If you can't discover their address—which should be the case—send it to them c/o (care of) their agency, which should have a listing online. Hopefully, the letter will be forwarded to them at home by their agent. If not, they can contact you through your agency or directly.
Fan letters are usually read by someone within the company who might be able to give advice or help with any questions you may have. They also let people know that you're active on the scene and want to start building relationships with other artists for future collaborations or projects.
It's always good practice to include a handwritten note with your fan letter. This shows that you took the time to write them a personal message and helps make sure it gets noticed over one of those computer-generated ones from a form site. Of course, you should only use real handwriting; typing letters out by hand looks unprofessional.
It's okay to send several letters to different companies or individuals. Just make sure that you write each one separately so they don't appear to come from one person. Some agencies may get complaints if they seem like they're all coming from one address so keep this in mind when sending off multiple letters.
Some artists receive hundreds if not thousands of letters per year.
If you want your letter to go to a specific individual, just write "ATTENTION ________" to the right of the address, and we'll make sure the proper person gets it. Don't worry if no one is listed on the envelope; your letter will be read and forwarded to the proper person.
All letters go through us first, so there's no need to send cash or merchandise. We're not responsible for any letters that are lost or damaged while in our possession.
Also, please do not send bookmarks. They are taken off of books and sent to other people because they are unable to read them themselves due to lack of interest or illness. If you send a bookmark, they will only send more books and bills back to you.
Books can only be sent to US addresses. Sorry, Canada and overseas fans.
We receive hundreds of letters every week, but we only have time to reply to those who work with us in some way. If you don't get a response after a few months, give up hope.
To locate the person's address, go to their website. The individual may have a particular address where fans may send fan letters. If you are unable to locate a precise address for the individual, you may be able to locate the address of their manager, agent, or publisher. These parties may have more specific information about where to send messages.
If you want to write more than one letter to the same person, it is best to give them your own separate address for each letter. This way, they will not receive multiple copies of your message.
Do not use business or official addresses as these may be treated as spam and result in your email being deleted without being read.
Do not use full names or references to other people within your message - this is also considered spam and will likely not get through to the intended recipient.
It is recommended that you print your letter before sending it so that you can include any personal details that you think might help identify you if they go missing.
Some individuals may not want anyone else to know what you say in your letter. If this is the case, it is important to respect their wishes and not tell others how you feel about them.
Many celebrities and athletes have websites where they list all their contacts and social security numbers are available.
In the centre of the front of the envelope, write the recipient's address. Include the name, apartment or house number, street name, city, state or province, and zip or postal code of the receiver. If you know it, enter the nine- or eleven-digit zip code. If you want, you can use the state's two-letter postal code.
On the back of the envelope, write your own address. Use a pen that can be re-used for other letters. This is important because we don't want different people writing their address in another letter sent to this same address.
Now you're ready to start sending letters!
Letters are an excellent way to keep in touch with friends and family who live far away. They are also useful for sending valuable gifts such as defibrillators to hospitals, or oxygen tanks to low-income families. Letters aren't just for people though; they can also be used by businesses to communicate important information like sales promotions or project updates.
People have been sending letters since the 14th century. At first, letters were written on paper with a pen or pencil but now they are usually typed on a computer keyboard. Some countries require that letters be postmarked within certain time periods (usually two weeks for letters under 1 oz) to ensure that they reach their destinations.