HARVARD MEN EDIT MONTHLY MAGAZINE
Will Attempt to Treat Art of Creative Writing in New Issue--Gallishaw to Analyze Short Stories
The Writer, a unique monthly magazine, will appear today under a new management, composed chiefly of Harvard graduates. It is announced as a magazine of creative writing, representing the professional point of view, and its leading contributor is John G. Gallishaw G. '17, head of the School of Creative Writing in Harvard Square.
Business School Dean on Board
For 37 years the Writer has been edited by W. H. Hills '80, and he still remains as editor. However, Assistant Dean W. D. Kennedy of the University Business School is now managing editor of the magazine, which has been greatly enlarged for its initial appearance under the new management.
Foremost among the features of The Whiter is Mr. Gallishaw's criticism of a reprinted story by a well-known author. Each month Mr. Gallishaw will use an unusual method of analyzing a story in The Writer's pages, and Dean Kennedy declared that because of this feature the magazine will soon become an indispensable part of short-story courses in colleges.
Discuss Value of Journalism
Many other interesting features fill the 33 pages of The Writer. In a department called The Forum the value of newspaper work in writing fiction is discussed by a number of well-known authors. Mr. Kennedy states that in the January number of The Writer will be a survey of the literary movement in American colleges. Data is being gathered on the conditions of college magazines and literary societies all over the country. He also says that next month the magazine will include a story by John Galsworthy, to be criticized by Mr. Gallishaw. Poetry will be added to The Writer's contents in the near future.
The magazine, which had dwindled away to a very small size, is now greatly enlarged and clothed in a new blue cover designed by Thatcher Nelson '18, who's also supervised the typography. It's subtitle is "An Author's Monthly Forum."
Mr. Gallishaw, who has had great experience in various fields, from gold mining to editing, holds honorable discharge from four armies, and his book "Trenching in Gallipole," is well known. He was formerly a teacher of English at the University of California and at Harvard, and Assistant Dean of Harvard College.