You’d be surprised at how many times we transpose a letter, miss a digit or write down the wrong code or district. Addresses are complicated and it’s important we get them right.

If you’ve signed up and are already in the incowrimo-2019 address book  and find there’s an error in your published address   ..or maybe you just moved  ..this is the place to easily fix it. Fill in the correct or updated information and we can happily do something about it.

If you want to participate in this years event, you can write to anyone on this years list or someone you already know.

Just keep in mind that when it comes to format. We’ve taken great pains to insure your address meets international postal standards so mail can reach you accurately and quickly from anywhere in the world.

 

 

 



17 Comments

  1. SARAH ADCOCK says:

    Really looking forward to February

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  2. I hope I’m not too late to correct format of my address. For some reason my building address appears as:
    1002-345 W FULLERTON PARKWAY When it should appear as:
    345 W FULLERTON PKWY APT 1002
    I submitted the form for correction only today, January 19.
    Fingers crossed that it gets updated. Thank you for managing this.
    Madeline Slovenz
    Chicago, IL

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  3. You’re right, we stand corrected and are working on it….

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  4. Postcode change to 7310 – Thanks -Looking forward to an exiting Feb -Happy Writing everyone

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  5. Got it – thanks :)

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  6. Jenn says:

    Hiya! I submitted a correction. It looks like my box number is showing on top of the street address. It should read like this:

    2323 clear lake city blvd
    Ste 180-224

    Thank ya in advance for all the work you have done for us all!

    Jenn Lost And Found

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  7. Stompee Pendleton says:

    I’m in the list twice. I’m afraid if I fill out a form, I’ll be in there a 3rd time. I’m listed as Angela Pendleton and as Stompee Pendleton. Can you just take out Angela Pendleton?

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  8. Thanks Jenn, we’re continually working hard to deal with the various ways addresses are submitted. Mostly getting them to adhere to both National and International standards. It’s a pretty complex and daunting task given the number of countries, standards, and languages we’re dealing with. This is the first year we have focused on American Addresses and are smack in the middle of cleaning them up. As for your address, the USPS Publication 28 – Postal Addressing Standards / Section 213 “Secondary Address Unit Designators” is pretty specific in section 213.3 “Alternate Location”

    “Unit designator above the delivery address line.”

    “If all Delivery Address Line information cannot be continued in the Delivery Address Line above the city, state, and ZIP Code, place secondary address information on the line immediately above the Delivery Address Line.”

    It’s not that we are prigs about the standards, the USPS handles over 5,000 pieces of mail per SECOND and everything that we can do to make limit the errors and get the mail to you as quickly and accurately as possible is important. Thanks for your understanding we appreciate the comments and questions :)

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  9. Done. As you might understand, we often have had partners at the same address both register and can’t just assume that one of them doesn’t count. Thanks for letting us know,we’re happy to have it cleared up

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  10. Jo Bracci says:

    Greetings from the UK! I notice that none of the UK addresses in the Address Book contain the County (State). Mine for example should show ‘Essex’ after ‘Hockley’ (my town) and despite correcting my address details, it still doesn’t appear? Just thought I’d mention it.

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  11. Aileen Chai says:

    Sorry, I missed out one line of my address and only realized that immediately after I had submitted it. I’ve submitted the correction already :) Thank you.

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  12. Hi there Jo, good point. According to the Royal Mail technical bulletin on addressing standards, 2nd of January 2018:

    “In order for Royal Mail to process and deliver to expected time frames …you must include;
    • 1 premise element
    • 1 thoroughfare element
    • 1 locality element
    • the postcode as a minimum

    Premise elements:
    Organisation
    Sub-building
    Building name
    Building number

    Thoroughfare elements:
    Dependent thoroughfare
    Thoroughfare

    Locality elements:
    Double dependent locality
    Dependent locality
    Post Town

    Postcode: Postcode
    …………………………………………………………………
    Address layout:
    – each address element must be on a separate line of the address with the
    postcode included as the last line of the address The only exception to
    this is outlined in section three, Locality elements

    – the county, although not required, may be included as the penultimate
    line of the address ”

    The key point in meeting addressing standards is to reduce the chance of error (in high speed optical character recognition) in order to ensure timely and accurate delivery. Each time a character is introduced that is non-essential, the chance of error does increase. For this reason we have chosen not to include the county designation as part of the addresses. The postal code and dependant locality eliminate the necessity of it appearing. Hope this helps explain why they are not there.

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  13. Hi Aileen, it arrived just fine and will be added to your address :)

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  14. Jenn says:

    Whoops! Sorry about that! Thanks for all you have done to put this together. I learned something new today! 😊😊

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  15. No problem, just trying to be helpful :)

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  16. ltpatridge says:

    Hello! I’d love to participate, but I am uncomfortable having a publicly listed address. Is it okay if I just send different people letters? They can write me back or not, as it seems best to them —

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  17. Did you know that Nora Roberts wrote over 100 books as J.D. Robb? Barbara Vine is really Ruth Rendell and Dean Koontz has written as Aaron Wolfe – Anthony North – Brian Coffey – David Axton – John Hill – K.R,Dwyer – Leigh Nichols – Owen West and Richard Page? Having a ‘Pen name’ has a long tradition and there are many sites devoted to how to choose one and why you might want to. That being said ..we’re not here to twist your arm but in case you hadn’t thought of it, just to remind you pen-names or using a PO Box are often good solutions. Your proposal to write fits the bill in sending out 28 missives to brighten somebody’s day during the month of February. Hope this helps :)

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