Stonecoast MFA, University of Southern Maine

Stonecoast MFA, University of Southern Maine

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Portland, ME
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
September 1, 2014
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Matt Jones
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Martin Espada, James Patrick Kelly, Elena Rivera, and Tim Seibles. Fiction writers: Sarah Braunstein, Breena Clarke, Ted Deppe, David Anthony Durham, Theodora Goss, Aaron Hamburger, Elizabeth Hand, Nancy Holder, Michael Kimball, Alexs Pate, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Elizabeth Searle, and Justin Tussing. Nonfiction writers: Rick Bass, Jae Muncharoen Coffin, Susan Conley, Barbara Hurd, Debra Marquart, David Mura, Suzanne Strempek Shea.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Scholarships, Internships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Stonecoast Review

Other Features: 

This program emphasizes community service, internships, creative collaboration, pedagogy, and publishing.

Students may pursue tracks in craft, creative collaboration, literary theory, social change/community service, teaching, and publishing and nature writing. Courses include writing for stage and screen, translation, and cross-genre. Opportunities are available for students to attend residencies in Ireland and San Miguel, Mexico.

Applications for the two annual admissions cycles are due on September 1 and February 1.


Patrick Bagley, Jaed Coffin, Jeanette Lynes, Kim Dana Kupperman, Indigo Moor, Alexs Pate, Penelope Schwartz Robinson, Michaela Roessner-Herman, Colin Sargent, Patricia Smith, Laura Williams