The University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing combines the energy of a forward-thinking low-residency program with the solid educational excellence of the very best creative writing programs in the nation. Stonecoast is one of the nation’s leading low-residency MFA programs, ranked in the top ten low-residency programs by Poets&Writers since 2010, and is known for providing a superb, open-minded, and progressive education in the art of writing. Learn more


Theses from 2017

Three Scripts About Women, Allen R. Baldwin III


Nature and Other Mothers, Chelsea D.G Bartlett


Tributaries, Ryan Brod

A Season in Jannah, Mary Louise Carter Kilmon


Returners, Brenda Cooper

Sad Magical Creatures: Stories Inspired by the Journal of Fantastical Zoology, Emlyn Dornemann


Dawn’s First Light, Joshua W. Gauthier

Will Bajollie, Veda Boyd Jones


Gnaw Bone, Tiffany Joslin

Collected Words in Poetry and Prose, Tina Lee

Now You See the Sky, Catharine H. Murray

Sanctuary, George Edwards Murray

Sleight of Spirit, Kaitlin Ruth Nichols

The Ancient Mariner Meets the Undead: My Excursion Across the Scary Seas of Writing Horror for Stage, Laurie Elizabeth Notch

Finding Petronella, Jennifer O’Connell

Sympathetic Monsters, Erin Michele Roberts

Man: A Novel, Benjamin Rubenstein

You Were Good, You Were Sweet, Stella Skordalellis

Transience, Madison M. Sudon

Unwanted Child, Marianne Taylor


Writ in Stone: Stories from a Cemetery, Clif Travers


One Bruised Apple, Stacie McCall Whitaker

Twin Rivers: One Maine Girl’s Tale of Childhood Fear, Adolescent Acceptance, and Adult Hope, Heather Wilson

Theses from 2016

Holy Dirt: Gardening, Men and Maine, Margaret J. Almdale

The Eclectic Emporium: A Collection of Stories, Lewellyn P. Andrada