They are all published authors who actively publish books.
The creative writing programs at Columbia run the gamut in literary areas, including poetry, dramatic writing, screenwriting, fiction and literary nonfiction.
The Iowa Writers' Workshop is the graduate program offered, and it is a two-year residency program that ends with creative thesis (a book of poetry, a complete novel or a collection of short stories) and the finite MFA degree.
"Poets and Writers" magazine ranked the Iowa Writers' Workshop as the No. The creative writing program ranked first for individual writing programs (fiction, poetry and nonfiction) as well as first for the collective program.
Rutgers University at Newark offers a nationally ranked MFA program with a studio-research program.
Students have the opportunity to study literature, as well as writing.
Boston University is a distinguished college that offers creative writing on the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The MFA program at Boston University is an intensive one-year program. Out of the 400 applicants each year, the entering class includes only six playwrights, 12 poets and fewer than 12 fiction writers.
More than 1,200 writers have graduated from the MFA program, and alumni have published more than 650 books in a variety of areas.
Vermont College of Fine Arts offers two programs: writing and writing for young readers.