We’re psyched to begin February with news of two fabulous letter writing challenges from around the blogosphere!
- First up is the Month of Letters Challenge (LetterMo.com) started in 2011 by novelist Mary Kowal.
- FPGeeks also created a “mail a day” challenge called International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo, which is inspired by NaNoWriMo if the acronym doesn’t sound familiar).
Both challenge websites have forums and more information, but the premise is simple: mail one thing per day over the course of the month. (Technically, LetterMo’s challenge is for you to send 23 pieces of mail, one per every day the postal service runs, while InCoWriMo’s challenge is 28 pieces of mail, one per day.) Whether you send a postcard, 5-page handwritten letter, mail art, or package is completely up to you.
- Check out both of the challenge websites for other participants to write to (you can always write to us as well!), but if you don’t want to send out your mailing address over the internet, try Postable.com, which is a secure address book method.
- And if you’re looking for even more penpals, we suggest becoming a member of the League of Extraordinary Penpals.
- The Letter Writers Alliance has tons of resources and is member-based, too.
- Not sure how to start writing? Read our How to Write a Letter to a New Penpal article and follow it up with 10 Letter Writing Tips.
Have you written a blog post about Letter Writing Month or have another resource for us to list? Add it in the comments below and we’ll add it up here!