About Us

The Smart Set is an online magazine covering culture and ideas, arts and science, global and national affairs — everything from literature to shopping, medicine to sports, philosophy to food. Named for the turn-of-the-century literary magazine edited by H.L. Mencken and George Nathan, the Smart Set strives to present big ideas on the small, the not-so-small, and the everyday.

We publish high quality writing and photography in a broad range of genres including reportage, personal and critical essays, travel writing, memoirs, and stories. The Smart Set is an independent magazine, generously supported by the Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University.

The Smart Set is published for people who enjoy reading, and enjoy thinking about what they read. The Smart Set feels that what unites its readers is their intellectual curiosity, and this cuts across age, gender, income, and education level.

Staff

Editor: Richard Abowitz

Art Director/Managing Editor: Diane Pizzuto

Contributing Writers: Morgan Meis, Paula Marantz Cohen, Stefany Anne Golberg, James Polchin, Michael Lind, Colin Fleming

Publisher: The Pennoni Honors College, Drexel University

Founding Editor: Jason Wilson

Submissions

We’re always looking for excellent, original, and previously unpublished personal essays, critical essays, reporting, memoir, travel writing, stories, photo essays, and even video projects. Pay and expenses are negotiable. Contact submissions@thesmartset.com.

Advertise

The Smart Set is seeking potential advertising partners and sponsors. For more information on our capabilities, as well as advertising rates and our media kit, please contact advertise@thesmartset.com.

Contact us

The Smart Set
Drexel University
3210 Cherry St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-895-2055
editor@thesmartset.com