The Elephant Tree is the University’s literary journal for the publication of student-created poetry and fiction.
Symbolically, the elephant tree has distinct significance. The trees are native to Southern California; they are known to be both rare and resilient, and grow in distinctive, sculptural forms. Their flowers are small but star-shaped, bursting forth in white or cream colors. The tree's red sap was once thought to be a panacea--a medicine that allegedly cures all disease and prolongs life indefinitely.
All Chapman students are invited to submit their work, not just those in the Creative Writing or English programs. The Elephant Tree editors are all graduate and undergraduate students who apply for the job each year. Further details on the submission and application process are below, along with PDF files of past issues.