Editorial Submission Guidelines

Here are the guidelines put forth by the national office, in Naples, Florida.
All submissions should be sent to Editor@NaturalNewHaven.com.
Editorial submissions related to natural or integrative health and green sustainable living are welcome.


All submissions are subject to edits for style, length, and clarity.

For any items below, authors can include a photo (300 dpi minimum; jpg format is preferred). Authors should also include a bio of up to 50 words with the submission.
Normally, because of the deadlines, quick turnarounds, and the fact that edits may be made at the last minute when they cannot be shown to anyone, we tend not share final copy with the authors. However, there may be exceptions to that policy given their length and the information (e.g. if we edit we may want to have them review for accuracy of information etc.).

There is no cost for submission of articles or news briefs.

Please stick to 1 topic, with perhaps 1-2 subtopics to support the main focus.

The topics should be informative, always mindful of the readership, rather than self-promoting. The promotion can happen automatically if it’s of interest to our readers.
For news briefs use third person (no I/we/you…). Same is preferred for articles, though, alternately, in articles authors may use we/us/our, but not I or you…


These should fit within the Natural Awakenings departments, such as Healthy Kids, Natural Pet, Fit Body, Conscious Eating, Green Living, or Healthy Ways – what contributes to readers’ health and well-being… Normally 600-750 words. Articles should be originals, not previously published elsewhere. NOTE: should an article not be published one month we reserve the right to use it in future, unless specified by the author. DEADLINE: 1st of the month prior to publication (e.g.: Feb. 1 for the March edition).

All articles should offer relevant information, hope, healing, practical tips and benefits — how can our readers benefit? Any medical or health claims and scientific study results should be cited — writers can list additional resources in an italicized endnote. Authors should refrain from sending a depressing lists of symptoms and too many technical details of treatments (though it is interesting to give a brief description, for example, of what a session might include…), extended first-person accounts of life journeys or items of blatant self-promotion.

> Submit a Proposed Article

News Briefs

These are non-advertorial, who/what/where/when/why listings (e.g.: business ownership changes, grand openings, workshops/seminars, a new service offered by a local business etc.) The news brief should include contact information and all relevant logistical information. Max: 250 words. DEADLINE: 1st of the month prior to publication. See News Brief Guidelines for specific details.

> Submit a Proposed News Brief

Thank You! We appreciate your taking the time to submit a news brief. Please let us know of future news items and community events you feel will be of interest to our readers.


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