Family Magazine Toolkit

2019 Publishing Schedule
Issue Artwork Due Date Print Date PDF Release Date
Issue 1 January 17, 2019 February 15, 2019 March 1, 2019
Issue 2 June 1, 2019 June 21, 2019 July 1, 2019
Issue 3 October 18, 2019 November 1, 2019 November 8, 2019
Issue 4 December 6, 2019 December 20, 2019 December 31, 2019
2019 Kindle Special Editions
Issue Artwork Due Date PDF Release Date
Navigating the High School Journey July 15, 2019 August 1, 2019
Holiday Homeschooling October 14, 2019 November 1, 2019
Homeschool Burnout Rejuvenation November 15, 2019 December 30, 2019
2019 Family Editorial Focus
Issue Topic Stage Focus Academic Focus
Issue 1 Setting the Example Elementary Math
Issue 2 Always Learning Little Ones History
Issue 3 Emotional Strength Teens Science
Issue 4 Relationships Tweens Language Arts
2019 Digital Edition Editorial Focus
Special Edition Editorial Focus
Navigating the High School Journey Credits, Portfolios, Checklist for College, and more
Holiday Homeschooling Incorporating School with the Holiday Season
Homeschool Burnout Rejuvenation Back to School Encouragement
2020 Publishing Schedule
Issue Artwork Due Date Print Date PDF Release Date
Issue 1 February 14, 2020 March 6, 2020 March 13, 2020
Issue 2 May 15, 2020 June 5, 2020 June 12, 2020
Issue 3 August 14, 2019 September 4, 2020 September 11, 2020
Issue 4 November 13, 2019 December 4, 2020 December 11, 2020
Technical Specifications

Approved files: .pdf, .eps, .psd, .jpg or InDesign package file. Graphics must be 300 dpi with CMYK color. InDesign package must include original artwork and fonts. MS Word and Publisher are not acceptable.

Ad Size Live Trim Bleed
1/3 Page Vertical (300 dpi) 2.5 in x 9.75 in 2.625 in x 9.875 in
1/2 Page Horizontal (300 dpi) 7.75 in x 4.75 in 7.875 in x 4.875 in
1/2 Page Vertical (300 dpi) 3.75 in x 9.75 in 3.875 in x 9.875 in
Full Page No Bleeds (White Border, 300 dpi) 7.75 in x 9.75 in 7.875 in x 9.875 in
Full Page with Bleeds (300 dpi) 8.75 in x 10.75 in 8.875 in x 10.875 in 9.125 in x 11.125 in
Spread No Bleeds (White Border, 300 dpi) 16.625 in x 9.75 in 16.75 in x 9.875 in
Spread with Bleeds (300 dpi) 17.625 in x 10.75 in 17.75 in x 10.875 in 18 in x 11.125 in
Advertorial
Includes both full page ad and 1/3 page ad.
8.75 in x 10.75 in 8.875 in x 10.875 in 9.125 in x 11.125 in
Advertorial Content
  • General interest article of around 500 words
  • Optional author bio (50 words max)
  • Company bio (100 words or less) and 500×500 logo for web
  • Links for web
Magazine Ad Package Specs
Ad Type Full Page Half Page Third Page
Sidebar Ad 280 x 320 pixels 280 x 260 pixels 280 x 200 pixels
Facebook Ad 1,200 x 628 pixels 1,200 x 628 pixels 1,200 x 628 pixels
E-blast Ad 320 x 240 pixels 200 x 200 pixels 200 x 200 pixels
Additional Facebook Specs
  • 150 word write-up
  • Text must comprise less than 20% of image space
  • Image should be run through Facebook criteria tester before submission: facebook.com/ads/tools/text_overlay