Evidently they don't feel they've done this to us enough in the past ten years, so the United States Post Office is raising the price of postage again.
The rate increase is only a penny and won't go into effect until May. Still, writers should keep this in mind — particularly if you query or send submissions via snail mail. Be sure to either use the Forever stamp on SASEs, or use enough postage in case the editor sends it back after May 12th.
If you're like me, you might also want to stock up on Forever stamps in the meantime, which will apparently continue to sell at the current price until the rate change takes place.