Stonecoast MFA, University of Southern Maine

Stonecoast MFA, University of Southern Maine

MFA Program

Portland, ME
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
September 1, 2013
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Matt Jones
Core Faculty Includes: 

Rick Bass, Jeanne Marie Beaumont,  Megan Frazer Blakemore, Sarah Braunstein, Breena Clarke, Jaed Muncharoen Coffin, Susan Conley, Ted Deppe, Carolina De Robertis, Boman Desai, David Anthony Durham, Martin Espada, Annie Finch, Theodora Goss, Aaron Hamburger, Elizabeth Hand, Nancy Holder, Barbara Hurd, Cait Johnson, James Patrick Kelly, Michael Kimball, Marjorie Liu, Debra Marquart, David Mura, Alexandra Oliver, Alexs Pate, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Elizabeth Searle, Tim Seibles, 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 1st and February 1st.


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