Dear Miss Snark,
When mailing requested material to an agent, should I put a label on the outside of the envelope indicating that it's something she requested?
Thanks for all your help.
Only if s/he tells you too.
Otherwise it's pointless.
I've stopped having people do this cause some sharp operators started putting "requested material" on things that weren't. Now I have numerical codes and I keep track of the things I really ask for and anyone who writes "requested" on stuff that isn't is an automatic rejection. I can't stand that crap.
I always mention something is requested, or discussed in a phone call, in the cover letters of stuff I send to editors. You should do that too.
I've had an actual client put "Requested material" on stuff he was sending. I finally mentioned that despite any evidence to the contrary I did know who he was and did open his mail first. We had a good laugh...I think.