Classified Ads

Buy a Classified


Rates: $150 for up to 50 words
Over 50 words, $3 per additional word
Special Rate: 6 ads for the price of 5. Ads must be reserved together. Discount is applied to last ad in series.

Half-price classifieds are offered to services for which there is no charge to writers (calls for manuscripts, fairs & festivals without admission fees, free resources, etc.). Ads are formatted according to our style guide to maintain consistency. Telephone numbers, e-mail, and Web addresses are counted as one word. Classifeds must be prepaid. Classifieds are placed on our Web site at no additional charge.

Classified ads can be reserved electronically or by e-mailing text to They can also be purchased by mailing text and payment to Classifieds, Poets & Writers, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004. Electronic/E-mail reservations are preferred. Ads for our online-only Job Listings can be purchased here. We do not offer job listings in the classifieds.

For more information, or if you have questions, contact the Ad Department. Or call us at (212) 226-3586 x211. We'd be happy to speak with you.


Poets & Writers Magazine is published six times a year. Deadlines for 2016 are:

October 15
December 12
Conferences & Residencies
December 15
February 6
Writing Contests
February 17
April 10
Debut Fiction Authors, plus a special section on agents
April 15 June 12
MFA Programs
June 15 August 14
Independent Publishing
August 14 October 9


Classified advertisers are required to prepay for their ads. If you are unable to prepay please contact the advertising department at or call (212) 226-3586 x211. Online submission and credit card payment is available. All ads are subject to approval by Poets & Writers Magazine. Contest ads must offer a prize that is at least 10x the reading/submission fee. We do not accept advertising from organizations or contests that exploit writers. Changes to copy may not be possible after the classified deadline.


Advertising in our classified section is an affordable way to reach an audience of 100,000 serious literary writers. Whether you are advertising a call for submission, a contest, an editing service, or a writer’s getaway, Poets & Writers Magazine classifieds will get you the response you need.

Ad Deadlines

May/June 2016

  • Classifieds Deadline: February 16
  • Display Reservation Deadline: February 25
  • Ad Copy Deadline: March 3
  • Publication Date: April 8
The May/June issue features Writing Contests.

July/August 2016

  • Classifieds Deadline: April 15
  • Display Reservation Deadline: April 28
  • Ad Copy Deadline: May 5
  • Publication Date: June 10

The July/August issue features Debut Fiction and Agents. 

For more information, or to reserve space, contact the Ad Department.