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, 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




Zoe Lathey


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La'Mirakle Price

Managing Editor


Sage Whitecotton

Social Media Editor

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Blair Bowers

Junior Editor-in-Chief

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Nayra McMahan

Junior Managing Editor

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Arry Pender

Associate Editor

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Hannah Bardhi

Poetry Editor

Blake Molenaar

Art Director


Sheldon White

Prose Editor

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Parker Sheppard

Junior Art Director