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Advertise with CNF

First published in 1993, Creative Nonfiction was the first magazine devoted exclusively to publishing high quality nonfiction prose. Today, CNF is an essential resource for anyone with an artistic, professional or critical stake in the genreor for anyone who simply enjoys true stories, well told. 

Advertising with CNF is an excellent way to reach a highly targeted audience of nonfiction readers and writers nationwide and abroad. Affordable advertising options are available both in the quarterly print magazine and our monthly e-newsletter.


Each issue of Creative Nonfiction reaches over 4,000 subscribers across 26 countries, with an estimated print run of 9,000 copies. Ad spaces can be reserved individually or in a discounted package. Please note that all art is published in black and white and must be submitted as high res images (minimum 300dpi). 


Upcoming Print Advertising Opportunities

CNF #70: Spring 2019
Special Theme: "Home"

Reservations due March 1, 2019
Art due March 7, 2019

CNF #71: Summer 2019
Special Theme: "Let's Talk About Sex"

Reservations due April 1, 2019
Art due April 8, 2019

CNF #72:  Fall 2019
Special Theme: "Games"
Reservations due September 29, 2019
Art due October 5, 2019

CNF #73:  Winter 2020
Special Theme: "Memoir"
Reservations due December 4, 2019
Art due December 11, 2019

* Please note that publication schedules sometimes shift due to unforeseen circumstances. To assure that your advertising experience is beneficial to you and our readers, we recommend that the deadline in time-sensitive ads be outside two months of our publication date. 


Each month, the CNF newsletter reaches more than 23,000 opt-in subscribers, with an average open rate of 40% and click-through rate of 6.6%. A newsletter ad costs $115.

The newsletter runs on the first of every month; ad copy should be submitted by the last Friday of the previous month. View examples of past newsletters in our online archive


Call us at 412-404-2975 or contact our advertising manager, Nichole Faina, at faina [at] creativenonfiction.org for more information or to reserve a space today.