Magazines: Lumps for the Little Ones

The editors of The Carleton Miscellany had what they thought was a splendid idea. Why not ask the editors of other "little magazines" what they thought they were really accomplishing? Perhaps the answers would contain some thing "interesting" or "revealing" or "important." In high hopes, the Carleton College intellectuals circulated a questioning letter among their fellows— the men who put out those literary-intellectual reviews that cater to a few thousand readers. The answers were certainly revealing.

"I am afraid," wrote Robert Ely, editor-publisher of The Sixties, "this symposium will be another...

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