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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.

  • 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: 1/15/19
  • Reno, NV
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6-10
    Deadline: 1/15/19
  • Durham, NH
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 15-18
    Deadline: 1/15/19
  • Albuquerque, NM
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Michelle Brooks, Mark Caughey, Marisa P. Clark, Lisa D. Chavez, Diane Thiel
    Fiction: Andrew Bourelle, Michelle Brooks, Marisa P. Clark, Daniel Mueller, Julie Shigekuni, Sharon Oard Warner
    Nonfiction: Steve Benz, Michelle Brooks, David Dunaway, Gregory Martin, Diane Thiel

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5-8
    Deadline: 1/15/19
  • 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
    Screenwriting: Henry Griffin, Erik Hansen

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 20-30
    Deadline: 1/15/19
  • 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: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 10/1/18
  • Greensboro, NC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Stuart Dischell, Terry Kennedy, Emilia Phillips
    Fiction: Holly Jones, Craig Nova, Michael Parker

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10-12
    Deadline: 1/1/19
  • 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 Furia, Philip Gerard, David Gessner, Rebecca Lee, Robert Anthony Siegel
    Editing/Publishing: Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Emily Louise Smith

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 22
    Deadline: 1/7/19
  • Denton, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 45 (MA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 1/1/19
  • Denton, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

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

    Genre: Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 45 (MA and PhD students combined)
    Deadline: 1/1/19
  • Notre Dame, IN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Johannes Göransson, Joyelle McSweeney, Orlando Menes
    Fiction: Valerie Sayers, Roy Scranton, Steve Tomasula, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
    Nonfiction: Roy Scranton

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8-9
    Deadline: 1/2/19
  • Eugene, OR
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Daniel Anderson, Geri Doran, Garrett Hongo
    Fiction: Jason Brown, Marjorie Celona, Mat Johnson, Karen Thompson Walker

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9-10
    Deadline: 12/8/18
  • Pittsburgh, PA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Yona Harvey, Dawn Lundy Martin
    Fiction: Fiona Cheong, Angie Cruz, William Lychack, Irina Reyn
    Nonfiction: Erin Anderson, Jeanne Marie Laskas, Michael Meyer, Peter Trachtenberg
    Digital Narrative: Erin Anderson

    Past visiting writers include poets Jenny Johnson and Rickey Laurentiis and fiction writers Mary Gaitskill and Allison Amend.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 1/7/19
  • San Francisco, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: D. A. Powell, Bruce Snider
    Fiction: Stephen Beachy, Lewis Buzbee, Laleh Khadivi, Nina Schuyler, K. M. Soehnlein, Susan Steinberg
    Nonfiction: Dave Madden, Bich Minh Nguyen, Ryan Van Meter

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 34
    Deadline: 1/15/19
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Core Faculty Includes:

    The core faculty includes Jeanette Lynes. The contributing faculty includes Jon Bath and Sheri Benning.

    The faculty also includes other professional mentors from the writing community and faculty members from the division of Humanities and Fine Arts.

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 7
    Deadline: 1/31/19
  • Columbia, SC
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Samuel Amadon, Liz Countryman, Fred Dings, Nikky Finney
    Fiction: David Bajo, Elise Blackwell
    Nonfiction: Jim Barilla

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 8
    Deadline: 12/15/18
  • Tampa, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Hunt Hawkins, Jay Hopler, Heather Sellers
    Fiction: Rita Ciresi, John Henry Fleming, Jarod Roselló
    Nonfiction: Heather Sellers, Ira Sukrungruang
    Comics: Jarod Roselló

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9
    Deadline: 1/1/19
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Mark Irwin, Anna Journey, Susan McCabe, Carol Muske-Dukes, David St. John
    Fiction: Aimee Bender, Percival Everett, Dana Johnson, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Marianne Wiggins
    Nonfiction: Geoff Dyer, Maggie Nelson, Danzy Senna, David Treuer

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 9-12
    Deadline: 12/1/18
  • Tampa, FL
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Sandra Beasley, Erica Dawson, Donald Morrill, Alan Michael Parker
    Fiction: Jessica Anthony, Brock Clarke, Mikhail Iossel, Stefan Kiesbye, Kevin Moffett, Jason Ockert, Jeff Parker, Corinna Vallianatos
    Nonfiction: Sandra Beasley, John Capouya, Donald Morrill

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Low
    Incoming Class Size: 40-50 each year
    Deadline: 11/15/18
  • Knoxville, TN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joy Harjo, Arthur Smith
    Fiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean, Christopher Hebert, Michael Knight
    Nonfiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 5
    Deadline: 1/15/19
  • Knoxville, TN
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Joy Harjo, Arthur Smith
    Fiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean, Christopher Hebert, Michael Knight
    Nonfiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 12/1/18
  • El Paso, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rosa Alcalá, Andrea Cote Botero, Nelson Cárdenas, Tim Z. Hernandez, Sasha Pimentel, Jeff Sirkin
    Fiction: Daniel Chacón, Tim Z. Hernandez, José de Piérola, Luis Arturo Ramos, Lex Williford
    Nonfiction: Tim Z. Hernandez, Sasha Pimentel, Luis Arturo Ramos, Lex Williford
    Translation: Rosa Alcalá
    Screenwriting: Nelson Cárdenas, Lex Williford

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 2/2/19
  • El Paso, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Rosa Alcalá, Andrea Cote Botero, Nelson Cárdenas, Tim Z. Hernandez, Sasha Pimentel, Jeff Sirkin
    Fiction: Daniel Chacón, Tim Z. Hernandez, José de Piérola, Luis Arturo Ramos, Lex Williford
    Nonfiction: Tim Z. Hernandez, Sasha Pimentel, Luis Arturo Ramos, Lex Williford
    Translation: Rosa Alcalá
    Screenwriting: Nelson Cárdenas, Lex Williford

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full, Online
    Incoming Class Size: 10
    Deadline: 2/2/19
  • Austin, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Lisa Olstein, Roger Reeves, Dean Young
    Fiction: Edward Carey, Oscar Cásares, Peter LaSalle, Elizabeth McCracken, Deb Olin Unferth

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 6
    Deadline: 12/15/18
  • Edinburg and Brownsville, TX
    Core Faculty Includes:

    Poetry: Emmy Pérez, José A. Rodríguez, Steven Schneider
    Fiction: Christopher Carmona, Britt Haraway, Eric Miles Williamson
    Nonfiction: Jean Braithwaite, José A. Rodríguez
    Translation: José A. Rodríguez

    Affiliate Faculty:

    Poetry: Elvia Ardalani, Edna Ochoa
    Fiction: Elvia Ardalani
    Translation: Elvia Ardalani, Edna Ochoa
    Playwriting: David Carren, Edna Ochoa
    Scriptwriting: David Carren

    Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    Residency: Full
    Incoming Class Size: 12
    Deadline: 10/1/18

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