Stonecoast MFA Theses and Capstones

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


Submissions from 2023

Here, After, and in the Shadow of Death, Chloie Piveral


Sun Standing Stil, Veronica Sanitate MFA

Submissions from 2022


Follow the Shimmer, Meghan Bradbury


There Was Confusion, Carter Cumbo

Submissions from 2021

Octopolis, Lauren Andrea MFA


Soul Siblings, Lucas Carroll-Garrett

Leia, Genevie Carter MFA

Undeadly Rescue, Kelly Danforth Merrill MFA

Submissions from 2020

Because I Could Not Stop For Death: A Novel, Christa Beauchamp MFA


Words and Power: Four Stories of Women and the Unseen World, Elisabeth Brander

Red, Elise Bryant MFA


Trash Keep Sell, Derek Castle

The Weight of Stories, Rickey Celentano


Come Out the Other Side Okay: And Other Graffiti, Christopher Clark

Death & Couches, Amy Dempsey MFA


We and the Woods, Jacqueline Evans

Sonata for Solo Horn and Ghosts: Recollections of My Life in Music, Bryn Margaret Grey

Afterlight, Jessica Halbhuber

Eäris Book One: Rebellion's Dawn, Odin Hartshorn Halvorson MFA


Buried: Part One, Rebecca S. King


A Sky Too Close to the Ground: Stories, Jessica Koch

Body: A Life in Parts, Nina B. Lichtenstein


Off-Beats and Cross Streets: A Collection of Writing about Music, Relationships, and New York City, Tyler Scott Margid


Please Come Save Us, Maria Millefoglie

Shape of a Mountain, Paulla Rich Estes MFA


Bitterroot Part One: Dream-Ache, Delaney S. Saul


The Last Light of Our Lives, Jacob Steponaitis

Love #Me Too, Meghan Vigeant

Submissions from 2019

Ontologies of the Unknown, Julie Adamo


Handshaking Instructions, Felice Alexandra Austin

The Rules We Follow, Golden Baker

James and Natasha and Other Tales of Loss, Love, and Discovery, Kathryn Marie Balteff

Seize, Lindsey Christina Barlow

Disorder: A Novel, Emily Bernhard

Wired for Fear, Lee Bodkin

The Dead Land, Jessica Boynton

Raised by Wolves: Essays and Poems About Parenting and Being Parented, Jennifer Brooke


Too Cool, Lillian Margaret Cary

The Cythara, Sandra Hylander Collier


Validation Set, Christine Corbett Moran

Hunt Trail: A Novel, Katherine Elizabeth Cosgrove


Diogo's Garden, Nadja Maril Crilly

My Name Is Not Flann Davigan, Devin Donovan

Writing the Underdog, Darcy Lee Duda


A Rarity of One, Marianna Daly Edmunds

An Observation of Beautiful Forms, Teri Lynn Elam

Body War, Catherine Ellis Chambers


Birdman and Other Essays and Stories, Lo Galluccio

Tales from a Secondhand Minivan / War Child, Jennifer L. George

Grubstaked, David Edward Grubb