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The Hoxton Street Monster Postal Service

Ghoulishly good fun.

In caves and cupboards the world over, there are monsters – monsters who are curious about humans and would love to hear from them. Meanwhile, there are many young people who’d love to write to them.

Together with a group of excellent writers, I helped the Ministry of Stories launch the Hoxton Street Monster Supplies Postal Service. For a small fee, humans of all ages can write to a monster and receive a personal reply, with all proceeds going toward the Ministry’s creative writing workshops.

We created six monster personas, plus guidelines and a training workshop that enabled an army of volunteers to write on the monsters’ behalf. You can discover the joy of monster letter writing yourself at Hoxton Street Monster Supplies.

With special thanks to fellow writers Sarah Farley, Sam Pollen and Mike Reed, and Alistair Hall for support with design and photography.

This project has been shortlisted for the Creativepool Annual 2019, a digital and print collection of the best creative work from across branding and design. It’s a big honour, and we’ve been nominated for the People’s Choice award as well. To win, we need your vote! If you love it, please take a minute to vote here.