For gosh sakes-- if you're going to attempt to sell ANYTHING, you should AT LEAST read a TINY BIT about the proper way to SUBMIT what you write. You should attempt to learn a TINY BIT about THE VERY BASICS of submitting to editors and getting published, Mark.
"FOLD AND SEND?" Are you kidding? You're going to FOLD THE PAGES before sending it to an editor?
All roughness and in-your-face criticism aside, Mark, you don't EVER want to FOLD anything you send. You send it to the editor in a BUSINESS ENVELOPE, so as to NOT have to fold it. Search Google and read any one of THOUSANDS of articles out there on the web on the very basics of submitting to editors. They give you every detail, including the margins you should use, stuff like that.
And please keep and eye out (in the next few weeks) for my upcoming book on this website and Booklocker.com, "10 Golden Rules of Freelance Writing and How I Broke them (How to Break the Rules and Make It as a Freelance Writer)." I've been doing this since 1987-- long before we were ever using email, and before Windows was here.
It's a business, Mark. Treat it as such. Also: Don't listen to people who tell you never to write for newspapers, or to never, EVER write for "no pay." That's the kind of negative advice (though generally true) that can put off fledgling writers. SOMETIMES it's okay to write for little or no pay, depending on WHAT YOU GET OUT OF IT! Is there an upside? Are you only going to do it once, THEN get paid later? That kind of stuff is covered in my upcoming book. For example, I wrote a bungee-jumping story for a local, tiny newspaper very near my home town featuring a local Bungee center. No pay-- but I got SIX free jumps out of the deal, worth $65 each!! Saved me $390 on the adrenaline rush of a lifetime and a helluva great afternoon! Also, I once wrote a long feature for a newspaper I was working for as Regional Advertising Director, before I was really a writer, and did it for "no pay," technically, but the buddy of mine who's rock band I wrote about got a whole bunch of great free publicity in the New York tri-state area, I got a BEAUTIFUL "clip" of a two-page spread in a "major" Music Weekly, and I also got a lifetime's worth of love and appreciation from my buddy and his pals in the band-- and a HUGE hug from my good friend's appreciative Italian Mom.
Hmmm." Never write for no pay?" I don't think so. Sometimes it's okay, though it's a bad habit. Do it to get clips, to help friends, to satisfy personal desires-- stuff like that.
Then never do it again until there's another benefit in it for you.