Nightmare is an online horror and dark fantasy magazine. In Nightmare‘s pages, you will find all kinds of horror fiction, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror.
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, every month Nightmare will bring you a mix of originals and reprints, and featuring a variety of authors—from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven’t heard of yet. When you read Nightmare, it is our hope that you’ll see where horror comes from, where it is now, and where it’s going.
Nightmare also includes nonfiction, fiction podcasts, and Q&As with our authors that go behind-the-scenes of their stories. Our publication schedule each month includes two pieces of original fiction and two fiction reprints, along with a feature interview and an artist gallery showcasing our cover artist. We publish ebook issues on the first of every month, which are available for sale in ePub/Mobi format via our website and also available in other formats such as Kindle and Nook. We also offer subscriptions to our ebook edition in a variety of formats. Each issue’s contents are serialized on our website throughout the month, with new features publishing on the first four Wednesdays of every month.
ADVERTISING IN NIGHTMARE
Since Nightmare is new, and we don’t have any audience data yet, here is the equivalent information for our sister magazine, Lightspeed. Based on the success of our Kickstarter campaign, and the general high level of interest in the magazine online, we are optimistic that Nightmare will achieve similar numbers.
TRAFFIC & DEMOGRAPHICS
Traffic: In 2012, Lightspeed averaged 63,500 pageviews a month, with 31,000 visitors and 17,000 uniques.
Age: 82% of Lightspeed’s readers fall into the coveted 25-54 age demographic. 10% of Lightspeed’s readers are 18-24.
Gender: 59% male, 39% female
Purchasing Habits: On average, Lightspeed’s readers purchase 1.25 hardcovers, 2.5 paperbacks, and 2 ebooks per month.
Download Lightspeed‘s Advertising Demographics (PDF) for more information about our reader demographics and purchasing habits.
RATES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Rates for online advertising in Nightmare are as follows, for monthly placements:
Top, Left Sidebar
—box ad, 300 x 250: $250
Middle, Left Sidebar
—option 1: tower ad, 300 x 600: $250
—option 2: box ad 300 x 250: $150
Bottom, Left Footer
—box ad, 300 x 250: $150
Bottom, Right Footer
—box ad, 300 x 250: $150
—banner ad, 460 x 60: $100
Placement: All ads will appear on the Nightmare homepage and on all subpages.
Duration: Rates shown are monthly. Discounts are available for multiple and long-term orders.
Size Limit: 55kb (more or less, within reason)
Frequency: Nightmare publishes monthly ebook issues, with all of the ebook content being released weekly online for free, on Wednesdays, including a new piece of fiction and nonfiction, along with “author spotlights” on our contributors.
Closing Dates: Five days before the 1st of the month you want to advertise in.
Disclaimer: All advertising is accepted subject to publishers’ approval. The publishers reserve the right to reject any advertising which they feel is not in keeping with Nightmare‘s standards. Advertiser and advertising agency assume liability for all content of advertisements printed, and also assume responsibility for any claims arising therefrom against the publishers.
Get all four ads for $600 ($50-$150 off the list price). Discounts available for long-term sponsorship buys: a three-month sponsorship agreement reduces the monthly rate to $550 a month; a six-month sponsorship agreement reduces the monthly rate to $500 a month.
Site sponsorship would give your company a high profile venue in the community to advertise your new titles.
Our ebook editions cannot contain advertising, as per Amazon’s (and some other ebook retailers’) terms of service. However, we can include simple, text-based “advertainment” in our editorials, spotlighting various new titles your company is offering.