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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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Emma Klopfer



Alahna Vallone

Senior Managing Editor

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Sam Howell

Senior Layout & Design Editor

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Rowan Paton

Junior Fiction/CNF Editor

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Nylah Watkins

Junior Marketing & Communications Editor

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Niveah Glover


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Esmé DeVries

Junior Managing Editor

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Allison Clausen

Senior Layout & Design Editor

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Peyton Pitts

Junior Poetry Editor

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Oona Keleher

Junior Marketing & Communications Editor

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Jaslyn Dickerson

Junior Editor-in-Chief

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Georgia Witt

Senior Art Editor 

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Scooter Wirth

Junior Layout & Design Editor


Lawson Lewis

Senior Marketing & Communications Editor

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Avery Grossman

Junior Editor-in-Chief

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Emerson Flanagan

Junior Art Editor

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Ronen Manselle

Senior Genre Editor

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Nadine Shanks

Senior Marketing & Communications Editor

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