Launched in 1996, American Poets is the Academy's biannual magazine, released in April and October each year.

Why advertise in American Poets?

Reach: The Academy of American Poets has the largest membership of any poetry organization in the U.S., and all of our members receive a subscription to American Poets. Total distribution is over 9,000 copies. 

Targeted Audience: American Poets reaches devoted readers and writers of poetry and all genres of literature, students of poetry, some of the most renowned and respected poets of our time, and some of the nation's most generous patrons of poetry.

Positive Perception: We view our ads as a service to the poetry community, and therefore only accept ads that we feel will be beneficial to our readers.

Supports the Academy: When you advertise with the Academy of American Poets, you help support our free publications and programs, including this website. 

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Advertising Rates & Sizes

Trim Size: 7 X 10 inches. File Preparation: 300dpi PDF/X-1a PDF. Black only. Crop marks included. Every ad must include borders on all four sides.

To book an ad, email our Advertising & Marketing Director, Michelle Campagna, at [email protected] or call (212) 274-0343, x22. If you'd like to book print and digital advertising, we're happy to send you a proposal package. 

Ad Size Rate Specifications
Full page front
or back inside cover
$900 5.56" (w) x 8.65" (h)
Full page $800 5.56" (w) X 8.65" (h)
Half page $450 2.69" (w) x 8.65" (h) vertical
Half page $450 5.56" (w) x 4.24" (h) horizontal
Quarter page $300 2.69" (w) x 4.24" (h)

15% discount for ads placed in four consecutive issues. 

Please know that we are always willing to discuss how we might accommodate your budget. 

Deadline Dates:

Reservations for the April issue are due January 1. Ad design is due January 15.

Reservations for the October issue are due July 1. Ad design is due July 15.
To reserve an ad or for more information contact our Advertising & Marketing Senior Manager, Michelle Campagna, at [email protected].

Advertising Standards & Guidelines: 

The following guidelines and standards govern the Academy of American Poets’ relationship with its advertising partners. Maintaining editorial integrity and the trust of both the members of the Academy of American Poets and our readers is paramount. To that end:

The Academy of American Poets does not allow any relationship with an advertiser to influence editorial decisions.

The Academy of American Poets makes a clear distinction between editorial and advertising in all of its editorial products. We reserve the right to label any paid content that may be confused with independent editorial material as advertiser-sponsored.

An ad with the Academy of American Poets does not indicate the Academy's endorsement, editorial or otherwise. 

Advertisers are responsible for ensuring that their ads are adequately substantiated and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines.

The Academy of American Poets may exercise its discretion to refuse or remove any advertising that does not meet its standards, or is inconsistent with our stated values or may bring harm or other damage to the Academy of American Poets' reputation or brand.

Contract & Copy Regulations:

Advertisements are accepted upon the representation that the advertiser has the right to publish the contents thereof. In consideration of such publication, the advertiser agrees to indemnify and hold the Academy of American Poets harmless against any expense or loss by reason of any claims arising out of publication.

All contents of advertisements are subject to the Academy of American Poets’s approval.

The Academy of American Poets reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertisement, insertion order, space reservation or position commitment at any time and for any reason.

Positioning of print advertisements is at the discretion of the Academy of American Poets.

All insertion orders are accepted subject to provisions of the current rate card.

Past Advertisers in American Poets

Alice James Books
American Book Review
Arcade Publishing
Audio Bookshelf
Audio Forum
AWP Chronicle
Bennington College
Black Thistle Press
BOA Editions
Boston Book Review
Boston Review
Bottle of Smoke Press
Calyx Books
Cleveland St. Poetry Center
Coffee House Press
Columbia Magazine
Columbia Univ. Press
Confluence Press
Copper Canyon Press
Dufour Editions
Ecco Press
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Fordham Univ. Press
Four Way Books
The Gettysburg Review
Gibbs Smith
Graywolf Press
Guernica Editions
Hanging Loose Press
Harvard Consortium
Henry Holt
Houghton Mifflin
Hungry Mind Review
Johns Hopkins Univ. Press
Kaya Production
Kelsey St. Press
Kenyon Review
Alfred A. Knopf
Library of America
Literal Latté
LSU Press
Miami University Press
Mid-List Press
Mille Grazie Press
Mystic Fire Video
The Nation
National Poetry Foundation
New Directions
New Issues Press
New Rivers Press


The New Yorker
The New York Review of Books
W. W. Norton
Notre Dame Review
Ohio University Press
Ohio State Univ. Press
Overlook Press
Oxford University Press
Papier Mache Press
Poetry Calendar
Poetry Magazine
Potato Hill Poetry
Princeton University Press
Purdue University Press
Rain Taxi
Random House
Red Mountain Press
Sarabande Books
Sherman Asher Publishing
Simon & Schuster
Southern Review
Southwest Review
Story Line Press
Thomas Jefferson Univ. Press
Threepenny Review
Tin House
Trillium Books
TriQuarterly Books
University of Akron Press
University of Arkansas Press
University of California Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Illinois Press
University of Iowa Press
University of Michigan Press
University of Notre Dame Press
University of Pittsburgh Press
University of Scranton Press
University of South Carolina Press
University Press of Colorado
Utah State University Press
Viking Penguin
Virginia Quarterly Review
Vintage Books
Wesleyan University Press
White Pine Press
Writer's Digest Books
Xenos Books
Yale University Press
Zoland Books