About Us

We’re happy you’ve discovered the original women’s magazine! Tidewater Women, celebrating its 15 year anniversary this year. Published since 1999, Tidewater Women features informative articles to help women be the best they can be.

Tidewater Women is a free monthly print magazine distributed on the Southside (Va. Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk) and the Peninsula (Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, and Poquoson). With such a targeted readership, Tidewater Women is the perfect place to advertise businesses whose clients are women. Advertising rates are very affordable, and since each issue of Tidewater Women has a shelf life of a month or more, advertisers get good value for their marketing dollars.

With a current circulation of 20,000, Tidewater Women has an estimated pass-along readership of 30,000+. The magazine is distributed in more than 1000 locations—dosctors' office, fitness centers, retail locations, restaurants, etc. TW features articles about health, family, business, career, education, travel, and much more.

Tidewater Women is published by Windmill Promotions, Inc., owned by Peggy and Peter Sijswerda. Peggy has been in the publishing business since 1990, when she and Peter began publishing Tidewater Parent. In 1997, they sold Tidewater Parent to the parent company of The Virginian-Pilot. It didn't take long for Peggy to realize she missed publishing, however, so in 1999 she began publishing Tidewater Women.

“Area women love having a magazine that’s just for them,” said Peggy. “Our readership falls mainly between ages 30 and 60, a period when women begin seeking ways to live life to the fullest.”

Tidewater Women regularly publishes resource guides, which contain useful information about area businesses which cater to women. A special advertising section that has proven quite popular among both readers and advertisers is the Women in Business section published twice a year in January and July. In an advertorial format, women can tell the story behind their business in a professionally written 250-word article accompanied by a photograph and contact information. A similar option is our Getting To Know You advertorial available any time of the year!

Subscriptions are available for Tidewater Women at $20 per year (12 issues). Just mail your check (made out to Tidewater Women) to: TW, 3065 Mansfield Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23457 and indicate which month you'd like your subscription to begin.

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