June Readers’ Issue

Every June issue is a “Readers’ Issue.” From cover through cover, we fill the magazine with submissions from our readers. Oh yes, if a story is selected and needs an illustration, we will find an illustration. But as much as we can, the magazine is full of readers’ submissions.

We give various awards to the winners. Usually several companies give winners $15 gift certificates to their stores. Beyond those gifts, we here at Nature Friend also give awards. The awards we give may vary.

For the past several years, we have chosen one winner to receive their choice of either a Vortex Crossfire binocular, a Celestron telescope, or Celestron microscope.

Who may participate: Families who are active subscribers to Nature Friend.

When: Submissions may be sent any time of the year. The deadline for making sure your manuscript will arrive in time to be considered is February 15 each year.

Submit for everything: By everything we mean everything! Both covers, photos, “The Birders’ Trail,” “Invisibles” art puzzle, stories and articles, poetry, artwork, “Wondernose” article, “You Can Draw” art lesson, and puzzles. You’ve been reading Nature Friend, so you know what is in there. If you love to draw, take photos, write stories, create puzzles—here is your opportunity to submit them for this special Readers’ Issue.

Label your submissions: Every submission needs your name, age (if a child), and complete mailing address. Also, we need your subscriber number. You can find it above your name on the mailing label, or on your receipt from an online purchase. A phone number is valuable too, but not required. Sometimes we wish to call and clarify something before printing.

Photographs: Please submit high quality .jpg photos. Edit your photos, and only submit your best photos. They need to be sharp focus, well lit, and the subject should be large enough within the composition to have visual appeal.

How to make your submission: You may mail, email, or use the form below.

Mail to: Readers’ Issue, Nature Friend, 4253 Woodcock Lane, Dayton, VA 22821.

Email us at readersissue at naturefriendmagazine dot com.

June Readers’ Issue

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    We always consider every photo submitted for any slot. Good quality vertical format photos with space for a title will be considered for the cover. Likewise, back cover photos need space in the top left area for the address block. All photos are considered for inside the magazine.


    Aug 19 2021 - Feb 15 2022


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