ELM is a small (150-ish-page), nationally known literary journal of innovative fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. ELM features both new and established authors. It publishes two issues a year, one in fall and one in spring.
Notable authors published in ELM include Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, and Catherine Ryan Hyde (Pay It Forward). More recently-published authors include Jane Guill (Nectar from a Stone) and G. Lloyd Helm (Design). ELM provides plentiful opportunities for both established and aspiring authors to participate in contests and win valuable awards. Students also have the opportunity to internship with the publication.