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Writing for Natural Family Online magazine

Updated 12/1/04

Natural Family Online magazine at is a nuts-and-bolts “how-to” guide for attachment parenting and natural family living.

In November 2004, NFO reached nearly 20,000 homes, doula's midwives and other alternative care providers. Each month brings in thousands more. Please join us in offering them quality content and quick, knowledgeable answers to their natural living questions.

NFO is currently seeking articles focusing on tips, tools and strategies for implementing natural parenting on a daily basis. Our readers want to know what makes natural parenting practices beneficial, why they should use them and how they can add natural parenting to their own family lives.

We are not looking for “warm fuzzy” articles about breastfeeding, cosleeping or other AP/natural parenting practices. NFO isn't about how the wonderful rush of love you feel when you wake up and nurse your daughter, or the glorious power when you birth your son, or the righteous indignation you felt when you defended your daughter's emotions before a callous coach or teacher ...

Those are all wonderful things that are being covered in other places. Personal essays are not what we’re after. Think tips and tools, and you will be on the right track.

Topics we cover include specific areas within these general subjects:

Attachment parenting topics
Breastfeeding (emphasizing extended BF, tandem BF and so on; not BF how-to’s)
Ecological practices, including recycling and food gardening
Family life, emphasizing natural and organic tools and practices
Nutrition and healthy cooking
Vegan and vegetarian diets
Organic and whole foods nutrition and cooking
Co-sleeping, the family bed and night-time parenting
Natural beauty and body care
Holistic approaches to emotional well-being and general spirituality
Yoga, Pilates and other exercise techniques
Natural pregnancy and childbirth
Educational and lifelong learning, including homeschooling and unschooling
Health care alternatives (emphasizing child and family health issues)
Cloth diapering and elimination communication/infant potty training
Seasonal celebrations, holidays and entertaining
Natural pet care

Articles should range from 500 to 750 words. Articles for Natural Family Online should be well researched, factual pieces. No pseudo-science, please; we expect references for scientific facts you cite or claims that you make. Quotes from expert sources are strongly suggested. Resource boxes (books, magazines, organizations and web sites related to your topic) are highly desirable.

Queries are appreciated and prevent you from submitting a piece we may already have covered.

Send queries and submissions to editor @ (no spaces). Please include your submission in the body of your e-mail; unsolicited attachments will not be accepted.

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Natural Family Online accepts first electronic rights for original articles. You retain full reprint rights after 30 days. We request archival rights for one year; unless prior arrangements are made, submissions will be archived for that period. We reserve the right to reject any query or submission without explanation. We reserve the right to re-title, modify, edit for length and clarity, abridge and/or fact-check any material that it accepts for publication. We accept reprints for articles to which you hold the copyright; when submitting, please include the piece’s publication history.

We reserve the right to use any photographs that are accepted on Natural Family Online and in any marketing materials in any media now and in the future.

Natural Family Online magazine is not a paying market at this time. We provide broad internet exposure for your business or writing career and a place to exercise your creative energy and passion for natural parenting. Article and essay contributors receive a byline and biographical note with their article as well as a link(s) to their family-friendly personal or business web site(s). Natural Family Online does not provide kill fees for accepted or assigned stories that are not published.

Becoming a regular contributor is your inside track to gaining assignment opportunities as well as becoming eligible for paid articles (paid articles to be implemented in the near future). The only way to become a regular contributor is to be published regularly – so query and submit!


NFO is maintained by volunteers. If you enjoy NFO, please help us cover our costs. Every single dollar counts!


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