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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.

Ad reservations are available for both print and website, Please see our rates below, and contact our ad manager, [email protected] for details.


Web Ads – Sizes and Rates

Web ad size Price/Month Display Size File Submission Size
Leaderboard (Top) $400 728 x 90 pixels 1456 x 180 pixels
Leaderboard (Footer) $300 728 x 90 pixels 1456 x 180 pixels
Sidebar (Small) $100 300 x 100 pixels 600 x 200 pixels
Sidebar (Large) $200 300 x 300 pixels 600 x 600 pixels
Sidebar (Extra Large) $400 300 x 600 pixels 600 x 1200 pixels

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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, 2023-2024

Issue Reservation Deadline Art Deadline Publication Date
September Aug 14 Aug 17 Aug 25
October Sept 13 Sept 20 Sept 29
November Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 27
December Nov 8 Nov 15 Dec 1
February Jan 10 Jan 17 Jan 26
March Feb 14 Feb 21 Mar 1
April Mar 13 Mar 20 Mar 29
May Apr 10 Apr 17 Apr 26

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

Sizes and rates of ads in print issues



Print ad size Price
Full Page 10″ x 16″ $525
Half Page 10″ x 8″ $325
Quarter Page 5″ x 8″ $162.50

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 both color and black and white prices and must be prepaid. 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.

** A 50% discount is available on all advertising for SAIC Student Groups **


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
[email protected]

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