Frequently Asked Questions
What features are available?
We have the following features available. Interviews, Poetry Corner, Giveaways, Bloggers, Publisher’s Takeover, Cover Snapshots, and Book Reviews.
What are the requirements for a book review?
We review a selected amount and/or type of content based on the guidelines of what our reviewers are comfortable reading and the representation of the magazine. We do not review books with sexually explicit covers or content, profanity on the cover, extreme profanity inside the manuscript, or nudity on the cover. Not every book requesting a review will be approved. This is left up to the reviewers as to which books will be approved or rejected based on their comfort level. A physical copy of book can be mailed.
Why would a book be rejected for a review?
If a book does meet the criteria of no profanity on the cover, no extreme profanity in the manuscript, no sexually explicit covers or content, and no nudity on the cover, a book can be rejected for review based on the reviewer’s comfort level of the topic, content of manuscript, and the number of books already received and approved. We want to offer our authors real and authentic reviews; therefore, we choose our books by the guidelines stated above and whether we can provide an un-biased review.
Will I be notified if my book has been rejected for review?
Yes. If book does not meet book review requirements we will send an email with our explanation.
How long is the review process?
Allow us 2 weeks to 3 months to get your review back to you. A notification will be sent via email.
Will my review be published?
All reviews will be published to our website and social media. Not all reviews are published in the magazine. A review must have four or five stars from our reviewer to go into the magazine.
What are the requirements for a feature in your magazine?
You must have 1) a PROFESSIONAL-STYLE AUTHOR PHOTO(S), 2) a third person bio, 3) book cover or company logo, and 4) agree to the photo release. Without anyone of these we cannot do a feature until all four requirements are meet.
Do I have to promote the issue I am featured in?
We advise all features to promote their issue. We have our own audience that may not be your audience; therefore, your audience may or may not see our magazine. If you want your audience to see your feature you must promote it to your them.
Will I be notified of my feature once it is published?
Yes. We will notify our features of which issue they are in. We email our issues as they release, and sometimes a feature photo or bio information may be used in future issues. We strongly advise to join our emailing list.
I was placed on your mailing list, but I didn’t sign up?
If you have filled out any form on our website, you are automatically added to our emailing list. If at any time you want to unsubscribe you can do so by clicking the unsubscribe button at the end of any email.
Is there a fee to be featured?
Yes. See our Features page
What content can I advertise?
Strawberry-Lit Magazine is a literary magazine; therefore, we advertise flyer content related to books, authors, events, upcoming releases, items on sale, publishing companies, giveaways, and publishing services. We do not promote sexually explicit material, products with nudity, or products with profanity, degrading, or negative content. We also promote a selected amount of recording artist.
Does Strawberry-Lit Magazine create the flyers?
No. Strawberry-Lit Magazine does not create flyers for our magazine. Those are provided by the person(s) who are requesting the advertising space?
What dimensions(sizes) are the advertising space?
We use the following dimensions in inches 8x11 (full page), 2x6 or 2x8 (bookmark), 8x5 (1/2 page horizontally), 16x11 (Two-Page Spread), all margins should be .5"
Is there a fee to advertise?
Yes. Refer to our Features page or download our Media Kit. These fees are subject to change.
Is the advertising fee refundable?
The fee is refundable 1) if the issue hasn’t been sent for editing, 2) if space for the specified issue is not available and a future issue is not wanted, 3) if a refund is requested within 24 hours after purchase, 4) if the advertising material does not fit with the theme of our magazine or if the material is promoting sexually explicit material, products with nudity, or products with profanity, degrading, or negative content.
How do you guys promote?
Being that we are a digital magazine with option for buyers to purchase print, we promote using our email and various social media such Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We use paid advertising via our social media sites. We also promote at events. Our magazine is not printed for distribution at this time.
How long does one ad run?
Ads are ran per issue that is paid for. If wanting to purchase ads for multiple issues then change the quantity to as many issues you would like to promote inside of.
Is the magazine digital and/or print?
Yes. We are a digital and print magazine.
How do I purchase a digital or print copy?
A digital copy of our magazine is $2.99 a print copy is $7.99. These prices does include any applicable taxes and shipping fees. Some of our older issues are available on Issuu.com and MagCloud.com
How much is a printed copy?
A print copies are $10.00, which includes shipping. International shipping rates are not included. Price subject to change.
How big is your audience?
Our audience is constantly growing as new authors are featured. We promote via our emailing list and accross multiple social media sites, as well as events. We are totally 5,000+ readers as of a 2020 report.
How often are issue created?
Strawberry-Lit Magazine runs roughly 8 - 10 times a year.