lifestyle publication
godley, texas

By Melissa McGavock, Managing Editor

I know what you’re thinking… it’s just small talk. However, small talk is an institution in the South, it’s what we call friendly conversation between friends and neighbors, even strangers. In our own way, we make an effort to say gently, “I see you and I hear you.” The ritual can sometimes seem daunting, especially when we’re having a stressful day, but you never know how a simple, “How are you?” can greatly change someone’s day.

The idea behind this publication is to extend that friendly gesture and to make a place for healthy and genuine conversation between neighbors and friends. Small talk includes everyone and for a community that is rapidly growing, this magazine provides a space for our thoughts to settle. Together, we can preserve this region’s traditions and history, as well as grow and embrace positive change.


staff picks

We’ve been busy designing ideas for how our magazine will reflect this town best! What’s your favorite?

2021 Cover Concept V1

Art & Design by Trevo Creative

2021 Cover Concept V2

Art & Design by Trevo Creative

2021 Cover Concept V3

Art & Design by Trevo Creative

inside each issue

Each issue of SmallTalk Magazine will feature a variety of articles such as community history, outstanding people, small businesses, local education, non-profits and community groups, and farm and ranch news. 

small business

We love to support small businesses by featuring their outstanding accomplishments and how they shape our community.

kids & teen education

Look forward to reading about new programs, school news and updates, and our incredible Godley ISD students and staff. 

farm & ranch

Follow the trends and announcements of our local farmers and ranchers. This is agricultural life and style in Godley, from stock shows to awards and local events.

get involved

Though many newcomers may be from different places, in an effort to keep our town from feeling “transitionary,” by allowing community traditions to slip away, we have the opportunity to feel heard and embrace one another’s accomplishments and stories. SmallTalk Magazine is a common ground where we have a chance to understand each other and reflect, together.

media kit

SmallTalk Magazine is published quarterly in Godley, Texas. Each issue is mailed to every home (2,600 residences) with some extras placed around town at local businesses. Less than 50% of the space is dedicated for advertisers, leaving extra room for beautiful article spreads and a collage of recent events. Look forward to a regular newsletter and a digital format available Summer 2021.


ad specs

Our advertisers have the choice to either submit their own press ready ad, or allow us the opportunity to create one for them. Our talented designers and photographers are ready to assist you in developing your ad should you want assistance. Working with us ensures a professional and timely advertisement for production. Photography and design (up to 60 min) is included with the purchase of an advertisement. 


2 page Spread

no crop marks only bleed

17 x 11.125 Document Size

16.75 x 10.875 Trim Lines

16.25 x 10.375 Safe zone for photos & text (no text outside this size)

To prevent error, please keep text .5” to .75” away from the gutter.


Full Page

no crop marks only bleed

8.625 x 11.125 Document Size

8.375 x 10.875 Trim Lines

7.875 x 10.375 Safe zone for photos & text (no text outside this size)


$1000 Priority Placement

Half Page

no crop marks only bleed

7.625 x 5 Document Size


Quarter Page

no crop marks only bleed

3.75 x 5 Document Size



All stories and photography published locally in Godley, Texas.


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