Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Robert Levy

Popular Fiction

Office Location

Stonecoast MFA Office - 98 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04102


Stonecoast MFA Office: 207-780-4423

Academic Degrees

  • M.A. in Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)
  • A.B. in English and American Literature and Language, Harvard College


Robert Levy is an author of stories and scripts whose work has been seen Off-Broadway. A Harvard graduate subsequently trained as a forensic psychologist, his novel The Glittering World was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award as well as the Shirley Jackson Award. Shorter work has recently appeared in venues such as Black Static, Shadows & Tall Trees, The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction, and The Best Horror of the Year, among others.

A Brooklyn native, Robert is currently at work on a number of projects in various media and can be found at

Areas of Scholarship

Horror and dark fiction, abnormal psychology, writing therapy and art therapy, LGBT literature, playwriting, pop culture

Recent Publications

The Glittering World (Gallery Books, 2015)

"The Cenacle," The Year's Best Hardcore Horror 3 (originally published in Shadows & Tall Trees 7)  

"The Vault of the Sky, the Face of the Deep," The Dark (originally published in Shadows & Tall Trees 6)

"The Company Kid," Strange Aeons "The Oestridae," The Best Horror of the Year 9 (originally published in Black Static #52)

"My Heart's Own Desire," Wilde Stories 2017: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction (originally published in Congress Magazine #1)

"Little Flea, Little Flea," People Holding

"DST (Fall Back)," Great Jones Street (originally published in Autumn Cthulhu)

"Conversion," The Madness of Dr. Caligari

Creative Activity

Night Time Logic Reading Series, New York, NY (2018)

Norton Island Residency, Norton Island, ME (2018)

Milford Readers & Writers Festival, Milford, PA (2017)

Awards and Recognition

Shirley Jackson Award Finalist for The Glittering World (2016)

Lambda Literary Award Finalist for The Glittering World (2016)