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Virginia Magazine of History and Biography advertising rates and guidelines

Thank you for your interest in advertising in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.


Virginia Magazine sample advertisement$250 for a one-time full page ad ($850 for four consecutive issues)


We require that you submit your ad in PDF format. Please follow the following PDF guidelines:

  • Images must be scanned at 300 dpi (600 for text; 1200 for line art) in grayscale format before importing into layout program. Images and fonts must be embedded in the PDF file.
  • Margin requirements: 5 x 7 inches (full page)
  • PDF is compatible with Acrobat 4.0 (PDF version 1.3) or higher
  • White type has been defined as knockout; black text and rules have been set to overprint.
  • PDF pages are free of registration marks and other extraneous and non-printing text.


Margin requirements for a full-page ad measures 5 x 7 inches (30 x 42 picas).

Deadlines for submission

The deadline for "camera-ready" ads is one month before publication. Below is the timetable to submit your ad. Please notify us in advance if we will need to design or modify your ad.

  • Number 1     15 January
  • Number 2     15 April
  • Number 3     15 July
  • Number 4     15 October


The VMHB reaches approximately 6,200 readers per issue, including a large numbers of non-historians.

Graham Dozier

Graham T. Dozier, Managing Editor of Publications and Virginius Dabney Editor of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Do you have any questions about the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography or History Notes? You can contact me at 804.342.9640 or gdozier@vahistorical.org.

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