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MFA Programs Database

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.

  • Cincinnati, OH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rebecca Lindenberg, Aditi Machado, Felicia Zamora
    Fiction: Chris Bachelder, Michael Griffith, Leah Stewart
    Nonfiction: Kristen Iversen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7-9
    Deadline: 1/6/23
  • Boulder, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Julie Carr, Noah Eli Gordon, Ruth Ellen Kocher
    Fiction: Jeffrey DeShell, Marcia Douglas, Stephen Graham Jones, Elisabeth Sheffield

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-10
    Deadline: 1/3/23
  • Denver, CO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Graham Foust, Bin Ramke, Lindsay Turner
    Prose: Patrick Yumi Cottrell, Joanna Howard, Selah Saterstrom (Director)

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 12/17/21
  • Norwich, England
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Tiffany Atkinson, Holly Corfield Carr, Sophie Robinson
    Fiction: Trezza Azzopardi, Andrew Cowan, Giles Foden, Vesna Goldsworthy, Jean McNeil, Tessa McWatt, Henry Sutton, Naomi Wood
    Nonfiction: Ian Thomson
    Crime Fiction: Nathan Ashman, Tom Benn, Julia Crouch, Henry Sutton
    Scriptwriting: Ben Musgrave, Steve Waters, Timberlake Wertenbaker

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 30-36
    Deadline: 6/30/22
  • Gainesville, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Michael Hofmann, William Logan, Ange Mlinko
    Fiction: Uwem Akpan, Camille Bordas, David Leavitt

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-12
    Deadline: 1/15/22
  • Toronto, Canada
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Canisia Lubrin, Catherine Bush, Judith Thompson, Carrianne Leung, Michael Winter, Kyo Maclear, Kevin Connolly

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12-13
    Deadline: 12/5/22
  • Houston, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Erin Belieu, Nick Flynn, francine j. harris, Kevin Prufer, Martha Serpas, Roberto Tejada
    Fiction: Robert Boswell, Audrey Colombe, Chitra Divakaruni, Antonya Nelson, Alexander Parsons, Brenda Peynado, Peter Turchi
    Nonfiction: Nick Flynn, Peter Turchi

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Houston, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Erin Belieu, Nick Flynn, francine j. harris, Kevin Prufer, Martha Serpas, Roberto Tejada
    Fiction: Robert Boswell, Audrey Colombe, Chitra Divakaruni, Antonya Nelson, Alexander Parsons, Brenda Peynado, Peter Turchi
    Nonfiction: Nick Flynn, Peter Turchi

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Moscow, ID
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Michael McGriff, Alexandra Teague
    Fiction: Jess Arndt, Leah Hampton
    Nonfiction: Kate Lebo, Scott Slovic

    Recent visiting faculty includes Brian Evenson, Dorianne Laux, Maggie Nelson, Roger Reeves, Luis Alberto Urrea, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Mary Szybist, and Kate Zambreno.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Urbana, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Ángel García, Janice Harrington, Christopher Kemf, Corey Van Landingham,
    Fiction: Amy Hassinger, Ted Sanders, Alex Shakar, David Wright

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 12/1/22
  • Chicago, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jennifer Ashton, Daniel Borzutzky, Christina Pugh, Luis Urrea
    Fiction: Christopher Grimes, Cris Mazza, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Luis Urrea
    Nonfiction: Mary Anne Mohanraj, Luis Urrea

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-20
    Deadline: 2/1/23
  • Chicago, IL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jennifer Ashton, Daniel Borzutzky, Christina Pugh, Luis Urrea
    Fiction: Christopher Grimes, Cris Mazza, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Luis Urrea
    Nonfiction: Mary Anne Mohanraj, Luis Urrea

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-10
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Iowa City, IA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Nonfiction: John D’Agata, Melissa Febos, Brooks Landon, Bonnie Sunstein, Inara Verzemnieks

    Visiting Faculty includes: Sarah Minor, Tisa Bryant, Andre Perry, Hanif Abdurraqib, Susan Steinberg, Kiese Laymon, Vivian Gornick, Geoff Dyer, Meghan Daum, Richard Preston, Mary Ruefle, Bernard Cooper, Honor Moore, Lia Purpura, Xu Xi, Terry Tempest Williams, Steve Kuusisto, John Edgar Wideman

    Genre: Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-12
    Deadline: 12/14/22
  • Iowa City, IA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: James Galvin, Mark Levine, Tracie Morris, Elizabeth Willis
    Fiction: Ethan Canin, Lan Samantha Chang, Charles D’Ambrosio, Margot Livesey, Jamel Brinkley 

    The 2021-2022 visiting faculty includes poets Vanessa Roveto, Nikki Wallschlaeger, and Emily Wilson, and fiction writers Kevin Brockmeier, Tom Drury, Abby Geni, and Madhuri Vijay.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 50
    Deadline: 12/15/21
  • Lawrence, KS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joe Harrington, Megan Kaminski
    Fiction: Kij Johnson, Laura Moriarty
    Playwriting: Darren Canady

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 4-9
    Deadline: 1/5/23
  • Lawrence, KS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joseph Harrington, Megan Kaminski
    Fiction: Kij Johnson, Laura Moriarty
    Playwriting: Darren Canady

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 2-8
    Deadline: 1/5/23
  • Lexington, KY
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: DaMaris Hill, Julia Johnson, Shauna Morgan, Frank X Walker
    Fiction: DaMaris Hill, Andrew Milward, Crystal Wilkinson
    Creative Nonfiction: Janet Eldred, DaMaris Hill, Erik Reece

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • College Park, MD
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Elizabeth Arnold, Lillian-Yvonne Bertream, Joshua Weiner
    Fiction: Maud Casey, Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes, Emily Mitchell, Rion Amilcar Scott

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Amherst, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Abigail Chabitnoy, Peter Gizzi
    Prose: Noy Holland, Edie Meidav, Sabina Murray, Jeff Parker

    Visiting faculty for 2022-23 are CA Conrad and Hoa Nguyen.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Boston, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joan Kane, Jill McDonough
    Fiction: John Fulton, Askold Melnyczuk

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/23
  • Memphis, TN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Emily Skaja, Marcus Wicker
    Fiction: Mark Mayer, Courtney Miller Santo, Eric Schlich

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 3/1/22
  • Coral Gables, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jaswinder Bolina, Kei Miller
    Fiction: Chantel Acevedo, Patricia Engel, M. Evelina Galang, Amina Gautier

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-6
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Ann Arbor, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Linda Gregerson, Tung-hui Hu, Van Jordan, Laura Kasischke, Khaled Mattawa
    Fiction: Julie Buntin, Michael Byers, Gabe Habash, Peter Ho Davies
    Creative Nonfiction: Aisha Sabatini Sloan

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 18
    Deadline: 12/15/22
  • Minneapolis, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Aamina Ahmad, Peter Campion, V. V. Ganeshananthan, Megan Giddings, Douglas Kearney, Kathryn Nuernberger, Julie Schumacher, Kim Todd

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9
    Deadline: 12/1/22
  • Oxford, MS
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Beth Ann Fennelly, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Melissa Ginsburg, Derrick Harriell, Aimee Nezhukumatathil
    Fiction: Matthew Bondurant, Tom Franklin, Melissa Ginsberg, Kiese Laymon, Chris Offutt

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 12/15/21

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