News Brief & Kudos Submissions

Natural Awakenings Welcomes Your Participation!

NEWS BRIEFS: Just as the name implies, a News Brief is a timely, newsworthy item that typically makes an announcement to readers. Whether you’ve opened a new office, have a special event coming up or are offering a new therapy, we want to hear about it. News Briefs must be written in third person and relevant to our subject matter. This is not an advertisement and should not be written as such. We reserve the right to edit all submissions. Current advertisers receive priority.

KUDOS: Do you have someone in mind who deserves special recognition for a recent achievement? Did you just pass your licensing exam? We want to let everyone know in a Kudo.


News Brief/Kudos Submission Form

Please complete the form below to submit your News Brief / Kudos submission Fields marked with an asterisk* are required.

Full Name: *
Company Name: *
Phone number: *
E-mail Address: *
Website URL: *
Who is the newsmaker or sponsor?
What is newsworthy or timely and of interest to our readers? (What is the hook?)
When is the event, business change or opportunity taking place?
Where is the event taking place? (Please include the complete address.)
Why is this news important to our readers?
How will this News Brief affect our readers? What is the immediate benefit to them?
Other information: (250 word maximum)   

You may upload an attachment with your submission. We accept the following file types:




News Brief/Kudos Submission Guidelines

  • Length: 50-250 words.
  • Style: Write in 3rd person. (Please, no “I, me, we, our, my, mine, you or yours.”)
  • Deadline: The deadline for submitting News Briefs and Kudos is the 5th of the month prior to publication. Late submissions are at risk of not being considered.
  • We reserve the right to edit all submitted news briefs.
  • Forms may time-out on your computer, so copy and paste your info from an offline document.
  • Use the TAB key to go from field to field, do not hit Enter.
  • Okay to leave the date/time fields blank if doesn't pertain to your listing.
  • Uploaded documents, logos and photos will attach when you click Submit.

Additional Notes

  • Every edition of Natural Awakenings features numerous local News Briefs about events and businesses and one or two Kudos.
  • Our magazine also features Health Briefs and Global Briefs that go into our more than 80 affiliate magazines.
  • Our readers appreciate the brief format for essential facts and helpful information.
  • While News Briefs, Health Briefs and Kudos are good PR for one's business, these are not advertisements, and therefore will not be published if written as such.
  • The deadline for submittal is the 5th of the month prior to publication.
  • Late submissions are at risk of not being considered.
  • We are unable to feature all submissions because of space limitations.
  • Current display advertisers will receive first consideration, as they help to support our free publication.
  • We also feature briefs about nonprofits whenever possible.