Literary Arts


Eureka College Literary Arts


English poet Alexandar Pope (1688–744), said it best:

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance,

As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.

’T is not enough no harshness gives offence,—

The sound must seem an echo to the sense.

At Eureka College students have several outlets in which to express their art:

ELM – Eureka Literary Magazine

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, once in fall and once 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.

The Pegasus

The Pegasus is a student newspaper. It represents the entire college community and includes news, sports, features, editorials, and entertainment. The newspaper items reflect the views and activities of students, faculty, administration, and alumni. A faculty or staff member advises, but the Pegasus is produced and edited by students. The campus newspaper enhances the experiences of students in writing, layout, editing, photography, advertising, and journalism administration.

The Prism

The Prism is the Eureka College yearbook. It captures the memories and events of campus. A faculty or staff member advises, but it is produced and edited by students.


Impressions is an annual collection of student, staff, and faculty prose, poetry, and artwork. A faculty member also advises this publication, but Impressions is edited by students.