Natural Awakenings Welcomes Your Editorial Submissions

Every edition of Natural Awakenings features numerous local News Briefs about events and businesses and Health Briefs about trending health topics. We also offer Feature Articles, written our resident experts, who might happen to be our advertisers as well.

You can help us in our mission to make Natural Awakenings a timely resource for holistic and natural living by providing content in one of these three areas. Below are our guidelines for submitting articles.

For the best chance of acceptance, we suggest you review the Natural Awakenings editorial style guidelines by clicking here.

All submissions are due by the 10th of each month to: robin@naturalawakeningsdc.com

Feature Articles in Natural Awakenings address a number of natural living topics to help readers attain a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. Readers trust our content because it is educational, balanced and engaging. Article submissions should include facts and/or statistics that would be of interest to our readers, without sounding self-serving

Articles should be submitted by email as an attached Word document or as text embedded in the body of the email. We reserve the right to edit all submissions for length, style and clarity. Photos should be sent as separate attachment, not embedded in the document.

Articles should be written in layman’s terms and impart information in a way that does not sound self-serving.

Feature Article Guidelines

  • Word count: Between 500 and 600 words.
  • Articles should be written in 3rd person (not I or you) unless the piece is an interview or a personal statement.
  • We reserve the right to edit all submissions if necessary; for longer features, a copy of revisions can be returned upon request.
  • Please include a one-sentence biography at the end of your article.

Health Briefs highlight the latest research studies, trends and tips in easy-to-digest articles of 50 to 200 words. Each focuses on a particular topic, such as food, supplements, self-care, beauty, balance and fitness. Submissions should always contain doable solutions or pertinent research findings on common conditions or health issues. Health Briefs should be submitted by email as a MS Word document attachment or text embedded in the body of the email.

Health Brief Guidelines

  • Length: 50-250 words.
  • Briefs should be written in layman’s terms, and impart information in a way that does not sound self-serving.
  • Please include a brief biography at the end of your article.

News Briefs Did you open a new office, recently become certified in a new therapy, or do you have a special event coming up? We welcome any news items relevant to the subject matter of our publication. Just as the name implies, a News Brief is a timely, newsworthy item that typically makes an announcement to readers. News Briefs should be submitted by email as a MS Word document attachment or text embedded in the body of the email.

This is not an advertisement and should not be written as such. We reserve the right to edit all submissions. Current advertisers receive priority.

News Brief Guidelines

  • Length: 50-250 words.
  • Style: Write in 3rd person. (Please, no “I, me, we, our, my, mine, you or yours.”)
  • We reserve the right to edit all submitted news briefs.

Please direct all questions to Robin Fillmore, Publisher at robin@naturalawakeningsdc.com