Always include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with your submission.

  • ADVICE. You likely don't need to have all your work returned.  In this time of computers and printers, and not altogether delicate postal handling, you will probably want to print out or photocopy fresh manuscripts each time you submit.  You still must send along a SASE, however, for a response, but it need only be a regular first class envelope or a postcard.  Some people do not affix their stamps to the envelope, paper-clipping them on instead.  In this way, if the publisher notifies you by email or telephone or the like, the stamps can go to some other use.  Whatever you do, be very clear in your instructions as to what you want the editor to do when returning your work.