After thirty-five years, Élan has persisted in its unique literary and artistic precision. As we finish off this year, we invite you to explore the multi-faceted truths of this issue: identity, coming-of-age, nature, loss, beauty, and more. Each piece illustrates the uniqueness of our contributors and the artistry they have used to tell their history and narratives. We thank our submitters and readers for their participation and interest in Élan and involving themselves in creating and evolving the legacy of this literary magazine.

Presenting the Fall/Winter 2021 issue, we welcome you and anticipate your connections to these works. As the year ends, we are pleased to announce and share these truths and hope you are, too.

-Editors-in-Chief

Blair Bowers and Brendan Nurczyk