Welcome to La Concha!

…the quarterly publication of American Pilgrims on the Camino. La Concha informs readers about events and news of interest to the pilgrim community and gives pilgrims a means to tell others of their Camino experiences, through essays, photographs, original art, poetry and other forms of expression. Members receive newly published issues electronically and have access to all editions.

Whether you are an oft-published author or will be seeing your writing and name in print for the first time, we want to hear from you.
The most recent issue of La Concha was distributed in December of 2017. The next deadline for submissions is February 16, 2018. 

Consider sharing the following:
• A poem, song or blessing reflecting a pilgrim’s perspective
• A Camino recipe or a special photograph
• A bit of research or scholarly observation
• A book, video or CD review
• Camino-related activities in your part of the country
• Money-saving tips and practical advice on packs, clothing or medical issues
• Vignettes or nuggets of information, even if only a few sentences


Only current members of American Pilgrims may contribute.

Articles must be submitted as Microsoft Word documents.  If you don’t have Microsoft Word, please contact the editor for other options.

Articles may not exceed 400 words, with one exception:

  • Each issue of La Concha may include one well-edited, tightly written article of up to 800 words. If more than one submission meets those criteria, the editors will select one and hold the others for future consideration.

Articles should be stories and cannot be promotions or advertisements. A website or video link may be included if it has no commercial content.

Articles may be accompanied by not more than 3 photos, which must follow these specifications:

  • Format: 300 dpi, JPEG or TIFF image files. We cannot use PDF files or photos that are embedded within a Word document.
  • File sizes must be between 500 KB and 2 MB
  • Photos should include the following information:
    • Photographer’s name
    • Photo location and date, even if you are only sure it was between places X and Y and in the spring of a certain year
    • Identity of people in the photo (please specify “from left to right” or “from top to bottom”), unless it is a group photo, for example, of a group at a dinner table 

Photos that stand alone, without an accompanying article, are limited to 2 per submission and have the same specification requirements as those accompanying articles.

The editors include as many submissions as possible in each issue. Others may be deferred to subsequent issues. Please send submissions or queries to newsletter@americanpilgrims.org.

Below are links to all  issues. Current members always automatically receive new editions in their e-mail inbox! Why not join today!

December 2017

September 2017
June 2017
March 2017
December 2016
September 2016

July 2016
March 2016
December 2015
September 2015
May 2015
February 2015
December 2014
July 2014
February 2014
September 2013
May 2013
December 2012
September 2012
May 2012
February 2012
October 2011
July 2011
February 2011
December 1010
August 2010
May 2010
January 2010
November 2009
September 2009
May 2009
January 2009
June 2008
March 2008

Rev 12/28/17