Florida Planning is the magazine of the American Planning Association, Florida Chapter. It is published four times a year and has a circulation of more than 3,200, making it a great place to inform planners and others with an interest in the profession about your business. Deadlines for articles, display ads, and JobMart ads for the printed newsletter are provided in the table below. (It is anticipated that the newsletter will be electronically distributed at the end of each month listed.) Extensions to the deadline may be possible depending on the production schedule. Contact the Chapter Office for details or for any exceptions to the schedule.

Proposed Topics & Schedule for 2020

Edition Deadline for Content Submission Topics
Winter Jan. 10 Transportation Impacts (Friend or Foe?)
Spring April 1 Planning Skills
Summer July 1 The Graying of Florida
Fall Oct. 1 Placemaking


Job Mart is a classified column for job postings that are posted on the APA Florida website. A link to the job ad is also included in our monthly e-newsletter. Ads can be submitted at any time via email to adminbk@floridaplanning.org (this email is monitored frequently). The ads are text only and follow a common format. Ad rates are billed by the word, and our policy is to spell out abbreviations for greater readability. Ad rates are as follows:

  • Up to 100 words $50
  • More than 100 words, each additional 1-10 words is $10.
  • 30 day ad, promoted on LinkedIn & Twitter and in monthly e-news .

If you would like an estimate, please e-mail with the word count (a standard word processor word count). Please include a contact name, contact number, and all billing information, including fax number and any P.O. or reference numbers you may require for processing. Advertisers can pay via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) or we can email an invoice.


Florida Planning (quarterly magazine normally published in February, May, August and November)  features display ads in a variety of sizes: quarter page, half page, and full page.

Ad deadlines for Display Ads are the 1st of each month prior to the month of publication (e.g., Oct. 1 for the November issue) or the next business day. A full page ad costs $500, a half page is $300, and a quarter page is $175. Purchasing a display ad allows you to use whatever formatting or artwork you desire. Send artwork to state office e-mail as a .jpg, .tiff or .pdf file of the ad by the deadline. All ads should be at least 300 dpi.


The Consultant Directory is a fitting place for Business Cards to be showcased. Ad deadlines for Consultant Directory Ads are listed in the table below. $250 buys an entire year of ads in the Consultant Directory, also available at $30 per issue. The Consultant Directory is included in each issue of Florida Planning, as well as posted on the APA Florida website. A link to the web page is also included in each issue of APA’ Florida’s monthly electronic newsletter. The directory ads posted on the website are dead links; however a live link can be purchased for an additional $350 per year. You can supply the business card ad to us by sending a color camera-ready ad (at least 300 dpi) of the ad by the deadline.

Sponsorship Opportunities