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Quickening Editorial Guidelines

Certified-nurse midwives, certified midwives, student nurse-midwives and other health care professionals receive Quickening. ACNM members comprise 85% of the certified nurse-midwife population.

Editorial Submission Guidelines:

  • Submission of news stories is open to members of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and should be directly pertinent to midwifery practice and/or research.
  • Submissions should be no more than 800 words; however the submission of a story does not guarantee publication. Photos are appreciated; digital photos of a resolution 300dpi or higher are preferred.
  • All articles appearing in Quickening become the rights of ACNM for one-time usage. Authors retain individual reprint rights at their discretion. To obtain reprint rights for articles or information appearing in Quickening, contact the editor at or call 240-485-1822.

How to Submit
Copy - Electronic submission as a Microsoft Word document is preferred, however most file formats can be accepted. Articles may also be submitted by mail, however, all submissions must be typed.

Photographs - Electronic submission in bitmap (.bmp) or (.tif) file formats preferred, however most file formats can be accepted.

Submissions must include the following information:

  • Your name as you would like it to appear in a by line, please include accurate credentials and any committee positions held with ACNM;
  • A proposed headline for the article;
  • If a photograph is to be submitted for the article, please send a caption identifying all individuals pictured as well as a disclosure form for any minors pictured; and
  • Contact information, including a telephone number.


Send your submission to

American College of Nurse-Midwives.
8403 Colesville Rd, Suite 1550 | Silver Spring MD 20910
Phone: 240-485-1800 | Fax: 240-485-1818
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