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The Threepenny Review is a quarterly review of the arts and society. Its consulting editors include Geoff Dyer, Louise Glück, Ian McEwan, Kay Ryan, and Tobias Wolff; among its writers are Wendell Berry, Lydia Davis, Richard Ford, Vivian Gornick, Javier Marías, Robert Pinsky, Elizabeth Tallent, and Adam Zagajewski.

Each issue contains new poetry, short fiction, personal memoirs, and essays on books, film, theater, dance, music, architecture, visual arts, television, and politics. Of the total 6,000+ circulation, about 4,500 are long-term paid subscribers, making The Threepenny Review one of the largest literary journals in the country. With offices in both Berkeley and New York, Threepenny may well be the only truly bicoastal quarterly in America.

And in addition to this, we are now offering a very special bonus to our advertisers: All ads purchased for the print addition will automatically appear in our digital edition at no extra cost.

For further information about advertising, please call
Wendy Lesser at (510) 849-4545 or contact her by e-mail at wlesser@threepennyreview.com.


Description Dimensions in inches
(width x height)
Full page
Three columns
Junior page
Two columns
Half page (horizontal)
10 x 14.36
7.25 x 14.36
7.25 x 10
4.75 x 14.36
10 x 7
One column
Quarter page
2.25 x 14.36
4.75 x 7
Per column inch   $60

Premium location:

  • Full page on back cover: $2000

Discounts and commissions (these discounts cannot be combined)

  • 15% off for contract advertisers (appearing in four consecutive issues)
  • 10% off for small publishers, small bookstores, and small theater companies
  • 15% commission to recognized advertising agencies

Mechanical requirements

  • Format: Four-column page, 10" by 15" image area, unbound
  • Printing process: Web offset on white opaque stock
  • All ads are in black and white only. If you have background images under text, nothing darker than a 10% screen should be used. Clean, clear ads without background screens usually work the best.
  • Ads should be sent as pdfs to wlesser@threepennyreview.com.

Publication schedule

Issue On Sale Date Advertising Deadline
Spring March 1 February 1
Summer June 1 May 1
Fall September 1 August 1
Winter December 1 November 1


Invoices and tearsheets will be sent upon publication. Payment is due within 30 days of invoice date, after which time the account is subject to a 1 1/2% per month finance charge. First-time advertisers will be billed in advance of publication.


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