The Hickory Farms Newsletter is published monthly, except February, June, and August. The paper newsletter is hand delivered to 198 Hickory Farms homes/residents and mailed to about 20 absentee homeowners. An electronic PDF version is also emailed to the nearly 100 residents on the Hickory Farms email list ("listserv").
The Editor is responsible for most of the contents of the Newsletter; the exceptions are advertisements, submitted community service type announcements, and articles with a byline. The Editor reserves the right to edit submissions for space or writing style. The Editor, subject to review by the Board of Directors, may reject any submission.
You may e-mail submissions to The Editor by the 25th of the prior month. Microsoft Word or JPG format preferred, but we can manage PDF. Please keep the file size under 125k, since the newsletters (typically 1.0-1.5 MB) are emailed to the residents. The paper copy of the newsletter is printed in black and white. The emailed and online versions are in color.
Display ads are available to businesses offering services to Hickory Farms homeowners. Discounts are available for three or more consecutive insertions of the same ad, when they are paid for at the same time.
|Ad Size||1-2 Insertions||3-5 Insertions (15% Discount)||6+ Insertions (25% Discount)||12+ Insertions (35% Discount)|
|1/3 Page||$ 35.00||$ 29.75||$ 26.25||$ 22.75|
|1/2 Page||$ 50.00||$ 42.50||$ 37.50||$ 32.50|
|Full Page||$ 75.00||$ 63.75||$ 56.25||$ 48.75|
New advertisers, who have not advertised in the newsletter for the prior 18 months, can get a single 1/3 page trial insertion for $10. Click here to view ad sizes (PDF)
Advertisements must be prepaid by check made out to HFCA. Mail or deliver your check to the newsletter editor before publication. Please do not send payments to the Hickory Farms post office box. Call the editor (listed on the Home Page) for his or her address.
Hickory Farms residents who wish to advertise their own business enterprises are eligible for an additional 15% discount.
You may print 220 copies of your own one or two sided flyer and have it hand delivered with the monthly newsletter for $50. Copies will also be US mailed with the newsletter to absentee homeowners.
New advertisers usually get their ads placed on page 2, and a sentence or two of introduction is included on page 1. Advertisements are rotated month-by-month. The last ad in the newsletter will move to the top and work its way through with each passing month. There is no preference for any advertiser's placement in the queue.
Based on space availability, free ads are available to non-profit groups associated with the Fairfax County Public Schools that serve Hickory Farms — Woodson High, Frost Middle, and Oak View Elementary — and other non-profit organizations whose non-partisan and non-religious activities may be of interest to the community at large. The local swimming pool is just one example. Requests to promote charities are not accepted - to promote one charity to the exclusion of others would be unfair. All ad content is subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, who may delegate this responsibility to the Editor.
Contact information for the Editor may be found on the Home Page.
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