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About the Publisher
Rebecca 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, coming April 2018. Rebecca is also the author of three books, Autumn Splendor, This Kiss, and the upcoming Sea Glass Crafts, scheduled for release in April 2018. 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.
Write For Us!
We are currently seeking articles/stories for both our on-line and print versions of Glassing Magazine. To contribute to Glassing Magazine, contact us using the forms above or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up to 1,000 words, and having specifically to do with beach or sea glass collecting, this story may be dramatic, or light, or warm, or funny. But it must be true. It should be about the glass, about the beachcombing, and relate some special thing that happened while, or because of, beachglassing. Feel free to include photos with your submission; if we choose to publish either or both, the photos will need an extra permission waiver signed. Sample story ideas include “How beach Glassing Saved My Life; Return from Depression,” “Beachcombing Brought Our Family Together,” etc. While the stories may be written by any beach/sea glass lover, we are only seeking high-quality writing, suitable for print — read, write, edit, repeat.
Personal Story: Up to 1,000 words*
Please contact us for a current ‘want’ list and the editorial calendar. Our feature articles/cover stories are usually 750-3,000 words and may relate to any relevant, informative topic to engage and educate the reader. The are not (usually) personal stories, but more about sharing information about our beach/sea glass in an appealing (non-boring) and succinct manner, to enlighten, inform, and entertain the reader. Sample story ideas include “Dissecting the Sea Glass Rarity Chart,” “Old Dump Sites, Still Giving,” “Beach and Sea Glass; Genuine vs. Fake,” etc.
Cover Story: 1,500 – 3,000 words*
Feature Article: 750 – 2,000 words*
As our readers and our beaches are worldwide, we are actively seeking content for our conservation articles. From beach erosion to restoration, from plastic in the ocean to preserving the sand dunes, we are looking for insightful, useful articles to keep our readers up to date about the ways we can care for and improve our beaches, how we can influence change and support organizations that will protect our lakes and oceans. Articles may be 1,000-2,000 words and may contain or include photos, as they relate specifically to the topic.
Environmental Story: 1,000 – 2,000 words*
Our Beach Books Review Page is staff-written. But please feel free to suggest any book — novel or educational and related to the beach, or beach/sea glass collecting, a good travel read, or quick summer read — that we should consider for our reviews page.
Glassing Magazine is always looking for visually striking, engaging, inspiring, high-resolution photos of unique sea and beach glass, beaches, and all subjects applicable to our print magazine. Each issue will feature a photographic spread of related pictures, in addition to the prints desired for the articles and features.
Our Snapshots Page, “Nuggets” is a collage from our readers around the globe, of their beach, of their glass, of their beachcombing ways. Please feel free to share photos suitable for publication in a family magazine. Please send no more than three (3) photos at one time.
Our Canine Combers will feature our favorite reader-submitted pictures of the four-legged beachcombing friends.
Each issue will end with a reader-submitted sunset, with photo and beach credit listed.
Please submit only unfiltered, untouched photography. It is imperative that each photo be accompanied by comprehensive caption information: names, town, landmarks, description of event depicted, etc. Additionally, we want to see the glass and the beaches through your eyes, not through photo editing tools.
Attach photos as high-resolution .jpg or .jpeg files (at least 1800×1200 pixels or 1-2 MB file size).
All accepted/printed photos are paid upon publication.
List your sea glass event in Glassing Magazine. Art Festivals, Craft Fairs, Beach Celebrations — list for free on-line, or for a nominal fee in 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 email@example.com and note Special Ad Rate/Event in the subject line. Learn more about advertising in Glassing Magazine.
*All submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include information about yourself with pertinent contact information, and attach your submission in a separate attachment, with your contact information repeated on the first page. Write the category (personal story, feature article, environment, etc) in the subject line. Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response. All submissions are paid upon publication; please contact email@example.com for per word/per photo rates.