Advertising

advertisingFantasy Scroll Magazine is an online publication featuring stories of fantasy, science fiction, and horror and interviews from speculative writers and editors from around the world. Debuting in late 2013, the magazine quickly gained popularity and grew steadily with each of the four issues released in 2014. Due to popular demand, the magazine turned to a bi-monthly publication in 2015, releasing six issues. In addition, 2015 will also see the launch of a podcast featuring stories published by Fantasy Scroll Magazine.

Our traffic is showing an increased growing trend not only in repeat visits, but also in new, unique visitors. We strive to run an interactive site that keeps users on the page and incites them to comment and explore more of the site. As an advertiser, your ad will be seen by avid readers, authors, editors, and publishers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. But keep in mind our philosophy is to run a site with emphasis on content, not on the ads. Ads must be relevant to our magazine, so ad opportunities have the following limitations:

  • No animated images or flashing text
  • Must be relevant to writing, literature, and arts.

Our ad opportunities are open to:

  • Publishers
  • Writers
  • Literary Agents
  • Conventions and Conferences
  • Relevant user groups, communities, and blogs
  • Podcasts
  • Review Sites
  • Writing-related software and information providers

Website Ads

For the website, we accept regular-sized banners (468 x 60) and square banners (max 260 x 260). Note that not all banners are available on all pages; read below for more details. The general placement of the banners is as follows:

banners

In the list below, the Stories Pages refers to any page that displays an article, story, interview, review, or similar item that has been published in an issue. The Submissions Page is the specific location on the site where writers are able to submit stories. All other pages are pages that are not Stories Pages or the Submissions Page. Why do we treat the submissions page separately? Our Submissions Page has heavy traffic from writers and we want to be able to offer that space for ads to providers of software and information who want to specifically target writers.

All ads are displayed on a non-rotational basis. This means that you do not share the ad spot with anyone else. Your ad is the only one displayed in the respective spot for as long as your campaign is active.

Image Standards:

  • Standard Banner Size: 468px width x 60px height
  • Square Banner Size: Maximum 260px width x 260px height
  • Resolution: 72 dpi
  • File Types: jpg, gif, png
  • Max Size: 150 kb

Pricing

Prices below are monthly. Discounts are available for multiple month commitments.

Homepage & All Pages (except the Submissions page and Stories)
Ad Type Ad Size Monthly Price
Top banner ad 468 x 60 $75
Top Square ad (2 spots) 260 x 260 $65
Bottom Square ad 260 x 260 $45
Bottom Banner ad 468 x 60 $45
Submissions Page
Ad Type Ad Size Monthly Price
Top banner ad 468 x 60 $75
Top Square ad (2 spots) 260 x 260 $65
Bottom Square ad 260 x 260 $45
Bottom Banner ad 468 x 60 $45
Stories Pages
Ad Type Ad Size Monthly Price
Top banner ad 468 x 60 $75
Top Square ad (2 spots) 260 x 260 $65
Bottom Square ad 260 x 260 $45
Bottom Banner ad 468 x 60 $45

Bundled Ads

Homepage & All Pages + Stories Page (30% off)
Ad Type Ad Size Monthly Price
Top banner ad 468 x 60 $105
Top Square ad (2 spots) 260 x 260 $91
Bottom Square ad 260 x 260 $63
Bottom Banner ad 468 x 60 $63
Site-wide (40% off)
Ad Type Ad Size Monthly Price
Top banner ad 468 x 60 $135
Top Square ad (2 spots) 260 x 260 $117
Bottom Square ad 260 x 260 $81
Bottom Banner ad 468 x 60 $81

Multiple month discounts

If you place your ads for more than one month, you get additional discounts:

Duration Price Discount
1 Month Regular Price
2 Months 5%
3 Months 10%
4 Months 15%
5-11 Months 20%
12 Months 50%

Payment and Materials: Your payment and materials must be received at least 15 days prior to the month in which the ad is to start. Please confirm availability with us prior to commitment.

Podcast Ads

Our podcast is published together with the magazine issues, but the episodes (one episode per story) are published every week. The podcasts are distributed through our site and also through third party distribution services such as iTunes, Soundcloud, Audible, and Downpour. The episodes run between 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the story’s length. Here are the specifications of the podcast ad:

Duration: One episode

Recording: Up to 30 seconds, 192kbps, mono, MP3 or WAV file

Price: $50

Option: Let us record the ad for you for an extra $25

Payment and Materials: We must have your materials (text or audio) and your payment at least 15 days prior to the running of the show. Please confirm availability with us ahead of time.

Multiple episode discounts

If you pre-pay for multiple episodes in advance, we provide the following discounts:

Episodes Price Discount
1 Episode Regular Price
2 Episodes 5%
3 Episodes 10%
4 Episodes 15%
5-9 Episodes 20%
10+ Episodes 50%

Refunds

All payments are non-refundable, unless we reject your ad or if the issue or podcast episode that was supposed to include your ad is canceled.

Ad Guidelines

  • Your ad must comply with the site’s Terms and Conditions
  • Your ad’s URL link cannot be a temporary forward that can be edited. We must have a link to a root domain. So, links such as bit.ly or ow.ly will not be accepted. We constantly scan all our outgoing links and any ad that forwards to a different location than the one initially approved will be canceled immediately without refund.

Disclaimer

All ads are subject to final approval by the Fantasy Scroll Magazine staff. All ads that do not comply with our rules or are deemed not relevant will not be approved. All advertisers assume all liability for their ad content and responsibility for any claims made against Fantasy Scroll Magazine resulting from their ad.

Contact

If you have questions about our advertising space, or if you’d like to suggest other ways in which we can collaborate, please use the form below.

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