Nature Friend

Nature Friend
4253 Woodcock Lane,
Dayton, VA 22821.


Editor: Kevin Shank, Editor.
Email address:

About The Publication:

“For thirty years, Nature Friend magazine has helped children and families explore the wonders of God’s creation. We need stories, articles, and science-related, hands-on activities for children to learn while doing something.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 9500. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms approx. four months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Response time varies.

Current Needs:

“We are short on good stories. We need stories where children/families are doing something in nature. We are primarily about wild nature rather than domestic (farm life), but can be anything related to birds, animals, plants, marine life, astronomy, rocks, etc.”

Pays $0.05/word for 400-2000 words.


Pays $25 inside, $50 back cover, $75 front cover. Photo guidelines available here,;class=gen


“Many mistakes are avoided simply by being familiar with our Writers’ Guidelines, and submitting in harmony with them. Also, the best way to become familiar with our needs is to be an active subscriber. In the past, we’ve filled a feature ‘Learning by Doing’ with a regular contributor. Now we are looking to broaden this and take material from anyone. So, we are short on material for this feature. We want activities that can be done by children, or children working with adults. Ideas can include science-related experiments, and craft projects. Craft projects could include building a bird feeder or nest box, planning a wildflower garden, building a bird bath, weaving, etc., but don’t limit your creativity by adhering only to this list. Expand to include what you think would make a nice activity for this feature.”

Welcomes New Writers: Yes