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 2015


Intimacy: An Ambivalent Quest, Nicole L. Scoggins MFA


Sailors, Brian Shuff MFA

Northern Adventures of a Southern Widow, Christine Urquhart MFA

A Good Strong Girl, Nancy A. Wade MFA

Bloodroot: The Daughter-Father Journal of an African-American Therapist, thandiwe D. Watts-Jones MFA

The Sidekick, Lindsey Wells MFA

My Mother's Choice: an End of Life Story, Robin Clifford Wood MFA

Submissions from 2014

Elephant Tricks, Alzenira S. Amaral de Quezada MFA

We Are New Animals, Frank Ard MFA

Trepidation of the Spheres: Stories, Daniel R. Ball MFA

Stories for the Page and Screen, Michael Barry MFA

Swimming in Riches, Sandra M. Bauer MFA

The Ravens of North Star, Elizabeth Beechwood MFA


Art of Being Light, Erin Lyn Bodin MFA


Garnets and Guardians, Shawna Borman MFA

The Cost of Happiness, Magdalen Braden MFA

A Complicated Grief, Melanie Joy Messenger Brooks MFA

The Chronicles of Ambrose Wickes: Reveille, Joseph Carro MFA


Coming to Terms, Kathleen Cerveny MFA


ROTC-Land, Shane R. Collins MFA


Sampaguita, Alexandria Delcourt MFA

The Geography of the Captured: Selected Poems, Amin Esmaielpourzanjan MFA


The Closest of Allies, Holly P. Evers MFA

Reaping Joy, Patricia D. France MFA


Chasing Freedom: A Novel Excerpt, Dallas Funk MFA

Lines in the Sand: Reflections on Faith, Beauty, and Medicine, Carol Elisabeth Green MFA

An Excerpt from MageFall: a FourFold Project Novel, Trevor Gulley MFA

Enough to Wake the Dead and other Stories, Rachel Halpern MFA


The Church of Forgotten People, Katherine Johnson MFA

Aunt Jane, Linda J. Kobert MFA

The Shambling Guide to New Orleans, Mary Larkin Lafferty MFA


The Confounding of the Chamelon, David LeBlanc MFA

The Cycle of Mefalinda, Fiona Lehn MFA

To Dirigo & Back, Bridget Madden MFA

Weesel, Rebecca J. McKenna MFA

Some Other Giant: Stories, Cortney McLellan MFA

Little Red, Roxanne Ocasio MFA


The Right to Remain, Alexis Paige MFA


How to Sink, Swim, or Drown, Christina Perachio MFA

Frog Keeper, Sean R. Robinson MFA

Blood Lust, Danielle Rose MFA

The Bulletproof and Other Stories, John Shade MFA

Ka Lei Haku: The Braided Lei, Debra Kilihune Simmons MFA

Grainne, J. G. Strauss MFA


Reach for Me: A Memoir, Kelli Thompson MFA

Winter Animals and Other Stories, Enza Vescera MFA


Rambling Through the Heart of it All, Danara Wallace MFA

Bassarids, Genevieve Williams MFA

Submissions from 2013

The Belle Mar, Katie Bickham MFA

Riding the Zephyr and Other Journeys, Sheila Webster Boneham MFA