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must be accompanied by a sealed envelope tween February 1 and March 1, 1919. Particulars in

August WRITER. containing the pen-name and real name, col

Prizes amounting to $280 offered by the American lege and permanent address, and postage for

School Peace League for essays submitted before return of manuscript. No mark of identifi

March 1, 1919, by normal and high school seniors, cation may be placed on the envelopes. The discussing the principles of a League of Nations.

Particulars in November WRITER. short stories will be judged by Ellis Parker

Prizes of $100, $50, $25, and $25 offered by the Butler, Irving N. Brant and Professor

League for Permanent Peace for essays on the sub. Samuel Dirieux ; and the poems will be ject, “A Law-Governed World,” submitted before judged by Witter Bynner, William Stanley April 1, 1919, by students of women's colleges in Braithwaite, and Forrest Spaulding. An

Massachusetts. Particulars in October WRITER.

Three prizes of $500 each offered by the Lyric nouncements of the prize awards will be

Society (New York ) for the best books of poetry made, if possible, before the college com- submitted before April 1, 1919. Particulars in Janmencement season in June, 1919. All manu- uary WRITER.

Prize of $100 offered by the Engineering Company scripts must be mailed to the president of the

of America (New York) for the best story conclub, Mrs. Alice C. Weitz, 403 Forty-second

taining all the different words used by President street, Des Moines, Iowa, on or before April

Wilson, as given in the “ Victory White House 15, 1919.

Vocabulary.” Particulars in January WRITER.

Prizes offered by Poetry (Chicago ) for the best The Committee which is to consider the

work printed in the magazine during the year Oc. letters submitted in response to the offer made tober, 1918 September, 1919. Particulars in De

cember WRITER. by A. Stone through the Robert J. Shores

Prizes offered by American Ambition (Philadel. Corporation (New York ) of two prizes of

phia ) in comedy-drama, short story, song, and other twenty-five dollars each, for the best letter in favor of submitting manuscripts everywhere Monthly prizes offered by the Photo-Era ( Boston ) at one time and the best letter against the

for photographs, in an advanced competition and a

beginner's competition. practice, has decided to extend the time of

Weekly prizes offered by the Boston Post for closing the competition to May 1, 1919. Mr. original short stories by women, published each day. Stone says : “We have some interesting le!- Particulars in January WRITER.

Prizes of dollars and dollar offered ters and strong arguments, written mostly for

monthly by Wohelo (New York ) for stories, short the general good of writers who have not ar

poems, and essays on subjects suggested by the edi. rived at the stage where they have a greater tor, written by Camp Fire girls. Particulars in No. demand for their work than they can supply.

vember WRITER. We wish that more could be interested, so

WRITERS OF THE DAY. that a fuller expression may be had, and especially from those who have progressed be

Louise Kennedy Mabie, whose story, “Miss yond the formative stage. So far, the puh

Gilsey Head Waitress," appeared in the lishers appear to be sitting tight, apparently January number of the American Magazine, secure in the position they have enjoyed from

and who has a story, “The Jumping-Off time immemorial, but it may be they have not

Place,” with the same heroine, in Munsey's heard of the contest. We shall be pleased 10

for February, was born in Cleveland, but has hear from them.”

lived all her life in and about New York.

She comes of a literary family, her father, Mrs. Carrie Jacobs Bond is the winner in

James H. Kennedy, being an editor and the the contest to supply a musical setting

author of several historical books and presWilliam Mill Butler's poem, “Democracy."

ent-day fiction. Mrs. Mabie has written two Prize offers still open :

novels, “ The Wings of Pride,” published by

Harper & Brothers in 1913, and “The Lights Prize of $20,000 offered by the National Institute for Moral Instruction (Washington, D. C.) for the Are Bright," brought out by the same pubbest method of character education in the public lishers the following year. She has had schools. Contest closes February 22, 1919. Particu

short stories in Harper's Magazine, the Ladies lars in May WRITER.

Home Journal, and the American Magazine, Prize of $5,000 offered by the National Federation of Music Clubs, for the best oratorio submitted be- and several in Munsey's Magazine. Her



present intention is to keep on writing short stories for five years, and then to try another book.

parents came from literary Indiana. He has had poems in Scribner's Magazine, the Smart Set, Lippincott's ( defunci ), the American Magazine, the Youth's Companion, the Woman's Home Companion, the Delineator, the Independent, Poetry, Collier's Weekly, and other magazines. Mr. Starbuck, who is a lawyer, says that about the inns of court in Florida they tell the story of an old-time practitioner who, when asked his occupation, used to reply that he practised law for fun, but that he made his living by hunting. Mr. Starbuck says he makes his living by practising law, and writes for amusement. He has been writing for fifteen or sixteen years, and during the last eight years has had many poems accepted and printed. He hopes some day to have a book published.

Dorothy Mills, or Dorothy Culver Mills, to be exact, whose story, “Something Different,” was published in the January Delineator, also has a story, “Getting Acquainted," in Everybody's Magazine for February. Miss Mills is a graduate of Wellesley College, and spent several years on the editorial staff of the Ladies' Home Journal, where she read manuscripts, wrote a number of editoriais and special fiction articles, and conducted a department for girls, called "As We Go Marching On." Since then, with the exception of a few brief and profitable excursions into other fields of work, she has been at her home in Philadelphia, doing some publicity work, and slowly bringing her first efforts at short stories to a technical point where they will sell. Her first fiction sketch was sold to Every Week last spring. It was called “Wristers," and was, in a sense, a preface to the story, "Getting Acquainted," in Everybody's for February. * Something Different,” in the January Delineator, was her first sale of a full-length short story, but she has also sold stories to Smith's Magazine and Today's Housewife. “My Day in Court," in the February Ladies' Home Journal, is a fiction article, based on the handling of women in the typical criminal court.


[Readers who send to the publishers of the period. icals indexed for copies of the periodicals containing the articles mentioned in the following reference list will confer a favor if they will mention THE WRITER.)

Edith Ballinger Price, whose serial, “ Blue Magic,” is now running in St. Nicholas, is a granddaughter of the late William T. Richards, the noted marine painter, and lives in Newport, R. I. Miss Price is by inclination and training an illustrator and portrait-painter, and she illustrates her own stories. She studied art in Boston and New York, and has only recently taken up writing professionally. She has had stories and verse published in the Century, St. Nicholas, the Touchstone, and Contemporary Verse.

EDMOND ROSTAND. With portrait. American Review of Reviews for February.

GOOD AND BAD NEWSPAPER METHODS. Fred Ayres. Nebraska Printer for December.

THE PROBLEM OF Modern POETRY. Ludwig Lewisohm. Bookman for January,


JOHN MASEFIELD IN YONKERS. Louise Townsend Nicholl. Bookman for January.

The AMAZING STORY OF THE GOVERNMENT PRINT. ING OFFICE. II. Henry Litchfield West. Book. man for January.

FRENCH WAR SLANG. J. F. McClure. Bookman for January

THE CHILD IN THE WORLD. National Interpretations of Juvenile Literature. II. Italy, Alfonso Arbib-Costa ; Ireland, Padriac Colum. Bookman for January.

YOUR NEWSPAPERS AND OURS. Maria Moravsky. Bookman for January.

PITFALLS AND PERILS OF THE LITERARY PRODIGY (Dora Marsden's Discussion of Rebecca West ). Current Opinion for January.


FREMONT Older's ExpoSÉ OF NEWSPAPER ETHICS. With portrait. Current Opinion for January.


LITERARY PROGENITORS OF BOLSHEVIST Russia. With portrait of Leo Tolstoy. Current Opinion for January

Victor Starbuck, who wrote the poem, “The Little Houses,” in the February Century, says that by birth and education he is a “Cracker," having been born at Chuluota, " which is a wide place in the road." – Florida, and brought up at Orlando, although his

ON LETTER WRITING, Henry Dwight Sedgwick. Yale Review for January.

THE STORY OF “ THE MARSEILLAISE." illustrated. Katherine Dunlap Cather. St. Nicholas for January.

“ Titus ANDRONICUS" AND SHAKSPERE. Tucker Brooke. Modern Language Notes for January.

THE SOCIAL SATIRES OF THOMAS LOVE PEACOCK. II. John W. Draper. Modern Language Notes for January.

SHAKSPERE STUDIES. III. Albert H. Tolman. Modern Language Notes for January.

FIVE YEARS OF ITALIAN POETRY. Emanuel Carnevali. Poetry for January.

Is Great LITERATURE INTELLIGIBLE ? Harry T. Baker. North American Review for January.

WALTER HINES Page. Bookseller, Newsdealer, and Stationer for January 1.

Rev. DR. J. WILBUR CHAPMAN. Bookseller, News.' dealer, and Stationer for January 1.

THEODORE Roosevelt. Bookseller, Newsdealer, and Stationer for January 15.

SIR JAMES BARRIE's “ Dear BRUTUS." Illustrated. Montrose J. Moses. Bellman for January 4.

AN ANGLO-AMERICAN Poer (Lady Speyer ). With portrait. Dorothea Lawrence Mann. Bellman for January 4.

“MODERN AMERICAN WRITERS." Bellman for January 18.

BAIRNSFATHER's “The BETTER 'OLE." Illustrated. Montrose J. Moses. Bellman for January 18.

MR. ROOSEVELT AS A Letter-WRITER. Joseph B. Gilder. Bellman for January 25.


THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Literary Digest for January 25.

MR. ROOSEVELT IN LITERATURE, Literary Digest for January 25.

The Power of WORDS. Reprinted from the Journal of the American Medical Association in the Literary Digest for January 25.

Edward J. O'Brien, whose fourth shortstory year-book, “The Best Short Stories of 1918," has just been published by Small, Maynard, & Co., has sailed for England, and expects to live for the next year at Oxford.

Professor Wilbur L. Cross's monumental biography of Henry Fielding is published by the Yale University Press in three volumes under the title, “ The Story of Henry Fielding."

Theodore Roosevelt, nearly a year ago, made Joseph Bucklin Bishop his literary executor and assigned to him the exclusive use of all his personal and official correspondence for editing and publication and for use in preparing an authorized history of his life and public services. Charles Scribner's Song will be the publishers.

Lawrence F. Abbott, of the Outlook, is writing “ Impressions of Theodore Roosevelt,” to be published by Doubleday, Page, & Co.

The autobiography of Ella Wheeler Wilcox is published by the George H. Doran Company under the title, “The World and I."

“ The Atlantic Monthly and Its Makers," by M. A. De Wolf Howe ( Atlantic Monthly Press ), gives the history of the magazine and tells of the men who have made it.

“The Early Years of the Saturday Club : 1855-1870," by Edward Waldo Emerson ( Houghton Mifflin Company ), gives reminiscences of famous members of the club since its founding in 1855 by Emerson, Lowell, Agassiz, Motley, and others.

The Letters of Washington Irving and Henry Brevoort,” edited by George S. Heilman, are published in two volumes by G. P. Putnam's Sons.

" Arthur Machen : A Novelist of Ecstasy and Sin,” by Vincent Starrett, is the title of a small volume published by Walter M. Hill, Chicago.

“ The Novels of Ferdinand Fabre," by Ray T. Bowen (Richard G. Badger ), is a critical review of the work of the French realist, whose biography is given in an introduction.

" Robert Burns," by Edward Winslow Gilliam, is published by the Cornhill Company, Boston.

NEWS AND NOTES. A four-days' celebration in New York, from February 19 to February 22, inclusive, of the one-hundredth anniversary, February 22, of the birth of James Russell Lowell has been arranged by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Invitations have been sent to leading men of letters in the United States and Canada, and also to Viscount Bryce, Robert Bridges, Rudyard Kipling, Augustine Birrell, Sir James M. Barrie, Sir Conan Doyle, Gilbert Chesterton, Dr. Gilbert Murray, Sir Walter Raleigh, John Galsworthy, Sir Arthur Quiller Couch, Edmund Gosse, Alfred Noyes, and other English authors. The literary exercises at the Ritz-Carlton Saturday morning, February 22, will be open to the public.

Moffat, Yard, & Company are now at jt Mrs. L. M. Montgomery Macdonald, of Union Square, West, New York.

Leaksdale, Ontario, author of "Anne of The will of Robert J. Collier, head of ?. Green Gables," has brought a bill in equity F. Collier & Sons, publishers of Collier's against the Page Company of Boston, askinz Weekly and of other publications, made no for an accounting of royalties. April 22, provision for his wife, on the ground that 1907, Mrs. Macdonald, who was then Miss her father had provided for her amply, and Montgomery, sold her book to the L. C. Page left property valued at more than $5,000,000 Company, Incorporated, and was to receive to Payne Whitney, Finley Peter Dunne, and a royalty of ten per cent. on the wholesale Francis P. Garland, who have had charge of price of each book sold. In 1914 the comMr. Collier's business since 1914, as residuary pany conveyed all its assets to the Page Comlegatees. These three, together with George pany, which she alleges was without considerG. Kennedy and Frank H. Rice, who have ation and in fraud of her rights. The plainbeen associated in the business for many tiff also says that the Page Company sold a. years, and to whom bequests were made, have right to Grosset & Dunlap to get out a 50now renounced their right to act as execu

cent edition of the book, and that on the tors and take the property, leaving Mrs. Col- 150,000 copies thus sold she has received only lier to apply for administration papers, which two cents a volume. She says that the Page she has done. In notifying Mrs. Collier of Company has rendered a rough accounting, their action, the three friends of Mr. Collier but never an accurate one. say : “We believe that we understand and

Herman Scheffauer, who was born in San appreciate Mr. Collier's motives in making Francisco, of German parents, and is now in this will. He was intensely interested in Berlin, has been indicted in New York on a perpetuating the paper which he had built and

charge of treason. the publishing business which he had in

Dr. Rossiter Worthington Raymond died in herited from his father. We all remember

Brooklyn, N. Y., December 31, aged seventythe serious illness in 1914 which culminated

eight. in the stroke which he suffered in September

David Lubin died in Rome January 1, aged of that year, and his great anxiety that his

sixty-nine. business should be carried on without reference to his personal affairs or his personal

Mrs. Eliza Osborn Putnam Heaton died in participation, and it was this that led him to

Brooklyn, N. Y., January 2, aged sixty years. entrust the business to a committee of his Theodore Roosevelt died at Oyster Bay, friends in order to enable it to be carried on Long Island, January 6, aged sixty years. for him. This trust is still in existence. We Etienne Victor Lamy, permanent secretary have no doubt that in making the will in che of the French Academy, died in Paris Janform in which we find it he intended to cre

uary 8, aged seventy-three. ate a similar trust for those properties, bur

Roswell Martin Field died at Morristown, if conditions existed at the time which made

V. J., January 10, aged sixty-seven. such a will advisable, we think they no longer

Dr. Horace Fletcher died in Copenhagen exist."

January 13, aged sixty-nine. The indictments against Max Eastman and

Benjamin Paul Blood died at Amsterdam, his associates on the Masses, charged with

N. Y., January 15, aged eighty-six. violation of the espionage act, have been dismissed. The other persons thus rendered

Herman Whitaker died in New York Janimmune from prosecution on the indictments

uary 20, aged fifty-two. are Floyd Dell, C. Merrill Rogers, Jr., John Frederick A. Duneka, general manager of Reed, a magazine writer, and Arthur Young, Harper & Brothers, who is credited with cartoonist. Henry J. Glintenkamp, another having recognized the merit of many manuMasses defendant, who fled, supposedly to scripts by new writers, died at Summit, N. J., Mexico, is not relieved from prosecution. January 24, aged sixty years.






Allan McCorkendale "THE MECHANISM OF THE NOVEL - A Primer of Fictional Art" - VI. (Continued)

Thomas L. Marble Prize Offers for Manuscripts, Suggestions About Writing for Trade Papers, "Book Reviews," "Literary Articles in Periodicals,"

"News and Notes."

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