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News Briefs & 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.

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.  Attach a photo or logo at the bottom of the form (minimum 300 DPI). Please submit a separate form for each News Brief submission.

Who is the newsmaker or sponsor? Please include name, title and company/organization.
What is newsworthy, timely and of interest to our readers? Is there a cost to attend, participate or for a service/treatment?
When is the event, opportunity or change taking place?
Where is the event, opportunity or change taking place? Include complete address.
Why is this news important to readers at this time?
How will this news story affect and what’s the immediate benefit for our readers?
Other brief background information (relevant credentials/experiences, store hours or vital stats)  
Name of contact person to possibly mention in the brief: *
Contact person’s telephone: *
Contact person’s email address: *
Website URL for more information:
Name, phone & email of person submitting this local news brief (if different than above):
Submitter's Name:
Submitter's telephone:
Submitter's email:

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 10th 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 10th 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.