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April 13, 2018



Thanks to Kathy's matchmaking, I have a wonderful LWA penpal. Going on 6 years now, and we will have our 3rd visit together later this month.


They list letternet.de as number 6, but it closed several years ago. I used to be a member. It was run by the German Post Office as a free penpal service, to match German people with others worldwide. They also used to send out a free magazine with articles, more penpal listings and lovely photos. I miss it, it was a great club and free.

Karen B

Maybe it's my MacBook Pro, but there are so many sketchy looking ads in the article I'm afraid to click anywhere to advance the story. All I can say is 1) I've got great pen pals through LWA and 2) Stay away from League of Extraordinary Penpals if you are looking to find a long-term, back and forth correspondence that is off the web. Thank you LWA!!!!

Donovan Beeson

Thats wonderful to hear!

Donovan Beeson

So sad. Thank you for the information!

Donovan Beeson

Thanks for the tip! Their concept is so strong. Its a bummer to hear it isnt working out.


I'm a member of LEP and I've found plenty of good penfriends. Just depends on who you write to. I think some of the members are novices at penpalling. But mostly I've found it to be a very good place to find penpals.


Awesome! I love to use SendSomething to find pen pals.


There is a group on FB called the Fountain Pen Friends. There are 880 members or so, it is a closed group with most of the members from the USA and the rest are worldwide. We only use fountain pens to write with but the exchange of letters have been constant. I have many pen pals from this group. Another one is to do a hashtag on Instagram "#penpalswanted" and you can see sometimes people who are looking for penpals.

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LWA Mission

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    In this era of instantaneous communication, a postal letter is a rare and wondrous item. The Letter Writers Alliance was dedicated to preserving this art form through fostering community and communication through the mail. Membership was active from Summer 2007 to Summer 2020. Write more letters!

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    The L.W.A. was established in 2007 by Kathy Zadrozny & Donovan Beeson. These two ladies managed every aspect of the Alliance, from design, to packing orders, to maintaining the website. The L.W.A. is a labor of love and we are happy you have joined us in sharing a love for letters.

    Above photo of Donovan & Kathy by GlitterGuts.

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