Pluma was started in 2013 by students and professors in the Department of Romance Languages who were looking for an outlet for creative expression in Spanish, akin to the work done by Muse in the English-language arena. As the first literary publication for Spanish speakers at Washington and Lee and in the Rockbridge area, Pluma supports creative expression in Spanish and discussion about the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. This project arose from a desire to establish a forum in which we can share our creative works of prose, poetry, music, and the plastic arts. With the support of the Department of Romance Languages, students actively participate in the process of writing, analyzing, selecting, and publishing the works for the magazine. Through this collective effort, we aim to enhance our use of the Spanish language and foment cultural awareness on campus and beyond.