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 8,000 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 #67: Summer 2018
Themed Issue: Starting Over

Reservations due April 18, 2018
Art due April 27, 2018

CNF #68: Fall 2018
Special Issue: Risk

Reservations due August 6, 2018
Art due August 13, 2018

CNF #69:  Winter 2018
Special Issue: Intoxication
Reservations due October 29, 2018
Art due November 5, 2018

CNF #70:  Spring 2019
Special Issue: Home
Reservations due February 4, 2019
Art due February 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 18,000 opt-in subscribers, with an average open rate of 40% and click-through rate of 6.6%. 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 412-404-2975 or contact our advertising manager, Nichole Faina, at faina [at] for more information or to reserve a space today.