Tuesday, November 04, 2008

What editorship was HPL offered?

I've senn a few different vesions. One from Frank Long (Weird Tales), and Mr. Joshi indicates it might have been a humor magazine. I don't have a copy of An Epicure in the Terrible, but an excerpt of Will Murray's "Lovecraft and the Pulp Magazine Tradition" states: For a brief period during the Weird Tales upheaval, Henneberger considered the idea of starting a new magazine in the Weird Tales vein, Ghost Stories, and offered the editorship to Lovecraft. (p. 109)

1 comment:

S.H. Segal said...

As I read the accounts, this is a misinterpretation. The way I understand it, Henneberger offered Lovecraft the job of editing Weird Tales and thus making it a "new magazine" of better quality than the Weird Tales: Year One that Edwin Baird had produced as editor.

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