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 #58: Winter 2016
Special Issue: The Weather
Reservations due November 16, 2015
Art due November 23, 2015

CNF #59: Spring 2016
Themed Issue: Marriage

Reservations due February 15, 2016
Art due February 22, 2016

CNF #60: Summer 2016
Reader's Choice Issue: Childhood

Reservation due May 16, 2016
Art due May 23, 2016

CNF #61: Fall 2016
Special Issue: Learning from Nature

Reservation due August 29, 2016
Art due September 5, 2016

* 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 about 16,000 active subscribers and has an average open rate of 38% and click-through rate of 18%. Banner ads, measuring 550 points wide by 150 points tall, are available for $115.

Ads should be created as jpegs, tifs or gifs, in RGB color mode, and should be submitted by the first Friday of the month in which they will appear. View examples of past newsletters in our online archive


Call us at 412-688-0304 or contact our advertising manager, Matt Spindler, at spindler [at] for more information or to reserve a space today.