Frequently Asked Questions

Selected letters will be published publicly (the writer always remains anonymous) on for our community of readers. Select letters will also be distributed in our online newsletter and used in promotional materials for the project. Select letters will be published in various ways as well as displayed at events (please mail your original letters to us after uploading them online).

Legal Notice
By submitting information to Imperfect Ink, you grant Imperfect Ink a perpetual, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, and otherwise exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to that information at its sole discretion, including storing it on Imperfect Ink servers and incorporating it in other works in any media now known or later developed including without limitation published books. If you do not wish to grant Imperfect Ink these rights, it is suggested that you do not submit information to this website. Imperfect Ink reserves the right to select, edit and arrange submissions, and to remove information from the Imperfect Ink website at any time at its sole discretion. No image from this site may be used for any purpose without expressed written authorization.

With the abundance of modern technology at our fingertips, handwritten letters are slowly disappearing. Imperfect Ink is all about being real. Handwriting is a slower process than typing, gives the writer time to think, and it’s more difficult to erase a thought. Altogether this creates an authentic experience that a computer-typed letter cannot. We understand you may only feel comfortable participating by writing a typed letter and that’s okay too!

Choose a person(s) to write to. What thoughts and feelings do you wish you could share with this person(s) but it is either not possible due to circumstance or you feel the risk is far too great to take in person due to embarrassment, fear, or rejection? This is your time to say whatever it is you need to say to them. Some possible themes surrounding your letter could be: true love, death, heartache, unrequited love, a secret admirer, regret, an explanation, a question, someone who hurt you, someone you hurt, apology, anger, fear, secret, dangerous person, sin, unforgettable person, someone who changed your life, humanity, gratitude, an so on. Keep all names in the letter anonymous.

Keep your letter 1 page maximum (front side only) and keep it legible please.

We invite you to submit as many letters as you wish.

We request everyone to upload a digital copy and highly encourage you to mail the original letter to us after you upload it. We have big plans for our permanent collection that you won’t want to miss out on.

Mailing Address:

Imperfect Ink
P.O. Box 49151
Austin TX 78765

Some readers may find certain content to be triggering, causing extremely painful feelings. As a way to help warn you of such content before you read a letter, we’ve added a trigger warning label in yellow over the letters that contain stories about sexual assault or other forms of violence. Did we miss a letter? Please let us know.

Join today and take the first step in opening up and gaining greater understanding and compassion for yourself and others.

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