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Q: How can I submit my home for consideration in Coastal Living?
A: Please submit color photographs (professional or informal) of as many rooms as possible, plus the exterior, outdoor living areas, landscape, and view of the water. If possible, please limit your photos to 20. Also include a photograph of your family and one-page letter telling us how you came to live on the coast.

If submitting via email, jpegs or PDFs are preferred. If submitting by mail, prints are preferable to CDs or discs.

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Coastal Living Editorial
Attn. Home Submissions
4100 Old Montgomery Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209

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