Guide to Advertising in HRM 

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The DIGITAL PREMIER ISSUE will be a little different. We want everyone to get a taste of the sort of content that HRM will be publishing. To get the magazine to as many fans as possible, and do so cost-effectively, means that we’ll offer a free, digital-only sample to grow our subscriber base. We are planning on this launch in August 2019.  Advertising submissions for the Digital Premier Issue must be received by JUNE 10, 2019.  If demand is greater than anticipated, we will go to print as early as the Fall of 2019 but otherwise we expect our First Issue (print) to come out in the Spring of 2020.

We want to thank anyone who advertises with Historical Romance Magazine!  As a token of our gratitude to early advertisers, we are offering a 20% discount on ads placed in the Premier issue and will extend a 20% discount for any additional ads placed within the first four regular (print & digital) issues of Historical Romance Magazine.

If you would like to talk about purchasing more than one ad placement at a time, please contact us directly.


November – Submit all materials by September 10th.

February Issue – Submit all materials by December 10th.

May Issue – Submit all materials by March 10th.

August Issue – Submit all materials by June 10th.

PRICING (20% discount is shown on Purchase Page in Shop)

Inside Front Cover- full color splash page $750

Back Cover Outside- full color page $850

Back Cover Inside- full color $650

Full Page- full color $550

Full Page Spread (2 Pages) – full color - $1000

2/3 Page- full color $400

1/2 Page- full color $350

1/3 Page- full color $200

1/4 Page- full color $150

1/6 Page- full color $100

1/8 Page- full color $75

Vintage Classified Ads, Black and White text only, 30 words or less. - $50

Additional words over 30-word limit- .50 cents each

Full Color Bleed (border-less on page edges) + $25

We’re excited to celebrate historical romances and everything that inspires them to be written, read and treasured.  For questions about advertising in HRM, please email and we can schedule a phone or online chat.


All ads include link information in print and live links in the digital format. Ads must content-approved and our ad/editorial department reserves the right to reject material that may be unethical, offensive, or deliberately misleading. Our decisions will be based upon market appropriateness and professionalism. Inclusion does not mean that HRM endorses or is liable for business transacted between the advertiser and the public.



First, read the print and space specifications below.

Contact Charlotte B. at: or Renee B. at: One of us will be happy to speak with you via phone or chat once you have reached out via email with your request.

Submit your ad & payment by the editorial deadline via our website shop or US mail to:

Historical Romance Magazine

P.O. Box 570

839 Commerce Lane,

Parchment, MI 49004



Note: The sizes below are a work in progress and still approximate. If you have an ad or book cover formatted to a "standard" size, please feel comfortable emailing it to us and we will size it appropriately. In other words, if you are making an ad, these are helpful measurements, but ask us without obsessing over a small difference.

 All ads must be submitted in PDF format. No RGB color file types, please be sure they are in CYMK and 300dpi minimum. Ad design help available for hourly rate of $50.


Full Page Bleed: 8 ⅝” x 11 ⅛” / 21.9 cm x 28.2 cm

Full Page Trim: 8 ⅜” x 10 ⅞” / 21.3 cm x 27.6 cm

2/3 Page vertical (no horizontal) 5” x 9 ⅞” / 12.7 cm x 25.1 cm

1/2 Page horizontal: 7 ½” x 4 ½” / 19 cm x 11.4 cm

1/2 Page vertical: 3 ¾” x 9 ⅞ “/ 9.5 cm x 25.1 cm

1/3 Page horizontal 7 ½” x 3 ½” / 19 cm x 8.9 cm

1/3 Page vertical 2 ½” x 9 ⅞” / 6.4 cm x 25.1 cm

1/4 Page vertical 3 ¾ " x 4 ½” / 9.5 cm x 11.4 cm

1/6 Page vertical 2” x 4 ½” / 5 cm x 11.4 cm

1/8 Page horizontal 3 ¾” x 2 ¼” / 9.5 cm x 5.7 cm

Note: These downloadable files are identical to the complete two-page pdf download at the top of this page. They are simply separated page 1 (pricing and schedule) and page 2 (layout specifications). Thanks!

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