Guidelines for Story Contest and Special Readers' Issues
May is our story contest month. Ages 6-17 can enter stories. A current Nature Friend magazine subscription is required to submit stories. Stories must be original. Don't submit a story you found somewhere else. Please submit to us by February 10 to make sure your story is here before we make selections. We always prepare magazines several months in advance of publication, so it is important to remember to submit early. We choose three winners from each of four categories. Ages 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17. All twelve winners receive awards.
We also plan for the June issue to be a "Readers' Issue." A "Readers' Issue" is compiled from cover to cover with material sent to us by readers. We need readers to submit all the material for the magazine--art, art lessons, photos, stories, Invisible drawings, puzzles, poems, Learning By Doing activites, front cover, back cover--everything. The following link gives rules for a previous year. While minor details may vary, following these rules will work for any year.
Remember, we always consider readers submissions for each issue of the year. While we have these special issues, that does not erase the fact that we like to see your submissions all year long. There is not a limit as to how often or how many submissions you make. So, please keep your submissions coming.