Friday, January 28, 2011

Call for Submissions

We are currently looking for submissions for our very first issue on the theme of EVERGREEN. Loose interpretations are welcome. We would like pictures of stamp images but also pictures of completed LTCs (those you have done unless you have permission to share from the creator) and any fancy logbooks you may have made for either postals or traditionals. When submitting, please include any title for the piece whether it's the name of the stamp or the box or the LTC/postal swap.

We've already received a few wonderful images but we can always use more. Show us the photos!! If any of you are like me (Wyvern), you understand things better when you have a visual image. Rather than explaining how something looks, we want to show you. We really want to showcase people's creativity and their skills whether it be stamp carving or paper crafting. Kid's carves are also perfectly welcome if they fit our theme.

As well, we're interested in a Trailname explanation. If you have an interesting trailname (or one with a story behind it), we'd like to hear about it. Just a brief paragraph to share with fellow letterboxers. After all, choosing a trailname that suits you, it quite a creative endeavor as well!

As always if you have any ideas for what you'd like to see in future issues, we're interested in hearing from you. Comments are welcome here at the LetterPost blog or at our e-mail address:

We always offer a FREE copy of the LetterPost to contributing artists and a special edition LTC to those who send us photos to share. Our deadline for the Premiere Issue is Feb. 24, 2011.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Our First Issue

Jackbear and I have been exchanging all kinds of e-mails trying to get it all together. We are making great progress to the release of our first issue of the Letterpost! Jackbear has been working hard to set up our e-mail, blog, and financials. I've been busy trying to figure our submissions and I'm currently knocking on e-mails to find a few submissions.

You can click on the left to see Subscription info and Submission info. Wonder what we're looking for? Head for the About Us page to see what we might like. The LetterPost will be published quarterly as a Spring Issue (March, April, May), Summer Issue (June, July, August), Autumn Issue (Sept., Oct., Nov.), and a Winter Issue (Dec., Jan., Feb.). Our deadlines will be toward the end of the month before the next issue is due out but we accept submissions at anytime at our e-mail address.

Every issue of the LetterPost will have a theme. We'd like all the stamp images we use to revolve around that theme somehow. Loose interpretations are welcome! Most of our articles will relate to that theme where applicable. This is a Zine, a very small microcosm of information about the creative aspects of the letterboxing hobby so we want to focus our limited space on stamp images and pictures.

For that reason, we do charge for our issues. We aren't looking to make a profit but we do need to cover expenses as color copying is not cheap. For now, we are only looking at doing perhaps a page or two as color so black and white stamp images would be very welcome! We offer a free copy of the Zine for those who contribute as well as an oppurtunity to gain a special LTC for those stamp images we select.

Our current theme is EVERGREEN. That can be interpreted many ways; from pine trees to recycling. See our Submissions page for deadlines and future issue themes.

I'm very excited to get down to the business of putting a final product together and hope that many of you letterboxers find the LetterPost to be an exciting addition to your mailbox!