Letters from Strangers is an exchange of words, a social experiment, and community art project aiming to connect strangers from around the world. Through just one letter, you can touch someone's life.
You send me an anonymous letter written to a stranger and a self addressed envelope. I repackage your letter and send it off to another stranger. Then I send a random letter from a stranger to you.
I ask that you please read the following text before sending your letter:
Please do not reveal your name or contact information in your letter. I do not store your name or address, and no one will see them but you, me, and the postal service. The goal is complete anonymity.
Feel free to sketch or paint, include crafts, write a story, philosophize, ramble, wax poetic, or just let your creativity flow.
I update the website with some of my favorite letters. This means that by submitting a letter, you are giving me permission to publish the content, though I will not claim it as my own work. If you do not wish for your work to be published, please include a note saying so on a separate piece of paper.
If you would like to see your letter published on the blog, it's best to limit your letter to a page or two, use ink rather than pencil, and be original.
There is currently no limit to the number of letters you can send me. :)
If you live in the US, please include postage on your self addressed envelope in order for me to mail a letter back to you. The current postage price for a letter is 45 cents for a one ounce letter.
If you live outside the US, I ask that you please make a small donation using PayPal if you can. I will try to send you a letter even if you don't donate, but it would really help me out, and I'll be able to mail a letter to you faster if I have the funds to do so.
Most importantly, enjoy your letters!
By sending a letter to me, you agree that you have both read and understood the text above.
Mail your letters to...
If you would prefer a digital submission, email your letters and images to:
Just keep in mind that the same rules apply, and I can't mail a letter to you if your submission is digital.