The Letter Exchange

We connect snail mail pen pals through listings in The Letter Exchange magazine and a confidential letter-forwarding service.

Find Snail Mail Pen Pals

Find snail mail pen pals through the listings in The Letter Exchange. When you subscribe, we'll assign you a Lex Number. With your number you can:

  • Submit listings to be printed in the magazine in categories like Art & Photography, Daily Life, Literature, and Work & Careers — 30 in all.
  • Browse the Lex Number-coded listings to find interesting correspondents.
  • Use the confidential forwarding service that connects letter writers anonymously through Lex Numbers (we don't print names or addresses) until you feel comfortable exchanging addresses. Or you may correspond entirely using the forwarding service, if you wish.

A Magazine for Letter Writers

Lex explores the world of letters and letter writing in each issue.

  • We've featured Ronald Reagan's official pen pal, a look at the Age of Postcards, a letter written by Mark Twain as his newborn son, postal poetry, quotes from famous letter writers of the past, some improbable letters by Robert Benchley, and more.
  • Each issue includes interesting quotes, pictures, and historical letters, plus you can share your letter writing experience in "Letters to Lex."