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Élan

Literary Magazine

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Élan is an international student literary magazine published by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, FL.

Highlights

This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    ~1 month*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    33% *
    Editor reported data

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    All writers and artists who have their work chosen for the Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer Edition will be mailed a free copy of the Print Edition in which their piece appears.

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Micro-fiction, short-stories and excerpts of larger stories up to 5,000 words are acceptable. Pieces over 1,200 words must have a marked excerpt. All excerpted submissions should include the full manuscript with selected portion clearly marked. If a piece is selected and over 1,200 words, only the excerpted portion will receive publication. ​ Must be 12 point double-spaced Times New Roman.

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Micro-fiction, short-stories and excerpts of larger stories up to 5,000 words are acceptable. Pieces over 1,200 words must have a marked excerpt. All excerpted submissions should include the full manuscript with selected portion clearly marked. If a piece is selected and over 1,200 words, only the excerpted portion will receive publication. ​ Must be 12 point double-spaced Times New Roman.

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Poems can be any length and style, but must be single-spaced and in 12-point Times New Roman.

Art

Max pieces: 3

We welcome student produced visual art including photography, drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and printmaking. Please note that Élan only accepts original work and fanart will not be accepted. Take a look at our recent issues to see the kind of work we are publishing.

Photography

Max pieces: 3

We welcome student produced visual art including photography, drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and printmaking. Please note that Élan only accepts original work and fanart will not be accepted. Take a look at our recent issues to see the kind of work we are publishing.

Play (Plays/Screenwriting)

Max pieces: 3

Submit full manuscripts with potential excerpts clearly noted. Pieces over 1,200 words must have a marked excerpt. All excerpted submissions should include the full manuscript with the selected portion clearly marked. If a piece is selected and over 1,200 words, only the excerpted portion will receive publication.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    Young creators
    Élan accepts original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, plays, and all kinds of art from students ages fourteen to eighteen in high school in locations internationally.

  • Formatting

    Attach each piece as a separate document with the title of each piece bolded in the upper left hand corner. Do not include your name in the body document, as all submissions go through a blind reading process by our staff.​​ ​ All cover letters and submissions must be attached to the email as a word document. The title of the document needs to be the writer’s name only.

  • Author's rights

    All writers and artists who have their work chosen for the Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer Edition will be mailed a free copy of the Print Edition in which their piece appears. Élan holds first serial rights for material that we publish. The copyright automatically reverts to the author upon publication.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics

15

Total submissions tracked

33 days

Average response time

21.43%

Average acceptance rate

12 days

Fastest response time

44 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 61 days

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About

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 D...

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Founded

1986

Country

US

www.elanlitmag.com

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    Editor Emma Klopfer avatar

    Emma Klopfer

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Niveah Glover avatar

    Niveah Glover

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Jaslyn Dickerson avatar

    Jaslyn Dickerson

    Junior Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Avery Grossman avatar

    Avery Grossman

    Junior Editor-in-Chief