Frequently Asked Questions






Where can I get more information about an advertiser?
Click HERE to search for an advertiser. There, you can link directly to the advertiser’s website or find contact information.

How can I advertise?
Happenings’ marketing experts will be happy to help you design an advertising strategy to fit your business needs. Please contact us, and let us know how we can help.

What are your advertising rates?
Happenings offers a number of options to help you get the most impact for every dollar you spend. Please contact us, so we can tailor a marketing plan to fit your needs and budget.

Why should I advertise?
Simply, Happenings Magazine works. 100,000 readers devour each issue; since they read in a recreational and relaxed mindset, your message is received well. But don’t just take our word for it! See what satisfied clients are saying HERE. Meet some of our 100,000 readers HERE. Discover the top 12 reasons to advertise HERE.

What other advertising agency services do you provide?
The creative team behind HappeningsMagazine can create your next printed piece or digital image through Happenings Communications Group, Inc. We specialize in effective and attention-getting:

  • Guide Books
  • Directories
  • Brochures
  • Maps
  • Website Design
  • Video Production
  • Digital Marketing
  • Newsletters
  • Printing
  • Social Media

Discover more and request a quote HERE.


What region does Happenings Magazine cover?
Happenings showcases the best of Northeast PA, including the Poconos, Endless Mountains, Back Mountains and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton metro-areas. Our primary coverage and distribution is in the following ten counties: Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.

Where can I pick up Happenings Magazine?
Happenings is distributed at over 800 locations in Northeast PA. Look for a complimentary copy at advertiser locations, libraries, banks, country clubs, visitors centers, PA Interstate Welcome Centers, hotels, shopping malls, chambers of commerce, retail stores, fine restaurants and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. They tend to fly off shelves quickly, so don’t wait! To find a distributor near a specific location, please contact us.

When is the new issue available?
Each issue hits stands by the first of every month. They tend to fly off shelves, so visit your favorite distributor early to make sure you grab a copy before they’re gone!

What if I can’t find Happenings near me?
Consider subscribing so you’ll get the best of Northeast PA delivered right to your door. To subscribe, click HERE.

How can I become a Happenings Insider?
Happenings Insiders receive exclusive benefits, like special Insider contests, the first look at each issue and upcoming events emailed weekly. Join FREE! Click HERE.


How do I subscribe?
For $26 a year or $50 for two years, Happenings is delivered right to your door by the first of the month. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. Checks payable to Happenings Magazine. Subscriptions begin after payment is received.

Send your name, address, phone number and payment to:

Happenings Magazine
P.O. Box 61
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Phone: 570-587-3532 x 124
Fax: 570-586-7374

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Can I give a Happenings Magazine subscription as a gift?
Yes! See above for subscription info, and mention you’d like to give the subscription as a gift. Include billing address as well as delivery name and address. You can also request a card to announce the gift to the recipient.

I didn’t receive an issue; how can I report that?
We’re sorry for the error! Please contact us, and we’ll make it right.


How do I get my event in Happenings Magazine’s event calendar?
Events in and around Northeast PA are considered for publication. To be considered for print publication, events must be received no later than the first of the month preceding publication (For example, July 1 for the August issue). All events received after that date can only be considered for the online calendar. Since event listings are free, and space is limited, not all events will be published in the print publication. All effort will be made to include additional events on the online calendar. Click here to submit your event for consideration.

I have an idea for a story; how do I submit it?
Ideas for stories should be received at least three months prior to publication date. For major stories, requests should be made one year in advance. Subject matter should center around something noteworthy in or around Northeast PA. Click here to submit your idea (submission does not guarantee a story).

How do I nominate someone for a regular feature?
Happenings wants to hear from you! Do you know someone we should consider featuring for our poplar regular features such as weddings, red dress models, green leaders and more? Click here!

Where do I send a letter to the editor?
We want to hear from you! Click here.

Do you accept unsolicited freelance work?
No. Happenings’ team of writers creates original stories in-house. Please submit story ideas (see above) instead of completed articles.

Can my event be featured on the cover?
Covers and major stories are planned at least one year in advance. Preference is given to Happenings’ loyal supporters with noteworthy items that appeal to the general public. To submit an idea for a cover feature, click here.