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

 

Staff

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Blair Bowers

Editor-in-Chief

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Anna Smith

Associate Art Director

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Kaysyn Jones

Associate Marketing Editor

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Brendan Nurczyk

Junior Editor-in-Chief

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Nayra McMahan

Managing Editor

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Leila Warner

Associate Marketing Editor

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Parker Sheppard

Art Director

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Bonny Bruzos

Junior Managing Editor

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Zarria Belazaire

Poetry Editor

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Lanina Herndon

Junior Art Director

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Sage Whitecotton

Marketing Editor

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Nia Moneyhun

Fiction/CNF Editor