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Publications FAQs

What are the deadlines?

Does it cost extra to have my ad designed by the UKC staff?

I've never advertised before. How do I even submit an ad?

How do I put my dog's pedigree in the ad?

Can my ad be placed on a certain page?

If I submit hard copy photos, will they be returned?

What type of photos work best in an ad?

Can you change the size/color of my photos?

Do I have to pay up front for my ad or can you bill me?

Can I see a proof of my ad before it goes to print?

How do I submit an article?

How do I submit a cover photo?

What if i want to submit an ad that somebody else designed for me?

What are the deadlines?

Coonhound Bloodlines
The deadline is always the first of the month prior. (i.e. the deadline for the June issue is May 1).

Hunting Retriever
The deadline is always the 15th of the month prior to the bi-monthly issue. (i.e. the deadline for the June/July issue is May 15).

If the deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday, the deadline will be the following business day.

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Does it cost extra to have my ad designed by the UKC staff?

Nope! Ad design is included in the price. If you have any specific design requests, just let us know!

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I've never advertised before. How do I even submit an ad?

Send us an email with all of your details or call the Media & Marketing Department at 269.343.9020.

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How do I put my dog's pedigree in the ad?

For Coonhound Bloodlines, include the dog's UKC number, let us know you'd like to include a pedigree and we'll pull it from our records. For Hunting Retriever magazine, generally a copy of the dog's pedigree is required. We can add other registry titles to any UKC pedigree as long as you provide them.

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Can my ad be placed on a certain page?

Prime pages, which are pages 3-15 must be reserved ahead of time. Please call or email to check with us!

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If I submit hard copy photos, will they be returned?

If you've mailed hard copy photos, in order to be returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Typical return time is 30-60 days.

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What type of photos work best in an ad?

Photos from your digital camera work best if they aren't blurry or cropped too closely. Cell phone photos can be hit or miss. Feel free to email us any photos prior to deadline and we'll let you know if they'll work!

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Can you change the size/color of my photos?

Yes! We can alter a color photo to make it black and white and assuming the original photo is of high enough quality, we can also resize it as necessary.

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Do I have to pay up front for my ad or can you bill me?

You can choose which option you prefer. To prepay, provide a credit card at the time of submission. To be billed, just provide your billing address and we'll send you an invoice. All ad payments must be paid by the first of the month following the issue in which you advertised (ads from the May issue must be paid by June 1) or late charges will apply.

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Can I see a proof of my ad before it goes to print?

Sure! Just let us know when you submit your ad, and provide an email address where you'd like it sent. You'll have 24 hours to respond with any changes.

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How do I submit an article?

Articles may be emailed to Vicki.

Or fax them:
269.343.7037

Or mail them:
UKC
Attn: Vicki Rand
100 E. Kilgore Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49002

All articles will be reviewed by the editor and the writer will be contacted with any questions.

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How do I submit a cover photo?

Submit your photos or email Vicki.

Be sure to include the dog's UKC registered name and/or UKC number. If it was taken by a professional photographer, include written permission, specifically allowing for use on the cover.

In order for a photo to be chosen for the cover, it must be as crisp and sharp as possible.

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What if i want to submit an ad that somebody else designed for me?

It must meet the following size specs, then email it to our Media & Marketing staff.

Full Page:
Trim Size - 8" x 10.5"
Live Area - 7.125" x 9.25"
Half inch bleed required beyond trim size

Half Page:
Live Area - 7.125" x 4.5"
Half inch bleed required

Quarter Page:
Live Area - 3.5" x 4.6"

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