Print Book Cover 2016Spring 2016 Print Edition is available!

The Élan staff is eager to present our Spring 2016 Print Edition, featuring art and writing from new and returning artists.

Our 2016 Print Edition, featuring print only exclusives, is on sale. To purchase a copy, email

To read our Spring 2016 and previous online editions, visit our archives page.

We’re Celebrating our 30th Anniversary!

Élan first launched in 1986 as a publication of the Creative Writing department at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Since then, Élan has grown into a thriving student-produced international literary publication producing two online issues each school year and one print magazine that is a compilation of the work included in both online editions.

We recently celebrated this milestone by inviting former Élan editors, many now accomplished writers and teachers themselves, to return and share their work with the current students of the program. Take a look at our gallery of images below!

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Elan was my freshmen dream. I remember our arts department meeting and being told about the different opportunities upperclassmen would offered and I knew Elan was for me. Here and now, being on staff as Layout and Design Editor I wouldn’t have guessed the expansive nature to which this publication has grown. Looking back just a few years ago at the staff members who created the books, I see that Layout and Design editor is a fairly new position.