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Advertise with us:

• Advertise in The Santa Monica Star Newspaper, and become part of a community resource with a proven track record.

• Reach potential customers on the Westside and beyond by becoming part of our growing advertising network.

• You, and your business or service, can also be written up and featured through an interview or personalized story with a photo.

• Print advertising can enhance your online marketing efforts by being a third party endorsement that directs interested customers to your website or to contact you.


Editorial copy or calendar listings should be submitted by the 10th of the month before an event. Advertising information or files should be submitted by the 20th of the month before publication.

Newsprint display ad sizes:

We offer advertising options to fit every budget! From a mini message (text only) mention, to a black/white, or color display advertisement.

Call Diane at
424-581-6005 for ad prices, distribution and further details. Or email:

Newsprint display ad specifications:

Display advertisement file format submission: Provide ad artwork as high resolution (300 dpi) PDF (preferred), or jpeg, or tiff file as an attachment with fonts embedded. Use CMYK color mode for color ads. Photo submissions also must be 300 dpi/high resolution. Email to:

NOTE: Small copy below 6 pt. can have poor reproduction quality, especially reverse type. Please make black type 100% black and not a 4-color black combination. Options are available for our graphics department to produce your ad for a nominal fee.

Policies: All copy is subject to publisher approval. All advertising is accepted on a payment in advance basis until credit is established. Commission of 15% of gross should be added by qualified agencies when camera-ready copy is provided.


Short Rates: The advertiser will be short-rated if the amount of space committed is not used as noted in the contract.

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