sh*t, sh*t, sh*t. Yes, the airmail rates are going up. And I just had someone send me 50 bucks worth of 8o cent stamps from USA. This is SO annoying. Miss Snark, will agents who don't take email queries ANSWER via email instead of an SASE?
It's possible. I do it sometimes myself, and you know how I loathe e-queries. If I'm interested in something from overseas, I ask for it all on email just cause the package is so expensive to send if you don't want it in the hold of a ship for three months.
You might also look for agents who take e-queries.