|Swap Coordinator:||LauraAust (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Letters & Writing Journals|
|Number of people in swap:||21|
|Type:||Type 2: Flat mail|
|Rating requirement:||4.99 (unrated swappers allowed)|
|Last day to signup/drop:||March 31, 2014|
|Date items must be sent by:||May 5, 2014|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
The Un-Journal Journaling Swap 2014; April 2014
I really want to do more writing â€“ the problem is, I wonâ€™t do it unless I have a reason. Iâ€™ve been giving this situation a lot of thought and I have finally come up with an idea for a swap that isnâ€™t a huge commitment (although, genuine effort will be expected), will allow me to write on a variety of topics, wonâ€™t hold me to a really short list of specific topics, and will allow me to â€œmeetâ€ multiple swappers (and be exposed to different writing styles) over the course of 2014.
This will be an ongoing, monthly swap throughout 2014. This allows people to sign up for all 12, just one, or pick and choose any number of months. The sign up deadline will be the last day of the previous month and the send by date will be the 5th of the following month. The entire year of swaps will be posted at once (more or less) â€“ this way you can work on future months when you want to (there is no reason to have to wait until partners are assigned each month to begin your writing).
Each monthâ€™s swap description will list a variety of journal prompts. You will choose 10 of those prompts to use.
You may do your journaling on lined notebook paper, stationery, plain paper, the back of placements, graph paper, etc. The only requirement is that the paper you are using is clean! You do not have to decorate with stickers or doodles, but you most certainly can do so if you want!
Your journaling can be handwritten (printed, cursive or a combination), or it can be typed. The only requirement is that it be legible! You may use colored pens/ink â€“ when you rate, you may not rate down if your partner wrote/printed in a color you do not like.
If you want to keep your journaling it is permissible to make photocopies of what you have written and send your partner the photocopies. Photocopies must be legible and not that kind of old toner that brushes off when touched.
Each prompt should be at least a full 8â€ x 10â€ (approx.) page (or two 5â€ x 8â€ pages) â€“ or something comparable. Please put time and effort into your writing â€“ send something you would be happy receiving. Be sure to indicate on the first page the swap name and the month. Also, indicate the prompt as you begin each one (so the reader knows what you are addressing with your writing).
This is an international swap since we arenâ€™t sending a whole journal/book each time. I realize one month you might be mailing just 10 sheets of paper (or just 5 sheets if you write on both sides) while other months you might be mailing more â€“ keep this in mind before you sign up.
You must have a minimum rating of 4.99 to join. If you are new enough to not have any ratings you are welcome to join if you have a well filled out profile (I will be the judge) AND you are a member of the Newbie Helpers group. I reserve the right to ban anyone for any reason â€“ I am so tired of flakers!
I will angel if there are any flakers. But, please - do not flake (I guess that goes without saying)! I will be outing any and all flakers in every way I can think of.
Please list any questions you have below so that everyone can see the answers - thanks!!
Journal prompts for April, 2014 (choose and write on 10 of these):
Questions and answers from prior months:
Q. Do we have to fill a full page if we type our responses?
Q. Why isnâ€™t this a Type 3 Swap?
It is certainly up to each swapper as to whether he/she wants to join this swap as a "Type 2" swap. For me this swap is about the thinking, reflecting and the writing (and the reading).
Q. Do I have to decorate my pages in some way?
Q. If you must be a member of the Newbie Helpers group why isn't this a group swap?
Q. Are you going to host a USA only version?
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