Are you in love? In lust? In a complicated situationship that started because of a drunken and convenient New Year's Eve kiss, but now you're ready to take things to the next level by publicly declaring your adoration in the permanency of newsprint?

Good news, the Mercury's reader Valentines are back, and they're IN PRINT!

That's right, we're collecting all of your little love notes—150 characters max—and cramming them into our next print issue, which hits the streets on February 7! 

Only the first 2,000 entries are guaranteed to appear in the paper, and submissions must be received by 9 am on Friday, January 26 for possible inclusion. All entries—so long as they aren't mean or nonsense—will appear online.

💘 So what are you waiting for? Declare your love in the Mercury now! 💘

 (And while you're expressing your love, if you don't mind, can you help support the Mercury by making a $5 contribution so we can keep bringing you lots of news, events, and fun? No pressure, of course. But you DO love us, right?)

*Disclaimer: One per customer, please. Duplicates, mean-spirited valentines, and nonsensical gibberish will be rejected. No last names, please. Any accepted valentines submitted after the first 2,000 will appear in the paper if space is available. All acceptable valentines received will appear online. ☹️ Emojis will not be printed ☹️.