Stonecoast’s alumni network of accomplished writers spans the United States and crosses the globe. A student who graduates from Stonecoast is welcomed into an ever-growing community of talented creative writers who are shaping the current and future literary world in a myriad of ways.
Stonecoast alumni have gone on to achieve literary success with publications in Best American Essays, Best New Poets 2012, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and numerous other significant publications. They have signed book contracts with Da Capo Press, Pocket Books, Random House, and many others. Their awards and recognition include the Pushcart Prize, Golden Heart Finalist, Missouri Review Award, Cave Canem Award, Rona Jaffe Award, and National Book Award Finalist. Stonecoast alumni also work as editors, publishers, and writing consultants, and hold teaching positions at community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and major universities across the United States.
The Stonecoast Alumni Association helps alumni stay connected through organized retreats and readings and connects alumni with opportunities such as panel presentations at residencies and readings at major literary conferences. Virtual and physical alumni peer writing groups, and social media channels such as the Friends of Stonecoast Facebook group and the Stonecoast Community Blog, also help maintain the spirit of community and collaboration formed during Stonecoast residencies so that it can grow and flourish as alumni move into the wider literary world.