Journal Advertising

Advertising Guidelines

All advertising copy will be subject to approval by the ABS Journal editor. The location of any advertisement in the Journal will be on a “first come” basis and/or the discretion of the Journal editor.

The advertiser indemnifies and holds harmless The American Bonsai Society against any and all claims resulting from the unauthorized use of any name, photograph, sketch or word protected by copyright or registered trademark, etc. in connection with this advertising. Ads can be changed/re-designed during the year, if needed.

Copy and artwork for all advertising must be received by the copy deadline. Advertising rates quoted are for ads submitted digitally. Changes to an existing ad may incur additional cost. Ads should be submitted in either a JPEG or PDF format at 300dpi. Please, no MS-Word.doc.

All advertisements must be paid for in advance. For advertising information contact:

Melissa James – Advertising Contact,

Send checks for advertising made payable to American Bonsai Society and mail to:

Joe Graviss
PO Box 1002
Versailles, KY 40383

Copy deadlines:
ABS Journal Guidelines:  The American Bonsai Society welcomes contributions to its Journal. We are particularly interested in articles that focus on specific topics that relate to the development and refinement of bonsai; articles by or about young, up and coming artists that may not be well known beyond a restricted geographic area; interviews with longterm practitioners who have a historical perspective that should be preserved for the benefit of the bonsai community (particularly, we want to capture valuable reminiscence, with the idea that these may be collected, at some future time, into a separate publication); articles about public collections (including smaller ones that are little known outside their immediate geographic area); private collections of historical value; articles about bonsai in relationship to the broader fine arts context, especially unusual exhibitions and displays; articles about native material; and any other subject that may be of interest to our membership.  There are no word length restrictions.  
ABS Journal Photo Requirements:  Photographs that accompany the article should be submitted as either JPG or TIFF files at 300 dpi resolution for an 8 x 10 inch image. Illustrations should be submitted as JPG or PDF format. Photographs or illustrations that are too large to send by email can be sent via DropBox. 
About the editorial process:  Once you submit an article, it is assigned to an editor.  The editor reviews the article and makes editorial suggestions.  Edits must be approved by the author prior to publication – that is to say, this is your work and we want it to remain your work.  The editors are here to assist authors in taking their work to the highest level.
Submission Deadlines: 
January 15
April 15
July 15
September 15
Web sponsorship:
1. $150/quarter or $550/full year
a. Receive ½ page ad in Journal
2. $300/quarter or $1,000/full year
a. Receive full page ad in Journal
Print Sponsorship:
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