Advertise with The Tombstone Epitaph ®

The Tombstone Epitaph has been delivering quality advertising value to Old West merchants for over 135 years. We help our partners reach a targeted audience at a very competitive rate - and we are confident The Epitaph will effectively promote your Old West product or service.

  • The Tombstone Epitaph Is Unique: Founded in Tombstone on May 1, 1880, The Epitaph is Arizona' oldest continuously published newspaper. Now a national monthly devoted to Old West history, The Epitaph has been in the forefront of Old West history since it first covered the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral ® and its now famous participants – the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, the Clantons, and the McLaurys.
  • Name Recognition: The Epitaph ranks among the Old West’s most famous newspapers.
  • Wide Geographic Coverage: The Epitaph reaches a national Old West audience from Burbank to Bar Harbor and everywhere in between. It also circulates internationally.
  • A Western Mix: Articles on Western history and culture and monthly features on frontier cooking, Western travel, homemaking and humor ... from some of the best writers and researchers in the Old West community.


I've been teaching and writing the colorful history of Arizona and the Old West for more than 40 years. Much of the knowledge I've acquired on the subject comes from the papers of the legendary Tombstone Epitaph. Every issue is chock-full of useful information for everyone from the serious researcher to the novice."
- Marshall Trimble, Arizona State Historian
The Tombstone Epitaph, the oldest newspaper still around, is still around because it is the best historical publication anywhere, publishing only Western history.
- Ben Traywick, Tombstone City Historian

To find out how The Tombstone Epitaph can deliver your advertising message to a targeted Old West audience, contact us by phone at (520) 457-2211 or by email at -- (or feel free to reach out to the editor directly at

Advertising Rates and Information

Advertising Rates:

Format Size 1 Time 2-5 Times 6+ Times
Full Page (Back Page) 10.25" x 15.5" $325 $311 $298
Full Page (Inside Page) 10.25" x 15.5" $300 $288 $275
Half Page (Horizontal) 10.25" x 7.5" $150 $144 $138
Half Page (Vertical) 5.0" x 15.5" $150 $144 $138
Quarter Page 5.0" x 7.5" $95 $91 $88
Miscellaneous Sizes (Cost / Column Inch) 2.375" x 1.0" $35 $35 $35
Column Widths: 1 = 2.4", 2 = 5.125", 3 = 7.62", 4 =10.25"

Frequency: The Tombstone Epitaph is published monthly.

Advertising Design: Ads must be print ready in black and white and in the sizes specified above. The preferred digital format is PDF. Ad design is available on a limited basis at the following rates:

Full page
1/2 Page
1/4 Page & Under

For 4-Color
Minor Changes on Existing Ads


Add $10.00
Add $10.00

Proofs/Corrections: 2 Proofs/Corrections per Ad (Included), $10.00 Each After 2.
These rates are in addition to the Advertising Rates. Advertisers are responsible for final proof.

Advertising Deadlines: First day of the month preceding the publication month. (i.e. October 1st for November publication).

Payment Terms: Prepayment required unless prior arrangements are made. Acceptable payment methods are check or money order. Full payment for multiple insertions must be received prior to publication deadline.

Payment Address:

The Tombstone Epitaph
P.O. Box 1880
Tombstone, AZ 85638-1880

Tear Sheets: Two copies per ad per insertion.

Placing An Ad: Contact or (520) 457-2211.

Getting Acquainted Bonus Special: To help us get acquainted, advertisers will be linked from The Epitaph website ( to their own website for the term of the advertising period, no matter what size ad or number of insertions purchased.