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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.

We also offer an in-house design service for both web ads and print ads. Please get in touch for pricing options.

Print Deadlines

Issue 96 (Period June-July 2017).
Goes to print on 7th May.
On Sale date: 26th May 2017
Advert Booking deadline: Fri 21st Apr 17                        Artwork deadline: 28th Apr 17

Issue 97 (Period Aug-Sept 2017).
Goes to print on 9th July.
On Sale date: 28th/July/2017
Advert Booking deadline: Mon 23rd June 17                  Artwork deadline: 30th June 17

Issue 98 (Period Oct-Nov 2017).
Goes to print on 10th Sept.
On Sale date: 29th/Sept/2017
Advert Booking deadline: Tues 25th Aug 17                   Artwork deadline: 1st Sept 17

Issue 99 (Period Dec 17–Jan 2018).
Goes to print on 5th Nov.
On Sale date: 24th/Nov/2017
Advert Booking deadline: Mon 20th Oct 17                   Artwork deadline: 27th Oct 17

Issue 100 (Period Feb – Mar 2018).
Goes to print on 8th Jan 18
On Sale date: 26th/Jan/2018
Advert Booking deadline: Thurs 16th Dec 17                Artwork deadline: 22nd Dec 17