We publish feature articles in ON Nature magazine on all aspects of natural history, conservation and the environment in Ontario. We rarely accept articles with a national or an international scope, or book reviews. We do not publish poetry or fiction.

Story topics include articles about plants and animals, wildlife research, parks and wilderness areas, and environmental issues. We run profiles of conservation leaders in Ontarians, first-person accounts of wilderness adventures and pertinent environmental issues.

We’re looking for tightly focused articles that offer an interesting and timely theme, and a fresh outlook. Stories should contain in-depth information presented in a lively and accessible style.

Orphaned Hinterland, ON Nature, Spring 2021, Matchedash Wetlands
The Forgotten Fruit, Summer 2022, ON Nature, Feature, split row

Sample Copy

Please be familiar with the magazine before submitting ideas.

To obtain a sample copy send a cheque or money order for $9.49 payable to Ontario Nature, with your request for a back issue. This price includes cost of the magazine, postage and handling and taxes.

Alternatively, you can see the digital versions of the magazine for free online.

We are grateful for the support of:

Ontario Power Generation - Protecting Biodiversity


Our rates compare to trade magazines. Payment is 30 days after acceptance. We publish under first Canadian serial rights.

We pay for:

  • Feature articles – roughly 1,500 words
  • Earth Watch articles – 300 to 350 words
  • Last Word editorial – 400 to 500 words

Make queries by emailing the editor, John Hassell, at No calls please.

eastern whip-poor-will, the Sing-song of Summer, Summer 2019, ON Nature magazine

Photo © (top to bottom) Anthony Glenesk, Lynn Smart, Scott Fairbairn