Advertising with the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc – Rate Card / Deadlines / Terms & Conditions 2024

The NZ Author Quarterly Magazine 

Distributed as a perfect bound A5 printed magazine and as an epublication with a circulation of 2000+ (this includes NZSA members, funders, key stakeholders and subscribing libraries).

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Double Page Spread 

240mm wide x 170mm high (no bleed) $750
275mm wide x 210mm high (bleed) $750 

Full Page  

115mm wide x 170mm high (no bleed) $350
120mm wide x 210mm high (bleed) $350
Inside back cover laminated $450
Inside front Cover $500 

Half Page

Horizontal -115mm wide x 90mm high $250 (inside front cover $275)
Vertical – 50mm wide x 170mm high $250 (inside front cover $275) 

Third Page

Horizontal- 115mm wide x 60mm high $200
Vertical – 43mm wide x 170mm high $200 

Quarter Page

Horizontal- 115mm wide x 30mm high $150
Vertical – 50mm wide x 90mm high $150 

Sixth Page

Vertical 43mm wide x 90mm high $125  


  • Material will be accepted as an email attachment. Please compress if over 10mb. 
  • Files accepted in the following formats: PDF / jpeg (jpg) / tiff (tif) /eps.
  • Images must be (scanned at) 300dpi at the size they are to be used.

NZ Author Classified – Short Ads 

Single column run on advertisements:

  • up to 30 words $60 casual / 25% discount when advance payment for 4 repeats of advertisement
  • up to 70 words $125 casual / 25% discount when advance payment for 4 repeats of advertisement 

All prices are + 15% GST 


2 Feb, 10 May, 2 Aug, 8 Nov

Literary Bulletin – enews 

Our popular fortnightly Literary E-Bulletin keeps members up to date with news about writers, writing and publishing, and the literary arts scene in New Zealand. Circulation circa 2000+.

Members also keep an eye on the bulletin for up-to-date information about events and opportunities for writers.

We notify members about competitions, fellowships, awards and events, and freedom of expression issues both locally and overseas.

The deadline for advertising copy is 4pm Wednesday for the Friday insertion. 

Literary Bulletin Deadlines 2024:

24 Jan, 7 Feb, 21 Feb, 6 Mar, 20 Mar, 3 Apr, 17 Apr, 1 May, 15 May, 29 May, 12 Jun, 26 Jun, 10 Jul, 24 July, 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov, 11 Dec.

Copy requirements:

  1. Image only (prepared copy)
  • Image (jpeg or png). Recommended and maximum dimension in pixels: 650 wide x up to 650 high.
  • A URL (website address) for the image to link to.

2. Image and text

  • Finished copy, word limit of 180 words
  • Images should be jpeg or png files. Maximum dimensions in pixels: 650 wide x up to 250 high.

3. Text only

  • Finished copy, word limit of 180 words

Please avoid sending overly large images, both in file size and pixel dimensions. We recommend a maximum file size of 1MB for images. 72 dpi is generally sufficient for the web, but isn’t required.



Home Page Banner 
Text with an image or logo on one of the sliding banners $500 per month. This is a featured advertisement on the home page and we only have one at any time.
Contact for specifications.   

Combo rates

  • 10% discount for combinations of advertising in NZ Author, the Enews/Literary Bulletin or Website
  • All prices are + 15% GST


All bookings, instructions, and cancellations must be confirmed in writing. Confirmation must be received by the deadline. Any material supplied that does not meet the specifications will incur extra charges.  

Placement is at the discretion of the Editor for NZ Author and the Chief Executive for the Literary Bulletin and the website. Advertising for the website is accepted at the discretion of the Chief Executive. 

Advertising for the NZ Author and the Literary Bulletin will be accepted provided that it contains no unwarranted claims for products or services, contains no defamatory statements or matter, does not infringe copyright, and may be printed without the New Zealand Society of Authors incurring liability of any nature whatsoever. By submitting an advertisement for publication, you indemnify NZ Society of Authors and its employees and agents against any proceedings, demands, losses, costs, damages, and other liability incurred in connection with that advertisement. 

You agree to pay your invoice by the 20th of the following month. Interest may be charged for overdue accounts.