Estonian Literary Magazine (ELM)
is a biannual magazine that introduces past and present Estonian writers and poets and their works, reflects and discusses Estonian literature, and reviews new books.  ELM has been published by the Estonian Institute since 1995.

We are here to help you discover the singularity and diversity of the Estonian literature, to let our writers surprise you, our stories enchant you, and our poetry resonate with the rhythm of your breathing.

Welcome and enjoy!


Editor: Berit Kaschan (
Editorial Board: Tiit Aleksejev (Estonian Writers’ Union), Adam Cullen (Estonian Writers’ Union), Peeter Helme (Estonian Writers’ Union),
Ilvi Liive (Estonian Literature Centre), Helena Läks (Estonian Writers’ Union), Mart Meri (Estonian Institute), Piret Viires (Tallinn University)
Translator: Adam Cullen
Design: Piia Ruber and Kristjan Mändmaa
Language Editors: Robyn Laider, Richard Adang
Published by: The Estonian Institute, Suur-Karja 14, Tallinn

The places to find ELM

in Tallinn, Estonia:

The Estonian Institute Tallinn Office (Suur-Karja 14)

Puänt bookshop (Telliskivi 60A)

Rahva Raamat bookstore in Viru Keskus (Viru väljak 4, 3rd floor)

Apollo bookstores

in Tartu, Estonia:

Krisostomus bookshop (Raekoja plats 11)


order ELM online from the The Estonian Institute.