celebrating a sense of place

Full Page (full bleed*)                                                                          8.75"w x 11.25"h

Full Page (non-bleed)                                                                          7.5"h x 9.75"w

Half Page                                                                                                   7.5"w x 4.75"h

Half Page (vertical)                                                                               3.625"w x 9.75"h

Quarter Page                                                                                            3.625"w x 4.75"h

Sixth Page                                                                                                 2.40"w x 4.75"h

Eighth Page (business card)                                                              3.625"w x 2.25"h

Covers (full bleed*)                                                                               8.75"w x 11.25"h

*Includes  1/8-inch on all sides for bleed

The Black River Journal is an award-winning magazine that celebrates the best of what makes our area of New Jersey the unique and special place that it is. Our devoted readership includes a broad demographic in some of the most sought-after upmarkets in our region who find common ground in their love for the boroughs, towns, and villages we call home. The Black River Journal connects you with your neighbors - folks who appreciate and support our local businesses.

To find out how you can join our community of advertisers, email brjournal@comcast.net or call (908) 439-9968.

For almost 20 years, The Black River Journal has been entertaining and informing delighted readers throughout select communities in Hunterdon, Morris and Somerset Counties. Whether we're riding to the hounds, shearing sheep, following the brush strokes of a local artist, profiling a personality, hiking through the gorges of a scenic waterway, sampling gourmet fare at an elegant restaurant, or sitting down to blueberry pancakes at a hometown eatery, we are the eclectic, community-based magazine where uptown meets the forest and farms

Drawing from a

highly-talented pool of regular contributors, who feel a deep and sincere connection to our area, our fresh and entertaining style appeals to a sophisticated readership, who finds common ground in their love for the boroughs, towns, and villages we call home. Elegant in design, folksy in feel, and highly readable, we are the insider’s guide to our region. Each issue of The Black River Journal is bursting with history, culture, art, design, horticulture, agriculture, conservation, sporting life, recreation, food, fun, community events, personalities, and special places. We feel one reader put it best when she said that what she likes most about The BRJ is, "You're not trying to sell a lifestyle - you're exploring a way of life."

Chances are that in your travels throughout our region you have noticed The BRJ. Several years ago, we made the decision to offer The Black River Journal as a complimentary publication. Because we are not tethered exclusively to newsstands and places where magazines are typically sold, The BRJ can reach out to audiences in many other unique and unconventional high-traffic venues such as exclusive shops, salons, and boutiques, wine and gourmet shops, bank and professional offices and lobbies, restaurants, hospitality businesses, area parks, attractions, and special events, farm stands and markets, national and regional grocery store and coffee chains, and more...

Join The BRJ Community of Advertisers and Connect With Your Neighbors


The BRJ is printed on coated stock with a saddle-stitch binding.

Trim size is 8.5”” x 11”

Ad materials can be submitted in the following formats:

  • High resolution PDF files—all fonts MUST be embedded and the file MUST be at least 300 dpi.

  • Photoshop tiff, or eps files (Greyscale for black & white ads, CMYK for color ads. No spot color, ie, Pantone, etc.)

Ads must be built to the exact measurements for the size of the ad that you are submitting. Files must be at a minimum of 300 dpi at 100% size (web quality 72 dpi files, in RGB color are not acceptable for print production).

Creative design and production services are available at an additional cost.

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