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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.

  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steven J. Fowler, Helen Palmer
    Fiction: Diran Adebayo, Adam Baron, Paul Bailey, Norma Clarke, Meg Jensen, James Miller, Helen Palmer, Wendy Vaizey
    Nonfiction: Tina Chanter, Meg Jensen, Wendy Vaizey
    Playwriting: Winsome Pinnock

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 7/31/19
  • London, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steven J. Fowler, Helen Palmer
    Fiction: Diran Adebayo, Adam Baron, Paul Bailey, Norma Clarke, Meg Jensen, James Miller, Helen Palmer, Wendy Vaizey
    Nonfiction: Tina Chanter, Meg Jensen, Wendy Vaizey
    Playwriting: Winsome Pinnock

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Low
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 7/31/19
  • 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: 25
    Deadline: 7/31/19
  • 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: 25
    Deadline: 7/31/19
  • Lancaster, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Conor O'Callaghan, Tom Pow, Eoghan Walls, Michelene Wandor
    Fiction: Jenn Ashworth, George Green, Zoe Lambert, Sara Maitland, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Michelene Wandor

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

    Poetry: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Conor O'Callaghan, Tom Pow, Eoghan Walls, Michelene Wandor
    Fiction: Jenn Ashworth, George Green, Zoe Lambert, Sara Maitland, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Michelene Wandor

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

    Poetry: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Conor O'Callaghan, Tom Pow, Eoghan Walls, Michelene Wandor
    Fiction: Jenn Ashworth, George Green, Zoe Lambert, Sara Maitland, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Michelene Wandor

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10-40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Lancaster, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sarah Corbett, Jane Draycott, Paul Farley, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Conor O'Callaghan, Tom Pow, Eoghan Walls, Michelene Wandor
    Fiction: Jenn Ashworth, George Green, Zoe Lambert, Sara Maitland, Brian McCabe, Graham Mort, Michelene Wandor

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10-40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Asheville, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Luke Hankins, Laura Hope-Gill
    Fiction: Dale Neal, Jamieson Ridenhour
    Nonfiction: Laura Hope-Gill, Sara Kohrt

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

    Poetry: Luke Hankins, Laura Hope-Gill
    Fiction: Dale Neal, Jamieson Ridenhour
    Nonfiction: Laura Hope-Gill, Sara Kohrt

    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 Georges, Stephen Haven, Adrian Matejka, Joan Houlihan, Kevin Prufer

    Fiction: Tony Eprile, Laurie Foos, Rachel Kadish, Hester Kaplan, Michael Lowenthal, William Lychack, Kyoko Mori, Christina Shea, A. J. Verdelle

    Nonfiction: Jane Brox, Rachel Manley, Roland Merullo, Kyoko Mori, Pamela Petro, Janet Pocorobba

    Stage and Screen: Jami Brandli, Barry Brodsky, Ronan Noone, 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: 44 each year
    Deadline: 9/1/18
  • St. Charles, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Eve Jones, Anothai Kaewkaen, Gillian Parrish
    Fiction: Wm. Anthony Connolly, Tony D'Souza, Zachary Tyler Vickers, Nicole McInnes
    Nonfiction: Kali VanBaale, Lisa Haag, Beth Mead

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 40
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • St. Charles, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Eve Jones, Anothai Kaewkaen, Gillian Parrish
    Fiction: Wm. Anthony Connolly, Tony D'Souza, Zachary Tyler Vickers, Nicole McInnes
    Nonfiction: Kali VanBaale, Lisa Haag, Beth Mead

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

    Poetry: John High, Erica Hunt, Lewis Warsh
    Fiction: Lewis Warsh
    Cross-Genre: John High, Lewis Warsh

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6–10
    Deadline: 2/15/19
  • Baton Rouge, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lara Glenum, Laura Mullen
    Fiction: Jennifer S. Davis
    Nonfiction: Joshua Wheeler

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6–8
    Deadline: 1/15/19
  • Purchase, NY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Nowak, Suzanne Parker
    Fiction: Jeff Bens, 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: Christopher Lowe

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7–8
    Deadline: 2/21/20
  • Oxford, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Hoa Nguyen, Laura Van Prooyen
    Fiction: Jacquelyn Mitchard, Alissa Nutting, Hugh Sheehy
    Nonfiction: Eric Goodman, Jacquelyn Mitchard

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 8-10 per semester
    Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Oxford, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: cris cheek, Keith Tuma, Cathy Wagner
    Fiction: Joseph Bates, Margaret Luongo, Brian Roley
    Nonfiction: Daisy Hernández, TaraShea Nesbit

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7-10
    Deadline: 1/2/20
  • Oakland, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: Approximately 30
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • Mankato, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 18
    Deadline: 2/1/20
  • Columbus, MS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Kendall Dunkelberg, T. K. Lee
    Fiction: Mary Miller, Brandy T. Wilson
    Nonfiction: Mary Miller, Brandy T. Wilson
    Translation: Kendall Dunkelberg
    Playwriting: T. K. Lee

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10-15 per year
    Deadline: 12/1/18
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
    Fiction: Margarita Borrero, Johnny Payne, JoAnna Novak
    Nonfiction: Lisa Fetchko, David Shook

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

    Poetry: JoAnna Novak, Johnny Payne
    Fiction: Margarita Borrero, Johnny Payne, JoAnna Novak
    Nonfiction: Lisa Fetchko, David Shook

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

    Fiction: Marcus Burke, Wiley Cash, Hermione Hoby, Jo Knowles, Benjamin Nugent, Lydia Peelle, Mark Jude Poiriet, Justin Taylor, Katherine Towler, Robin Wasserman, Mitch Wieland

    Nonfiction: Richard Adams Carey, Craig Childs, Amy Irvine, Nadia Owusu, Gemma Sieff, Mark Sundeen, Vauhini Vara

    Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 15-16 per cohort
    Deadline: 10/15/18

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