Beachcombing Magazine is devoted to beach and sea glass, beachcombing, beach destinations, and unique art and products made from beach finds. Our readers are well-traveled beach lovers who are passionate about beachcombing, sea glass, shells, rocks, fossils, historical finds, ocean conservation, beach vacations, coastal decor, and more.
The magazine was first published by Rebecca Ruger-Wightman in July 2017 under the name Glassing Magazine and has covered topics as diverse as sea glass, seashells, driftwood, conservation, wildlife, jewelry, art, travel destinations, and more. Since its launch, sea glass hunters, jewelers, artists, shell collectors, mudlarks, and rock hounds have all added their knowledge and passion to the magazine’s pages. Starting with the January/February 2019 issue, the magazine will be named Beachcombing Magazine, to better reflect the stories we cover and to welcome all kinds of beachcombers to our pages.
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Write For Us!
We are always seeking articles, stories, and photographs for Beachcombing Magazine. To contribute to Beachcombing Magazine, contact us using the form below or email us.
Our feature articles may relate to any relevant, informative, or fun topic to engage and educate readers on some aspect of beachcombing, sea and beach glass, coastal arts, and more. They are not usually personal stories, but rather about sharing information in an interesting and succinct manner, to enlighten, inform, and entertain readers.
We love learning about the favorite beaches, shores, and beachcombing destinations of our readers. Share your favorite beach town — and all the things to do on and off the beach — with our readers.
Environment and Wildlife
From beach erosion to restoration, plants and wildlife, we are looking for insightful, useful articles about caring for our beaches, how we can influence change and support organizations that will protect our lakes and oceans, and safe interactions with the animals and plants that call our shores home.
Collections and Artists
Our readers love to learn about new artists, jewelers, craftspeople, and collectors! Consider sharing your creations and collections on our pages through a collector or artisan interview. Please contact us about appearing in a future issue of the magazine.
Photos and Art
We are always looking for visually striking, engaging, inspiring, high-resolution photos and art featuring unique sea and beach glass, beaches, shells, minerals, special finds, collections, art, jewelry, and other images related to beachcombing. Please email us up to three photos of your sea glass, beach finds, sunset shots, art, and beachcombing adventures.
About the Publisher
Kirsti Scott is the publisher of Beachcombing Magazine and the owner of Etched by the Sea. She is a member of the North American Sea Glass Association. Kirsti Scott is an artist, graphic designer, and avid beachcomber. She lives on the central coast of California on Monterey Bay with her husband, Matt, a couple of cats, and occasionally their three grown children.
About the Editor
Rebecca Ruger-Wightman is the Editor of Beachcombing Magazine and Founder of Glassing Magazine. She is a member of the North American Sea Glass Association and is the founder of the Buffalo Beach Glass and Coastal Arts Festival. Rebecca is the author of three books, Autumn Splendor, This Kiss, and Sea Glass Crafts. She is the mother of four, living on the shores of Lake Erie with her husband, Larry, and her four-legged beach buddy, Brody.
*Articles should include photos that relate specifically to the topic. All article ideas and photo submissions should be sent to email@example.com. Please submit only your own unfiltered, un-retouched photography. It is imperative that each photo be accompanied by comprehensive caption information: names, town, landmarks, description of event depicted, etc. Attach photos as high-resolution .jpg or .jpeg files (at least 1800×1200 pixels or 1-2 MB file size). Please contact us before emailing if your files are larger than 10MB. Please include information about yourself with pertinent contact information. For written pieces, please attach your submission as an attachment, with your contact information repeated on the first page. Write the category (feature article, environment, photograph, artwork, etc) in the subject line. Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response. All submissions should be suitable for publication in a family magazine. We will contact you if your article or photograph(s) are selected for publication and if we choose to publish your writing or photos, you will need to sign a permission waiver to give us the rights to use your submission in the magazine and online.
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