A fiction writer, poet, critic and graphic artist, Elisabeth Stevens is the author of nine books. Her collections of short fiction are Cherry Pie and Other Stories, Lite Circle Books, 2001; In Foreign Parts: Nine Stories, Birch Book Press, 1997; Horse & Cart: Stories from the Country, Wineberry Press, 1990; and Fire & Water: Six Stories, Perivale Press, 1983. Her poetry books are Household Words, Three Conditions Press, 2000; The Night Lover, Birch Brook Press, 1995; and Children of Dust: Portraits and Preludes, The New Poets Series, 1983. Also, Elisabeth Stevens' Guide to Baltimore's Inner Harbor was published by Stemmer House in 1981, and in 2000 Goss Press published Eranos, a limited edition book-in-a-box consisting of the author's short story and her five original copperplate etchings.
Stevens is the winner of six fiction awards, two from The Maryland Poetry Review and four from Lite: Baltimore's Literary Newspaper. Her one act play "I Told You So" received an award from the Baltimore Writers Alliance, was read at the Fells Point Corner Theatre in Baltimore and at The Writers Center in Washington, D.C. and was produced at Notre Dame College of Maryland.
Her etchings have been shown at Atelier A/E and Stephen Glang Gallery in New York City, at Government House in Annapolis, at The Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., at the University of Minnesota, and at the Venice Art Center and the Fort Meyers Alliance for Arts in Florida. Her first one person exhibition was at Notre Dame College of Maryland in 1997; her second was at Galerie Francoise in Baltimore in 2000. She is a former art critic of The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Trenton Times and most recently, The Baltimore Sun.