submit your photos for publication

The best stories and photos in Beachcombing come from our worldwide community of beachcombers. Following are just some of the stories we are working on for future issues. If you have another idea for an article, please find out how to submit your article on the Submissions page.

Beachcombing Calendar 

beachcomber calendar

We're already working on the 2023 calendar, featuring photos from beachcombers around the world. If you have any photos that capture the spirit of beachcombing, we hope you will consider submitting yours any time of the year. Please send us your high-resolution, horizontal photos of as-found pieces, your beach finds, your collection, your beach, or whatever you think fellow beachcombers might like to look at for a month! Because photos are printed at high resolution at 8.5x11 inches, photos must be unretouched and 4,000 x 3,000 pixels or larger. Phone camera photos are great as long as your phone is set at the highest settings. Email your photos with “Calendar” in the subject line, or use the 📸 Photo Submission Form ›

Show us your workspace

show us your beach studio

Crafting workspace created by Gina Olkowski

Show us your creative oasis and tell us why you love it.

Whether you have a dedicated room for your creative endeavors or if you have carved out a beachy corner in a room in your home, we want to see your oasis and what makes it work — or not!  Take pictures to inspire the beachcombing community, and don't worry about the mess — we like seeing how people actually work! We’d love to see your storage and organization solutions and how you have created a room for crafting or carved out space from a room.

Send in your submission by July 31st, 2022, and you’ll be entered to win a stackable, clear acrylic storage organizer to keep all your favorite finds and supplies handy. If you are the winner and you live outside the continental US you’ll win a gift certificate for the Beachcombing magazine shop for $50. 

Email your photos with “Workspace” in the subject line, or use the 📸 Photo Submission Form › In your email tell us about your space. Some ideas:

  • Why did you choose this space? 
  • What do you do in your creative space?
  • What makes your workspace work? 
  • What would make it better?
  • Do you share your workspace with any two– or four-legged friends?

We'll be sharing your stories and photos in an upcoming issue to inspire others to create their own cool spaces. 

Beach Rock Photos 

rock found on the beach

Collect Rocks Day is on September 16th and it's a great time to dig out your favorite beach rock photos! Send them along and we'll include our favorite in an upcoming issue of Beachcombing. Email your photos with “Rocks” in the subject line, or use the 📸 Photo Submission Form ›

Fossil Stories and Photos

beach found fossil

Finding a little bit of prehistory on the beach is always a thrill! We'd love to share your excitement for National Fossil Day on October 12th. Send us your photos of beach-found fossils by July 15th so we can include the best in an upcoming issue of Beachcombing. Email your photos with “Fossils” in the subject line, or use the 📸 Photo Submission Form ›

Watches and Clocks

watch on the beach

Have you found a watch face, a part of a clock, or other time-keeping piece on the beach? If so, we'd love to include your photos in an upcoming issue of Beachcombing. Email your photos with “Clocks” in the subject line, or use the 📸 Photo Submission Form ›

Beachcombrrr Photos 

Are you one of the hardy beachcombers out hunting in even the coldest and wettest weather? If so, send us your chilly pics and cold-weather beach stories, advice, or adventures and we'll include the best ones in the November/December 2022 Holiday issue of Beachcombing! Email your photos with “Beachcombrrr” in the subject line, or use the 📸 Photo Submission Form ›

Friends with Claws

crabs on the beach

Every beach has its own critters, and many of those critters have claws! Don't be shellfish and send in your crabulous photos of crabs, lobsters, and other crustaceans on your beach for an upcoming issue. Email your photos with “Claws” in the subject line, or use the 📸 Photo Submission Form ›

Glass Tiles

vitrolite carrara glass structural glass

Have you found any of this beautiful Art Deco glass on your beach? Structural glass was sold under many names — Vitrolite, Carrara Glass, and Sani Onyx — and we'll be exploring this early-20th century glass in an upcoming issue of Beachcombing. We'd love to include a photo of a few of your favorite beach-found glass tiles. Email your photos with “Glass Tiles” in the subject line, or use the 📸 Photo Submission Form ›

Beach Buttons

buttons found on the beach

Got any beach buttons? We'd love to see your favorite beach-found button in an upcoming issue of Beachcombing! If you have multiple styles, consider grouping them by color or age or type of button for each photo. Email your photos with “Beach Button” in the subject line, or use the 📸 Photo Submission Form ›

Wired Glass

safety glass

Safety first! Have you found any wired glass on the beach? It comes in all colors and with textures and patterns, too! We'd love to include a photo of your favorite piece in an upcoming article in BeachcombingEmail your photos with “Safety Glass” in the subject line, or use the 📸 Photo Submission Form ›

Pottery Product Packaging

ceramic product packaging

Long before everything came in plastic, many household products, food, and drinks came in ceramic jugs and jars. Have you found any shards of this kind of pottery on the beach? If so, please send a photo of your favorite piece(s). Email your photos with “Pottery Packaging” in the subject line, or use the 📸 Photo Submission Form ›

Dream Beachcombing Trips


Whether it’s a beach you keep coming back to or one you’ve been dreaming of for years, we want to hear about your beachcombing travel ideas. We're planning an article about beachcomber travel, and we'd love your input in our Beachcombing Wanderlust survey. We ask questions about your thoughts on when you plan on traveling, where you'd like to go, and what kinds of beachcombing vacations you like taking.

 

 


Got another idea?

It's no surprise that our beachcombing community is the source of most of the stories in Beachcombing. Let us know if you have something unique to share, a new perspective to bring, or information about your favorite beachcombing finds, locations, and experiences. And, introduce us to someone who has a great story to tell. We'd love to be connected with them! Visit the index of past Beachcombing articles to see the types of stories we print. Please contact us with your ideas.


By submitting copy, photos, and/or videos — through an online form or via email — you agree to the terms of the Beachcombing Magazine Contributor Agreement. Please sign the Beachcombing Magazine Contributor Agreement form so we can use your submission in the magazine, website, and videos; to tell us how your name should appear; and to let us know where to mail a free copy of the magazine if your image or story appears. Because things can change at the last minute, completing and returning the waiver does not guarantee that your image will appear in the magazine, but will ensure we have your permission to include your words and images if possible. 


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