The Smart Set accepts submissions and pitches on a rolling basis via

We consider excellent and original non-fiction works between 1500 and 3500 words, such as:

  • Critical essays
  • Cultural critiques and analyses
  • Scholarly articles
  • Food and travel writing
  • Political commentaries
  • Personal essays and memoir
  • Book, film, and television reviews
  • Unpublished excerpts

We do not accept:

  • Previously published work
  • Poetry
  • Fiction

Tips and advice:

  • Familiarize yourself with our recently published content and regular columns before submitting.
  • Submissions of non-text media, such as photographs or video, may also be considered.
  • Please format your submission as a Word document with Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced.
  • The Smart Set follows AP style with house adjustments. We do not use footnotes.
  • The Smart Set reserves the right to reject submissions without explanation.