The Sea Glass and Beach Glass Magazine


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New subscriptions purchased by October 1st will begin with the November/December issue. Before contacting us, see if the answer to your question is on the FAQ page. Happy reading!


The answers to many questions are on the FAQ page. For personal questions, website problems, or subscription issues, please fill out the form below or email us at

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Please mail correspondence and payments to:

Etched by the Sea
PO Box 1910
Capitola CA 95010
Leave a voicemail for us at:
1-833-224-5277 (833-22GLASS)

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Have a great story idea, a book you’d like to recommend, an upcoming beach-related event, or something other beachcombers might like to learn about? See below for the types of submissions we are seeking. Your idea may be selected to appear in a future issue. Please fill out the form below or email us at

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About the Editor

beach glass magazine editorRebecca Ruger-Wightman is the Founder and Editor of Glassing Magazine and the owner of Beach Bum Glass, where she sells her beach glass art, created with Lake Erie beach glass. She is a member of the North American Sea Glass Association and is the producer and promoter of the Buffalo Beach Glass and Coastal Arts Festival. Rebecca is also the author of three books, Autumn Splendor, This Kiss, and Sea Glass Crafts. She is the mother of four, living just south of Buffalo, New York, on the shores of Lake Erie, with her husband, Larry, and her four-legged beach buddy, Brody.

About the Publisher

Kirsti Scott Sea Glass Magazine PublisherKirsti Scott is the publisher of Glassing 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 with her husband, a couple of cats, and occasionally their three grown children.

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Write For Us!

We are always seeking articles, stories, and photographs for Glassing Magazine. To contribute to Glassing Magazine, contact us using the forms above or email us at

Personal Story or Creative Writing

We’d love to hear your piece of writing having specifically to do with beachcombing or sea glass collecting. Your piece may be dramatic, light, warm, or funny. It should be about sea or beach glass, shells, fossils, rocks, antiquities, or other beach finds, or something that happened because of beachcombing. Feel free to include photos with your submission.

Personal Story: Up to 1,000 words*

Feature Article

Please contact us for the editorial calendar. Our feature articles are usually 750-3,000 words and may relate to any relevant, informative, or fun topic to engage and educate readers on some aspect of beachcombing, coastal arts, beach destinations, and more. The are not (usually) personal stories, but more about sharing information in an interesting and succinct manner, to enlighten, inform, and entertain readers.

Feature Article: 750 – 3,000 words*

Environment and Wildlife

Our readers and our beaches are worldwide, and we are always seeking engaging conservation and ecology articles. 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. Articles may be 1,000-2,000 words and may contain or include photos that relate specifically to the topic.

Environmental Story: 1,000 – 2,000 words*


Our Beach Books Review Page is staff-written but we’d love to hear your suggestions — a novel or educational and related to the beach, collecting, a good travel read, or quick summer read — that we should consider for our Beach Reads page.

Photos and Art*

Glassing Magazine is always looking for visually striking, engaging, inspiring, high-resolution photos and art featuring unique sea and beach glass, beaches, shells, minerals, special finds, and other images related to beachcombing.

We’d love to include your image on the Nuggets page, which is a collection of images from our readers around the globe. Please email us up to three photos of your sea glass, beach finds, sunset shots, and beachcombing adventures.

Our Beach Buddies page features our favorite reader-submitted pictures of their two- and  four-legged beachcombing friends.

Please submit only 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).


List your beach-related event in Glassing Magazine. Art Festivals, Craft Fairs, Beach Celebrations — list for free on-line, or for a nominal fee in the print magazine. Additionally, contact us for Special Ad Rates for festivals and events when you purchase a 1/2 page or larger size advertisement to announce your event. Email and note Special Ad Rate/Event in the subject line. Learn more about advertising in Glassing Magazine.

*All submissions should be sent to 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 in a separate attachment, with your contact information repeated on the first page. Write the category (personal story, 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.