About

Elements, Western Illinois University’s Literary Magazine, has been publishing creative writing and artwork from WIU students for over 50 years.

Each year a small group of dedicated student editors read and respond to all submissions; make editorial decisions concerning content, aesthetics, and presentation; and organize an end-of-year release party that includes readings from contributors. These activities are facilitated and supported by the faculty advisor, who is associated with the Department of English in Simpkins Hall.

Beginning in the Spring of 2016, we have decided to build an online presence. The Elements website will issue a year long digital publication of students’ work, contain an archive of previous publications, as well as provide information on submitting to Elements and other creative writing opportunities within the WIU community. The Elements editorial board is excited to expand and share the voices of WIU to you!

Please contact Dr. Erika T. Wurth (ET-Wurth@wiu.edu) if you would like to be involved with Elements.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the editors by email: elementswiu@gmail.com

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