Print (with free website ad bonus)
Our print newsletter reaches approximately 3,000 households each month with a focus on local issues, events and organizations. Print ads are $550 per year, $300 for six months or $150 for three months for a 1/12 page spot (roughly a 2.5″ x 2.5″ square) and include a free digital ad on our website (for now!).
Ad art design should visually fit into a 2.5″ x 2.5″ square, meaning the font print should be readable at that size, and the art itself should be designed within a square space otherwise you will lose ad space either on the sides (if your ad art is taller) or on the top/bottom (if your ad art is wider). You can look in our newsletter archives for some examples of ad styles and sizes.
Ad art color palette should be in black and white or at least print visibly in black and white. If in doubt, please do a sample print in black and white to check for yourself before submitting. A separate color version can be submitted for the website.
Ad art files in vector formats are preferred if available, but if using a bitmap format (preferably PNG format, or JPEG as a last resort), ad art should be at least 750 x 750 pixels (2.5″ @ 300dpi for you print nerds); if possible higher is always better, such as 900 x 900 pixels or more. JPEG in particular (if PNG format is not available) needs to be a higher resolution if it has a lot of lossy compression. If in doubt, please do a sample print at 2.5″ x 2.5″ size to check print quality for yourself before submitting.
Submission deadline is the 15th of the month for the following month’s newsletter. This includes ad art being validated and payment received. Space is limited to about 13 ads per issue so the earlier you contact us, the earlier we can reserve a spot in the next newsletter or the one following.
Please contact our newsletter department at [email protected] to make arrangements and submit art for your ad before making any payment.
Not ready to take the retro plunge into advertising in our print newsletter? Dip your toe in the water with a monthly ad on our website for just $25.
All digital ads are published on our front page, displayed in random order on each visit or refresh. On all other pages, 3 ads are displayed at random on each visit or refresh.
Digital ad art can be sumbitted in color or black and white, but should otherwise follow the requirements of the print version above.
Please contact our newsletter department ([email protected]) to make arrangements and submit art for your ad before making a payment.