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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.


  • 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.
  • TIP: If you're sending a physical letter, handwrite it and use nice stationery.
  • 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.
  • TIP: If you want an autographed picture, include a self-addressed stamped envelope, preferably 8 inches by 10 inches.
  • 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.
  • FACT: Did you know? The United States Post Office processes on average 667 million pieces of mail a day.

You Will Need

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

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