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International Living is Looking for Writers…

Here at International Living, we believe in one simple idea…in the right places overseas, you can live better, for less. A healthier, safer, freer, more affordable retirement can be yours in one of the many retirement havens around the world.

The world is full of opportunities…for fun…pleasure…financial security and profits…romantic discoveries…and adventure.

Can you write about those opportunities for us?

Write for International Living’s Daily Postcards

Every day, the International Living Daily Postcard brings stories from expats around the world to our over 500,000 readers.

If you’re an expat living overseas, we want to hear from you.

Don’t worry if you’re not the new Hemingway—we’re not just looking for professional writers (though professional writers are encouraged to get in touch, too). We’re more interested in what you have to say than how you say it.

What are we looking for?

We want to hear your story—whatever that may be.

Imagine you’re talking to your friends back home. What do you want to tell them about your experience overseas? What are the most important things you can tell someone about your life in another country?

Some writers have told our readers about their journey to their overseas home—how and why they chose their new retirement destination…how their lives have changed for the better…and what it is that they love about the place they now live in.

Many tell us about the magnificent homes they have bought or built, about the cost of living, the rich culture of their new hometowns, and the warm and friendly communities.

Some have told us about how they availed of low-cost healthcare and dental care…have discovered a new-found love of the everyday things that they were too busy to appreciate back home…or how they’re enjoying life in their own little paradise…

Other writers have shared quirkier stories. Like the one from Laura Jones who learned lots about the culture (and marriage proposals) in Ecuador when she first moved there. Or David Bailey’s story of roving the world in search of his perfect retirement spot.

Submitting your idea

Before you get in touch, get to know our style and the types of stories we tell.

You can sign up to our Daily Postcards free of charge here. Or take a look through our Daily Postcards archive.

To submit your well-developed ideas and articles, email:

If we use your postcard, we will pay you a one-time rate of $75, including any photos you may wish to include. (Please note: photos are not a requirement.)

Please note, all editorial requests will be reviewed and considered. However, not all requests, can be answered personally due to the high volume of inquiries we receive.

If you’re funding your life overseas, whether you own a business or are just making some extra cash with a hobby, our Fund Your Life Overseas e-letter team would love to hear from you. For more about this e-letter, go here.

And if you’re interested in writing for our monthly publication, International Living Magazine, you’ll find the writer’s guidelines here (https://internationalliving.com/about-il/write-for-il/write-for-international-living-magazine/).

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