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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.

  • Baltimore , MD
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: James Arthur, Dora Malech, Andrew Motion, David Yezzi
    Fiction: Danielle Evans, Eric Puchner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Manhattan, KS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Traci Brimhall, Elizabeth Dodd
    Fiction: Daniel A. Hoyt, Katherine Karlin
    Creative Nonfiction: Traci Brimhall, Elizabeth Dodd

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-15
    Deadline: 8/1/22
  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steven J. Fowler
    Fiction: Diran Adebayo, Adam Baron, Meg Jensen, James Miller, Wendy Vaizey
    Nonfiction: Meg Jensen, Wendy Vaizey

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 8/31/22
  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steven J. Fowler
    Fiction: Diran Adebayo, Adam Baron, Meg Jensen, James Miller, Wendy Vaizey
    Nonfiction: Meg Jensen, Wendy Vaizey

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    Incoming Class Size: 5-15
    Deadline: 8/31/22
  • Lancaster, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Conor O’Callaghan, Eoghan Walls, Michelene Wandor
    Prose: Jenn Ashworth, Elen Caldecott, Zoe Lambert, Sara Maitland, Okey Nzelu, Michelene Wandor
    Scriptwriting: Tajinder Singh Hayer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Lancaster, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Conor O’Callaghan, Eoghan Walls, Michelene Wandor
    Prose: Jenn Ashworth, Elen Caldecott, Zoe Lambert, Okey Nzelu, Michelene Wandor
    Scriptwriting: Tajinder Singh Hayer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10-35
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Newton, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kathleen Aguero, Jose Angel Araguz, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Nicole Terez Dutton, Iain Haley Pollock
    Fiction: Venise Berry, Steven Huff, Sandra Scofield, Sterling Watson
    Creative Nonfiction: Amy Hoffman, Randall Horton, Anne-Marie Oomen
    Writing for Young People: Brendan Kiely, Laura Williams McCaffrey, David Yoo
    Comics & Graphic Narratives: Josh Neufeld

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 5-10
    Deadline: 11/7/22
  • Asheville, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Luke Hankins, Laura Hope-Gill
    Fiction: Dale Bailey, Dale Neal, Jamieson Ridenhour
    Nonfiction: Laura Hope-Gill
    Narrative Healthcare: Laura Hope-Gill

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 7
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Cambridge, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Erin Belieu, Sharon Bryan, Steven Cramer, Danielle Legros Georges, Joan Houlihan, Adrian Matejka, Kevin Prufer
    Fiction: Tony Eprile, Laurie Foos, Rachel Kadish, Hester Kaplan, Michael Lowenthal, A. J. Verdelle
    Nonfiction: Jane Brox, Rachel Manley, Kyoko Mori, Pamela Petro, Janet Pocorobba
    Stage and Screen: Jami Brandli, Barry Brodsky, Thato Mwosa, Cassie Seinuk, Kate Snodgrass, Sinan Unel
    Young People Writing: Tracey Baptiste, Sara Farizan, David Elliott, Susan Goodman, Michelle Knudsen, Chris Lynch, Cynthia Platt, Jason Reynolds, Sara Zarr

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 14
    Deadline: 11/15/22
  • St. Charles, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Tony D’Souza, Anothai Kaewkaen, Lisa Haag Kang, Nicole McInnes, Beth Mead, Gillian Parrish, Kali VanBaale, Zachary Tyler Vickers, Shana Youngdahl

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Evanston, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Chris Abani, Reginald Gibbons, Daisy Hernández, Juan Martinez, Sarah Schulman, Charif Shanahan, Natasha Trethewey

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 3-6
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Brooklyn, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rita Banerjee, Kristina Marie Darling
    Fiction: Zaina Arafat, Thomas Fahy, Tavia Gilbert, Robin Hemley, Chantelle Aimée Osman, Erin Stalcup
    Nonfiction: Zaina Arafat, Rita Banerjee, Robin Hemley, Caitlin Leffel, Deborah Mutnick, Rob Spillman
    Translation: Rita Banerjee, Gregory Racz
    Publishing: Rita Banerjee, Kristina Marie Darling, Robin Hemley, Caitlin Leffel, Chantelle Aimée Osma, Wendy Ryden, Rob Spillman, Erin Stalcup

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 2/1/23
  • Baton Rouge, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lara Glenum, Ariel Francisco
    Fiction: Jennifer S. Davis, Maurice Ruffin
    Nonfiction: Joshua Wheeler
    Screenwriting and New Media: Jason Buch, Zachary Godshall, Mari Kornhauser

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6–8
    Deadline: 1/15/22
  • Purchase, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jennifer Franklin, Mark Nowak, Suzanne Parker
    Fiction: Jeff Bens, Nino Cipri, Jeffrey Rotter
    Nonfiction: Lori Soderlind
    Dramatic Writing: Sharbari Ahmed

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–10
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Lake Charles, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Amy Fleury, Keagan LeJeune
    Fiction: Michael Horner, Allie Mariano

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7–8
    Deadline: 2/21/23
  • Oxford, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Keith Tuma, Cathy Wagner, Lizzie Hutton
    Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: TaraShea Nesbitt, Daisy Hernandez, Brian Roley, Joseph Bates, Margaret Luongo

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 14
    Deadline: 1/2/23
  • Mankato, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Michael Torres, Gwen Westermen
    Fiction: Robin Becker, Geoff Herbach, Chris McCormick
    Nonfiction: Rachael Hanel, Michael Torres

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 14
    Deadline: 2/1/23
  • Columbus, MS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kendall Dunkelberg, T. K. Lee, L. Lamar Wilson
    Fiction: Paulette Boudreaux, Suzanne Jamir, Mary Miller, Iheoma Nwachukwu, Brandy T. Wilson
    Nonfiction: Ellen Ann Fentress, Suzanne Jamir, Mary Miller, Brandy T. Wilson
    Translation: Kendall Dunkelberg
    Playwriting: T. K. Lee

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 per year
    Deadline: 3/1/23
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Thomas Cook, JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
    Fiction: Juana Moriel, JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
    Nonfiction: Juana Moriel
    Screenwriting: Brian McAuley, Alaric Rocha
    Writing for Media: Jehnovah Carlisle, Brian McAuley, Bradley Minnick, Alaric Rocha

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Whitefield and Hooksett, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Fiction: Marcus Burke, Rachel B. Glaser, Hermione Hoby, Johanna Knowles, Andrew Martin, Benjamin Nugent, Tracy O’Neill, Lydia Peelle, Rebecca Schiff, Katherine Towler, Adam Wilson
    Nonfiction: Amy Irvine, Nadia Owusu, Justin Taylor

    Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15 per cohort
    Deadline: 10/30/22
  • Boulder, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Mairead Case, Valerie Hsiung, Jeffrey Pethybridge, Michelle Naka Pierce, Chris Pusateri, Sarah Elizabeth Schantz, Andrew Schelling, and Anne Waldman.

    Brandon Shimoda will serve as guest faculty in fall 2022.

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 5-15 each year
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Boulder, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Valier Hsiung, Jeffrey Pethybridge, Michelle Naka Pierce, Andrew Schelling, Anne Waldman

    Guest Faculty Includes: Anne Boyer, Cecilia Vicuña, Lisa Robertson, Tracie Morris, Eleni Sikelianos, CAConrad, Tongo-Eisen Martin, Selah Saterstrom, Hoa Nguyen, Dawn Lundy Martin, Eileen Myles, Fred Moten, Layli Long Soldier, Thurston Moore, Margaret Randall, Simone White, Laird Hunt, Renee Gladman, TC Tolbert, Jos Charles

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12-18
    Deadline: 1/17/23
  • Henniker, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Chen Chen, Anaïs Duplan, Jennifer Militello, Andrew Morgan, Allison Titus
    Fiction: Tara Ison, Leah Johnson, Anna Qu, David Ryan, Allison Titus
    Nonfiction: Anaïs Duplan, Tara Ison, Jennifer Militello, Anna Qu, David Ryan
    Writing for Stage and Screen: Tara Ison, David Ryan

    Recent visiting writers include Alysia Abbott, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Jericho Brown, Andre Dubus III, Vievee Francis, Linda Gregerson, Vijay Seshadri, and Ocean Vuong.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 each year
    Deadline: 12/1/22
  • Las Cruces, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Aldo Amparán (Visiting), Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
    Fiction: Rus Bradburd, Brandon Hobson, Phillip Hurst (Visiting)

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 2/1/23
  • New York, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Catherine Barnett, Alex Dimitrov, Terrance Hayes, Deborah Landau, Sharon Olds, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Claudia Rankine, Matthew Rohrer, Sally Wen Mao, Phillip B. Williams, Ocean Vuong

    Fiction: Nathan Englander, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Safran Foer, Uzodinma Iweala, Katie Kitamura, Hari Kunzru, Leigh Newman, Joyce Carol Oates, Zadie Smith, Darin Strauss, Brandon Taylor

    Creative Nonfiction: Uzodinma Iweala, Hari Kunzru, Meghan O’Rourke, Leigh Newman, Parul Sehgal, Darin Strauss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 40-60
    Deadline: 12/18/22

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