“A very special thank you to the Bellingham Muse for how well the ads did in the first newspaper print. Both of the WWU Music Department events advertised had a large audience turnout! We will be advertising with you again.”  ~WWU Music
Advertise with the Bellingham Muse!
Advertise with the Bellingham Muse!


What is Bellingham Muse?

Bellingham Muse is a local free bimonthly (every two months) newspaper uniting the variety of diverse thoughts and practices in Bellingham and Whatcom County. The newspaper’s goal is to provide inspirational and informative articles as well as highlight the many different organizations and people who provide services in Bellingham for the Mind, Body and Spirit. We do not have preference for any particular way, but instead want to make it easy for our readers to find all the opportunities available in our beautiful community.

Why advertise with us?

  • It is the only mind, body and spirit publication in Bellingham.
  • We have reoccurring columns by local award winning authors and celebrities:
    • Best General Interest Column winner (WA Newspaper Association) and local celebrity, Mel Damski
    • Saveur Magazine 2014 Best Food Blog winner, Sarah Murphy-Kangas.
    • Creator of TheraSound and the Ison Method, David Ison.
  • Two months of exposure for your AD.
  • Free advertising on our website.
  • Very competitive prices.
  • You are supporting a locally owned small


  • In over 75 locations in Bellingham and surrounding area, Skagit Valley, Everett and Lower Mainland, B.C.
  • 3,000 copies printed with 2+ readers per print issue
  • Many online readers
  •  owned small business.

Advertising Prices

Prices are listed per edition.

Size 1x(2 months) 3x(6 months) 6x(12 months)
Back Page Full Color (10” x 15.5”) $600 $510 $420
Full Page Color (10” x 15.5”) $500 $425 $350
Full Page BW (10” x 15”) $475 $404 $333
Half Page Color (10” x 8”) $250 $213 $175
Half Page BW (10” x 8”) $240 $204 $168
4 Column x 4” $180 $153 $126
4 Column x 2” $140 $119 $98
2 Column x 8” $150 $128 $105
2 Column x 6” $140 $119 $98
2 Column x 4” $130 $111 $91
*2 Column x 2” $100 $85 $70
1 Column x 15.5” $140 $119 $98
1 Column x 8” $120 $102 $84
*1 Column x 3.5” $75 $64 $53
*1 Column x 2” $60 $51 $42
Directory Ad 1” x 5” $45 $39 $32

Placement requests:  You may specify a specific page for your ad for an additional 15% of the total cost.  *Front page placement is available for an additional 25% (size restrictions apply).  All placement requests are subject to first come first serve.

What customers have to say about advertising with us.

 “The Western Washington University Music Department needed to reach out fast to the community regarding 3 important events: Western Washington University’s Concert Choir’s performance at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Leslie Guelker-Cone directs the choir, with the theme of “A Light in the Darkness: Songs of Hope and Comfort” and its Symphony Orchestra playing the first major performance of the 2013-14 season on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The student string orchestra presented well-known works by Wagner, Sibelius, and Haydn under the baton of Roger Briggs; the concert was free and open to the public.

All three events had a wonderful turnout and the Music Department was very pleased with the results. Thank you to the Bellingham Muse paper, on line website, and Facebook Fan Page for your assistance with our advertising efforts and we look forward to doing business with you in the near future.”

Advertising Format Requirements:

  • PDF, JPEG or PNG  format
  • CMYK preferably


  • February 25th, 2015 at midnight for the March/April 2015 edition
  •  April 20th, 2015 at midnight for the May/ June 2015 edition
  •  June 25th, 2015 at midnight for the July/August 2015 edition
  •  August 25th, 2015 at midnight for the September/October 2015 edition
  •  October 25th, 2015 at midnight for the November/ December 2015 edition

For more information or to purchase and Ad contact Kerri Burnside, (360)612-2277

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