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 2019

Kingfisher, Jasmine Skye Gulick


Time Away, Loren Hart Francis

Visa to Motherland: Stories from an American Mom in Ireland, Colleen Hennessy


Belledame, Savannah Fenn Hughes

The Stories in Our Bones, Jennifer Ihasz

Ring Around the Realm, Monica Jimenez

Back Kingdom Road House, Shellie Anna Léger

Bodies of Water, Emily Ann Levang

The Sereid, Tiffany Liang

Darkest Light, Marcus LiBrizzi


Catching Fireflies, Stephanie Mejia Loleng

Wildflowers in Death Valley, Sarah Mack

Island Life and Other Stories, Linda Mahal


Swimming in the Rain, Aryn Adriana Marsh

Whip Stitch, Becca McGilloway


Coalescing Finish, Daniel James McMinn


The Eternal Waters, Heather Meeks

The Not-So-Simple Truth, Jean Mullins


When the Redbud Wilts, Heather Dawn Mydosh


Shark Bite Capital of the World, Elliot Northlake

The Pines and Other Stories, Leah Brawn Fasulo Siviski

Bye, House, Chelsea Laine Smith

You've Got to Get A Life, Pamela Stutch

Running Alongside My Father, Donald Sumner Mullen

Night of the Living Rez: Stories, Morgan James Talty

Beyond the Page, Rhiannon J. Taylor

Whish & Wilder / The Hungry Grass, Nitasia S. Timms


Gifts, Lyndsey Kelly Weiner


Fear and Loathing in the Heartland: Exploring the mythology and pathology of rural American innocence, Russell L. Wilson MFA


Forest Circus: Short Stories, Sidney Woods

Submissions from 2018

Disambiguation, Emily Baer

The Anatomy of Melancholy, Carina Bissett

We Will Not Turn Back, Minerva Canto

Womb Begone, Jess Flarity

Beyond My Ken & Kin of Cain, Kenneth Gardner


Hair on Fire: Essays from a Life, Lee Kahrs


Through the Cracks, Kate Kastelein

Whatever Gods May Be, Meredith Elizabeth LeMoine MacEachern

Discovery Through Multi-genre Writing: A Collection, Kristin Leonard


The Yelping: Essays and Stories, Anthony Marvullo

Renewed: Erasure as Cultural, Political, and Personal Reclamation, Vanesa Cristina Pacheco

On the Dotted Line, Daien Sanchez


Nocturnes, Timothy G. Scheidler


Bones I Found in the Garden, Alena Indigo Anne Sullivan

For Others Undiminished Somewhere, Ruth Elizabeth Towne

Submissions from 2017

Three Scripts About Women, Allen Robert Baldwin III


Nature and Other Mothers, Chelsea D.G Bartlett


Garden of the Stars, Peter Adrian Behravesh


Tributaries, Ryan Brod

A Season in Jannah, Mary Louise Carter Kilmon