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Blues Matters is available in outlets across the UK via Warner Distribution in WHSmith, certain HMV and other independent stores also at Smiths kiosks in mainline railway stations and airports.

In the USA, we are stocked nationwide in Barnes & Noble, Hudsons’ News Stands and a growing number of outlets in Canada as well as across Europe, NZ, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan.

Artwork sizes and specifications

¼ page: 58 x 90mm for print
½ page: 58 x 190mm PORTRAIT or 128 x 90mm LANDSCAPE
Full page:
Full Page (without border): Type Area 128 x 190 Trim Size 148 x 210 Bleed 158 x 220
Full page (with border): 128 x 190
All adverts to be supplied in CMYK as JPEGs, TIFFs or PDFs at no less than 300dpi.

Print Deadlines

Issue 101
(Period Apr–May 2018)
Goes to print: 5th Mar 2018
On Sale date: 30th Mar 2018
Advert Booking deadline: Mon 24th Feb 2018 Artwork deadline: 8th Mar 2018

Issue 102
(Period June-July 2018)
Goes to print: 7th May 2018
On Sale date: 30th May 2018
Advert Booking deadline: Fri 20th Apr 2018 Artwork deadline: 27th Apr 2018

Issue 103
(Period Aug-Sept 2018)
Goes to print: 9th July 2018
On Sale date: 27th/July/2018
Advert Booking deadline: Mon 22nd June 2018 Artwork deadline: 29th June 2018

Issue 104
(Period Oct-Nov 2018)
Goes to print: 10th Sept 2018
On Sale date: 28th/Sept/2018
Advert Booking deadline: Tues 27th Aug 2018 Artwork deadline: 3rd Sept 2018

Issue 105
(Period Dec 18-Jan 2019)
Goes to print: 11th Nov
On Sale date: 30th/Nov/2018
Advert Booking deadline: Tues 25th Oct 2018 Artwork deadline: 2nd Nov 2018

Issue 106
(Period Feb-March 2019)
Goes to print: 7th January 2019
On Sale Date: 25th Jan 2019
Advert Booking deadline: 14th December 2018
Artwork deadline: 21st December 2018

Issue 107
(Period Apr-May)
Goes to print: 11th March
On Sale Date: 29th March
Advert Booking deadline: 22nd Feb
Artwork deadline: 1st March

Issue 108
(Period June-July)
Goes to print: 13th May
On Sale Date: 31st May
Advert Booking deadline: 26th April
Artwork deadline: 3rd May

Issue 109
(Period Aug-Sept)
Goes to print: 8th July
On Sale Date: 26th July
Advert Booking deadline: 21st June
Artwork deadline: 28th June

Issue 110
(Period Oct-Nov)
Goes to print: 9th Sept
On Sale Date: 27th Sept
Advert Booking deadline: 23rd August
Artwork deadline: 30th August

Issue 111
(Period Dec 2019-Jan 2020)
Goes to print: 11th Nov
On Sale Date: 29th Nov
Advert Booking deadline: 25th oct
Artwork deadline: 1st Nov

Issue 112
(Period Feb-March 2020)
Goes to print: 13th Jan 2020
On Sale Date: 31st Jan 2020
Advert Booking deadline: 20th Dec 2019
Artwork deadline: 3rd Jan