Now Accepting Submissions

Ecuador Living Magazine is now accepting editorial submissions for our March 1, 2013, premier issue.


Our interests include expat personality profiles, entrepreneurship, how-to articles, emerging trends in Ecuador, the hospitality industry, real estate opportunities, unique tourist attractions, photography and more. For a full summary of our interests and submission guidelines click here.

EL is also interested in freelance advertising sales agents with 10 percent commission paid on all advertising agreements. For a full summary of our advertising opportunities click here.

Ecuador Living Magazine, distributed to 25,000 subscribers in the U.S. and Canada, is a subsidiary of Pro Ecuador Marketing located in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador. Steve Watkins is editor and publisher. For more information, contact Steve at



Ecuador Living Magazine: Mission-Vision-Values

Our Mission Statement Ecuador LivingOur Mission is bringing professional journalism – informative, accurate and entertaining – to readers who look to us as their number one source for all-things Ecuador; and an affordable, but highly valuable investment for advertisers looking to reach targeted markets and grow their business.


Vision Statement for Ecuador Living Magazine

Our Vision is the growth of an ethical, objective and trustworthy journalistic resource that focuses on people, and enhances both the economy and quality of life in Ecuador.


Ecuador Living Magazine: Core Values
Our Core Values focus on the passionate pursuit of strategic, honest and aggressive journalism with a global perspective that embraces all cultures.


Our Mantra: “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead


Ecuador Living: Advertising Demographics, Rates and Policies

How to advertise with Ecuador Living

Ecuador Living is designed to offer all advertisers a single solution, or creative package of targeted, measurable, and effective advertising packages that result in a high return on investment.


Our advertising packages and rates are the most strategic, effective and affordable, anywhere in Ecuador – GUARANTEED.


For all premiere ad contracts signed prior to March 1, advertisers will remain eligible for a 10 percent discounted rated over the lifetime of their agreement.


Our readership database includes distribution to: married couples in the U.S. and Canada, ages 35 to 70, household income of $100,000 and above, with a demonstrated interest in South America property investment. The database of 25,000 qualified consumers is filtered and purged for accuracy every 90 days.

Ecuador Living Ad rates


  1. Display and/or classified ads in our interactive, on-line magazine published semi-monthly each January, March, May, July, September and December on the first of each month.
  2. Sidebar graphic advertising on our web/blogsite @
  3. Singular, customized ad delivery to every subscriber in our database via email, complete with graphics, web links and free ad design.
  4. A combination of any of the three methods listed above.


  1. Full-page and half-page ad rates are available.
  2. Advertisers may submit their own ad in .pdf format, or our design team will create your ad for a $25 fee. Advertisers retain ownership of all ads created in their behalf.
  3. Full-page and half-page ad rates are available at a rate of “one-time run,” “three-time run,” or “six-time run” basis.
  4. Full-page ad rates respective to #3 above are: $175, $150, or $125.
  5. Half-page ad rates respective to #3 above are: $125, $100 and $75.
  6. Classifed ads may be published at a rate of $0.10 per word.


1. All blog site display ads are placed in the left sidebar, and remain in place for 60 days. Placement runs $150, and is discounted 50 percent for all on-line magazine advertisers. Blog site display ads are designed for free, and include links directly to the advertiser’s business web site. Ads positions are rotated every seven days.


  1. Fully-customized email ads to every subscriber in our database (free design with unlimited graphics and web links) is rated at $375 and retained in our archives for one year.

*Any combination of these packages is available at a negotiated rate.


Ecuador Living: Submission Guidelines

Ecuador Living supports the work of professional bloggers and freelance writers. Some 25 percent of our editorial content for each issue is reserved for emerging writers.

Submissions Guidelines:

  • All first-time contributors should include resume and all appropriate blog/web links with submissions or pitches.
  • Word counts from 500 to 1,250 words are accepted.
  • Original (not previously published stories) are preferred, however, a previously published blog post, or other story may be submitted for consideration. We do not accept stories previously published in other recognized publications.
  • Photos are encouraged with each submission (3 max), and must be high resolution.
  • Original graphic designs may be submitted for consideration.
  • EL accepts both pitches and completed first drafts. Pitches are encouraged. Acceptance is not a guarantee of publication.
  • EL follows the guidelines of the Associated Press Stylebook.Ecuador Living submissions guidelines
  • First submissions are not eligible for professional fee reimbursements, but are measured for reader activity. First-time contributors who generate significant activity become eligible for future opportunities and their subsequently published stories are eligible for a professional fee of up to $100 (U.S.) at the discretion of the publisher.
  • EL reserves full editorial privilege on all submissions.
  • All submissions/pitches receive a response within one week.

Submission Categories:

  • Expatriate profiles.
  • Entrepreneurial profiles.
  • “How-To” submissions. e.g., how to obtain a driver’s license, or purchase a vehicle.
  • Places to go. e.g., a day at Machalilla National Park.
  • Common misconceptions about life abroad, or expatriate living.
  • Top 10 Lists – e.g., top 10 things to see in Quito, or top 10 mistakes most new expatriates make.
  • Cultural Do’s and Don’ts, preferably a personal experience, or that of a subject you may interview.
  • EL accepts and encourages submission of high definition video clips of up to five minutes.
  • We are looking for full-time columnists or regular contributors in Quito, Cuenca, Guayaquil, Esmeraldes and Otavalo.


ECUADOR LIVING: The “All Things Ecuador” Online Magazine

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Set for launch on March 1, 2013, Ecuador Living is the premier on-line magazine for all-things Ecuador.

Published semi-monthly by Pro-Ecuador Marketing, Ecuador Living is chock-full of  the best journalism in Latin America. Each issue delivers feature profiles on expatriate living, business opportunities, emerging trends, real estate, the latest news in tourism, how-to guides for would-be explorers and much more.

Steve Watkins, publisher of Ecuador Living said he’s excited about launching Ecuador’s first comprehensive on-line publication.

“From concept to creation we’ve put together what’s truly a full-service

Steve Watkins, publisher, Ecuador Living

Ecuador Living publisher Steve Watkins

publication,” Watkins said. “Readers will enjoy a professionally written, highly visual and informative work featuring some of the top journalists and photojournalists in Latin America. Advertisers have the benefit of direct delivery to more than 30,000 homes based in the U.S. and Canada who have a demonstrated interest in Ecuador. It’s the total package.”

Watkins said Ecuador Living offers magazine advertisers added value with discounted rates on their popular blog site.

“For the targeted reach we have, our ad rates offer the best value of any marketing tool available,” Watkins said.

Ecuador Living is the first publication of its kind published in a digital format, Watkins said.

“This goes far beyond any traditional magazine to which a reader may have subscribed. Complete with high-definition video, hyperlinks, animation, chat capability among readers, shopping carts and other add-ons, Ecuador Living is the closest thing you can find to a living document,” Watkins said. “It’s informative, educational, entertaining and interactive.”

For more information about Ecuador Living, advertising or editorial submission policies, contact Watkins at