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Élan is an international student literary magazine published by the Creative Writing department at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida.

Originally created as a grassroots publication of the English Department in 1986, Élan found its permanent home upon the creation of the Douglas Anderson Creative Writing Department in 1990, overseen by Jacquelin Jones.

Now, Élan sees work from students globally, including Japan, Korea, India, and France. Publishing three times a year, a staff of passionate high school juniors and seniors continues Élan’s legacy of creating a world-class literary publication and opening opportunities for the diverse and talented young writers of the world.

Mission & History



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Brendan Nurczyk


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Sam Howell

Layout & Design Editor

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Lilliana Braddock

Associate Editor


Alahna Vallone

Managing Editor


Emma Klopfer

Junior Editor-in-Chief

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Allison Clausen

Layout & Design Editor

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Phillip Simmons

Poetry Editor 

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Niveah Glover

Junior Editor-in-Chief


Georgia Witt

Art Editor 

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Ronen Manselle

CNF/Fiction Editor 

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Marlo Herndon

Art Director

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Nadine Shanks

Associate Editor


Lawson Lewis

Marketing & Communications Editor

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