Anyone whose interest in SF extends beyond reading it to wanting to read about it should be aware of LOCUS.
–The New York Times

You’ve done the work, now let us help get the buzz going! From the largest global publishing house to the most indie self-publisher, we have rates and availability in print and online to spotlight your latest titles and show author support.

PRE-PUBLICATION: With extensive reviews, forthcoming book lists, recommendations, and industry news, LOCUS magazine hits hot spots like libraries and chain buyers, industry professionals and tastemakers, booksellers and serious collectors. We can work with you on print or web ad packages and discounts, cover reveals, sponsored spotlights, quick-post reviews, email sweeps, and ARC giveaways, boosting your signal to our active online audience of reviewers and bloggers.

POST-PUBLICATION: Our website, LOCUSMAG.COM, with over 2.7 million hits and 160,000 unique visitors a month, can put your title in front of our dedicated audience of genre readers, reviewers, and collectors. Debut novels, series, collections, graphic novels, anthologies, all genres and categories.

Our Advertising Rate Card: PDF with all of our print and website rates, available discounts, and specs.

Our promotions page with info about cover reveals, newsletter advertising, advertorials, sponsored spotlights, and more. 

Call today to find out about ongoing promotions.

If you have questions, we are happy to walk you through the process or give you more details about sweeps, cover reveals, and more.
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Through my entire professional life, LOCUS has been the prime source of information on the culture, craft, and business of science fiction and fantasy publishing.
–Elizabeth Bear

LOCUS is a monthly full-color trade journal, founded in 1968, promoting science fiction, fantasy, and horror literature. Our readership consists of chain and independent book buyers, librarians, publishers, bookstore owners and managers, and other science fiction professionals, as well as dedicated SF readers. The magazine has won the Hugo Award, science fiction’s highest honor, 30 times.

Available in print, epub, kindle, and PDF formats, LOCUS is famous for its book reviews and author interviews, recommended titles lists and analysis of the SF field, monthly bestseller list, comprehensive monthly listing of SF books published, and coverage of newsworthy events. Our average reader is 45 years old, college educated, has been reading science fiction since their teenage days, and spends over $2,000 per year on science fiction books, magazines, movies, and conventions.