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Keep the beautiful pen busy.


Brooklyn, NY
USA

Handwritten is a place and space for pen and paper. We showcase things in handwriting, but also on handwriting. And so, you'll see dated letters and distant postcards alongside recent studies and typed stories. 

About Us

Founded in 2015, Handwritten is a place in space for pen and paper. We are hand-writers, hand-thinkers, and hand-holders. The way we see it, handwriting is a huge part of life, whether or not you write letters. So is typing, whether or not you hate technology. There are clear differences between the two, but there are also unclear differences, and that is what we are after: the spaces in between. And so here at Handwritten, you'll find works in progress and words on process. We're less interested in finished products and polished pieces (there are plenty of incredible sites, magazines, and organizations that focus on the more public arts). For us, it's all about the private, intimate, and unfinished. Since launching, we've connected with thousands of people around the world and published writing in over a dozen languages. And every few months, we collaborate with individuals and organizations to curate unique exhibits that illuminate the outer edges of handwriting and hand-making. On our home page, you'll find a seasonal selection of hand-picked pieces of new and older handwritten work that we think speaks to current season in some way, shape, or form. It's our severe hope that you'll get a little lost, but tell us what you find. Welcome to a new kind of handwritten home.

Below are our partners in the pen and masthead. Keep the beautiful pen busy.

 
 
Brett Rawson, Founder. Based in Brooklyn, Brett likes kraft brown envelopes. He runs on roads and is co-editor of the literary arts non-profit, The Seventh Wave.  info@handwrittenwork.com

Brett Rawson, Founder. Based in Brooklyn, Brett likes kraft brown envelopes. He runs on roads and is co-editor of the literary arts non-profit, The Seventh Wave. 

info@handwrittenwork.com

Sarah Madges, Projects. Based in Brooklyn, Sarah is a writer, barista, and paraprofessional. She runs the reading series Mental Marginalia, and heads up our special projects. sarah@handwrittenwork.com

Sarah Madges, Projects. Based in Brooklyn, Sarah is a writer, barista, and paraprofessional. She runs the reading series Mental Marginalia, and heads up our special projects.

sarah@handwrittenwork.com

Carly Butler, Media. Based in British Columbia, Carly is a photographer, writer, and lover of letters. She runs a mean hashtag game on The Gram, and edits with care. carly@handwrittenwork.com

Carly Butler, MediaBased in British Columbia, Carly is a photographer, writer, and lover of letters. She runs a mean hashtag game on The Gram, and edits with care.

carly@handwrittenwork.com

Meg Sykes, Graphics. Based in Seattle, Meg is a web & graphics designer, and sometimes-poet. Enjoy her creations at megansykes.com, but you can also see them on our site. 

Meg Sykes, Graphics. Based in Seattle, Meg is a web & graphics designer, and sometimes-poet. Enjoy her creations at megansykes.com, but you can also see them on our site. 

For questions, partnering, or projects, email info@handwrittenwork.com. For submitting, take a look at our guidelines, and send away to submit@handwrittenwork.com. If you want to join the Handwritten Team, be in touch. We'd love to talk.