Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing


Faculty and Alumni Writings Included in The Best American Anthologies For 2013

Four faculty members and two alumni have written poems and essays that have been included in The Best American Poetry 2013, The Best American Essays 2013, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology.

"A Lesson in Stubbornness" By Faculty Member Susan Conley, This Week on the Stonecoast Faculty Blog

When I went out into the publishing market four years ago, I had a newfound agent and two book manuscripts for sale: a China memoir about the years my young boys and husband and I lived in Beijing, and a novel manuscript about a woman finding love in Paris.

Faculty Member Jaed Coffin's Essay Featured on Jezebel and Nautilus

Jaed Coffin says, "This is an essay about the night I crossed paths with Justin Timberlake in 2007, when we were both younger guys just trying to figure it all out."

Faculty Member Aaron Hamburger Writes About "The Anxiety of Faking It" This Week on the Faculty Blog

Like most writers I know, I’m constantly beset by the gnawing anxiety that I’m a fake.

Alumna Lexa Hillyer Lands a Two-Book Deal with HarperCollins

Former HarperCollins Children’s Books and Razorbill editor (and Stonecoast alumna) Lexa Hillyer has inked a two-book deal. HarperCollins Children’s Books will publish the poet’s debut novel in 2015.

Faculty Member Theodora Goss Writes About "The Lady Code" This Week on the Stonecoast Faculty Blog

In Victorian novels, there is one thing characters always seem to know: whether or not a woman is a lady. And whether or not she’s a lady determines how they talk to her, treat her. It’s as though there’s “lady code” that immediately signals her status. The code has to do with the tangible, such as clothing, but also the intangible, such as attitude.

Student Mur Lafferty Wins The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Stonecoast's Mur Lafferty won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, awarded for best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2011 or 2012.

Community News & Updates September 2013

News and updates for Stonecoast community alumni, students, and faculty. Click on the link to read full details.

Faculty Member Rick Bass Profiled in Poets & Writers Magazine

"Imagination is Not a Straight Line: A Profile of Rick Bass" is featured in this month's issue of Poets & Writers magazine, on newsstands today.

Stonecoast MFA Ranked as Top 10 Program in 2014 MFA Index, Compiled by Poets & Writers Magazine

The Stonecoast MFA Program has once again been listed among the top 10 low residency programs for creative writing by Poets & Writers Magazine.