Advertise in Print

The 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.

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 new 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

How to Advertise

The next print edition will be published in mid-October of 2018. The deadline for placing ads for this issue is September 7, 2018. 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 relative to each other (not in actual dimensions or proportions), click here.

Ad Size Dimensions Camera-Ready Full-Service***
Back Cover* 7.5w x 9.875h $1540 SOLD $1640
Inside Front* 7.5w x 9.875h $1210 SOLD $1310
Inside Back* 7.5w x 9.875h $1210 SOLD $1310
Full Page * 7.5w x 9.875h $900 $1,000
2/3 Page 4.916w x 9.875h** $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 9.875h $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; contact WLM for more details. Please do not build a bleed ad without contacting us for approval and dimensions.  Email:

** 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