Because I’m a dork, I had the chance to actually send out a query via mail. A lot of agents don’t accept hard copies anymore and instead automatically recycle them. When I came across a chance to mail it in, I jumped on it. Nothing feels real when you send it by email; you click a button and it’s gone, sent off into the tech-o-sphere. When you send it by mail, you’re printing things out, checking a thousand times to make sure it’s ordered neatly, writing out the addresses in your best handwriting and placing your stamps on the envelope (thanks for the stamps, Mom). Doing it this way just feels more real and way more exciting. Palpable. Too bad that rejection letter will feel just as palpable. But, hey, you never know.