The final date for consideration in Litfest is February 15th, 2017.

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.

The Jiménez-Porter Literary Prize is an annual writing contest open to all University of Maryland undergraduates. Judges read the manuscripts after names of authors have been removed, to preserve anonymity. Notable judges in years past have included Kyle Dargan, Robert Girardi, Fady Joudah, Terese Svoboda, Rod Jellema, and Antonya Nelson.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Jiménez-Porter Literary Prize!

The deadline for Litfest submissions is February 15, 2017.

If you would like to be considered for the Stylus Cover Art Award or Cabrini Art Award, submit by Febrary 15th, 2017.

The Stylus Cover Art Award is judged by the Art Editor, Editors-in-Chief and Layout Editor. The cover contest gives an artist the opportunity to have their artwork featured as the cover design for the journal. The choice for winner of the Stylus Cover Art Award is guided by the theme, tone, and mood of the issue's art and writing for that year.

The Cabrini Art Award is an art contest presented by Stylus for the first time in 2011. The Award winners are selected from a pool of submissions that the editors collectively vote on as finalists for the award. The Art Editor then determines the three winners based on a point system meant to objectively score each piece of artistic merit.

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.

The winner of the 2016 Stylus Cover Art Award: Bo Mi Yoon for “Exit”

The winners of the 2016 Cabrini Art Award:

The final deadline for all STYLUS submissions for the 2016-2017 edition is February 15, 2017.