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Meet the Teacher: Scott Guldin

I always feel so privileged to read students' work. It inspires me. 

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Meet the Teacher: Jeff Dierking

I think that reading the thoughtful, skillful, and insanely creative output of students like mine has really inspired me to help my students see themselves as capable of that sort of brilliance.

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Meet the Teacher: Deirdre Zongker

"Working with Lynda Barry changed everyone’s lives, but most of all mine. I was inspired to read her works and incorporate her ideas to inspire creativity into all of my classes."

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Looking for an Editor?

Think your piece is ready to submit to elementia but you want to make sure you have all your commas in the right place, and the line breaks make sense?

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elementia Publishes a Song

elementia is proud to have published our first song in issue xiv!

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elementia is a literary arts magazine published to represent and uplift young adults. We accept original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, graphic stories, photography and illustrations. 

Whether there’s never enough ... You’ve got too much on your hands ... Or it’s on your side ... Time, the only constant that is constantly changing, rearranging our lives and brains and bodies by the second. Whether it’s daylight savings, time travel or being late to school, we can’t help but watch the minutes tick by. We welcome submissions for elementia issue xv on whatever timely topic might strike your fancy. But don’t delay, the clock is ticking! Submit original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, graphic stories, photography and illustrations through Feb. 1, 2018.

Our 15th issue is dedicated to author magical realism author A.S. King. The New York Times Book Review has called A. S. King “one of the best Y.A. writers working today.” We are honored to announce that King will give the keynote address at our the reception for issue xv on Thursday, April 26.

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Young Adult Submission Committee
​Do you want to be a part of a young adult group selecting what goes in elementia? If you are in grades 9-12 and are interested in writing, we encourage you to join our group. For more information, e-mail elementia.

If you are a teacher of creative writing or visual arts, please reach out to elementia staff, to find out how we can help you in your classroom!

elementia is generously supported through the Joan Berkley Writers Fund of the Johnson County Library Foundation and the KU School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Free copies of the magazine are available at all Johnson County Library locations.