The Élan international student literary magazine accepts original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screen writing, plays and visual art from students currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12. We produce two online editions a school year, one in the Fall and another in the Spring. We combine the two editions into a single Print Edition at the end of each school year. We seek original, innovative, creative and nuanced work from around the world.
Reference our guidelines and criteria pages for information on our current reading period and submission guidelines.
View our submission guidelines including information on our current reading period, upcoming deadlines, and requirements for submitting.
An overview of selection criteria, general formatting requirements along with guidelines by genre.
Élan sponsors two contests each year: Middle School Writing Contest and the Élan Magazine Art and Writing Contest. Click through to learn more!
An overview of selection criteria, general formatting requirements along with guidelines for file size and type.