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We Need Your Great Auburn Stories

To submit a story idea, email aubmag@auburn.edu or call 334-844-2586.

We are looking for the newest, most interesting and inspiring stories about Auburn students, faculty, staff and alumni. Stories that touch the head and heart and show Auburn as modern university that embraces its history and celebrates the Auburn Family every chance it gets.

In 2020 we are even more focused on capturing campus life, telling great student stories as well as stories that appeal to young alumni (40 and younger).

We tell our stories through many channels including

The Auburn Magazine
The Forever AU App
Alumni Association Website
Alumni Association YouTube Channel
All our social media channels
18:56 Virtual Speaker Series

If you are unsure if your story is “big” enough to appear in Auburn Magazine, let us know. It may be perfect for one of our other communication channels.

Auburn Magazine

Auburn Magazine is a quarterly periodical written for the alumni and friends of Auburn University. Since 1994 we have striven to provide interesting, enlightening and entertaining stories on the rich history of Auburn, the success of its alumni, and the current programs, events and projects happening on campus.

Three of Auburn Magazine’s issues (Spring, Summer and Winter) are available exclusively as a benefit of membership to the alumni association, with an average readership of more than 40,000. The Fall issue is distributed to all known alumni, regardless of membership, reaching more than 200,000 readers.

Auburn Magazine Spring 2019
Auburn Magazine Winter 2019 cover featuring Pete the Cat
Auburn Mag Fall 2017 Cover

Auburn Magazine’s Sections


Concourse stories are short features on campus news, research, construction projects, student life, interesting courses of study, profiles of unique professors and more.

An Endless Question
An Endless Question Concourse article in magazine
Accessible Health
Accessible Health Concourse article magazine
The Foundation of a Brighter Future
THE FOUNDATION OF A BRIGHTER FUTURE concourse article in magazine


These are the “big” stories of the magazine and focus on important, noteworthy or distinguished alumni or issues related to the university. They are selected by a committee vote and the articles are more detailed and in-depth than our Alumni Spotlights or Concourse stories. Auburn Magazine cover stories predominantly come from the “Features” section

Banking Emmys: Rob Crabbe ’97
BANKING EMMYS Feature in Magazine
The Coco Chanel of Crime: Carol Robinson ’86
THE COCO CHANEL OF CRIME Feature in Magazine
Live at the Garden: Nicole Klein ’05
LIVE AT THE GARDEN Feature in Magazine

Alumni Spotlights

Short profiles of distinguished alumni with interesting careers and experiences. These include historic profiles of important, unusual or noteworthy alumni and young alumni starting their careers.

Joe Toles ’82: The Father Figure
THE FATHER FIGURE Alumni Spotlight Magazine Article
David Steen ’11: Living Alongside the Reptile
LIVING ALONGSIDE THE REPTILE Alumni Spotlight Magazine Article
Erin Mathews Deavoll ’05: Designing Woman
DESIGNING WOMAN Alumni Spotlight magazine article

Other Channels to Share Your Story

Digital Alumni Profiles

We also monthly alumni stories and profiles on the Auburn Alumni Association web site. These profiles vary in length and content but feature the same quality writing and in-depth reporting of our print magazine.

Building the Best Auburn
JESSICA KOHN ‘09: BUILDING THE BEST DOWNTOWN AUBURN Alumni profile in magazine example
Cooking Up Success
CHEF MATT PACE ’07: COOKING UP SUCCESS Alumni Profile in Magazine ex 2
Out In The Wild
JIM MORTON ’91: OUT IN THE WILD WITH “NAKED & AFRAID” Alumni profile for magazine ex 3

Weekly Roar

Weekly Roar is composed of 4 – 5 different new stories each week regarding Auburn alumni and friends. You can access them exclusively in the Forever AU App.

Download the Forever AU App

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Weekly Roar Example 3

Make sure your notifications & location services are set to “Always Allow” to receive reminders each week for a new Weekly Roar.

Social Media Content

Our social media posts and stories are as varied as the Auburn Family.


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18:56 Virtual Speaker Series

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18:56’s mission is to entertain, inform and educate the Auburn Family in less than 20 minutes.
We’ve done everything from stand-up comedy and music to mental health and financial literacy on the show.
We are always looking for strong guests with a powerful Auburn story. Visit show page

To submit a story idea for any of our channels, email aubmag@auburn.edu or call 334-844-2586.