Promotional Schedule

Ares Magazine reserves a portion of its space for advertising and offers two print-based advertising packages. We also offer free banner ad space on our website for full and half page ads run in the magazine.

Package One: Traditional Flat-Rate Advertising

Ares Magazine offers three basic ad sizes; if you are interested in another size, please contact to inquire about space and availability.

Ares is about geek lifestyle—if your company falls into that category, we’ve tagged you as a must have advertiser and have assembled some special rates in order to gain your business. We’d love to have you as a long-term partner. (Please note: all rates are subject to increases. If you want to lock in the current rate, you will need to pay for any future ads you want at that rate.)

Item Dimensions Bleed Dimensions Rate/Promo
Back Cover 8.5″ x 11″ 8.625″ x 11.25″ $960/$160
Inside Front Cover 8.5″ x 11″ 8.625″ x 11.25″ $720/$120
Inside Back Cover 8.5″ x 11″ 8.625″ x 11.25″ $720/$120
Double Truck 17″ x 11″ 17.25″ x 11.25″ $960/$160
Full Page 8.5″ x 11″ 8.625″ x 11.25″ $480/$80
Half Page, Horizontal 8.5″ x 5.5″ 8.625″ X 5.625″ $240/$40
Half Page, Vertical 4.25″ x 11″ 4.375″ X 11.25″ $240/$40
Quarter Page, Vert. 4.25″ x 5.5″ 4.25″ x 5.5″ (No Bleed) $120/$20

Package Two: Coupon Code Advertising

Include a special, Ares-only coupon code in your ads with us. Your shopping cart tracks how often customers use the coupon code to make purchases from your online store. Every month or quarter, we get together to review your Ares-generated sales, from which Ares draws 10% of the gross. If you sell nothing because of our ads, you owe us nothing. But if you sell your products because of an ad in Ares, you gain new customers, sell your product and share with us a bit of that profit. Contact us for more information at

Package Three: Online Banner ADs

We currently run one 300 x 250 ad spot with rotating ads that appears prominently on every page of the web site; we also offer a 728 x 90 rotating banner ad at the bottom of each page. Contact to reserve ad space or for billing arrangements. All online ads must be prepaid. Ads will rotate with no more than nine other ads and appear on every page of the web site, including the blog. We currently offer free banner ad space with every full or half page print ad run in the magazine; a half page ad receives free banner space for one month, and a full page ad receives two months of free banner space. (Note: prices are subject to increase at any time. Please check our web site or email for the latest advertising rates.)

300 x 250: $30/month

Package Four: Advertising Partners

We are open to forming partnerships with other businesses and organizations with which we share an audience. Such a partnership can include trading ad space in publications or online sites. Please contact for more information.

Acceptability and Indemnity

Ares Magazine reserves the right to reject any advertisement which does not conform to professional standards of presentation or which appears to be misleading, unethical, or offensive, or which in any way would tend to lower its credibility and/or that of its advertisers. The advertiser and/or advertising agency asserts ownership of and assumes liability for all content (including text, representation, and illustrations) of all ads sent to Ares Magazine, and responsibility for any claims against the publisher arising therefrom. Ares Magazine does not guarantee minimum views or clicks for ads, and we do not provide reports to the advertiser. Access to traffic reports is available by special request. By authorizing an agency to place advertisements on its behalf, an advertiser also agrees to pay for such ads in full if for any reason its authorized agency is or becomes unable to do so.

Editorial Profile

Ares Magazine is a spectacular magazine that combines a stand-alone, unique, playable board game in every issue with a collection of spectacular, new fiction. Our focus is science fiction, but we aren’t zealots. We’ll publish select other genres, including pulp adventure, fantasy, and alternative history. We are trying to squeeze out four issues per year, with each issue crammed full of enough amazing content to keep you busy until you receive the next issue.


We print at least 1,000 copies each issue. Most issues sell out quickly so get yours while you can.

Submission Instructions

Submit electronic copy as an attached file to

Advertising Submission Requirements

Ad Type Resolution at Final Size Acceptable Color Model Acceptable File Types
Print Color Ad 350 dpi CMYK PDF, TIF, JPG
Print B&W Ad 300 dpi 8-bit Grayscale PDF, TIF, JPG
Online Banner Ad 100 dpi RGB JPG, PNG, GIF

Special arrangements are possible for alternative file formats. Fonts must be Postscript or Open Type only. No True Type fonts. All fonts, bitmaps, and EPSs used must be embedded. No artificial bolds or italics. No Adobe Flash files. Please provide a link with any banner ad.

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