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Pen Pals

This is a group where everyone who wants penpals can put up an add, and discuss penpal stuff! :]

Members: 196
Latest Activity: Mar 15

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Looking for a penpal 2 Replies

Hi! I'm Dawn and I am 38 years old living in Salem, MA (USA). I love writing letters and postcards and miss having someone to write to. I create my own zine called "Everything.is.Fine." and I am…Continue

Started by Nyxia Grey. Last reply by Billy Da Bunny Aug 17, 2016.

writing to prisoners 5 Replies

Hi, all.I recently started to write to an incarcerated individual who was posted on blackandpink.org as looking to have correspondence. I'm hoping that having someone to read letters from and write…Continue

Started by Quixotic Matt. Last reply by Billy Da Bunny Aug 12, 2016.

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Comment by catherine Rage on September 26, 2013 at 7:20pm

I'm Catherine 28 punk rock girl/woman living in OKC,OK,USA and author of HOLES Zine(forthcoming in a few weeks)looking to make some cool penpals to talk about everything under the sun, share zines/art/other ideas,music, random discussions, and share ideas and thoughts. (and floor space if you got a band coming thru here i can be a place for you to stay. lol) PM if interested.

Comment by Maria M. on September 7, 2013 at 9:07am

Hey, everyone! I'm Maria, 21, recently moved to Iowa City, IA. I'm a brand new grad student struggling with a book addiction. I also enjoy art (mostly appreciating it), music (classical, post-rock, random other types), watching tv and movies (Doctor Who, I'm a Bryan Fuller fangirl, Pacific Rim... etc) , sleeping, baking, poetry, tea, comics (Sandman, V for Vendetta, Fables, Sandman Mystery Theatre...), colorful things, and things that smell good (even people, but I don't sniff random people that's creepy). I'm collecting ideas and plans for my first zine... but I haven't really put it together yet. I'd be up for a snail mail pen pal or an email one (though I'd probably limit the amount of snail mail people I talk to...) . Correspondence is one favorite form of procrastination. If you want to see some snippets of my life before deciding to talk to me, I've started a blog: here and I have tumblr. (Also I like postcards!). Leave me a comment or send me an email at crescentsandwords [at] gmail [dot] com if you want to chat!

Comment by shannon king on September 7, 2013 at 4:44am

Hi, everyone, Im 18 year old geek from durham, north east of united kingdom and i collect zines and gave out my own for free and also i do artwork pieces that if anyone would like any can have, i looking for penpals on snailmail or just want to chat on email.I like meeting new people and get to know them.I like to talk about music,doctor who,comic books, animals and alot of other stuff. Just email me if you intrested shannonking969@hotmail.co.uk

Comment by Nichole on June 16, 2013 at 11:57am

Hi there!

I'm Nichole. I'm 31, I write the zines Pieces and A Visitor in Myself, and I love making people's mailboxes happy. I enjoy swapping letters, stationery, stickers, post cards, zines, 1" buttons, tea, and other crafts.

If you want to swap physical addresses, send an email to: nichole@illvision.net

Comment by Spencer Kondak on June 10, 2013 at 5:52pm

Hey all!

I'm Spence, a 19 year old English major, a girl (yes, even with the name Spencer, I'm a girl!) I've been reading zines for about 3 years, and this summer I've finally decided to dive in and make my own zine!! :) Anyways, I love letter and postcard writing, I'm a big fan of funny stories, and I love quotes. I'd love to have a letter or postcard pen pal! Let me know :)

slkondak@gmail.com :)

Comment by Ellie P on April 23, 2013 at 7:36pm

Hey! I'm Ellie, 21, living in Richmond VA. I like gardens, my dog Pugg and crafts. I'm looking to trade postcards and stickers, mostly, but am into mix tapes and doodles as well! Send me a message if you'd like to share your city's cool postcard from the corner store.

Comment by James N. Dawson on April 21, 2013 at 7:17pm

I hope some of you are writing to Michael Silvera, whose pen pal ad I've posted under my name.  Many of you seem to share many interests & enthusiasms with him.

Have any of you considered it?  If not, why? 

Comment by Necro Neil on April 21, 2013 at 6:01pm

My name is Neil and I write Necronomicon fanzine, which is all about horror films and me. I have written fanzines for over half of my life and I really miss having penpals and zines and mix music sent to me through the post. So I would love to write to someone with an actual pen and get hand cramp. I love cheesy horror films, drawing, painting, sewing, reading graphic novels/comics, urbex, gaming, making experimental music, talking about gender, spooky macabre stuff and Im geekily obsessed with music (post punk, post hardcore, grunge, riot grrl etc). If youre interested send me an email to necroneil@live.com Im in the UK, male, 32 if that matters but I dont mind who you are or where youre from. Just send me your address and say hi!

Comment by Zachary on March 27, 2013 at 8:23pm

Hi, I am Zach, and I would love to have some snailmail/email penpals. :)

I like making art and giving art away (lately I've been drawing pen and ink creatures and making collages).

I'm a teacher by trade, a writer. I can write really long-ass letters when inspired.

I am queer, like talking about gender nonconformity, trans-rights, day to day life in my gender. I like music, the arts. I'm very active as a volunteer.

My email is zachary DOT gedelman AT gmail.com

Comment by fishspit on March 26, 2013 at 11:00am

Hello!  I'm Fishspit and I put out the zine Wiseblood.

I would love to have some snail mail pen pals from anywhere and any age.

I'd also be into trading tapes.  I got thousands of records and a tape deck . . . so I can't make c.d.s.   I can listen to c.d.'s in my car though, if you can't make tapes.

I love talking music and just telling stories. I got thousands of old punk records, plus jamacain ska, rock a billy from the old days, and enough psychedelic sounds to keep your acid trip running for eons!  I like Baudelaire, Byron, and bunnyrabbits.  If you're into animal rights, your the pen pal for me.

Don't be shy!   Fishspit, 1304 175th Pl NE, Bellevue, WA, 98008


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