While researching literary agents for MEATFUL THINGS, I found this:
"At this time, we do not accept electronic submissions of any kind. Please send us the entire manuscript with a cover letter. Do not submit handwritten material. The manuscript should be on 8 1/2″ x 11″ white paper, double-spaced, with at least 1″ margins. Please use only one side of the page, number your pages consecutively, and put the title of your novel at the top of each page. Manuscripts should always be unbound. You are entitled to Media Mail rates for literary manuscripts—ask at your local post office.
Very important: Please type your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and manuscript word count in the upper right hand corner of the first page of your manuscript.
Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your submission, for our correspondence. Additionally, if you would like to be notified when your manuscript has been logged in, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard."
And this was online and yesterday. Seriously, who does this anymore? So I passed, and found a literary agent who grows carnivorous plants. A match for MEATFUL THINGS and its carnivorous compost pile! And so I queried, and should hear something back maybe mid to late December...