Writing to Writers
hedberg at vermontel.net
Fri Feb 18 14:01:31 EST 2000
I would think it would depend how much your letter was a professional
activity vs a fan activity. For the latter, it would be seen as polite but
not necessary to enclose an SASE, I think. Whereas with the former it would
be a little odd. But that's just me.
Also it would depend on how much the letter is asking the author for
something, and how much it's offering something (i.e. a letter saying, "I
just wanted you to know your book saved me from death at the hands of a
komodo dragon," doesn't need an SASE, but one saying, "could you please send
me a locket of your afghan hound's hair," definitely would.).
Hope that helps.
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>From: alexandra.bolintineanu at utoronto.ca
>I was planning to write to some of my favourite writers, and I was
>wondering about a small point of etiquette. I heard somewhere that you're
>supposed to include a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope if you expect that
>writer to actually answer you. From a purely economical point of view it
>makes sense, but it could also appear a little indelicate... so I'm just
>wondering what people did.
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