About Us

About Us

Élan is an international student literary magazine originally published by the English Department at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in 1986. When the Creative Writing Department was added in 1990 under the guidance of Jacquelin Jones, Élan became the school’s official student literary magazine.

Each year a staff of high school juniors and seniors, fueled by a passion for the written word and artistic expression, continues the tradition of publishing a word-class literary publication.



Olivia Meiller

Zoe Lathey

Layout & Design Editors

Shelby Woods

Luz Mañunga

Jasper Darnell

Art Editors

Reece Braswell

Blake Molenaar

Poetry Editor

Conor Naccarato 

Alexa Naparstek

Fiction/CNF Editor

Anna Howse

Sheldon White

Managing Editors

Noland Blain

La’Mirakle Price

Web Editors

Catriona Keel

Evette Davis

Marketing/Public Realtions Editors

Ashley Chatmon

Grace Brodeen

Faculty Advisor

Tiffany Melanson