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.


Editorial Staff

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 Spring 2017. To learn more, please e-mail the editors-in-chief at and join the listserv for news about general staff meetings and other events.

Co-Editor-In-Chief Co-Editor-In-Chief Prose Editor
Alice Yanhong Lu Keith Wise Jessica Thwaite
Alice is a senior double majoring in Biology and English. She enjoys wearing socks with killer whales, crayons, bananas, popcorn and monkeys printed on them. Keith is a junior English major and creative writing minor. He also serves as director of Relay for Life at UMD. In his free time, he can be found reading (or napping) under the shade of a tree, gossiping with his friends over dessert and coffee, watching Hallmark movies with his family, or redrafting his novel for the umpteenth time. Jessica is a senior English major and creative writing minor currently studying graphic design. She enjoys snow, pretentious postmodern novels, haunted places, and making lists.
Assistant Prose Editor Poetry Editor Assistant Poetry Editor
Anjali Ravi Caitlin Wilson Katherine Koman
Anjali is a sophomore English major with a double minor in Creative Writing and Italian. She likes traveling, napping, and wearing large sweaters. Caitlin is a junior English major and Creative Writing minor. She’s fond of lifting weights, eating cake, and writing poetry in her free time. She hopes to one day discover all of her favorite things. Katherine is a junior majoring in English. She is a Hufflepuff and a huge fan of internet memes.
Art Editor Assistant Art Editor Multilingual Editor
Lei Yan Emily Fitzgerald Nick Brown
Lei is a sophomore majoring in Studio Art. She's just trying to figure out how to navigate life. Emily is a sophomore Special Education major. Her favorite activities include drawing, drinking peppermint tea, dancing in her dorm room and binge watching the Office. Nick is a sophmore double majoring in English and Arabic. He enjoys discussing the merits of Puerto Rican statehood and the origins of idioms.
Multilingual Editor Web Editor
Radhika Tyagi Gira Patel
Radhika is a junior Neurobiology and English double major. She enjoys drinking Honey Lavender tea and analyzing the lyrics of Hamilton songs. No, she has not yet seen Hamilton. Yes, she will shamelessly accept ticket donations. Gira is a senior Graphic Design major. She loves to immerse herself in the tech field and also hopes to learn knife-throwing one day.