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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.

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Beach Love 🎁 GIVEAWAY

beach hearts love

Send us some Beach Love! Email photos of your naturally occurring, heart-shaped beach finds; short stories, articles, or poems about beach love; or what you love about the beach. One random entrant will win a copper heart-patterned trinket dish from Su Kirk from Seahag101. Trinket dishes became popular during the Victorian era when people enjoyed adding souvenirs and tchotchkes to their homes. Now, you can fill it with your favorite beach finds, jewelry, or other treasures!

copper embossed trinket dish

Send your photos and love stories by October 31, 2022 to be entered to win the Copper Heart-Patterned Triangle-Shaped Trinket Dish.

Email with “Beach Love” in the subject line and include any high-resolution images for your submission, or email us a link to your images on Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc.

We’ll share our favorite beach love photos and stories in an upcoming issue of Beachcombing. 

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Beachcombing in the Wild 🎁 GIVEAWAY

beachcombing magazine at the beach

Post photos of your magazine or your collection on Instagram or Facebook and tag @beachcombingmagazine and #beachcombinginthewild. One random entrant each month will win a gift certificate for the Beachcombing shop!

Biggest and Smallest

big and small beach finds

Show us your pair of beach finds in the biggest and smallest sizes that you've ever found.

We would love to see the biggest and smallest of any one kind of beach find, together in one photo! Did you find a giant shell and a baby version of the same one? Do you have a shooter marble and a peewee marble? Grab your camera or phone and snap a pic of them together!

Email your photos with “BigSmall” in the subject line or email us a link to your images on Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc. We'll share our favorites in an upcoming issue of Beachcombing. 

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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 favorites in an upcoming issue of Beachcombing. Email your photos with “Rocks” in the subject line.

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.

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.

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.

Pirate Glass

black beach glass

Have you found any bottle glass on your beach that's so dark it looks black? This glass is sometimes referred to as "pirate glass." We'd love to include a photo of a few of your favorite pirate glass bottles or bottle shards, including where they look black and where you can see their secret, hidden color. Email your photos with “Pirate Glass” in the subject line.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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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. 

As a member of the North American Sea Glass Association, we are committed to educating collectors, consumers, and retailers as to the properties and benefits of genuine, pure, unaltered sea and beach glass. We do not accept articles or advertisements from those who use or sell fake sea glass. As a member of the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club we promote the study of mollusks and the shells they create. We have a no-live-shelling policy and do not accept articles or advertisements from those who use or sell shells harvested from live animals, including live sand dollars, sea stars, and sea urchins.