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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.

  • Boston, MA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Jill McDonough, Lloyd Schwartz
    Fiction: John Fulton, Askold Melnyczuk

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Memphis, TN
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 2/19/21
  • Coral Gables, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-6
    Deadline: 12/15/20
  • Ann Arbor, MI
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Linda Gregerson, Tung-hui Hu, Van Jordan, Laura Kasischke, Khaled Mattawa
    Fiction: Michael Byers, Peter Ho Davies, Douglas Trevor
    Creative Nonfiction: Aisha Sabatini Slaon

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 22
    Deadline: 12/15/20
  • Minneapolis, MN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Peter Campion, V. V. Ganeshananthan, Ray Gonzalez, Douglas Kearney, Kathryn Nuernberger, Julie Schumacher, Kim Todd

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 12/1/20
  • 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

    The Grisham Writer in Residence for 2020–2021 will be Maurice Carlos Ruffin.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 12/15/20
  • Columbia, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Aliki Barnstone, Gabriel Fried
    Fiction: Trudy Lewis, Speer Morgan, Phong Nguyen
    Nonfiction: Julija Šukys

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-7
    Deadline: 1/1/21
  • Columbia, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Aliki Barnstone, Gabriel Fried
    Fiction: Trudy Lewis, Speer Morgan, Phong Nguyen
    Nonfiction: Julija Šukys

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-7
    Deadline: 1/1/21
  • Kansas City, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Hadara Bar-Nadav
    Fiction: Christie Hodgen, Michael Pritchett, Whitney Terrell
    Nonfiction: Christie Hodgen, Whitney Terrell
    Playwriting: Frank Higgins
    Screenwriting: Mitch Brian

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-12
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • St. Louis, MO
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Shane Seely
    Fiction: Tola Rotimi Abraham, John Dalton

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 3/1/21
  • Missoula, MT
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sean Hill, Keetje Kuipers
    Fiction: Debra Magpie Earling, Boris Fishman, Emily Ruskovich (arriving Fall 2021)
    Nonfiction: Judy Blunt, Chris Dombrowski

    The Visiting Hugo Writer for Fall 2020 is Sean Hill, and the Distinguished Kittredge Writer for Spring 2021 is Chris Dombrowski.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20
    Deadline: 1/6/21
  • Lincoln, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Ted Kooser, Hope Wabuke, Stacey Waite
    Fiction: Jonis Agee, Jennine Capó Crucet, Joy Castro, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, Chigozie Obioma, Timothy Schaffert

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 12/1/20
  • Lincoln, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Ted Kooser, Hope Wabuke, Stacey Waite
    Fiction: Jonis Agee, Jennine Capó Crucet, Joy Castro, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, Chigozie Obioma, Timothy Schaffert

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-8
    Deadline: 12/1/20
  • Omaha, NE
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Graham Foust, Kate Gale, Art Homer, Steve Langan, Jim Peterson, Elizabeth Powell, William Trowbridge, Teri Youmans

    Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Kevin Clouther, Richard Duggin, Kate Gale, Art Homer, Marya Hornbacher, Patricia Lear, Kristen-Paige Madonia, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Tom Paine, Jim Peterson, Karen Gettert Shoemaker, Catherine Texier, Charles Wyatt

    Playwriting and Screenwriting: Charlene Donaghy, Michael Kinghorn, Michael Oatman, Samuel Brett Williams

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 6-12 per semester
    Deadline: 11/1/20
  • Las Vegas, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Claudia Keelan, Donald Revell
    Fiction: Maile Chapman, Douglas Unger
    Literary Nonfiction: David Morris, José Orduña

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 2
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Las Vegas, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Claudia Keelan, Donald Revell
    Fiction: Maile Chapman, Douglas Unger
    Literary Nonfiction: David Morris, José Orduña

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Reno, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Steve Gehrke, Ann Keniston, Gailmarie Pahmeier, Jared Stanley
    Fiction: Christopher Coake, David Anthony Durham, S. M. (Sarah) Hulse

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-10
    Deadline: 1/15/20
  • Durham, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mekeel McBride, David Rivard
    Fiction: Jaed Coffin, Thomas Payne, Ann Joslin Williams
    Nonfiction: Jaed Coffin, Susan Hertz

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15-18
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • Albuquerque, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Michelle Brooks, Marisa P. Clark, Lisa D. Chavez, Diane Thiel
    Fiction: Andrew Bourelle, Michelle Brooks, Marisa P. Clark, Daniel Mueller, Julie Shigekuni
    Nonfiction: Steve Benz, Michelle Brooks, Gregory Martin, Diane Thiel

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-8
    Deadline: 1/15/21
  • New Orleans, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: John Gery, Carolyn Hembree
    Fiction: Fredrick Barton, Barb Johnson, Joanna Leake, M. O. Walsh
    Nonfiction: Randy Bates, Richard Goodman
    Playwriting: Justin Maxwell

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20-25
    Deadline: 2/1/21
  • New Orleans, LA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: John Gery, Carolyn Hembree
    Fiction: Frederick Barton, Barb Johnson, M. O. Walsh
    Nonfiction: Randy Bates, Richard Goodman

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 10/1/20
  • Greensboro, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Stuart Dischell, Terry Kennedy, Emilia Phillips
    Fiction: Xhenet Aliu, Holly Jones, Derek Palacio

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-12
    Deadline: 1/1/21
  • Wilmington, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Cox, Melissa Crowe, Malena Mörling, Michael White
    Fiction: Wendy Brenner, Nina de Gramont, Clyde Edgerton, Philip Gerard, Rebecca Lee, Robert Anthony Siegel
    Nonfiction: Wendy Brenner, Sayantani Dasgupta, Clyde Edgerton, Philip Gerard, David Gessner, Rebecca Lee, Melody Moezzi, Robert Anthony Siegel
    Editing/Publishing: Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Michael Ramos, Emily Louise Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 22
    Deadline: 1/7/21
  • Denton, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jehanne Dubrow, Corey Marks
    Fiction: Scott Blackwood, Miroslav Penkov, John Tait
    Nonfiction: Bonnie Friedman, Jill Talbot

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/1/21
  • Denton, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Jehanne Dubrow, Corey Marks
    Fiction: Scott Blackwood, Miroslav Penkov, John Tait
    Nonfiction: Bonnie Friedman, Jill Talbot

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/1/21

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