Beautifully printed and thoughtfully designed, Left Magazine boasts nearly 100% pick up rates. We are a content-rich publication filled with original stories and compelling editorial that represents the voice and spirit of the Left Coast. We are free of adult advertising and can be found at some of the hottest locations in California. Advertise with us and take advantage of our introductory rates.


Left Magazine is printed monthly and 5,000 beautifully printed copies are distributed throughout Northern/Southern California in select locations:  San Francisco (Castro, Haight, Soma) + Oakland + Berkeley + Sacramento  + Palm Springs (seasonally) + West Hollywood + Russian River (seasonally) + San Diego.

Print Schedule for 2018

January / The Year in Pictures
Artwork due on December 25th / Street date January 5thgay guys art

February / The Love Issue/Weddings + Oakland
Artwork due January 25th / Street date February 5th

MarchSpring & Easter Issue + White Party
Artwork due February 25th / March 8th

April / Fashion Issue
Artwork due March 25th / Street date April 5th

MaySummer Travel Issue + Russian River
Artwork due April 25th / Street date May 6th

June & July Pride & Patriot Double Issue
Artwork due Friday, June 1st / Street date Thursday, June 14th

AugustFood/Drink + Napa
Artwork due July 25th / Street date August 5th

SeptemberThe Folsom Street Fair Issue
Artwork due August 25th / Street date September 6th

OctoberHalloween + Southern California
Artwork due September 25th / Street date October 6th

NovemberNightlife & The Arts + Pacific NorthWest
Artwork due October 25th / November 5th

December / Holiday + Tahoe
Artwork due November 25th / Street date December 6th

Back Cover $1200
Inside Front Cover $1250
Inside Back Cover $1000
Full Page $600 / Half Page $300
Front Cover: Negotiable

FULL PAGE:  Bleed Size: 9.25”wide x 6.25” tall (Landscape)
Trim Size: 9”x 6” Live Area: 8.25”x 5.25”

HALF PAGE: Bleed Size: 5.25” wide x 6.25” tall
Trim Size: 5” x 6” Live Area: 4.25” x 5.25”

SPECIFICATIONS: Resolution 300dpi Color Process CMYK Please flatten all files and save as High Quality ‘Press Ready’ PDF Convert all fonts to outlines /// No Spot Colors Text should be in Rich Black K100%

Introductory Rates Available for First Time Advertisers
Save up to 50% when you commit for one year (12 issues) Buy a full-page ad, get a second page for half price!

Need a designer? We can help! Tell us what you want and we can make it happen.

Send artwork to We are currently a monthly publication.
All ads are due by 9am on the 25th of the month for the following month’s issue.

We reserve the right to refuse any advertisement that violates our quality standards.  We do not accept advertising for pornography or their affiliates.

Please contact David Helton at 415-203-6320 with any questions.
Or email directly at

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