Popular Fiction at Stonecoast
Stonecoast MFA is one of only two graduate programs in the country offering a degree in writing Popular Fiction. Students in our Popular Fiction program write (and often sell) works of fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction, slipstream, and thriller. We are open to students writing in any of the established genres, as well as those interested in writing across and through genre distinctions. We welcome those writing all lengths, from the short story to the novel to the series. Our award winning Popular Fiction faculty members have expertise in a wide variety of genres and sub-genres. Because of that - and because our current students are well-versed in the respective areas - incoming students can expect a more rigorous and specific analysis of their strengths and weaknesses than they would get in a more traditional Creative Writing MFA program.