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Submit PRINT & ONLINE Calendar Listings

Both our online calendar and print magazine calendar are a wonderful resource to help fill your next workshop or event.


The PRINT magazine features these options:

  • DAILY EVENTS CALENDAR - for one-time event listings (one day or multiple day events)
  • SAVE-THE-DATE CALENDAR - for events taking place in future months as well as highlighting a special event occurring in the month of publication
  • ONGOING CALENDAR - for regular classes, meetings, etc., that occur weekly on an ongoing basis during the month of publication
  • MARK YOUR CALENDAR - for highlighting ongoing events taking place on a specific day of the month of publication
  • MONTHLY SPECIAL OFFERS - for event preregistration openings, ongoing podcasts or web events, for ongoing events without a specific weekly date and monthly specials related specifically to your advertised business

The ONLINE calendar features these options:

  • DAILY EVENTS  - for one-time event listings (one day or multiple day events)
  • ONGOING EVENTS - for regular classes, meetings, etc., that occur weekly on an ongoing basis during the month of publication.
  • FEATURED EVENTS  - specially-highlighted for events taking place at any time 

Click here to add your event to our calendars.

Print calendar listings MUST be received NO LATER than the 8th of the month prior to when you want the event published in the print edition of Natural Awakenings Chicago. Items received after that date will not be included in the next month’s print calendar.

FREE CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR ADVERTISERS
If you are running a concurrent advertisement in the print magazine, you are entitled to:
  • 5 free Event or Ongoing calendar listings with display ad
  • 2 free Event or Ongoing calendar listings with Community Resource Guide listing
Maximum 5 free print listings.
Not available for Save-the-Date or online Featured Event listings.

Submission Guidelines

Free Print Calendar Listings for Magazine Advertisers: If you have a display ad in the magazine, you are allowed up to five free listings in the Daily Events, Ongoing or Monthly Special Offers calendar sections. A Community Resource Guide listing in the magazine includes two free calendar listings. These free listings cannot be included in the Save The Date or Mark Your Calendar sections. Additional listings may be purchased at the standard rate. Free listings are non-transferable. All calendar listings must be submitted online. All calendar listings are subject to final approval by Natural Awakenings Chicago. All calendar listings may be edited to style and length appropriate to Natural Awakenings Chicago without notice or advertiser review. Images are not included with print calendar listings.

Paid Print Calendar Listings for non-Advertisers: All calendar listings must be submitted and purchased online (credit card payment also accepted over the phone). All calendar listings are subject to final approval by Natural Awakenings Chicago. All calendar listings may be edited to style and length appropriate to Natural Awakenings Chicago without notice or advertiser review. Images are not included with print calendar listings.

Free and Paid Online Calendar Listings: All calendar listings must be submitted and purchased online (credit card payment also accepted over the phone), and are subject to the same approval process as print calendar listings. All calendar listings may be edited to style and length appropriate to Natural Awakenings Chicago without notice or review. Images are not included with free online calendar listings. 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 without an additional fee per listing.

Additional Paid Print Calendar, Save the Date and Mark Your Calendar listings for Magazine Advertisers All listings must be submitted separately, and are subject to the same date, length and content guidelines as free listings.

Paid Online Featured Listing calendar listings: All calendar listings must be submitted and purchased online (credit card payment also accepted over the phone). All listings must be submitted separately, and are subject to the same date, length and content guidelines as free listings.

By Appointment listings and classified ads must appear in the Classified section of the Print Magazine.

Submission deadline: The cutoff date for any month’s issue is the 8th of the preceding month. We appreciate and encourage people to submit 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, without review or approval.

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. If you do not receive this confirmation, contact [email protected] to verify receipt.