APPF13 Update

July 14, 2019
by Ryukan

APPFAs of this writing there are 424 participants for the 13th Poetry Postcard Fest. Registration for 2019 ended July 18 and has BEGUN for APPF14. It will end July 4, 2020, earlier than in past years!

So far there are participants from: Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Australia, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, The Netherlands, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Scotland, Singapore, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, the U.K., Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and other places. Did I miss your state or country? Please add in the comments.

As you may know, once you get your list, you are free to start writing postcards to folks who are below you on the list, then go to the top of your list of 32. Please write 31 cards and get them in the mail by August 31. I will get the first lists out on July 4 and I am grateful to the response to this project which I love more every year.

If you haven’t already, check out my postcard essay on Rattle:

The Joy of Postcards

And I’ll leave you with one of the collage cards I made for either THIS fest, or a future fest:

peN Collage Postcard July 1 4


  1. Kim


  2. kristin

    You left off Georgia, the state from which I write. I hadn’t thought of it before, but I can see how people are going to sign up thinking they are in this year’s fest and will actually be in next year’s.

  3. Splabman

    Thanks for the updates! I relied on an Excel sort function by state, so those who did not fill in the two letter state abbreviation were left off.

  4. Lynne Shapiro

    New Jersey? I thought I registered…

  5. Walter G. Lowe


    So am I reading the message correctly that the timeline is that registration for #13 (2019) ends at midnight on the 18th and then registration for #14 (for August 2020) begins at 12:01 am on the 19th?

  6. Splabman

    Yes Walter. Confusing, I know. I am grateful for your continued inspired fest participation.

  7. Julane Borth

    Paul – I was confused signing up so I’m checking to make sure I’m registered for August ’19. My state of Oklahoma was not included in the list of States. I look forward to hearing from you. Julane Borth, Oklahoma City

  8. Splabman

    Julane! YES, group 7. List coming today. Paul

  9. Bruce Greeley

    No representation from Saturn?! Sun Ra is sad…(!) viva postcard poesy, mate!

  10. Martha

    Rhode Island? Just checking for August 2019.

  11. Splabman

    Got it!

  12. Ed Varney

    Paul, When do we get our list?

  13. Splabman

    July 19, 2019. Thanks for being a part of this, Ed.

  14. Martha Kaplan

    Paul, You missed Wisconsin. And in Group #1 no less! Please add Wisconsin.
    Martha Kaplan

  15. Splabman

    Oops! Got it now.

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