Sci-Fi Ads

sci-fi-adsWant to Share Something With the Sci-Fi Community?

How ’bout you advertise in Space Squid? It guarantees that your core audience (sci-fi and humor fans who are careless with their money) will see it, our circ is comparable to many magazines and journals, and it’ll probably be the cheapest ad you’ll ever buy. There are two options: 1) sponsor a story for $25, which gets you a blurb, image, and link from a forthcoming story page, plus a blurb in our e-newsletter; or 2) buy a full-color PRINT ad in our annual best-of issue for $50, which also gets you all the benefits of #1. You’re welcome to advertise a service, a business, a product, or a book, although we reserve the right to make sure it doesn’t suck.

Is that a good price? Uhhhh, yeah! The newsletter for my neighborhood charges $50 for their smallest ad, which is black-and-white and is 3.6″ x 1.6″. Most notably, my neighborhood newsletter is a pretty lousy place to advertise a science fiction novel, while our mailing list is an ideal place to reach readers since every issue goes out to about 1800 loyal readers.

Image guidelines: for the Sponsor a Story option, we need a full-color image in WEBP format, 300×300 pixels to 500×500 pixels, or if you don’t want square, 300×500 or 500×300. For the print ad in the annual, we need a PNG, JPEG, PDF, or PSD of your art, 4″ tall by 2.5″ wide, at at least 300 dpi resolution.

Ready to advertise? Want to contact us about other crap, like events, performances, or contributing art, jokes, writing, and slave labor? Hit up our contact form.

why buy a sci-fi ad?

We distribute free monthly stories aggressively online and represent at sci-fi events and conventions. We’re well-known in the Central Texas convention scene. Current mailing list is 2200 opted-in readers, all over the world.

As you probably know, the ‘zine itself fills a unique niche, celebrating skilled speculative fiction but often with a prankish and silly sense of humor. Our celeb contributors include Nebula award nominee Jennifer Pelland, Bruce Sterling (“father of cyberpunk”), and the late great Jay Lake (editor of Polyphany and winner of the 2004 Campbell Award). We’re weird, we’re naughty, and we’re sometimes even funny.

Past advertisers include:

We’d be happy to help you build an ad or size it to fit. We like PDF, PSD, AI, EPS, PNG, and JPG formats.

Sometimes we accept payment in trade or store credit. Discounts for bulk purchases.

contact space squid

Let us know if you have any questions or would like to reserve a spot!