Tales From Around The World

Personal, real stories

Enjoy the essays, fiction and humor we've collected from all over the world. If you're interested in submitting your work, please take a look at our writers' guidelines.

Noteworthy Nomads

This section offers profiles of people doing something inspiring, fascinating or simply out of the ordinary while living outside their home countries. If you'd like to suggest a person to interview (or submit a piece yourself), please write to us at editor@talesmag.com!

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Wandering Thoughts

Here we collect our favorite blog post reprints, short essays, or short memoir pieces that illuminate any aspect of expat life. If you would like to offer us a submission, please write to us at editor@talesmag.com!

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The Road Less Traveled

This section presents essays by expats about unique cross-cultural experiences. Our Submissions Panel would love to hear about yours; please contact us at editor@talesmag.com!

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Lost Luggage

In this section, we reprint some of our favorite pieces from our archives, which go back to 1999!

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Tales of Transition

These essays honestly describe how hard it is to establish a new life in a new place, including lessons learned, humor and (we hope) the successful path to adjustment. If you're ready to share your own struggles and triumphs after an international move, please write to us at editor@talesmag.com.

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Tales of Imagination

We hope you enjoy these fictional stories that build on the author's own personal experiences abroad but take them into new territory, exploring themes such as belonging, relationships, and finding home in a new place. If you have a creative piece to share, please reach out to us at editor@talesmag.com!

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Roaming Reality Bites

Talesmag.com arose out of the (Foreign Service) “Spouses’ Underground Newsletter,” and humor remains one of our favorite categories. This section includes parody and satire about expat life, as well as hilarious cross-cultural mistakes. Think you've got something our Submissions Panel will love? Email us at editor@talesmag.com.

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New book from Talesmag! Honest and courageous stories of life abroad with special needs.

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