What is Allegheny West Magazine?

Allegheny West Magazine is a good news publication with three unique editions – Moon, Montour and West Allegheny – each serving their respective school district in western Allegheny County. Each edition is direct mailed free to every home and business in its respective school district.

Now in its 18th year, Allegheny West Magazine was started by Pat Jennette as an offshoot of her marketing and public relations consulting business, Jennette Communications. In 2014, the magazine transitioned ownership to Jennette’s assistant editor of two years, Doug Hughey.

What kind of stories do you publish?

We’re interested in stories about people doing good in their communities. We’re also interested in local history and individual and group achievements. We publish local nonprofit events and look for ways to connect area residents with local organizations, governments, schools, businesses and each other.

When do you publish your editions?

Our Moon and Montour editions are published on the odd months of the year and our West Allegheny edition is published on the even. Magazines are delivered the second to third week of the month, except for our December West Allegheny edition, which is delivered the first to second week of the month.

How do I submit a story, pitch an idea or get an upcoming event published?

Email works best. Shoot us one at: info@awmagazine.com

We publish nonprofit events at no charge. Keep in mind though that we might need a pretty long lead time to publish events, since magazines get delivered the second to third week of their respective months.

Where can I get additional copies of a particular issue?

In addition to mailing our each of our editions to every home and business in their respective school district, we also drop copies at high foot traffic locations across the area. These include libraries, grocery stores, municipal buildings, restaurants and more. Feel free to drop into these establishments to grab a few extra copies of a current edition.

Here’s an interactive map showing common places where we drop current editions. The map is color coded as follows:

  • Grey – West Allegheny edition
  • Red – Moon edition
  • Gold – Montour edition
  • Stars denote locations where we leave a large number of magazines and where they will most likely be available.

Do you offer subscriptions to people who live outside your distribution areas?

Yes, we do offer yearlong subscriptions to each of our editions. You can subscribe easily and securely here.

Where can I find advertising information?

More about the magazine, including our distribution areas and advertising rates, can be found in our media packet here.

Do you post your editions online and how do I share stories from them?

We began posting each of our editions online starting in 2008. In February of 2014, we began utilizing a flipbook viewer that makes it easy to share individual pages in emails and via social media. To do so, just flip to the page you want to share, copy the URL and paste it into an email or share on social media.