DEADLINES, GUIDELINES & SUBMISSION FORM
NOFA’s quarterly paper, The Natural Farmer (TNF) covers news of the organic movement nationally and internationally and features stories about farmers, homesteaders, and gardeners, especially those from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, and Vermont.
TNF is published quarterly as the season changes (3/21, 6/21, 9/20, 12/20). Each issue centers on a specific theme. TNF welcomes contributions from writers, storytellers, scientists, growers, conservationists, food justice activists, eaters, visionaries, and the like! As long as the content relates to agriculture, food, or the land – TNF welcomes your submissions.
If your writing is published in the paper, you will receive a free year subscription to the paper.
READY TO SUBMIT? Complete this form now. If you’d like to send a pitch first, email it to email@example.com.
TNF Submission Deadlines:
- Spring, February 1. Published March 21.
- Summer, May 1. Published June 21.
- Fall, August 1. Published September 21.
- Winter, November 1. Published December 21.
There are many ways to contribute:
– Write a technical article based on experience and/or research
– Share a story or experience from your farm or a farm that inspires you
– Write an opinion piece about a trending topic
– Write a book review (we can help you get the book)
– Share a nonfiction, personal story in the “Lessons from the Land” column
– Share essays or stories about food justice and farming for change
– Review a practical tool used for gardening or farming or share your favorite Farm Hack (or Farm Fail)
– Submit a photo
– Submit a seasonal recipe
Questions or issues with the form, please contact the TNF Editor, Elizabeth Gabriel, at TNF@nofa.org
Content Type & Length:
Technical article based on experience and research, 1500 – 3000 words
Nonfiction story, experience, or interview, 500 – 1000 words
An opinion piece about a trending topic, length varies <1000 words
Story related to NOFA’s 50th Anniversary, <3000 words (Summer and Fall issues only)
Book reviews – 800 – 1000 words
Tips, Tools, Tricks, and more – 250 – 1000 words
Questions or issues with the form, please contact the TNF Editor, Elizabeth Gabriel, at TNF@nofa.org.