The first Litfest was held in Spring 2003, the first year of the Writers' House. Litfest is one of many projects that Writers' House has initiated over the years to recognize and support the undergraduate literary community at University of Maryland.
All art submitted to Stylus for publication is considered for both the Stylus Cover Art Award and the Cabrini Art Award. No additional action is required on behalf of the art submitters to be entered into the contests.
First Round Judge: Jihan Asher | Final Judge: Hilary Plum
First Round Judge: Rhea Ramakrishnan | Final Judge: Matthew Olzmann
Final Judge: Emily Conover
Initial Reader: Emily Zido | Final Judge: Kathy MacMillan
Finalists in alphabetical order: Olivia Braley for “SOFTENING,” Sona Chaudhary for “Inkle & Yarico Among the Stars,” Megan Conley for “Chicken Nuggets,” Christian Fuller for “The Weather Channel,” Carolina Meurkens for “Sundays with Oscar,” Katherine Montella for “Sunset,” Stephanie Moy for “Vacancy.”
Initial Reader: Mariya Zilberman | Final Judge: Shara McCallum
Finalists in alphabetical order: Timmy Chong for “Royally Flushed,” Kosi Dunn for “Life Hacks or, 37.2 BILLION CELLS IN MY GODDAMN BODY AND MOM STILL ASKS IF I BEEN PRODUCTIVE,” Christian Fuller for “Homeschool Sex Ed,” Caitlin Lee-Hendricks for “A Lament to the Once Untouched,” Katherine Montella for “Handpicked Berries by the Lake,” Tayo Omisore for “International Players’ Anthem” and “Scouting Report: The Boy That Thought The Sunset Was A Football and Ran For It,” Kara Phillips for “Sea Creatures.”