Dear Magpie 2022

Submissions for Dear Magpie 2022 have now closed. Check back in April for updates about Dear Magpie 2023.

Ever wanted to write a letter into Sam Enfield, sunshiny host of Spirit Box Radio? Dear Magpie 2022: Yuletide Spookies could be your chance! Simply write a letter of up to 200o words in length addressed to Sam Enfield of Spirit Box Radio host fame. Letters should be addressed to Sam, opening with ‘Dear Sam’ or equivalent, and should sign off with the name of whoever the letter is intended to be from. You can sign off with your own name or a fictional name, but entries should not be written as coming from an existing canon show character.

Dear Magpie 2022 is not a competition, it’s a chance to have your work featured in a special Spirit Box Radio EAK (or several EAKs depending on how many submissions are received!

Important Stuff

  • You will still hold the copyright to your letter once it is submitted – there are no restrictions on where you post it or share it
  • By submitting your letter here we assume you will be happy with it being published under a Creative Commons Share-Alike Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International License
  • You don’t have to do anything for that license to be applied to your work, and where it appears on our website it will be displayed with proper attribution to you

Entries may undergo light editing for spelling errors before being read and/or posted but otherwise we won’t be making any changes; what you send to Sam is what they will receive!

You can of course post your work elsewhere, such as on AO3 or anywhere else you might like to host your work. If you don’t want Sam to read your letter on-air, there will be a way to let us know. In the event that we receive more letters than we can read out, there is a chance yours won’t be read aloud on the show. Don’t worry, though! All of the letters will appear here on the Hanging Sloth Studios website in the run up to the release of Spirit Box Radio Season Two (again, you are more than welcome to opt out of this if you wish!).

General Rules

  • All entries must be submitted by 23:59 GMT on Wednesday 30th November 2022
  • Please provide a list of any necessary content warnings to the best of your ability
  • Be respectful and mindful of others
  • Entries must not contain any explicitly lewd content
  • Entries must be submitted using the form below
  • Entries should be no more than 2000 words long
  • Entries should be in English
  • Letters should be addressed to Sam from you, a psuedonym, or an original character, not from any existing show character
  • Use of slurs or hate speech of any kind will result in automatic rejection of your letter


  • If your entry seems to contain very personal information (unless it’s very vague) we won’t post it or read it out in the show, even if you tell us we can
  • If your entry doesn’t comply with the rules, we won’t post it
  • It may not be possible to read all submissions on the show.