HoneyBeNatural Advertising/Submission Guidelines

Photo Submissions:

*Full body/head shots accepted

*You may take your own photos - only in good taste and quality

Photo/Video Ethics and Means for Photo Dismissal

At HoneyBeNatural we believe that Photos/Videos should be consistent with the content and overall theme of the magazine. All Photos/Videos are subject to approval by the HoneyBeNatural editors based on the standards set forth in the Photo/Video Submission Policy. HoneyBeNatural has high ethical and aesthetic standards to which we apply to our decisions on who may be the HBN Natural Beauty of the Month. Any Photos/Videos not adhering to these guidelines are subject to dismissal.

  • Adult Content

    • Photos/Videos may not promote the sale or use of adult products or services, including but not limited to toys, videos, publications, live shows, or sexual enhancement products. photos for family planning and contraception are allowed provided they follow the appropriate targeting requirements.

    • Photos/Videos for adult friend finders or dating sites with a sexual emphasis are not permitted. Ads for other online dating services must adhere to the dating targeting requirements and the name of the product or service must be included in the ad text or image.

    • Photos/Videos displaying exposed genitailia or female breast will not be permitted. Exceptions include medical purposes and art; subject to approval from the HoneyBeNatural editorial team.

  • Discrimination

    • Photos/Videos of a discriminatory nature of any kind will not be accepted. Subjects include but are not limited to:

      • race or ethnic origin, religion or philosophical belief, age, sexual orientation or sexual life, gender identity, disability or medical condition (including physical or mental health), financial status or information, political opinions or views, membership in a trade union,  and criminal record

  • Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco

    • Drugs

      • Photos/Videos promoting illegal drugs will not be accepted.

      • Vitamins, Dietary Supplements and Pharmaceuticals are acceptable but may be dismissed if in violation of national laws or HoneyBeNatural standards.

    • Alcohol

      • Photos/Videos promoting alcohol to minors will not be accepted.

      • Photos/Videos and businesses promoting alcohol will not be accepted for magazine issues targeted towards children.

    • Tobacco

      • Photos/Videos promoting tobacco will not be accepted

  • Weapons and Explosives

    • Photos/Videos may not promote the sale or use of weapons, ammunition, or explosives.

  • Ownership and Rights

    • All art, images, fonts, text or other media must be legally owned or licensed to the business, individual or HoneyBeNatural.

    • The business or individual advertising is responsible for obtaining all licenses and other legal documents and fees for their Photos/Videos is applicable

  • Aesthetics

    • All Photos must be of a professional quality.


 

Advertising Policy

At HoneyBeNatural we believe that ads should be consistent with the content and overall theme of the magazine. The best ads are tailored to the target market of HoneyBeNatural Magazine while promoting your business’ brand, product, service or promotion and offer a clear and concise message.

General

  • All ads are subject to approval by the HoneyBeNatural editors based on the standards set forth in the Advertising Guidelines

  • Ads must meet the basic requirements for format, DPI and size as outlined in the Advertising Guidelines

  • Ads Must Meet with the ethical standards of HoneyBeNatural further described in the Advertising Guidelines

  • Ads will be placed in the issue(s) purchased. If there isn't space in your desired issue, your Ad will be placed in the next available issue.

  • Location of advertisement is not guaranteed except for the inside or back cover.  Ads will placed in accordance to overall magazine layout.

Basic Specifications for Advertisements

  • Ads to be placed in HoneyBeNatural Magazine at a minimum Must:

    • CMYK color

    • Text and Vector Art: 300dpi

    • Line art: 600 dpi

    • All fonts must be Embedded

    • Sized according to purchased ad spac

  • Ads to be placed on the web at a minimum Must:

    • RGB color

    • Text and art: 72 ppi

    • be a JPEG or PNG file

    • Sized according purchased ad space

      • The Ads will run for 2 months as they would in the print publication.

Advertising Design

If your business is in need of advertising design help the HoneyBeNatural team has graphic designers on staff to create eye catching ads for your business. Our prices are as follows:

  • Basic ad enhancement: $20 (with one revision)

  • Basic ad design of any size: $50 (with 2 revisions)

  • Basic font Logo design: Starting at $75 (with 2 revisions)

  • For further graphic design needs we contracted through I'sha Gaines Photography & Design

Product Placement and Features

If your business has a product you would like reviewed, placed or featured on HoneyBeNatural
platforms such as the magazine or web the request can be submitted for consideration to marketing@honeybenatural.com. All request will be reviewed by the HoneyBeNatural editorial team to determine if it meets with our current needs. You will be contacted if your product is selected.

What to Submit:

  • Photos of or links to your product(s) you’d like featured

  • Short but detailed description of the product and why you think it would benefit our readers.

  • What section of the magazine or web page you’d like your product featured

  • Contact information

What you can expect if your product or products are accepted:

  • HoneyBeNatural will contact you via email with your approval

  • We’ll discuss the use of the product(s) in the magazine or web and present a deadline for shipping the product(s)

  • You’ll receive a notice once the products have arrived at our P.O. Box

  • All products to be reviewed will be done so fairly and honestly.

  • All products to be worn or placed will be done so prominently with credit given on our products page or on the photo.

  • Products submitted are considered property of HoneyBeNatural Magazine unless expressly written and agreed upon before submission

Advertising Ethics and Means for Ad Dismissal

HoneyBeNatural has high ethical and aesthetic standards to which we apply to our decisions on who may advertise and the content allowed in advertisements. Any ads not adhering to these guidelines are subject to dismissal.

  • Adult Content

    • Ads may not promote the sale or use of adult products or services, including but not limited to toys, videos, publications, live shows, or sexual enhancement products. Ads for family planning and contraception are allowed provided they follow the appropriate targeting requirements.

    • Ads for adult friend finders or dating sites with a sexual emphasis are not permitted. Ads for other online dating services must adhere to the dating targeting requirements and the name of the product or service must be included in the ad text or image.

    • Ads displaying exposed genitailia or female breast will not be permitted. Exceptions include medical purposes and art; subject to approval from the HoneyBeNatural editorial team.

  • Discrimination

    • Ads of a discriminatory nature of any kind will not be accepted. Subjects include but are not limited to:

      • race or ethnic origin, religion or philosophical belief, age, sexual orientation or sexual life, gender identity, disability or medical condition (including physical or mental health), financial status or information, political opinions or views, membership in a trade union,  and criminal record

  • Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco

    • Drugs

      • Ads and businesses promoting illegal drugs will not be accepted.

      • Vitamins, Dietary Supplements and Pharmaceuticals are acceptable but may be dismissed if in violation of national laws or HoneyBeNatural standards.

    • Alcohol

      • Ads and businesses promoting alcohol to minors will not be accepted.

      • Ads and businesses promoting alcohol will not be accepted for magazine issues targeted towards children.

    • Tobacco

      • Ads promoting tobacco will not be accepted

  • Weapons and Explosives

    • Ads may not promote the sale or use of weapons, ammunition, or explosives.

  • Ownership and Rights

    • All art, images, fonts, text or other media must be legally owned or licensed to the business, individual or HoneyBeNatural.

    • The business or individual advertising is responsible for obtaining all licenses and other legal documents and fees for their ad.

    • Ads and logos created by HoneyBeNatural belong to HoneyBeNatural and may not be used outside of our publications and web spaces without express written, signed and notarized permission from HoneyBeNatural.

      • rights may be purchased from HoneyBeNatural for $100

  • Aesthetics

    • All advertisements must be of a professional quality. If you are unable to produce high quality ads we offer ad design and editing for a very reasonable price.



Contributor Guidelines

 

Thank you for interest in submitting your work to HoneyBeNatural Magazine! We value our time and effort, and have created a few guidelines for submissions that will help maintaining the quality of work we offer our readers. We would like for submissions to be consistent with our existing content and be ready to publish, pending final review by our editorial staff.

  1. Please review the quality of the content submitted. This includes, but is not limited to, proper use of grammar and punctuation, article readability, and flow of language.

  2. Ensure the originality and accuracy of your work. Please submit only your original ideas and include any information that gives proper credit. Include any citations, links or names of websites, and photography credit to avoid plagiarism. A concise definition of plagiarism would be “copying another person’s work or using their ideas and portraying it as your own”.

  3. Please ensure the correct spelling of proper names, including- names of people, places, and products.

     4. Ensure that the writing style and use of language of your submission is appropriate for  

         the topic of the article. For example, the writing style of a product review may be written

         in a different writing style than a cultural piece.

    5. With the exclusion of biographical/about me forms, submissions that are written in  

        paragraph form should not have heavy use of acronyms such as: lol, omg, smh, among                           

        others.

   6. When submitting your own pictures, please ensure that the submissions are of good   

       quality. Pictures should be clear and properly focused with an appropriate background.