The Alternative Guides are in a full colour broadsheet format, unfolded size 690mm x 500mm (slightly smaller than A1).

The Website is a reflection of the Printed Alternative Guides, so advertisers in the printed guides are automatically included on the website.

The same deadlines therefore apply to printed and web versions.

If you would like to receive regular email reminders of forthcoming dealines, please email your details

Publishing Dates & Deadlines

Area Covered Period Covered Copy Needed By
London & Kent Area March/April/May End of January
South Coast Area March/April/May End of January
London & Kent Area June/July/August End of April
South Coast Area June/July/August End of April
London & Kent Area Sept/October/November End of July
South Coast Area September/Oct/November End of July
London & Kent Area December/January/February End of October
South Coast Area December/Jan/February End of October

Areas Covered

The London & Kent edition
covering Everywhere the inside M25,
PLUS Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Margate, Gravesend, Gillingham, Maidstone, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Etc.

The South Coast edition
covering Brighton, Lewes, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Eastbourne, Hastings, Rye,
PLUS Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester, Chichester, Salisbury, etc.

Advertising Rates

The following prices are per area, per issue.
Listings and advertisements are automatically included on the website at no extra charge.
These prices include all typesetting, scanning etc.

per issue per year (4 issues)
Small Box : Full Colour 55 x 44mm landscape £55 £200
That's just £4.23 per week
Medium Box : Full Colour 110 x 44mm landscape £99 £360
That's just £7.61 per week
Medium Box : Full Colour 89 x 55mm portrait £99 £360
That's just £7.61 per week
Large Box : Full Colour 110 x 89mm landscape £175 £640
That's just £13.46 per week

Copy Details

All that is needed is the wording that you require and a logo or suitable picture from a letterhead or business card.
Wording can be posted to the address below or emailed as a Word file - or just as text in an email.

Your advertisement is then produced and a proof sent for your approval before publication.

If you wish to produce your own advertisement please make sure that it is the exact size and of a suitable quality and send it as an uncompressed JPEG or TIFF file.
We are unable to accept programme files like Publisher, Quark, Corel etc.

Free Listings of Events

Listings are free of charge.. just post or email your information!

However, listings need to be of Specific, Dated Events in the geographical area covered by the Alternative Guide.

*** Please note: Specific, Dated Events... i.e. a meeting, a course, a workshop, an open day..
*** saying 'I'm a massage therapist and I'm available every Monday afternoon' needs a paid box advertisement.

In the printed guide there is often not enough room to include all the listings submitted.
Advertisers always get their events listed in the printed guide and then as many others as possible are included.
All listings are normally included on the website though..

Contact Details