A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
– Ring Lardner
This quote was on my Google homepage and I just had to post it. Oh and just so you didn’t know, in the US of A the Forever Stamp is now on sale for $0.41 per stamp. Buying this stamp is supposed to help guard against future rate increases as it good for, well, forever. Even if the price of stamps increases, as it going to on May 14 (yay!), you can still use the stamp without worrying about paying the difference.
So of course I suggest that every writer rush down to the post office right now and buy a lifetime supply of these stamps. So when your manuscript gets rejected and the editor sends back a scathing letter insulting you, your writing and your dog, you can at least feel good about the fact that you saved some money 🙂