University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Review is gearing up for its fifth issue, which will be published in the Summer of 2016. Founded in 2013 by students and alumni of USM’s Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA program, the journal is gaining readership and popularity with more submissions to the latest issue than any previously.
The journal’s Editor-in-Chief Stacie McCall-Whitaker says, “We believe our journal should reflect the values and beliefs of the Stonecoast MFA program. Our commitment is to publishing work with diverse themes and distinct narrative voices.”
Although young in the world of literature, Stonecoast is seeking to create a distinct and meaningful space for literary artists. “The Stonecoast Review differs from other literary journals in several ways. Our MFA program is one of only a few graduate programs in the nation to offer popular fiction as a serious focus. Our team reads, reviews, and publishes popular fiction with the same seriousness we give poetry, literary fiction and creative nonfiction,” explains McCall-Whitaker. “We value carefully executed craft elements and good storytelling.”
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