Advertise in Print

wlm_cover-fall-16-200-pxThe print edition of Whidbey Life Magazine offers captivating feature stories, fascinating people, stunning professional photography, and exciting Whidbey Island events. We invite you to showcase your business or organization by advertising in the number one magazine featuring arts, culture, and lifestyle on Whidbey Island.

Note: You receive a 20% discount for online ads purchased at the same time as a print ad.

Readership and Circulation 

Whidbey Life Magazine is a general interest, 60-68 page, four-color magazine published and distributed in May and November. This collectible, high-quality, full-color, 8 1/2” x 11,” 60- to 68-page magazine includes professionally written feature stories and professional photography. With a wlm-spr-16-cover-200-pxnew issue published twice a year, each one remains on the newsstand for six months.

The 4,000-copy print run is distributed to:

  • 30+ retailers on Whidbey Island
  • 130+ off-island retailers
  • 900+ lodging facilities on the island, including in-room distribution at hotels, motels, inns, vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, VRBO rentals, and Airbnb listings
  • An ever-increasing number of subscribers who receive the magazine by mail
  • Coffee table copies in real estate offices, beauty salons, financial institutions, doctor/dentist offices, and four local Chambers of Commerce
  • Community events and farmers markets

wlm_cover-fall-15-200-pxHow to Advertise

The next print edition will be published in mid-May of 2017. The deadline for placing ads for this issue is March 21, 2017. To order your ad, please view available sizes/placements, and then fill out and submit the form below.

Advertising rates

To see how ad sizes look on the page, click here.

Ad Size Dimensions Camera-Ready Full-Service***
Back Cover* 7.5w x 10h $1540 SOLD $1640
Inside Front* 7.5w x 10h $1210 SOLD $1310
Inside Back* 7.5w x 10h $1210 SOLD $1310
Full Page * 7.5w x 10h $900 $1,000
2/3 Page 4.916w x 10h** $650 $725
1/2 Page 7.5w x 4.875h $500 $575
1/3 Page square 4.916w x 4.875h $350 $425
1/3 Page vertical 2.333w x 10h $350 $425
1/3 Page horizontal 7.5w x 3.166h $350 $425
1/5 Page 4.916w x 3.166h** $300 $350
1/6 Page 2.333w x 4.875h** $275 $325
1/9 Page 2.333w x 3.166h** $150 $200

* Full bleed may be possible, please contact WLM for more details. 


** Some graphics programs may not support these exact dimensions, the closest substitution is acceptable. 


*** Full Service requires advertisers to provide all logos and photos at 300 dpi, along with a suggested layout and text in a Word document. Advertisers accept responsibility for proofing all text. Full-service pricing is based on one revision, including text changes. Any revisions after that will be charged at an hourly rate. Our goal is for all advertisements to be effective and attractive in keeping with the quality of the magazine.

Ad placement is at the discretion of WLM for all ads other than specified pages. 

Camera-ready specs

  • 300 dpi
  • CMYK
  • please include borders. If no border is included, one may be added at the publisher’s discretion.
  • correct dimensions
  • jpg files preferred
  • pdf files acceptable 


More Information

For more information about advertising, call Emily Wandres at 360.218.4956 or send email to emily@WhidbeyLifeMagazine.org.

Print Advertising Order Form

    7.5 w x 10 h
    Full bleed may be possible. For details, please contact claire@whidbeylifemagazine.org.
    7.5 w x 10 h
    Full bleed may be possible. For details, please contact claire@whidbeylifemagazine.org.
    7.5 w x 10 h
    Full bleed may be possible. For details, please contact claire@whidbeylifemagazine.org.
    7.5 w x 10 h
    Full bleed may be possible. For details, please contact claire@whidbeylifemagazine.org.
    4.916" w x 10" h
    Full bleed may be possible. For details, please contact claire@whidbeylifemagazine.org.
    7.5" w x 4.875" h
    4.916" w x 4.875" h
    7.5" w x 3.166" h
    2.333" w x 10" h
    4.916" w x 3.1666" h
    2.333"w x 4.875"h
    2.333" w x 3.1666" h
  • $0.00
    I hereby reserve space as indicated above and agree to remit payment to Whidbey Life Magazine by 3/25/17. I am responsible for providing artwork per specifications listed above, unless I have selected the full-service option.
    If sending check, please make payable to Whidbey Life Magazine and mail to PO Box 284, Langley, WA 98260