The Press: Every Writer a Boss

A prospective magazine with 212 bosses (and more on the way) was settling down in its new quarters. In an antiquated building on Manhattan's West 45th Street which used to house a speakeasy, Jerome Ellison, 38, onetime managing editor of Collier's and Liberty, last week was dummying one of the most talked-about publishing ventures of the year. Its name: Associated Magazine Contributors, Inc. Its aim: to publish a pocket-sized, "liberal," adless, 25¢ monthly, owned and operated by headliners of U.S. arts & letters.

Pearl Buck, Marquis Childs, Roger Butterfield, Raymond Swing and many others had forwarded autographed pictures for the walls; Author...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!