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The Magazine

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.

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 is distributed across Canada, with a strong presence in Chapters, in a selection of university bookshops, and in 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 percent 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.

Arc will also exchange ad space with other literary magazines upon request.


*new advertising rates take affect September 1, 2013.

In Print 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”
*10% discount for multiple issues
Online Per Month Dimensions
Online banner $50 500 x 500 pixels
Newsletter ad
$40 275 x 275 pixels
Deadlines Booking Materials
Spring November 15 December 1
Fall (themed issue)
August 15 September 1
Summer April 15 May 1
*Summer issue appears in June. Fall issue appears in October. Spring issue appears in March.
Preferred Formats
press-quality PDF
grayscale or CMYK
Advertisers assume full responsibility for all advertising content and any claim made against the publisher due to content.
Right of Refusal
Arc Poetry Magazine reserves the right to reject any advertising.

Print and Web ad 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, 6 months for the price of one year, or 2 years for the price of 1 year

Place Your Ads

Please notify us via email to confirm your ad. Invoicing will occur when web ad is posted, or following publication (for print ads). Exchanges welcomed.