The Abstract Elephant Magazine

Type Of Organization
(949) 542-9179
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
The Abstract Elephant Magazine is an interdisciplinary, digital publication dedicated to understanding the issues of the human condition through the arts, the sciences, and philosophy. This magazine began with the intention to create a space for comparative endeavors and interdisciplinary research, since our basic belief is that improvement in the human condition takes place in open dialogue and debate. Not only are we interested in exploring as many disciplines as possible, we are interested in exploring as many perspectives as possible. By promoting viewpoint diversity, we can tackle the entire gamut of what it means to be human.

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Kara Roberts
Contact Title
Co-founder & Editor
Submissions Policy
Since we accept submissions of a variety of topics and disciplines, we ask that you remain consistent regarding style and format. We accept submissions and seek out pieces of professional merit, high quality, and original thought. We accept simultaneous submissions, under the condition that you inform us and withdraw your submission should it be accepted elsewhere. We accept (but do not require) story/essay pitches via email. Multiple submissions are fine, and they can overlap in terms of discipline(s), human condition feature(s), content, or ideas. We accept the following disciplines: academic, fiction, poetry, nonfiction essay, personal history, visual art, performing art, photo essay, and interview. All Submisions Must Include: -Author/Artist headshot -Short Author/Artist bio (~100 words) -Author/Artist website/portfolio links (Optional) -Author/Artist social media handles (Optional) -Statement indicating whether submission is simultaneous submission -100-word description explaining the connection between the submission and the human condition The description for your submission must address some of the questions below: What event, situation, or characteristic of human existence does your submission describe? Why is this event/situation/characteristic relevant today? How does this event/situation/characteristic impact individual, societal, national, international, or global life? What is your submission about? What kind of problem/solution does your submission address? What is the theme of the submission? How does the theme of the submission impact daily life? What kind of impact does the problem/solution have? How does the submission tackle what it means to be a human in today’s world on planet Earth?
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Average Print Run
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Total Circulation
1500 views per issue