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creative writing @ UMD

The English department offers a broad selection of writing classes from beginner to advanced designed to meet you at any point during your creative writing journey. For more information on which creative writing classes are being offered at Maryland next semester, see

For a unique living-learning experience, students can apply to the Jimenez-Porter Writer’s House. The Writers’ House, founded in 2002, offers students at the University of Maryland from all disciplines a literary center for the study of creative writing across cultures and languages. Students hone their skills through workshops, colloquia, and lectures led by Writers’ House faculty and visiting writers. The two-year program is open to all majors and all years. For more information about joining The Writers’ House, visit our website or call the director at 301-405-0671.

Students are enthusiastically encouraged to submit their work written as a part of (or well outside of) their Writer’s House or academic classes to Stylus, the University of Maryland’s premier creative writing journal.  The 2010 edition consisted of  art, prose, poetry and multilingual pieces submitted by undergraduate and graduate students and featured cover art by Sarah Walko and work by: Brendan Edward Kennedy, Elaine schleiffer, Jason Cohen, Joel Sephy Gleiser, Alexa Grey, Dylan Bargteil, Zach Lyon,Chelsea Elizabeth, Jenna Brager, Peter Mariani, Larisa Hohenboken, Mark Stubenberg, Ned Prutzer, Deep Mahapatra, Laurene Dampare, Carla Lake, Emily Dillon, Tafisha Edwards, Sheida Mohamadi, Chris Lim, Mehdi Ahmadi, Laura Cooke, Lucy Reedy, Maggie Rosetti, Aislinn Hein, Sein Balci, Kunj Patel, Ashley McClenon, Sala Levin, Eric Sim, Johnnie Simpson, Kat Small, Stella Donovan, and Emily Zido.

Click here to submit your work today. Stylus accepts work year round with a final deadline in March.