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 2016


Heart of the Machine, Lauren Liebowitz MFA


Shadow Minds, Gregory Allen Martin

Fall Girl, Casey Martinson

The Monster in the Closet, Julia McKenzie Munemo MFA


Stone Fruit, Sophie Tinkham Nelson MFA

Breathe Here, Helen J. O'Leary

The Marchenwelt Manuscripts, Kelsey Olesen

Aperture, Orlan Roe Owen

The Center of the Universe, Surita Parmar

The Wildflowers of the Salted Earth, Shannon Marlene Ratliff MFA


Angel Feet and Other Stories, Alexander Sherman


When Lonesome Rains Come Close Inside, Mary Katherine Spain MFA


Deon: Fresh Air Son, Rose Marie Staton MFA

The Transformation of “D”, Bill Stauffer

Historical Fiction Writings: First Marriage, A Soldier’s Boots, and Eve’s Eyes, Darlene Taylor

Fall, Frank Tota MFA

The Pattern of the Scatter, Melanie Viets

The Whole Shitaree, Carter G. Walker


Katahdin, Henry & Me: A Father and Son Backpacking Adventure in Baxter State Park, Greg Westrich MFA

Submissions from 2015


Eyre, Andrea Lesley Adams MFA

Explorations in Essays and Flash Fiction and Adaptations for Film and Stage, Elizabeth Tova Bailey MFA

The Room of Everything, Amy Elizabeth Burroughs MFA

In a Place Like This, Chase Cline MFA


Refuge Bay: a Novel, Sandra J. D'Ascensao MFA

Sleeping Through the Earthquake, Lauren M. Davis MFA


The Miraculous Flight of Owen Leach, Jennifer Dupree MFA

An Orderly Riot, Heather Kristin Hummel Ecke MFA

Flight Patterns of the Antiheroine: From the Writing Sangha to First Memoir, Chelsey Everest MFA


De Gustibus non Disputandum Est, William Henry Ferguson MFA

What the Cat Dragged In, Elaine R. Flory MFA

Afterimage: An Excerpt, Sarah R. Flynn MFA

Aperture Settings and other Stories, Bobbie Ford MFA


Grace, Trees, and Getting on My Knees: A Memoir about the Beginning of My Recovery, Kateri Patrice Hall MFA


The Healing Power of Horses: On Riding, Writing & Grieving, Cathy La Forge MFA


Her Name is Quintana Roo: Essays, Poetry, Memoir, Linda Q. Lambert MFA

Meandering Horizons, Kathryn M. Lee MFA

Elements of Exile: Book One of the Untraveled World, D.R. Letourneau MFA


No Invented Mystery, Blake Love MFA

Small Scenes with Snow: Stories & Essays, Anya Banasik Mali MFA

All this Madness, Anna McGreavy MFA

Wandering the Wilderness, Eder Williams McKnight MFA

Is that the Illness Talking?, Kristine Snow Millard MFA


Hard Blue Sky, Karalynn Moran MFA


Fire in the Garden, Troy A. Myers MFA


Mass Wasting, John Christopher Nelson MFA

Blinded by his Light, Philip G. Osgood MFA

Nigger in Sheep's Clothing, Nicole A. Patin MFA

No Room for Good Ideas, Amanda Ruth Pearson MFA


String Lights, Amanda Jennifer Pleau MFA

The Dollmaker, Rachael Romero MFA