Although not UMBC’s first literary journal, Bartleby is UMBC’s longest running and continues to be one of our most well-known traditions. Originally based out of the English department, Bartleby has been published in several different formats and has, at times, accepted student, faculty, staff, and Baltimore-area submissions of poetry, literature, and artwork. Since 1989 the publication has accepted submissions that are student authored only. Bartleby is now funded by the SGA, managed and edited by UMBC students, and published every spring semester. The first issue carried the celebrated moniker, Bartleby, after a Herman Melville character. The journal has had several other titles, including Soup, Imagine, and Samsdatz, but has been published as Bartleby for the past 14 issues.