, Adam Haslett
    Nonfiction: Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Mychal Denzel Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 2/1/22
  • Bloomington, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Bowman, Stacey Lynn Brown, Ross Gay, Adrian Matejka
    Fiction: Brando Skyhorse, Samrat Upadhyay

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 1/2/22
  • Santa Fe, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Esther Belin, Sherwin Bitsui, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Santee Frazier, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Cedar Sigo, Ken White
    Fiction: Ramona Ausubel, Marie-Helene Bertino, Brandon Hobson, Pam Houston, Toni Jensen, Stephen Graham Jones, Kristiana Kahakauwila, Chip Livingston, Tommy Orange, David Treuer
    Nonfiction: Kimberly Blaeser, Pam Houston, Toni Jensen, Chip Livingston
    Screenwriting: Sydney Freeland, Geoff Harris, Migizi Pensoneau, Brooke Swaney Pepion, Ken White

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 30
    Deadline: 2/1/21
  • Ames, IA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/5/22
  • Ithaca, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Taylor, Tonya Foster
    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: 2/1/21

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