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 #56: Summer 2015
Special Issue: Waiting
Reservations due April 27, 2015
Art due May 4, 2015

CNF #57: Fall 2015


CNF #58: Winter 2016
Special Issue: The Weather


CNF #59: Spring 2016
Special Issue: Marriage


* 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 over 13,000 active subscribers and has an average click-through rate of 28%. 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.