Calendar Listings

Online and Magazine Calendar Submissions

For the benefit of our loyal readers and our advertisers, all approved ONLINE CALENDAR listings are now printed in the magazines and must be received by the 15th of the month preceding the month to be published. All events must be submitted online and are subject to approval and editing to meet Natural Awakenings calendar style. Allow 2-3 days for approval and posting online.

Please note we have three separate print editions. You must select which edition(s) you choose to be published in. Pensacola (Escambia and Santa Rosa County), Emerald Coast (Okaloosa or Walton County) or Panama City (Bay County).

Additional information may be included in the ONLINE CALENDAR listings. We reserve the right to edit as needed. Note: Editors will look at the first paragraph of your online event description to use for magazine. If you don't want editors to make this decision for you, then only submit the maximum number of characters allowed.

Submission Guidelines

 

Natural Awakenings magazine offers two calendars in each edition for the benefit of the Northwest Florida communities:

  • The EVENTS CALENDAR is for one-time events scheduled to occur on a certain day and date during the current month, and includes the UPCOMING calendar and the SAVE THE DATE listings. EVENT CALENDAR listings are $10. UPCOMING CALENDAR listings are $15. SAVE THE DATE CALENDAR listings are $50.

  • The ONGOING CALENDAR lists events that occur on a regular basis, either every week or each month and are $10. We do not publish events that occur daily. Services that occur every day in a business are not considered events, but rather a regular function of the organization.

  • Helpful hints regarding editing of online submission for print events:

    If an event runs for more than one day, it will be listed on the first day it occurs, followed by the remaining days and time information. (Example: Ananda Yoga Festival – Aug 1-2. 10am-4pm, Aug 1; 12-5pm, Aug 2.)

    If the event repeats on a non-consecutive day, but is not an Ongoing Calendar listing, it will refer readers to the first listing to read the description. (Example: See July 4, 11am listing.)

  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15th of each month to the online calendar which is used to create the magazine calendar

To prepare for print, online submissions will be limited to the following character limit in the magazine’s Community Calendar:

  • One-time Event - 300 characters (daily, upcoming and Save the Date events)
  • On-going Event - 150 characters (recurring weekly or monthly)

To submit an event, users must register for a user name and password. Users are able to update, add and delete events by logging in to their account at any time.

You may be entitled to Free Calendar Listings. See requirements in box below.  

CALENDAR LISTINGS at NO CHARGE $10 and $15 PAID BASIC LISTINGS $50 SAVE-THE-DATE LISTINGS
  • If the event you wish to list in our Calendar is free, there is no charge for listing it. Maximum 5 listings.

  • Display advertiser (1/6 page or larger) are eligible for 5 Event or Ongoing calendar listings. 

  • Community Resource Guide listing or display ad less than 1/6 pageare eligible for 3 Event or Ongoing calendar listings.

  • Events that are eligible for no-charge are published in the month they occur except events that take place in the first 7 days of the following month. These will be placed in the Upcoming section. 

  • None of the above are eligible for SaveTheDate listings.


Sample Event Listing



Sample Basic Ongoing Listing

 

  • If you are not a current advertiser and you charge or request a donation for your event, we charge $10 per listing one-time events and on-going events 
  • Upcoming events that take place in the future months are $15 per listing.

See sample listings under Free Calendar Listings


PURCHASE BASIC LISTING 


See instruction to purchase via Paypal below. Paypal accepts all major credit cards and you do not need to have a Paypal account. You will be redirected to this page once payment is completed.

After you purchase your listings, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for submitting your listing to our online calendar which will be used to create the magazine print calendar.  If you do not receive the email, please click here to SUBMIT PAID LISTINGS.

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  • For maximum exposure, add a border, highlighting, and a SAVE-THE-DATE headline. 
  • Our experience has shown that events (classes, workshops, clinics, training courses, etc.) with admission above $25 require more exposure to be effective. This can be achieved through regular display advertising or by utilizing our Save The Date option.
  • $50 per listing



See instruction to purchase via Paypal below. Paypal accepts all major credit cards and you do not need to have a Paypal account. You will be redirected to this page once payment is completed.

After you purchase your listings, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for submitting your listing to our online which will be used to create the magazine calendar.  If you do not receive the email, please click here to SUBMIT PAID LISTINGS.

 
 

Daily Calendar Listings

 

Ongoing Calendar Listings

 

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Note: Please submit your event only once. Listings must be approved before they are published on the website. Please allow 3-4 days for this to occur. Any questions, email.

To make changes to a listing, log in to your account, click My Events, and then click Edit button to right of listing.

Free Calendar Listings Submission Guidelines

  • Free Calendar Listings for Magazine Advertisers: If you have a display ad in the magazine (1/6 page or greater), you are allowed up to five free listings in the current Events or Ongoing calendar sections. A Community Resource Guide listing in the magazine includes two free calendar listings. These free listings cannot be included in the Upcoming section. Additional listings may be purchased at the standard rate. Free listing are non-transferable.
  • Free Online Calendar Listings for Magazine Advertisers:  You are entitled to the same number of online calendar listings as you have in the magazine through our Online Calendar.
  • All calendar listings must be submitted online. Additional paid calendar listings must be submitted separately, through the Paid Calendar Listings page.
  • There are two free Calendar sections in the magazine, Events and Ongoing. The Calendar sections are for one-time or ongoing events only. By Appointment listings and classified ads must appear in the Classified section.
  • Listings that are not repeating events may not be listed in the Ongoing events section.
  • If you run a listing in the Ongoing Calendar, it cannot be repeated in the Events Calendar or vice-versa.
  • Submission deadline: The cutoff date for any month’s issue is the 15th of the preceding month.  We appreciate and encourage people to send their listings in as soon as possible to allow time to prepare the magazine. All listings must be resubmitted each month.
  • Word Limit: Events calendar–300 characters or less. Ongoing calendar–150 characters or less. We reserve the right to edit as needed.
  • Writing Style: Please write objectively in the third person, without using words like I, we, me, my, mine, our, us, you, your, etc.
  • Ongoing events must be verified every month that the event is still ongoing.
  • Confirmation: You will receive email confirmation of receipt of your calendar submissions within 3-4 days. If you do not receive this confirmation, you must contact Publisher@NWFNaturally.com to verify receipt.