Why advertise at NAR:

  • North American Review is the oldest and one of the most respected literary magazines in America.
  • Each issue is an 8 1/2″ x 11″ magazine of the finest quality with ad placement throughout the magazine, not just in the front or back to fill out a signature.
  • A variety of display rates are available to suit every budget.
  • Over 1,000 libraries across the world subscribe to the NAR.
  • Our circulation grows every day.

Ad Rates

Printed offset
Trim: 2-1/4″ wide x 10″ 
Format: three-column page
Makeup depth: 10″
Resolution: 300 dpi
Line Screen: 120-150
Color: Advertiser to supply separations, negative film, right reading, emulsion side down.

We accept .pdf or .tiff (tiff is preferable) ad copy via an email attachment at: Please include all necessary fonts and graphic files. For security, we recommend that you compress electronically transmitted files.

Issue Dates and Copy Deadlines:
Issued Quarterly in January, April, July, and October.
Orders: Copy to be set first Monday of the month preceding month of issue. Camera ready copy second Monday of month preceding month of issue.

Commissions and Cash Discounts:
Agency commission: 20%
Contract discount: 10% on insertion order for four consecutive issues.

Ad Composition Charges:
Typesetting and other composition costs charged to advertiser.

Copy Regulations:
The publisher reserves the right to reject any advertisement which fails to meet the standards of the magazine. It is understood that the advertiser and/or advertising agency will indemnify the publisher against any loss, expense, or other liability resulting from any claims, suits, or other actions that may result from publication of any advertisement.

Ad Exchanges:
We love to participate in ad exchanges. Other literary magazines interested in an ad exchange may contact us at to speak with managing editor Shelly Criswell or our current advertising coordinator.

Publicity Exchanges:
We are interested in publicity exchanges with other literary magazines. A typical publicity exchange includes swapping advertising for contests and events. Publicity exchanges include, but are not limited to, advertising on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn). We are also willing to participate in blog exchanges or any other proposed publicity. Any literary magazines interested in a publicity exchange should contact managing editor Shelly Criswell or our current advertising coordinator at

Shelly Criswell, Managing Editor
Phone: 319-273-3026
FAX: 319-273-4326

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