Aperture Magazine Customer Service & FAQs

Print Subscriptions

Change of Address
If you know your magazine account number, you can change your address online by clicking here. You may also contact us by e-mail, phone, or mail.

If you would like to pay your bill in full using your credit card, click here to go to our secure payment page. If you prefer to pay over the phone, call 866-457-4603, 9:00–4:30 pm, ET, Monday–Friday.

Payments may also be mailed to:

PO Box 3000
Denville, NJ 07834

If you have already paid your bill but are still receiving invoices, please keep in mind that it can take up to two weeks for us to receive and process your payment. If it has been less than two weeks since you sent your payment, please disregard any invoices that you receive, as our letters may have crossed in the mail.

If it has been more than four weeks since you remitted payment, please contact us by e-mail, phone, or mail.

Renew your subscription here.

If you have questions, please contact us by e-mail, phone, or mail.

Damaged Issues
We realize that sometimes magazines get damaged during delivery. To request a replacement copy, please contact us by e-mail, phone, or mail. If your magazines frequently arrive damaged and your mailbox is sufficiently sized, please check with the post office to see what can be done.

Late or Missed Issues
If you have missed an issue, please contact us by e-mail, phone, or mail to make sure we have your correct address and to request a replacement copy. Delivery may have also been suspended if there is an outstanding balance on your account. To make a payment, please click here to go to our secure payment page.

If, for any reason, you want to cancel your subscription, please let us know by e-mail, phone, or mail.  If you cancel your subscription, we are happy to offer a refund on any unmailed issues.

If you canceled your subscription but are still receiving bills, please note that it takes a few days for a cancellation to become effective. If it has been more than four weeks since you cancelled your subscription and you are still receiving notices, please alert us by e-mail, phone, or mail.

Contacting the Editors
Please send us your feedback. Contact the editors here.

Archive Subscriptions

If the archive is included in your new subscription, you should receive an email within two-business days with instructions on how to set up your account.

To subscribe, click here.

To log in, click here.

If you are having trouble accessing the digital archive, please contact us by e-mail, phone, or mail.

Digital Subscriptions

1. ZINIO offers digital subscriptions and single issues of Aperture for tablets, smart phones, and online viewing. They provide help for their customers here. Every print subscriber receives the Zinio edition for free.

2. Digital subscriptions to Aperture are also available on Kindle. Click here for Kindle Customer Service.

Customer Service Contacts

Mail: Aperture
PO Box 3000
Denville, NJ 07834

Phone: 866.457.4603
9:00–4:30 pm, ET, Monday–Friday

E-mail: custsvc_aperture@fulcoinc.com

How long will it take for my first issue to arrive?

US orders can take 4–6 weeks for processing and shipment. International (including Canada and Mexico) can take 6–8 weeks.

Can I track my order?

Unfortunately, magazine subscriptions cannot be tracked.

How frequently is Aperture published and when can I expect to receive my issues?

Aperture is published quarterly in March, June, September, and December. Issues usually arrive around the 15th day of the publication month.

What is "The PhotoBook Review"?

The PhotoBook Review is a special section in Aperture magazine dedicated to photobooks with reviews, opinion pieces, artist selections, and publisher profiles. The PhotoBook Review was published as a stand-alone, tabloid-sized, biannual newspaper from 2011–2021 for a total of twenty issues. It was only available at a few select festivals and venues and was mailed to subscribers of Aperture magazine. 

How I can set up my free digital edition, complimentary with my print subscription?

We must have your e-mail address to send you the digital edition, which is served by Zinio.
For new subscribers, if you provided your e-mail address when you placed your order, approximately 10 days after you pay for your subscription you will receive an e-mail from Zinio that your digital edition has been delivered. To access the Zinio edition, you will need to create an account on zinio.com using the e-mail address where you received the notice. If we don’t currently have your e-mail address on file, please e-mail us at custsvc_aperture@fulcoinc.com. To check what e-mail address we have on file or to update your e-mail, please click here.

What is the difference between the Digital Edition and Digital Archive?

The Digital Edition is a digital copy of the current issue. It is hosted by Zinio and is available for free to all print subscribers or by subscription.

The Digital Archive contains digitized versions of every issue of Aperture ever published since 1952. It is a searchable, in-depth resource that is updated with each new issue upon publication. To subscribe or find out more about the Archive, click here.

I’m having problems with my digital subscription. Where can I get help?

ZINIO provides help here.

Kindle provides customer service here.

What is the Portfolio Prize and how can I enter?

The Portfolio Prize is an annual international competition to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography. To enter, you must be an Aperture magazine subscriber. The first-prize winner will be published in Aperture magazine and will receive a $3,000 cash prize along with an exhibition curated by Aperture in New York. More information can be found here.

Can I start my subscription with a back issue?

Unfortunately, no. We can only process new subscriptions starting with the current issue.

Where can I find back issues?

A wide selection of back issues are available for purchase here.

What is my account number?

If you are a current print subscriber, check the address label that accompanied a recent issue or request your account number by sending an e-mail with your name and address to custsvc_aperture@fulcoinc.com.

If you are a new subscriber, your account number will be included in your confirmation e-mail, which you should receive approximately 30 minutes after your order is submitted.

I still have issues left with my current subscription, so why am I receiving renewal notices?

Renewal notices are sent out well before your subscription expires. This is to ensure you have ample time to renew and do not miss an issue. If you have already renewed but are still receiving notices, please keep in mind that it can take up to two weeks for us to receive and process your payment. If it has been less than two weeks since you sent your payment, please disregard any notices that you receive, as our letters may have crossed in the mail. If it has been more than two weeks since you paid, please contact us by e-mail, phone, or mail.

What is Automatic Renewal?

Automatic Renewal is a no-risk option that means your subscription will be renewed at the end of your term unless you tell us to stop. Monthly archive-only subscriptions will be renewed at the beginning of every month. For everyone else, we’ll send a reminder approximately 30 days before the end of your subscription with the term and rate then in effect. If you do nothing, we will charge the payment method you’ve selected. You may sign up or cancel this feature by calling 866.457.4603 or emailing custsvc_aperture@fulcoinc.com at any time during your subscription term.

How do I send a letter to the editors?

You can contact the editors by e-mail. Please do not send any unsolicited artwork, photographs, book maquettes, or manuscripts, as we cannot assume responsibility for their return.
The best way to have the editors look at your work is to enter the Aperture Portfolio Prize.