October Pen Winner – Happy Halloween

Hi Everybody! ¬†Sorry I’m a couple days late making the scholarship announcements.

Halloween had me really busy this year. ¬†My kids wanted custom costumes from the movie Aliens. ¬†They can’t watch the movie yet, but the monsters are still cool.

Here we have a facehugger –



And here we have a Xenomorph –




So they were really happy with what they got though it was too hot to wear them for the entire night. ¬†ūüôā

So back to the scholarships and pen give-away.  This month we had 49 donations!  Thanks so much!  You all helped to raise $818.67 this month!  The scholarship fund is up to $2791.69.  Thank you all so much!

The winner of a $225 credit, picked with random.org, is #1 РMary G!  Congrats Mary!

Fundraising for November has started.  If you want a chance at a free custom pen all you have to do is buy some postcards, notebooks, make a small donation, or enter for free by sending a note to my PO BOX.  Read all the rules here.

Omas Arco Celluloid Thompson Auction- Hope For Haiti



This will be a Thompson, with two huge sterling bands on the barrel and a big sterling ring and clip on the cap. The pen will be auctioned off to the highest bidder with most of the money going to@hopeforhaitifl to help with relief efforts after #HurricaneMatthew hit Haiti. I’ll post more information later.


Any questions to shawn@newtonpens.com


Scholarship Fund Raising, Pens, Postcards and Notebooks

Hi Everybody! ¬†It’s time to announce a winner from last month’s drawing – and we had a busy month with 60 entries (that includes multiple entries, too).

We raised $645 with the sale of postcards and notebooks in September.  Thank you all so much!

Using random.org to pick a winner from all 60 entries last month, #44 wins! ¬†Congrats to Hazel L., who wins a $225 credit with free grind and shipping as thanks for participating and supporting the scholarships! ¬†I’ll send you an email soon.

If you haven’t seen yet we are now selling little pocket notebooks to raise money for the scholarships alongside the postcards.

You can look at all of those here-
Pocket Notebooks!
Buy Scholarship Postcards

All the money raised from sales and donations will go to high school kids to help pay for college – whether it’s books, tuition, groceries or gasoline.

If you want to know how it works the rules are here –

Please keep on sending in those donations and buying postcards and notebooks.  Every dollar counts!

As always, if you have any questions please ask – shawn@newtonpens.com


Pocket Books Are Here!

Hi Everybody,

The pocket notebooks are here!  I have 5 different styles available.  These are the top 5 designs you voted on last month.


The 1st place winner, Robots by Jamison O., is the smallest of the group at almost 3 1/2 x 5 1/5 inches and is filled with Tomoe River paper.  These were made for me by Curnow Bookbinding and Leatherwork.  Thanks Steve!


The other 4 are filled with HP laser paper and are 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.  These were made for me by a local printer, Bill Hall Printers.  Thanks!

And thanks so much to the artists who submitted the work that was voted on.  Vines by Miriam C., Dragon by Kelly D., Owl by Ged A., and Bottles and Nibs by Attila S.

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To purchase any of these books and help support the Newton Pens Scholarships and high school kids going into college, click here.


Scholarship update!

Hi everybody! ¬†It’s time to say thanks to everybody who contributed to the scholarship fund in August and give a pen away! ¬†August was a slow month – we raised $143 with 15 people contributing.

Using the magical random.org to pick a number, #1 was picked. ¬†Congrats to Bemjamin L! ¬†I’ll send you an email soon.

We have lots of great postcards to pick from, and every penny goes towards the scholarships.  Not only do you get great postcards, but you get the chance to win a custom pen, and the knowledge that every penny is going towards helping some deserving high school students with their college expenses.  If you’d like to be a volunteer to help read the essays this go round, please let me know and I’d be happy to add you to the list.

You can look at the current offering of postcards here.

We’ll be putting together notebooks pretty soon, too. ¬†Watch out for our announcement about that.

As always, if you have any questions about anything at all, please holler.  shawn@newtonpens.com


Pocket Notebook Cover Contest! Winners!

Hi everybody!  First thank you all so much for participating and voting in the notebook cover contest.  We had a lot of really great artwork submitted.

Voting is all done and the numbers have been, uhm, counted.¬† ūüôā

First place, and winner of a custom fountain pen – Jamison O. with Robots

Second place – Vines by Miriam C.


Third place – Owl by Ged A.


Fourth place – Dragon by Kelly D.


Fifth place – Nibs and Bottles by Attila S.


Thanks!!  Keep your eyes open for our new notebooks!

Scholarship Update and News

Hi Everybody!  End of the month and time to announce the winner of the drawing.

For the month of July we all raised $522.83 with 36 entries. ¬†Using Random.org number picker, Dehua L., #14! ¬†Congrats! ¬†I’ll send you an email to discuss what to do next.

So if you want to buy some cool postcards and help contribute to the scholarships, it’s time! ¬†ūüôā ¬†Just pop on over to the postcards page –¬†Postcard Sale and Donations¬†– and buy some postcards! ¬†If you want to enter for free, or learn about the scholarships, then please read over this page –¬†https://newtonpens.com/newton-pens-scholarships/.

And something a little new and very exciting; somebody started a GoFundMe for the scholarship!  Shortly after the GoFundMe was put up a local magazine, The Springs, contacted me for an interview to talk about the scholarships!  Such an exciting month!

So let me see if I covered everything: money raised, winner, postcards, GoFundMe, new things, oh yeah!

Don’t forget about the pocket notebook cover contest! ¬†The deadline is August 15th for art submissions. ¬†Size is 3.5×5.5″ and needs to be black and white. ¬†It can be anything you want, but needs to have Newton Pens Scholarships written on it somewhere, somehow. ¬†It can be small, large, hidden, bold, whatever. ¬†After the art is all submitted I’ll put up a survey monkey thing so we can vote on our favorite art. ¬†I’m going to have 2 styles using Tomoe River and 28# white. ¬†Hopefully the response will be positive.

I’ve only gotten a few submissions so far. ¬†Art with the most votes wins a pen. ¬†Second place will win something else. ¬†Maybe a nice bottle of ink or a Lamy Safari or something like that.

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Please holler if you have any questions about anything at all.