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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: 190
Latest Activity: May 14

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writing to prisoners 4 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 M L Borrello Apr 4.

Looking for a penpal 1 Reply

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 Thomas Marino Aug 26, 2014.

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Comment by Deirdree Prudence on June 15, 2012 at 10:53am

Viva la snailmail!

Not a zine BUT



DIY Postcard Exchange


Who: You! Me! Us! We!


What: An international mail-art DIY postcard exchange! Sign up & join in on the fun!


Where: Around the world!


When: June 22 all addresses of participants will be distributed, ship all postcards on Friday July 13th!


Why: Because your mailbox is empty, that makes you sad…& you need yet another summer project!


How: Sign up by sending your mailing address to Deirdree Prudence  (“Buggle Sweet” on Facebook) or email it to PeterLorreIsDead@gmail.com. On June 22nd everyone’s addresses will be sent to all participants. It’ll be a flurry of art & crafting – make enough handmade postcards for everyone! THEN on Friday July 13th, mail your postcards to everyone on the list! If you send out 23 postcards, 23 postcards will be carried by the owlish postmasters of the world to your mailbox!

Comment by Serena on April 1, 2012 at 11:22pm


It has been far to long since I have had a trusty penpal.

A bit about me: I am 26 years old and enjoy keeping myself busy. I love to go to shows, dance dance dance, make tasty vegan food, travel, discuss politics here and there, bike around aimlessly, work-out to old-skool vhs tapes. I reside in Portland, OR (some say a mecca zinster-heaven). All this is fine and dandy, however, I am interested in establishing penpal relations with others. An idea I had was to share photos of street art amongst mail with potential penpals. Hand-made postcards is something that I would love as well! <3

Perhaps we could share favorite zine titles or even trade! I am open to all possibilites and potentials! 

I look forward to hearing from you!!


Comment by Lottie F-H on March 27, 2012 at 10:21am

Hi, my name is Lottie. I'm female and will be 15 in august. I live in Scotland. I'm interested in zines but have got to find the time/stop wasting time and officially start one. I love music, particularly punk and alternative rock. I'm bisexual/queer and interested in LGBT issues. I like art. I also love languages- growing up in a family of translators-ish. I love to read and write and i have a small obsession with certain bands and the old Frankenstein movies. I'm very silly most of the time.

I think there is a certain charm and nostalgia about being pen-pals...

hmm, anyway. If this sounds interesting, please drop me a message.

Comment by Kuropatora on March 15, 2012 at 5:45pm

Hi, my name is Cami and I'm twenty-six, living in the UK. I'm interested in the paranormal, science-fiction and outer space along with sewing (and pretty much any other handicraft you can imagine), learning to play the ukelele and reading huge amounts of manga, particularly the gory stuff. I love monster movies, pretty much anykind of music and have a rather silly, skewed sense of humour. I'd love to hear from anyone! Just send me a message and we'll see how it goes. Thankyou!

Comment by Cheyann & Asia on March 13, 2012 at 12:11pm

my name is cheyann. im 16 years old and in 10th grade. i like to write zines with my friend asia :) im a cheerleader and i enjoy playing viola and guitar. i like rock and pop music. actuall, with music im pretty easy going. pretty much anything works. im a total book worm :p ive always wanted to have a pen pal email me at pandalover1028@gmail.com

Comment by Chris Sitko on March 11, 2012 at 4:19pm

Hi, my name is Chris; I'm a 18 year old male and I'll be entering college next fall. I make a lit/art zine with my friends. I write poems and stories, often of a dark, absurd, fantasy, or sci fi nature. I have a dry sense of humor, and enjoy entertaining others. I love rock music, especially the harder rock groups. I read constantly. I like meeting new people, and love receiving snail mail. I'm looking for a pen pal, because I found it nostalgic. If anyone is interested in corresponding, email at theenigmanj@yahoo.com. 

P.S. Sorry for the long message.

Comment by Necro Neil on March 8, 2012 at 4:29am

My name is Neil, Im 31 and have been making zines since 15! I write a fanzine about the love for old horror films. I also love music (post hardcore, post punk, grunge, experimental) so love mixed CDs and making my own music. Im a comic geek(reading and writing) have morbid interests and sense of humour. Im bipolar and class myself as queer. I really miss the old letter writing and swapping odd things through the post and would love some regular penpals, please get in touch!

Comment by Mony Nunez on February 28, 2012 at 1:09pm

i'll be moving to nyc, by next year. meanwhile, i figure i can write to people, like form a tight pen-pal relationships, with those who already live there? good idea, no? i hope whatever. i like writing, shit-cartooning, generally just making things, music, and drinking. (beer, milkshakes, chocolate milk, 40oz.s etc.)

Comment by Sarah E. Hoffman on January 31, 2012 at 1:11pm

Hey guys!

I am interested in some snail mail correspondence! I am in graduate school (philosophy, with a focus of food), have a food blog (www.wingedsnail99.blogspot.com). I want to start making some food related zines and have dreams about a food/cook zine distro in the future!

Basically, my life is food!


Comment by Hannah Robinson on January 14, 2012 at 11:16am

I'm a 26 (Soon to be 27) year old in Peterborough, UK. I love to make zines and doodles, as well as attend fairs and meets, go to the pub and listen to live bands. I also love travelling, taking photos, scrapbooking, flirting... and writing. I've got some new gorgeous letter kits screaming out to be used for penpalling! I don't mind where you live, anywhere in the world. If you want to be my panpal I'll post you little pieces of art or mini zines and do my best to make my handwriting legible. Message me if you're interested!


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