How to Write a Fan Letter

Is there a musician, athlete, or writer you admire? These steps will help you to write them a fan letter.

You will need

  • A computer with internet access
  • Paper
  • A pen
  • An envelope
  • Stamps
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope (optional)

Step 1 Find an address Search the internet for a postal or e-mail address for the person’s management company, agent, publisher, fan club, or record label. Some celebrities have their own web site.

Step 2 Begin your letter Start your letter by honestly identifying yourself so the person gets a sense of who you are.

Step 3 Keep it simple Compliment the person on their work or a specific thing they did. Keep it short and respectful.

Step 4 Conclude End the letter with a question or a request for a return letter. Include your address if you want a response.

Step 5 Mail your letter Write the address on the envelope, add a stamp, and send it off.

Step 6 Be patient Wait patiently – depending on how busy the person is, it can take three to four months for a response.