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STYLUS is the undergraduate journal of poetry, prose, and art at the University of Maryland. Founded in 1994, Stylus was named after the failed literary journal of Maryland native Edgar Allen Poe. Fortunately, this publication has grown and thrived. The community that surrounds Stylus is one of dedicated students passionate about literature and creativity. Since its inaugural volume, the journal has sparked conversations and contributed to the literary culture on campus. We carry on the legacy of our founders and strive to celebrate and foster artistic talent.

Original Logo

The 1998 Stylus logo. In Chinese and Japanese, the logo has a double meaning: it is both representative of the nib of a stylus but also means sharp or pointed writings.

Editorial Staff

— CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF —

Ethan Welsh

TBD.

— CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF —

Balbina Yang

Balbina is a junior English and Art double major. She enjoys swimming, watching Bob's Burgers, and wearing Crocs.

— TREASURER —

Marjorie Antonio

Marjorie is a sophomore History major and Asian American studies and Art History minor. Some of her favourite things in life are as follows: specialty focaccia bread from the UMD Farmer's Market, 0.9 lead pencils, star-gazing, and slam poetry.

— SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR —

Neida Mbuia-Joao

Neida is a senior English major and history minor. She writes when she can, reads when she can, but mostly you can find her re-watching the first three seasons of Gilmore Girls and calling its screenwriting "research."

— POETRY EDITOR —

Matthew Herskovitz

Matthew is a sophomore studying English and Government and Politics with a minor in Creative Writing. He learned how to ride a bike last April.

— POETRY EDITOR —

Amadea Oberg

Amadea is a freshman Film Studies and History double major. She is thrilled to be an editor of Stylus given she spends the majority of her free time writing.

— ART EDITOR —

Joan Rhee

Joan is a sophomore in the Art Education major. In her free time, she loves spending hours folding paper (aka origami) and loves filling up her sketchbooks.

— ART EDITOR —

Rao (Michelle) Li

Michelle is a freshman double majoring in Computer Science and Art. She enjoys drawing, listening to KPOP, and gushing over other people's art.

— PROSE EDITOR —

Alice Bi

Alice is a sophomore English and Government double major with a concentration in International Relations. Despite having grown up in Beijing and Singapore, her hometown - Taipei - is still the city she loves the most.

— PROSE EDITOR —

Gabriella Melendez

Gabriella is a junior English major minoring in Creative Writing, Rhetoric, and hopefully Spanish (if she can figure out her schedule). She is a technical writing intern for the Smith School of Business, a writer for the UMD Chapter of Her Campus, and has a Bookstagram account where she reviews books.

— MUSIC EDITOR —

Rahul Jain

Rahul is a sophomore aerospace engineering major who loves listening to and writing music. He also loves to make people laugh with Erasable Inc, UMD's all-improvised performance group.

— ADVISOR —

Johnna Schmidt

Johnna Schmidt is the Director of the Jimenez-Porter Writers’ House at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she also teaches fiction classes. She can be contacted at jmschmid@umd.edu.

Interested in joining the team?

Stylus editors and staff members are all undergraduate students at the University of Maryland, College Park. We welcome all students who are interested in joining the staff to help select, edit and put together works within the upcoming issue. To learn more, please e-mail the editors-in-chief at styluslit@gmail.com and join the listserv for news about general staff meetings and other events.

Past Issues

Free feel to scroll through our past STYLUS issues here!

2016

2016

2015

2015

2013

2013

2012

2012

2011

2011

2010

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2009

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Acknowledgements

Stylus is partially funded by:

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Stylus would like to thank the following organizations and individuals: