So now with WordHustler, you upload your story (they now take Word.docs and convert them to PDF files for you), you choose a market from their market list, compose a cover letter (which they address to chosen market), they print it all up, stuff it into a manila envelope with thermal printed labels (I do my envelopes in longhand) along with a standard #10 SASE also printed with your address and the return address of the market, and they mail it for you. For a manuscript up to 20 pages it's $5.99. Here's their price list:
All of our prices include tracking, postage, and free SASEs!
Under 4 pages (Query Letters, poetry submissions) $.99 10 pages (Articles, essays) $3.99 20 pages (short stories, partial mss, articles, essays) $5.99 30 pages (short stories, partial mss, articles, short screenplays): $6.99 50 pages (short stories, partial mss, articles, short screenplays): $8.99 Over 50 pages (Screenplays, Manuscripts, Novels, Non-Fiction Books) $0.10/page
If you want to include a receipt/reply postcard, it's an additional $1.29 (or so). If you're traveling the world you can use their Virtual Office and have the SASE's returned to them, and they'll update your profile online so you can see you've been rejected by AQR while sipping chai in Mumbai.
You get a free submission when you sign up. I did it. I sent a story to Black Warrior Review. Pretty cool. And since it was free, I included a receipt postcard, postage paid and self-addressed. If it works like it's supposed to a black warrior will drop that postcard into a postal out-box, and I will know BW got my story.
As an aside, snail-mail/SASE submissions give that mailman-anticipation-buzz. Now that I mainly submit online and have no outstanding SASEs, I have lackluster interest in what comes in the snailmail box. It's kind of fun to anticipate mail, even if the presence of one of your SASEs is rarely anything good.
Anyhoo, now all I have to do is hurry up and wait. I'll update the experience.