Found in a copy of the literary periodical Today for August 1919 is this advice for aspiring authors from its editor, Holbrook Jackson (pictured):
- Typewrite your copy or handwrite it clearly
- Write you name and address clearly on the back of last page of typescript or manuscript.
- Enclose not a loose stamp, but a stamped and addressed envelope
- Don’t write a letter of explanation to the Editor. But if you do write—
- Don’t tell him your stuff is good—he won’t take your word
- Don’t tell him it is bad —bad writing needs no bush
- Don’t tell him your friends like it—he doesn’t care
- Don’t say that another editor advised you to send it along—that would make him suspicious
- Don’t say you want to earn money by writing—he is not out to help you, but to edit his paper and pay those who help him.