IPF's Individual Services

Writing

 

Our individual services are open to young and old, male and female, married and single. Our youngest member is eight years old. Our oldest member was born in 1920. You can join alone or with a friend.

Upon joining, you will be provided with a personal list of pen friends who have been individually matched according to your age group, hobbies and interests.

Membership is for one year and during that time we will also pass your name to 14 other members. This gives you the opportunity to write introductory letters to the people on your pen friend list and to receive surprise introductory letters from other IPF members in your age group.

The membership period does not affect the length of time you can write to your pen friends. Many people join IPF once and write to their pen friends for many years. Other people like to make new friends each year and renew their IPF membership when it expires.

How to Join

Joining IPF is a quick and easy process using the on-line application form or you can use the printable application form and post it to us. Payment options are shown on the application forms.

Details of Individual Services

C1 Service - for one applicant aged 8 - 14 years
  A list of 10 pen friend names and addresses will be provided.
C2 Service - for two applicants aged 8 - 14 years
  This is ideal for two friends. A list of 7 pen friend names and addresses will be provided to each applicant. (Each applicant should complete a separate application form and return both forms together to IPF.)
C3 Service - for one applicant aged 15 - 20 years
  A list of 14 pen friend names and addresses will be provided.
C4 Service - for two applicants aged 15 - 20 years
  This is ideal for two friends. A list of 7 pen friend names and addresses is provided for each of them. (Each applicant should complete a separate application form and return both forms together to IPF.)
C5 Service - for one applicant aged 21 - 60 years
  A list of 14 pen friend names and addresses will be provided.
C6 Service - for two applicants aged 21 - 60 years
  This service is ideal for a husband and a wife or two friends. A list of 7 pen friend names and addresses will be provided for each. (Each applicant should complete a separate application form and return both forms together to IPF.)
C7 Service - for one applicant aged more than 60 years
  A list of 14 pen friend names and addresses will be provided.
C8 Service - for two applicants aged more than 60 years
  This service is ideal for a husband and a wife or two friends. A list of 7 pen friend names and addresses will be provided for each. (Each applicant should complete a separate application form and return both forms together to IPF.)
M2 Service - **Highly Recommended for All Members**
 

IPF's full-colour international magazine. 'People & Places'. The is a fun and informative way to stay in touch with the pen friend world and includes the latest news on IPF's activities and items submitted by members including member profiles, pen friend stories, letter writing adventures and advice, travel articles, photographs, etc. There are also competitions, giveaways and a prize of US$200 for the best article published each issue. Our magazine is available in English only.

Teachers who have joined a school class into IPF can also can also submit articles and photos for the 'School Class Pen Friend Journeys' section of the magazine, with a cash prize of US$100 being awarded to the school of each published submission. The aim of the prize is to assist schools with their language, library and/or literary programme. An item can be submitted within 12 months of the class joining IPF.

B1 Service - **Highly Recommended for All Members**
  IPF's special booklet on letter writing and pen friend hints. The booklet has been written for members of all ages to help enhance their pen friend experience.

 

 

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