Advertise with DEFFA

Why advertise with us? The benefits are two-fold! First, it allows you to share your events, programs, and resources with our readers located across the state of Maine and throughout New England. Second, you’ll be helping sustain our work so we can continue to spread the joys and opportunities available within traditional music, song, and dance.

There are two ways to advertise with DEFFA: in the monthly printed newsletter, or with a web advertisement featured on this site.

Printed advertisement: The newsletter is published monthly and is mailed to all DEFFA members. Available ad sizes are full page, half page, and quarter page. Advertising may be purchased for a single month, six months, or one year period. Rates are shown in the chart below.

Web advertisements: Web ads run on the homepage and on select other pages within the site. Ads are one size and are clickable to the URL destination of your choice.

Print Ad Specifications

  • Ad sizes: Full Page – 5″ wide x 8″ high; Half Page – 5″ wide x 4″ high; Quarter Page – 5″ wide x 2″ high.
  • Format: Emailed PDF or MS Word files are the preferred format. Minimum resolution 300 dots per inch, properly sized. Camera ready prints may be mailed to the editors. Ads are printed in black & white(grayscale) only.
  • Deadline for submission: Deadline is the 15th of the month prior to publication (e.g. May 15th is the deadline for the June Issue) Ads received after the deadline will be included only if space and time are available.
  • Advertising rates: See chart below.

Web Ad Specifications

  • Format: Ads should be in JPG or PNG format
  • Size and resolution: Ads should be designed for a display size of 400 pixels wide by 150 pixels high, although the actual delivered size may vary. Resolution should be 72 pixels per inch.
  • Deadline: There is no deadline for ads not required to run concurrently with the newsletter. Ads will be added online shortly after receipt for the time purchased. For ads that run concurrently with the newsletter, the deadline is the same as for the newsletter.
  • Ad creation: Ads should be emailed ready to use. We will create ads for you at an additional charge.

Advertising Rates


Ad Type One Year Six Months One Month
Print Ads
Full Page(5″ w x 8″ h) $190* $100* $18
Half Page(5″ w x 4″ h) $100* $50* $10
Quarter Page(5″ w x 2″ h) $65* $30 $6
Web Site Ads**
Large                    (250 x 400 pixels) $190 $100 $18
Small                      (125 x 400 pixels) $100 $50 $10








* Includes DEFFA Newsletter Subscription for duration

** If running both print and web ad concurrently, take 50% off lower priced ad (e.g. full page print ad = $18, could include a large web ad for $9 or small web ad for $5)

Ad Submission

Send Ads by email to:

Send Advertising Payments to:

DEFFA Newsletter Ads
c/o Mary Tolles
43 Hendrickson Point Road
Owls Head, ME 04854