I'm finishing a third and final submission for Travelers' Tales. This one I call "Stress Test in France," a recount of a trip to Normandy and Brittany with several mishaps, including me putting contact lens cleanser into my eyes, instead of eye drops.
I also made an inquiry to France magazine, asking if they accept submissions from readers for one-time articles. Nothing on their website suggested they do, but I need writing credits, and have several good one-time stories to tell about traveling in France.
Excluding "Good morning" and "Thank you" my inquiry was 31 words, short enough to be read, don't you think?