We welcome and love new contributions from our growing community. Here’s what you need to know:
Word count: No minimums but posts typically run between 300 and 1500 words. Please stay under 1500 words.
Tone: Natural Friendly and Knowledgeable.
Original Content: We ask that posts submitted be original and unique to naturalpresswire.com. We do not accept posts that have already been published or submitted elsewhere online (not even on your personal blog) or that you plan to distribute to other websites.
We are not interested in SEO-driven submissions: If you work for a content farm or are writing articles for the sole purpose of linking up keywords in an effort to boost SEO or to plug a product or brand name in a post, we are not interested. We are not interested if your submission or bio references or promotes a business or service that is not in line with our philosophy (e.g. a weight-loss or get rich quick gimmick).
Bio and promotion: Since we do not compensate contributors for posts, we’re more than happy to include a byline and your brief bio containing links to your website, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter accounts, which we will promote when your post goes live. Please keep your bio to just 2-5 sentences. Natural Press Wire is a great resource to promote what you’re doing and some of our contributors have leveraged their posts and increased their online platform.
Health claims: If you mention a statistic or a study in your piece, please include a link to that source. This way, readers can follow your line of thinking and investigate further if they want to know more.
Sometimes we don’t have the opportunity to respond to all submissions. We can assure you, however, that we carefully read every single submission that we receive. We will respond within 14 days if your post has been accepted. We have passed if your post has not run within a month of submission.
Please only submit one post at a time: You’re welcome to submit again with a different post after you’ve waited till your other post has been submitted successfully.
By submitting to Natural Press Wire you acknowledge that you accept our terms, and any form of editing that might occur on behalf of the editorial team.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN SUBMISSIONS
We love posts that help our readers grow, understand the natural world and feel inspired. While there aren’t strict guidelines about the type of posts we feature, we find that recipes, advice pieces, and personal essays about a major transformation do well as well as energy, conservation, and eco subjects.
Photos: All contributors are encouraged to submit photos with their posts. These should be at least 850 pixels wide by 400 pixels tall (bigger in either direction, or both, is fine). We love photos that are shot outdoors, in natural light, and ideally with as few distractions in the background as possible.
Photos work best on our website in landscape format.
We prefer photos taken in natural daylight.
WHY WRITE FOR US?
Here are a few reasons why you should share your ideas at the world’s most popular online wellness destination.
1. You’ll change lives.
Our community of millions is passionate about wellness! They’re eager to learn how to live their healthiest lives, share tips with friends and clients, and discuss ideas here on the site. Writing for Natural Press gives you a chance to be part of this discussion, and to shape the way health is perceived around the world.
2. You’ll reach a global audience.
Once your piece has been accepted for publication, we’ll do our part to make sure it reaches as many people as possible. In addition to posting your work on our home page, which gets millions of visits each month, we share most posts on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Published pieces will also live in our library of wellness content.
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE SUBMITTING.
1. Is my piece inspiring, informative, and/or educational?
Posts featured are informative and positive. If your piece is snarky, or sarcastic, or not about healthy living, it’s probably not for us. If you ‘d like to write about astrology, or news, or politics, please find the wellness slant and of course spirituality is always accepted.
2. Has this already been covered?
We feature a wide range of topics and we have a large library of great content. How can your piece add to what’s already there? Perhaps your submission can elaborate on one aspect that didn’t get a lot of attention!
3. What’s a great title?
A good title has the potential to grab their attention and make them want to read your piece. If you’re stuck trying to create one, ask yourself: What problem does my article solve?
4. Is my first paragraph succinct?
You only get one chance to make a first impression! Does your introductory sentence make the reader want to continue? Does your first paragraph tell the reader very clearly and succinctly what the article will be about?
5. Am I offering actionable tips?
Many readers come to us find solutions to health issues. A great piece will provide tips that they can implement easily. Here’s an example of a tip that’s actionable: Inhale, count to ten, then exhale as you count to ten again. Notice how clear and precise that is? The reader knows exactly what to do. Here’s an example of a murkier tip: Let go. Okay, sure. How? (See the difference?).
Please email us the following if you’re ready to submit:.
Your full post with a working title. Please send this within the body of an email.
Any relevant images for your post. (Please send as separate files, not pasted within a doc). Please only send images that you own.
Your brief bio (less than 120 words) with links to your website, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter pages. Please put any relevant links in brackets like this both in your bio, and in the piece: [http://facebook.com/yourname]
Please DO NOT hyperlink ever.
A headshot or photo of you to use for your bio.