New Year, New Élan!

Cramer And Makenzie1Welcome back! A new school year has begun at Douglas Anderson, and with it a new year of Élan. Our magazine went through countless changes last year, most notably our move to two online editions, as well as a print compilation. It was challenging but incredibly rewarding.

This year our new staff is eager to begin. Élan will continue to be an outlet for creative and talented young artists and writers, as it has been for twenty-seven years now.

We strive to be a cutting edge magazine, continuing to change and develop our brand. We uphold strict submission guidelines that ensure all pieces in the magazine are at the highest caliber.

Thank you for embarking on this journey with us. We look forward to the adventures we are sure to have this year.

–Emily Cramer, Élan Editor-in-Chief


Editor’s Farewell Post

It is literally my last day in Élan. I won’t enter this room again as Editor, next time I come back I will be a reader. I can submit for as long as I am 18, and I can’t wait to see when the next edition becomes available online. I won’t know exactly how the pieces will be read, and I won’t be standing there arguing over a cover or a page layout. All I have to do is continue to support the magazine.

I couldn’t have lead this magazine without the support of the staff. They were so committed, and all work that you submitted this year was in the best hands. They care about this department and publication so much, even when we would slam our heads on the key board and scream about how done we all were- we weren’t really done. All of the staff parties and book launches and we still would never be done, because writers never really finish a piece, and this magazine lives on, so we as long as we have readers and a committed staff Élan will thrive.

So thank you for writing, thank your for reading, and above all thank you for believing in us.

–Jenn Carter, Editor in Chief