Dear 2021 Zine

Dear 2021,
We still need to talk…

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Submissions to The Dear 2021 Project have now closed.

After the success of The Dear 2020 Project, we’re back with a new edition for the new year! Welcome to The Dear 2021 Project.

The Dear 2021 Project is a creative challenge for writers and artists of any age, living anywhere in the world.

We are looking for submissions for our zine, which we will be publishing in London in Spring 2021.

If you could speak to the year 2021, what would you say?

The Challenge

We challenge you to write a letter of no more than one side of A4 directly to the year 2021.

Your letter can take any form, including but not limited to; prose, poetry, biography, fiction, illustration, photography or graphic art.

What are you thankful for?

What are your hopes for 2021?

What are you angry, or confused, about?

What questions would you like 2021 to answer?

Perhaps you’d like to offer it some advice?

Your letter can take any form you like- it can be fictional or based on your own experiences, written from any perspective and can use prose or poetry. You can type or handwrite your letter and you are welcome to illustrate or decorate it.

Creative thinking is encouraged- you can interpret the challenge however you wish!

We will be publishing the zine in Spring 2021 to share the very best letters submitted to the project. Submitting a letter gives you the chance to be included, but does not guarantee that you will be published in the zine.

The closing date for submissions is 11:59pm on Sunday 7th March 2021.

The Zine

In Spring 2021, we will be publishing a short, full-colour publication (a zine) with a selection of the best letters from The Dear 2021 Project.

By submitting a letter to The Dear 2021 Project, you will have a chance to be included in The Dear 2021 Project zine.

See the full rules here.

How to Enter

To enter, read the full rules here, then download a consent form here.

You can send us your letter and consent form by email to

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The Dear 2021 Zine is a Write Sparks project.