|Swap Coordinator:||Carrii (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Letters & Writing Themed|
|Number of people in swap:||6|
|Type:||Type 2: Flat mail|
|Rating requirement:||4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)|
|Last day to signup/drop:||October 14, 2021|
|Date items must be sent by:||October 22, 2021|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
I know there are lots of pen pal swaps to choose from, but this one is a little bit different in a fun way. Many people enjoy a hand written letter as it feels so personal, and I agree. But I also love using a typewriter, and since there is no "copy and paste" on a typewriter, I feel it can also be quite personal.
This swap is for those that enjoy using a good old fashioned typewriter for their letters. The letter can be written on a manual or electric typewriter but must NOT be written on a computer and printed.
The envelope can be hand written or typed. Any extras or decoration are up to the sender and not required.
Because this is a Pen Pal Swap, it is obviously a good idea to check your partner's profile to see what you have in common to write about, but this is also NOT specifically required.
1) The letter must be at least a whole front of a piece of typing paper, or A4, double spaced. You can single space if you want to, but must still be a full page. If you chose to double space, go ahead and try to write enough to carry on over to the back (or a second sheet of paper), just to make sure you meet the requirement. You MAY use smaller paper just so long as the length is about the same, for example if you use A5 or 6inx9in letter writing paper, just make sure you use at least 2 full sheets. Same rule applies if you use decorated typing/printer paper, if the margins are huge, then write a little more so your partner feels like you put in the right amount of effort.
2) Please tell your partner just a little bit about your typewriter. The brand, year made, font, special features or quirks etc. If you do not know this information that is OK, but you must tell your partner that so they know you met this requirement to the best of your ability. For example: I found this typewriter in a dumpster and all the brand info and serial number were filed off. I think it might have been stolen by the mob and dumped to hide the evidence....or....This is an Olivetti/Olympia/Royal something-or-other from 19?? that I found in a thrift shop/got from my grandmother/bought from eBay....I'm using a clear swintec electric that was gifted to me when I was in prison...My Royal something-or-other is the same one that famous author used...I buy my ribbon from...
You must rate your partner when you receive your letter. If it was sent on time, and meets the requirements you must rate a 5. Hearts are up to the receiver and replies are also up to the receiver. There are 2 versions of this swap, one USA and one International. If you sign up for both and on the very rare chance you get the same partner, you MUST write 2 separate letters and they must be different with the exception of the info about your typewriter. I am allowing users that have not been rated, but otherwise must have a 4.9 or higher. If need be I will angel if you contact your partner and can not resolve an issue, you leave a 1, and then let me know.
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