It's been over three months since I mailed a submissions packet — three picture book manuscripts, and two printed books (art samples) — to one of my dream agents. I did hear back from them once, through email. But now it's been awhile.
Problem is, postage rates have increased since I mailed the submission. I don't think my SASE had enough postage. They've probably returned my submission, but because I used their address as the return address, my package was likely returned to them undelivered. And now sitting in another slush pile to be rediscovered eight weeks from now.
Calling an agent is against the rules, so who knows when and what will happen with my submission.