Thank you for sharing your story with Beachcombing Magazine. Please copy and paste the questions on this page into a Word or text file and return it with your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not include images in your Word or text document.
Email or upload 10+ high-resolution pictures and/or videos that you own, to be used in conjunction with the story, including photos and videos of the animals, local scenery, and any other images or videos that help give readers a feel for what it's like to be up close with these animals or plants.
- Send an email to email@example.com if you would like us to set up a folder on Google Drive or DropBox where you can upload photos.
- Share a Google Drive folder, Google Photos Album, or WeTransfer file with firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Contact us at email@example.com for where to share through other online file sharing sites such as Mac Photos and DropBox.
Please make sure that photos are high-resolution, unretouched, and have not been resized. Phone photos are great. We prefer photos that have not been shared previously online or in print. Photo and Video Guidelines
Please also include a head shot and/or action shots, you on the beach, you in your home or out on the town. Also include a bio of 50 words or less in case we need one for the Contributors page.
Not every answer below can or will be included in your article, but we will use the information below to write about your subject. Feel free to skip any questions that aren't applicable, and add any comments we didn't think of!
Contact information (will not appear in the magazine)
Online information (may appear in the magazine)
This will mostly be about the animals, but people love hearing all about your connections to the ocean and beach, what else you find, etc.
What is the scientific name(s) of the animal(s) you observe or study?
Where are they found? How does someone find them in nature? Do they live close to shore, deep in the ocean, etc.? Are they found elsewhere, or in a specific geographic location?
Do you need to take a boat, kayak, paddle board, canoe, snorkel, scuba, or something else to see them?
Are they relatively new or old evolutionarily?
Are they endangered? Is there something people can do to help them?
How long have you been observing or studying them? How did you learn about them?
How often do you get a chance to see them up close?
Have you or your someone you know made any surprising discoveries or had interesting experiences with the animals? Do you have a fun story about them?
What are your favorite/most interesting/most surprising things about them? Is there something important or particularly important about this animal?
What do you do when you're not around these animals, e.g., do you have a job, do you volunteer, are you a student or teacher, are you retired, etc.?
Additional Comments (AKA the scoop! Feel free to talk about anything here!):
One Final Step
We will edit your submission for length and clarity. Before sending in your information and photos, please check out our submission guidelines: