Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922
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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922, by Howard Phillips Lovecraft This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922 Author: Howard Phillips Lovecraft Contributor: Andrew Francis Lockhart Rheinhart Kleiner Frank Belknap Long Release Date: December 9, 2009 [EBook #30637] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE UNITED AMATEUR *** Produced by David Starner, Stephen Blundell and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net Transcriber's Note The following table of contents has been added for convenience: U NITED AMATEUR PRESS ASSOCIATION: EXPONENT OF AMATEUR JOURNALISM THE U NITED AMATEUR, JANUARY 1915 D EPARTMENT OF PUBLIC C RITICISM THE U NITED AMATEUR, MARCH 1915 D EPARTMENT OF PUBLIC C RITICISM MARCH THE U NITED AMATEUR, MAY 1915 D EPARTMENT OF PUBLIC C RITICISM THE U NITED AMATEUR, SEPTEMBER 1915 D EPARTMENT OF PUBLIC C RITICISM 4 7 10 14 15 21 LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE H OMES OF PROMINENT AMATEURS THE U NITED AMATEUR, FEBRUARY 1916 THE TEUTON'S BATTLE-SONG THE U NITED AMATEUR, APRIL 1916 D EPARTMENT OF PUBLIC C RITICISM THE U NITED AMATEUR, JUNE 1916 D EPARTMENT OF PUBLIC C RITICISM THE POETRY OF THE MONTH: C ONTENT THE U NITED AMATEUR, AUGUST 1916 D EPARTMENT OF PUBLIC C RITICISM THE U NITED AMATEUR, SEPTEMBER 1916 D EPARTMENT OF PUBLIC C RITICISM THE U NITED AMATEUR, N OVEMBER 1916 THE ALCHEMIST THE U NITED AMATEUR, MARCH 1917 D EPARTMENT OF PUBLIC C RITICISM THE U NITED AMATEUR, MAY 1917 D EPARTMENT OF PUBLIC C RITICISM THE U NITED AMATEUR, JULY 1917 ODE FOR JULY FOURTH, 1917 D EPARTMENT OF PUBLIC C RITICISM N EWS N OTES: TO M. W. M. THE U NITED AMATEUR, N OVEMBER 1917 A R EMINISCENCE OF D R. SAMUEL JOHNSON D EPARTMENT OF PUBLIC C RITICISM R EPORTS OF OFFICERS: PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE THE U NITED AMATEUR, JANUARY 1918 R EPORTS OF OFFICERS: PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE THE U NITED AMATEUR, MARCH 1918 R EPORTS OF OFFICERS: PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE THE U NITED AMATEUR, MAY 1918 SUNSET D EPARTMENT OF PUBLIC C RITICISM R EPORTS OF OFFICERS: PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE THE U NITED AMATEUR, JUNE 1918 ASTROPHOBOS THE U NITED AMATEUR, JULY 1918 AT THE R OOT 31 33 35 42 49 50 54 61 65 71 80 81 84 84 87 90 91 92 92 93 98 99 100 R EPORTS OF OFFICERS: PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE THE U NITED AMATEUR, N OVEMBER 1918 D EPARTMENT OF LITERATURE: THE LITERATURE OF R OME TO ALAN SEEGER THE U NITED AMATEUR, JANUARY 1919 THEODORE R OOSEVELT THE U NITED AMATEUR, MARCH 1919 A N OTE ON H OWARD P. LOVECRAFT'S VERSE OFFICIAL R EPORTS: D EPARTMENT OF PUBLIC C RITICISM THE U NITED AMATEUR, MAY 1919 H ELENE H OFFMAN C OLE —LITTERATEUR THE U NITED AMATEUR, JULY 1919 AMERICANISM THE U NITED AMATEUR, N OVEMBER 1919 THE WHITE SHIP TO MISTRESS SOPHIA SIMPLE, QUEEN OF THE C INEMA THE U NITED AMATEUR, JANUARY 1920 LITERARY C OMPOSITION THE U NITED AMATEUR, MAY 1920 FOR WHAT D OES THE U NITED STAND? THE U NITED AMATEUR, SEPTEMBER 1920 POETRY AND THE GODS THE U NITED AMATEUR, N OVEMBER 1920 N YARLATHOTEP EDITORIAL OFFICIAL ORGAN FUND THE U NITED AMATEUR, JANUARY 1921 OFFICIAL ORGAN FUND THE U NITED AMATEUR, MARCH 1921 WINIFRED VIRGINIA JACKSON: A "D IFFERENT" POETESS EX OBLIVIONE OFFICIAL ORGAN FUND THE U NITED AMATEUR, SEPTEMBER 1921 THE U NITED AMATEUR EDITORIAL THE U NITED AMATEUR, N OVEMBER 1921 THE U NITED AMATEUR 101 102 106 107 108 109 113 114 115 118 119 123 124 128 129 130 130 130 134 134 135 136 138 OFFICIAL ORGAN FUND THE U NITED AMATEUR, JANUARY 1922 THE U NITED AMATEUR EDITORIAL THE U NITED AMATEUR, MARCH 1922 OFFICIAL ORGAN FUND THE U NITED AMATEUR, MAY 1922 OFFICIAL ORGAN FUND AT THE H OME OF POE 138 139 139 140 140 140 UNITED AMATEUR SEPTEMBER 1915 THE HOWARD P. LOVECRAFT First Vice-President U. A. P. A. ITS OBJECT The desire to write for publication [4] is one which inheres strongly in every human breast. From the proficient college graduate, storming the gates of the high-grade literary magazines, to the raw schoolboy, vainly endeavoring to place his first crude compositions in the local newspapers, the whole intelligent public are today seeking expression through the printed page, and yearning to behold their thoughts and ideals permanently crystallized in the magic medium of type. But while a few persons of exceptional talent manage eventually to gain a foothold in the professional world of letters rising to celebrity through the wide diffusion of their art, ideals, or opinions; the vast majority, unless aided in their education by certain especial advantages, are doomed to confine their expression to the necessarily restricted sphere of ordinary conversation. To supply these especial educational advantages which may enable the general public to achieve the distinction of print, and which may prevent the talented but unknown author from remaining forever in obscurity, has arisen that largest and foremost of societies for literary education The United Amateur Press Association. ITS ORIGIN Amateur journalism, or the composition and circulation of small, privately printed magazines, is an instructive diversion which has existed in the United States for over half a century. In the decade of 1866-1876 this practice first became an organized institution; a short-lived society of amateur journalists, including the now famous publisher, Charles Scribner, having existed from 1869 to 1874. In 1876 a more lasting society was formed, which exists to this day as an exponent of light dilettantism. Not until 1895, however, was amateur journalism established as a serious branch of educational endeavour. On September 2nd of that year, Mr. William H. Greenfield, a gifted professional author, of Philadelphia, founded The United Amateur Press Association, which has grown to be the leader of its kind, and the representative of amateur journalism in its best phases throughout the English-speaking world. ITS NATURE In many respects the word "amateur" fails to do full credit to amateur journalism and the association which best represents it. To some minds the term conveys an idea of crudity and immaturity, yet the United can boast of members and publications whose polish and scholarship are well-nigh impeccable. In considering the adjective "amateur" as applied to the press association, we must adhere to the more basic interpretation, regarding the word as indicating the non-mercenary nature of the membership. Our amateurs write purely for love of their art, without the stultifying influence of commercialism. Many of them are prominent professional authors in the outside world, but their professionalism never creeps into their association work. The atmosphere is wholly fraternal, and courtesy takes the place of currency. The real essential of amateur journalism and The United Amateur Press Association is the amateur paper or magazine, which somewhat resembles the average high-school or college publication. These journals, varying greatly in size and character, are issued by various members at their own expense, and contain, besides the literary work of their several editors or publishers, contributions from all the many members who do not publish papers of their own. Their columns are open to every person in the association, and it may be said with justice that no one will find it impossible to secure the publication of any literary composition of reasonable brevity. The papers thus published are sent free to all our many members, who constitute a select and highly appreciative reading public. Since each member receives the published work of every other member, many active and brilliant minds are brought into close contact, and questions of every sort, literary, historical, and scientific, are debated both in the press and in personal correspondence. The correspondence of members is one of the most valuable features of the United, for through this medium a great intellectual stimulus, friendly and informal in nature, is afforded. Congenial members are in this way brought together in a lettered companionship, which often grows into life-long friendship, while persons of opposed ideas may mutually gain much breadth of mind by hearing the other side of their respective opinions discussed in a genial manner. In short, the United offers an exceptionally well-proportioned mixture of instruction and fraternal cheer. There are no limits of age, sex, education, position, or locality in this most complete of democracies. Boys and girls of twelve and men and women of sixty, parents and their sons and daughters, college professors and grammar-school pupils, aristocrats and intelligent labourers, Easterners and Westerners, are here given equal advantages, those of greater education helping their cruder brethren until the common fund of culture is as nearly level as it can be in any human organization. Members are classified according to age; "A" meaning under sixteen, "B" from 16 to 21, and "C" over 21. The advantages offered to those of limited acquirements are immense, many persons having gained practically all their literary polish through membership in the United. A much cherished goal is professional authorship or editorship, and numerous indeed are the United members who have now become recognized authors, poets, editors, and publishers. True, though trite, is the saying that amateur journalism is an actual training school for professional journalism. ITS PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES Members of the United may or may not publish little papers of their own. This is a matter of choice, for there are always enough journals to print the work of the non-publishing members. Youths who possess printing presses will find publishing an immense but inexpensive pleasure, whilst other publishers may have their printing done at
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