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 2017

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

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

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

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

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

JunePride + Patriot and Summer Weekend Getaways
Artwork due Wednesday, May 25th / Street date Tuesday, June 7th

July / Pet Issue + Las Vegas
Artwork due Monday, June 27th / Street date Friday, July 8th

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

SeptemberThe Best of San Francisco
Artwork due Thursday, August 25th / Street date Tuesday, September 6th

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

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

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

Back Cover $1500
Inside Front Cover $1250
Inside Back Cover $1000
Full Page $600 / Half Page $300

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!

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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.
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