Issue xx is available at all Johnson County Library locations!

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

Save the date to celebrate issue xxi!

Join us at the elementia Issue xxi Reception and Readings Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at the Central Resource Library from 6:30-8 p.m. Pick up your free copy of issue xxi at any Johnson County Library location starting Wednesday, May 1 or view a digital copy on our website.

Read a sample of the latest issue

pretty enough

By Chloe Chou

something breaks in the frozen night 
    tearing / you sit up and i stay

right here in these warm sheets
    you say i am pretty only because the word beautiful

The Love Letter

By Tess Vanberg

The second time I got married was the happiest day of my life. It was illegitimate and secretive. It was born of utter foolishness, but the joy that filled my heart that day was unrivaled by anything done before the eyes of the familiar.

Previous issues

elementia xix cover
issue 19
the cover of elementia issue 18
issue 18
Issue 17 cover
issue 17
elementia xvi
issue 16
best of elementia 1-15
best of elementia 1-15
elementia issue xv
issue 15
elementia xiv
issue 14
elementia xiii
issue 13
elementia xii
issue 12
elementia xi
issue 11
elementia x
issue 10
elementia ix
issue 9
elementia viii
issue 8
elementia vii
issue 7
elementia vi
issue 6
elementia v
issue 5
elementia iv
issue 4
elementia iii
issue 3
elementia issue ii
issue 2
elementia issue i
issue 1