Since 1995, Lavender Media has been producing an award-winning glossy magazine and events aimed at the local, national and international lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and LGBTQ-friendly audience. Lavender is published bi-weekly in print, online, iPad and smartphone editions, and connects our readers to current trends in cuisine, family, fashion, fitness, health, news, nightlife, travel and wedding style.

2022 Media Kit

Click here to download Lavender's 2022 Media Kit. If you are interested in advertising with Lavender, please contact our Sales Director Barry Leavitt [email protected].

2022 Editorial Calendar

JANUARY

Health & Wellness
Issue 695
Deadline: December 29
Published: January 12
Includes: Valentine's Gift Guide

LGBTQ+ Sports Scene
Issue 696
Deadline: January 12
Published: January 27

FEBRUARY

Spring Home & Garden
Issue 697
Deadline: January 26
Published: February 10
Includes: Auto & Motorsports Feature

Spring Arts & Entertainment
Issue 698
Deadline: February 9
Published: February 24

MARCH

Spring Love & Marriage
Issue 699
Deadline: February 23
Published: March 10
Includes: Senior Living Feature

Minnesota Travel
Issue 700
Deadline: March 9
Published: March 24
Includes: North Shore Quarterly, Auto & Motorsports Feature

APRIL

Dine & Drink
Issue 701
Deadline: March 23
Published: April 7
Includes: Dining Out for Life Feature and Holiday Worship Guide

The Workplace Edition
Issue 702
Deadline: April 6
Published: April 21

MAY

Summer Home & Garden
Issue 703
Deadline: April 20
Published: May 5

Guide to Regional and Small-Town Pride Festivals
Issue 704
Deadline: May 4
Published: May 19
Includes: Auto & Motorsports Feature

JUNE

Lavender's 23rd Annual Lavender Pride Edition
Issue 705
Deadline: May 13
Published: June 2
Includes: All Special Sections and Pride Worship Guide

Lavender's Community Pride Awards & LGBTQ+ Under 40
Issue 706
Deadline: June 1
Published: June 16

Summer Getaways
Issue 707
Deadline: June 15
Published: June 30

JULY

Summer in Minnesota
Issue 708
Deadline: June 29
Published: July 14

Pride in Pets
Issue 709
Deadline: July 13
Published: July 28

AUGUST

LGBTQ+ Nightlife
Issue 710
Deadline: July 27
Published: August 11
Includes: MN State Fair Guide

Fall Getaways
Issue 711
Deadline: August 10
Published: August 25
Includes: North Shore Feature

SEPTEMBER

Fall Arts & Entertainment
Issue 712
Deadline: August 24
Published: September 8
Includes: Auto & Motorsports Feature

Fall Home & Garden
Issue 713
Deadline: September 7
Published: September 22
Includes: Senior Living Feature

OCTOBER

LGBTQ+ History
Issue 714
Deadline: September 21
Published: October 6

Fall Love & Marriage
Issue 715
Deadline: October 5
Published: October 20

NOVEMBER

Finance & Buying Power
Issue 716
Deadline: October 19
Published: November 3

Holiday Gifts Guide & Entertainment
Issue 717
Deadline: November 2
Published: November 17
Includes: Auto & Motorsports Feature

DECEMBER

Winter Home & Garden
Issue 718
Deadline: November 16
Published: December 1
Includes: North Shore Feature

Winter What-To-Do Issue
Issue 719
Deadline: November 30
Published: December 15
Includes: Auto & Motorsports Feature and Holiday Worship Guide

2023 Lavender Pride Pages
Issue 720
Deadline: December 7
Published: December 29

Print Ad Specs

Full Page 8.375” W x 10.875” H (Add 1/8” bleed)
2/3 Page 4.85” W x 9.875” H
1/2 Page (Vertical) 3.59” W x 9.875” H
1/2 Page (Horizontal) 7.375” W x 4.85” H
1/2 Page (Junior) 4.85” W x 7.375” H
1/3 Page (Vertical) 2.33” W x 9.875” H
1/3 Page (Square) 4.85” W x 4.85” H

1/4 Page 3.59” W x 4.85” H
1/6 Page (Vertical) 2.33” W x 4.85” H
1/6 Page (Horizontal) 4.85” W x 2.33” H
1/12 Page 2.33” W x 2.33” H
1/12 Network 2.33” W x 2.00” H
1/18 Network 2.33” W x 1.50” H
1/24 Network 2.33” W x 1.00” H

Full Page ads should have a 1/8” bleed. All files should be submitted as a PDF. Final artwork should be saved in CMYK color at 300 dpi. Lavender can provide creative direction and collateral to help create your ad. Artwork that does not fit our specifications may be modified at the discretion of Lavender’s Creative Department.

Online Ad Specs

Leaderboard 728 W x 90 H pixels
Medium Rectangle 300 W x 250 H pixels
Small Rectangle 300 W x 125 H pixels
E-Blast Graphics should not exceed 700 W pixels

Artwork should be in RGB color with a resolution of 72 dpi and submitted as a JPG, PNG or Animated GIF.

 

Terms & Conditions

A Passion for Excellence
The Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association (MMPA) annually celebrates the best in the media industry. Our peers have honored Lavender more than 100 times by recognizing us in the following categories:

Overall Excellence • Best Digital Media • Best Internet Site • Best Directory • Best Single Cover • Best Feature Article • Best Regular Column • Best Single Topic • Best How-To Article • Best Use of Visuals • Best Redesign • Best Media Kit • Best Editor’s or Publisher’s Editorial

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