Magazines and Online Publications
You do not have to consider yourself a "writer" to contribute to Glimpse Magazine. The Glimpse editorial staff provides a personal, intensive revision process to every contributor, teaching those with all levels of writing experience the basic tenets of compelling creative nonfiction. While not all submissions are ultimately accepted, all contributors are given a chance to work collaboratively with an editorial staff member to revise or refocus their submissions.
Glimpse Online continually considers submissions on virtually every theme. Glimpse Quarterly solicits articles on a quarterly basis to meet the specific needs of each issue. Glimpse also offers writing and photo essay contests, each of which focus on a particular dimension of the abroad experience. They have recently added a section called Faux Pas! to Glimpse Quarterly, which consists of anecdotes about specific (and often embarrassing) instances of cultural miscommunication.
The magazine's four major departments-Travel, Work, Study, and Living-are all devoted to immediately usable practical information and ideas (the "nuts and bolts"). Contributors write from personal knowledge, usually from first-hand experience, and stress ways to avoid the cultural isolation of a tourist. The more useable information presented in a concise manner, the greater the likelihood of publication.
They look for writing contributions in the following categories: Independent Traveler, the Learning Traveler, Solo Woman Traveler, the Gay or Lesbian Traveler, the Working Traveler, Living Abroad (experience and practical information on assimilating into the local culture and getting to know the people), Abroad at Home (submissions should provide insights on the creative arts of another culture that may be embraced in our day-to-day life while not physically abroad), Education Abroad (practical information and advice for readers planning a study abroad experience). Transitions Abroad also holds writing contests. They also accept photo submissions online.