One of the most widely read literary magazines in the country, Arc has a following composed of writers, poetry aficionados, academics and a general cultural readership.
Arc Poetry Magazine is published three times a year in a sophisticated, perfect-bound 8-in. x 7-in. format. Issues range from 140 to 160 pages and are printed on glossy, recycled paper, with four-colour front and back covers, a full-colour inside visual-art portfolio and the capability for reproduction of full-colour advertising.
Arc is distributed across Canada, with a strong presence in Chapters, a selection of university bookshops, and successful bookstores and magazine stands such as Book City in Toronto, Mags & Fags and Britton’s in Ottawa, McNally Robinson in Calgary and Winnipeg, The Daily Grind Newsstand in Halifax, Munro’s in Victoria and Drawn & Quarterly and Argo’s in Montreal. Libraries form 10% of the subscription base, with libraries from across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Arc continues to honour excellence in poetry and criticism through its sponsorship of the annual Archibald Lampman Award for the best book of poetry by an Ottawa writer, the Diana Brebner Prize for emerging writer and the Poem of the Year Contest, as well as through the Confederation Poets Prize and the Critic’s Desk Award.
Invoicing will occur when the ad is posted (for web ads) or following the issue’s publication (for print ads).
Arc welcomes offers to exchange ad space with other literary magazines. Send requests via email.
Print + Web Promotion
When print and web ad are confirmed together, double the time offered for the same price: for example, receive 6 months of web advertising for the price of 3 months.
|Black & White||Full Colour||Dimensions|
|Full page (no bleed)||$250*||n/a||4.85″x 6.24”|
|Half page horizontal||$150*||n/a||4.85″ x 3”|
|Half page vertical||$150*||n/a||2.3″ x 6.24”|
|Inside back cover (no bleed)||$300*||$400||4.85″ x 6.24”|
|Online banner||$50||500 x 500 pixels|
|Newsletter ad||$40||275 x 275 pixels|
|Spring*||November 15||December 1|
|Fall*||August 15||September 1|
|Summer*||April 15||May 1|
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Right of Refusal
Arc Poetry Magazine reserves the right to reject any advertising.