ELJ is currently reading for our 2018 issue, the BLACKOUT edition! Please read our submission guidelines, and then send your work to eljbuffalo@gmail.com!

Elm Leaves Journal (ELJ) is SUNY Buffalo State’s historic literary and arts journal. In production since 1948, Elm Leaves Journal has been administered, edited and produced by students at Buffalo State College. ELJ is edited by Kim Chinquee. I joined as associate editor in December 2014.

In 2013, after a brief hiatus, Elm Leaves Journal was re-imagined as ELJ, a cutting edge, national literary journal. The 2013 edition was the first that published writers outside of the Buffalo State community, that that was printed by a professional publisher. ELJ is published through the cooperation of the Writing Major and the School of Arts and Humanities.

The “Wild” Edition (Winter 2013) features work by writers Matthew Bookin, Eric Bosse, Tiff Holland, Gergory Lawless, Paul Lisicky, Robert Lopez, Mary Miller, Darlin’ Neal, Ted Pelton, Gary Percesepe, Jennifer Pieroni, Matthew Roberston, Gail Louise Siegel, Curtis Smith, Ed Taylor, Griija Tropp, and Amy Day Wilkinson.

The “Harvest” edition (Fall 2014) features work by Trevor Dodge, Kathy Fish, Zach Fishel, Sherrie Flick, Lydia Copeland Gwyn, Tiff Holland, Paul Myette, Thomas O’Connell, Peter Ramos, Gail Louise Siegel, Kaysi Stepien, Ed Taylor, Diane Vickers, and Joan Wilking.

The “Dirt” edition (Winter 2016) features work by Myfanwy Collins, Pia Z. Ehrhardt, Kathy Fish, Avital Gad-Cykman, Lydia Copeland Gwyn, Susan Henderson, Brandon Hobson, Tiff Holland, Laurie Kaiser, Robert Lopez, Michael Martone, Bobbie Ann Mason, Kathleen McGookey, Dave Newman, Pamela Painter, William R. Slogan, Ed Taylor, Peter Tiernan, Girija Tropp, Joan Willing, Lex Williford, and Steven Wingate.

The “Blues” edition is now available for pre-order! Click here.

The “Blackout” edition is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2018. Submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews and translations (of any word length) can be sent in the body of the email to eljbuffalo@gmail.com.

The journal is edited by Pushcart Prize-winning author Kim Chinquee, Associate Professor of English, and co-director of the Writing Major.  ELJ is produced, in part, through the work of students in ENG 357, Literary Publishing. In this course, Professor Chinquee takes the students through the process of producing the journal, from layout to selection to editing. If you would like more information on ELJ, or would like to order a copy of the journal, please contact Kim Chinquee.