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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, Mary Jo Salter, David Yezzi
    Fiction: Danielle Evans, Brad Leithauser, Eric Puchner

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 12/15/21
  • 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: 8/1/21
  • 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: 8/31/21
  • 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: 8/31/21
  • Lancaster, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Conor O’Callaghan, Tom Pow, 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: 10-40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • 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, 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, Kate Snodgrass, Sinan Unel
    Young People Writing: Tracey Baptiste, David Elliott, Susan Goodman, Michelle Knudsen, Chris Lynch, Jason Reynolds

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15-20
    Deadline: 11/15/21
  • St. Charles, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Tony D'Souza, Shana Youngdahl, Nicole McInnes, Kali VanBaale, Gillian Parrish, Zachary Tyler Vickers, Lisa Haag Kang, Ryan Patrick Smith, Beth Mead, Mary Anderson, Anothai Kaewkaen

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

    Chris Abani, Reginald Gibbons, Juan Martinez, Charif Shanahan, and Natasha Trethewey

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 4-6
    Deadline: 12/15/21
  • Brooklyn, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 2/15/22
  • 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: 2/21/22
  • Oxford, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: cris cheek, 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: 10
    Deadline: 1/2/22
  • Oakland, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Juliana Spahr, Truong Tran, Stephanie Young
    Prose: Elmaz Abinader, Patricia Powell, Kathryn Reiss

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    Incoming Class Size: Approximately 30
    Deadline: 1/15/22
  • Mankato, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Candace Black, Richard Robbins, Michael Torres
    Fiction: Robin Becker, Geoff Herbach, Chris McCormick
    Nonfiction: Diana Joseph, Michael Torres

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 18
    Deadline: 2/1/22
  • Columbus, MS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kendall Dunkelberg, T. K. Lee
    Fiction: Mary Miller, Iheoma Nwachukwu, Brandy T. Wilson
    Nonfiction: Ellen Ann Fentress, 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: 3/1/21
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Thomas Cook, JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
    Fiction: Juana Moriel, JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
    Nonfiction: Juana Moriel
    Screenwriting: Alaric Rocha, Brian McAuley

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

    Fiction: Marcus Burke, Rachel B. Glaser, Jo Knowles, Benjamin Nugent, Tracy O’Neill, Lydia Peelle, Rebecca Schiff, Katherine Towler, Robin Wasserman, Adam Wilson

    Nonfiction: Amy Irvine, Nadia Owusu, Justin Taylor

    Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: Up to 16 per cohort
    Deadline: 10/30/21
  • Boulder, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Reed Bye, Mairead Case, J’Lyn Chapman, Gabrielle Civil, Jeffrey Pethybridge, Michelle Naka Pierce, Laura Pritchett, Chris Pusateri, Christopher Rosales, Sun Yung Shin, Sara Veglahn, and Anne Waldman.

    Caren Beilin will serve as guest faculty in fall 2020.

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

    Jeffrey Pethybridge, Michelle Naka Pierce, Andrew Schelling, Sara Veglahn, 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: 2/1/22
  • Henniker, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Chen Chen, Jennifer Militello, Andrew Morgan, Allison Titus
    Fiction: Tim Horvarth, Leah Johnson, David Ryan, Allison Titus
    Nonfiction: Jennifer Militello, David Ryan
    Writing for Stage and Screen: Buzz McLaughlin

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 each year
    Deadline: 12/1/21
  • Las Cruces, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
    Fiction: Brandon Hobson, Rus Bradburd, Dana Kroos (Visiting)

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 3–4
    Deadline: 2/1/22
  • Las Cruces, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
    Fiction: Rus Bradburd, Brandon Hobson, Dana Kroos (Visiting)

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8–10
    Deadline: 1/15/22

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