Press: Modest Attempt

Not very many people ever heard of The Midland, a bi-monthly magazine. Since its birth 16 years ago at the University of Iowa its circulation has never exceeded 1,500, has averaged less. But Henry Louis Mencken called it "probably the most important literary magazine ever established in America." Edward J. O'Brien, in his annual collection of Best Short Stories, gave Midland a higher rating for 16 years than any other U. S. magazine. Last fortnight Midland subscribers were told by Founder-Editor John Towner Frederick that, unless enough subscriptions or gifts were pledged...

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