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.
Managing Editor: Melinda Lewis, PhD
Associate Editors: Byshera Williams
Assistant Editor/Graphic Designer: Isabella Akhtarshenas
Art Department: Emily Anderson
Staff Writer: Camille DiBenedetto
Copy Editor: Heather Heim
Art Director: Diane Pizzuto
Publisher: The Pennoni Honors College, Drexel University
Founding Editor: Jason Wilson
We’re always looking for excellent, original, and previously unpublished personal essays, critical essays, reporting, memoir, travel writing, stories, photo essays, and even video projects.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. Send pitches or complete essays as a PDF or Word Document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
The Smart Set
3141 Chestnut Street
3034 MacAlister Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104