The Dramatist

 

  • Six issues per year: January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, November/December.
  • Circulation of 8,500 and growing: including playwrights, lyricists and composers, theater professionals, and colleges & universities.
  • International distribution: all 50 states plus Canada, England, and 19 other countries.
  • Each issue begins shipping 15 days ahead of the cover date.

The Guild cannot vouch for the reliability of the information in these ads. Publication does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the Guild. *

  • Artwork Requirements
    • Please allow .125" (1/8") margin on all sides for trim
    • All art should be scanned 300 dpi and saved as TIFF, EPS, or PDF
  • Magazine: Display Ads

    PLACE AN ADVERTISING ORDER

    • All rates reflect net value and are guaranteed through December 31, 2020.
    • Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations receive 5% off any display ad. This discount may be combined with the frequency discounts below.
    • 10% frequency discount available for a series of three display ads in three consecutive issues.
    • 20% frequency discount available for a series of six display ads in six consecutive issues.
    AD SIZE 1x3x6x
    • 3-panel Gatefold
    8.5" x 22"$2,200*  
    • Double-Page Spread
    8.5" x 22"$1,500$4,050$7,200
    • Back Cover
    8.5" x 11"$1,140$3,078$5,472
    • Inside Cover, front or back
    8.5" x 11"$965$2,605.50$4,632
    • Full Page
    8.5" x 11"$765$2,065.50$3,672
    • Half-page, horizontal
    8.5" x5.5"$490$1,323$2,352
    • Half-page, vertical
    4.25" x 11"$490$1,323$2,352
    • Third Page
    2.25" x 11"$390$1,053$1,872
    • Quarter-Page
    4.25" 5.5"$290$783$1,392

    *Only nonprofit discounts apply. There are no discounts for frequency on this ad. Price is for center spread only. Add $50 for premium placement, inside front or back cover. 

  • Magazine: Premium Placement Rates

    Want your ad in a specific location in the magazine? Premium placement is available. Please contact the editor to check for availability.

    • 1x (single ad): add $50 to your order
    • 3x (series of three consecutive ads): add $35 per ad to your order
    • 6x (series of six consecutive ads): add $25 per ad to your order
  • Magazine: Member Discounts
    • Current Guild members receive 10% off any single display ad. This discount may be combined with both frequency discounts.
    • DIY Rate: Current Guild members receive 50% off any display ad to promote their self-produced show or self-published book, provided the book is a script, anthology of scripts, or about the business and/or craft of theatre writing. (This offer does not apply to non-members or institutions. No other discounts apply.) If you have a show that is not self-produced or a script/book that is not self-published, please connect the editor with your producer, advertising agency, or publisher he will contact them with our advertising information.
  • Magazine: Classified Ads

    Advertisements of goods and services that are useful to dramatists are accepted on a first-come basis at a rate of $40 for 40 words or fewer and $0.75 for each additional word. We may edit advertisements for style or content. Ad must be paid in full prior once the text of the ad has been received. * The Guild cannot vouch for the reliability of the information in these ads. Publication does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the Guild. *

    Sample Classified Ad:

    SAVE 10% on all DPS Acting Editions. Dramatists Play Service, Inc., established by members of the Dramatists Guild in 1936 for the handling of acting rights of members’ plays, and the encouragement of the American theatre. Call 212-683-8960 with code DGDPS10 for 10% Guild discount and more information.

  • Magazine Deadlines
    ISSUEDEADLINE FOR INSERTION ORDERDEADLINE FOR AD COPY/CAMERA-READY ARTDEADLINE FOR PAYMENTSHIPPING DATE
    Sept/OctJuly 1July 15July 30Aug 15
    Nov/DecSept 1Sept 15Sept 30Oct 15
    Jan/FebNov 1Nov 15Nov 30Dec 15
    Mar/AprJan 1Jan 15Jan 28Feb 15
    May/JuneMar 1Mar 15Mar 30Apr 15
    July/AugMay 1May 15May 30June 15
    • Seven issues per year: January, March, May, July, September, November, plus a Special Edition issue between the May and July issues.
    • Circulation of 8,000 and growing: including playwrights, lyricists and composers, theatre professionals, and colleges & universities.
    • International distribution: all 50 states plus Canada, England and 19 other countries.
    • Each issue begins shipping on the 15th of the previous month.
    • Each issue is archived as an interactive PDF in the Members Only section of the Guild's website. All ads are hyperlinked to the website of the advertiser's choosing.
    • Available on stands of Trident Booksellers in Boston, Skylight Books in Los Angeles, East End Books in Provincetown, and Samuel French Bookshop in the Royal Court in London. More select bookstores coming soon. 

    Those at the Member level are eligible for one free 40-word classified ad – for goods and services that are useful to dramatists – in The Dramatist every subscription year (Sept/Oct – July/Aug).

    To see if you qualify for this discount contact the editor.

     

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