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F Newsmagazine is the award-winning student publication of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with both print and web editions. For more than 25 years the staff at F has published a provocative journal focused on arts and culture in Chicago and beyond, bringing a fresh voice to the vibrant local print scene.

Fall 2021 update: We have resumed accepting ads for print issues.

Ad reservations are available for both placements. Please see our rates below, and contact our ad manager, for details.


Web Ads – Sizes and Rates

Web ad size Price/Month Size
Leaderboard (Footer) $300 728 x 90 pixels
Leaderboard (Top)* $400 728 x 90 pixels
Sidebar (Small) $100 300 x 100 pixels
Sidebar (Large) $200 300 x 300 pixels
Sidebar (Extra Large) $400 300 x 600 pixels

*Not available for April



Web ads must be submitted as double the sizes listed above to display correctly on all screens.

Inquire for discounts for frequency and for bundling print and web ads.


Print Ads – Deadlines for Submission

2021-2022 Issue Reservation Deadline Art Deadline Publication Date
October Sep 20 Sep 27 Oct 8
November Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 29
December Nov 22 Nov 29 Dec 10
February Jan 10 Jan 17 Jan 28
March Feb 14 Feb 21 Mar 3
April Feb 14 Mar 21 Apr 1
May Apr 18 Apr 25 May 6

With 5,500 copies distributed to over 190 drop-off points, F is one of the most widely circulated college publications in the Chicago area. F Newsmagazine is distributed at galleries, cafés and night clubs, book and record stores, as well as our school and other colleges. Our audience includes not only students, but also other readers interested in F Newsmagazine‘s trademark style — lively coverage of the arts and culture.


Print Ads – Sizes and Rates print-rates_2014-2015

Print ad size Price Additional for color
Full Page 10″ x 16″ $500 $100
Half Page 10″ x 8″ $300 $50
Quarter Page 5″ x 8″ $150 $25
Eighth Page 5″ x 4″ $100 $25

Purchasing more than one ad at a time comes with a discount: 10% for two ads, 20% for three ads, 30% for four ads, 40% for six ads. Discounts apply to black and white prices only and must be prepaid. Full color processing is available for an additional charge. A premium placement charge of $100 is applied to back cover and page 2 ads. Inquire about our substantial discounts for bundling print and web ads. Materials submitted must be at 300 DPI. Our award-winning designers can also design your ad for an additional charge.



F Newsmagazine reserves the right to reject any ad deemed inappropriate by the F Newsmagazine staff.


Contact is published year-round. F Newsmagazine print edition is published eight months/year.

F Newsmagazine
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
112 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60603-6105

(312) 345-3838