Thursday, 21 February 2013
The 20 Story Magazine
A monthly all-fiction magazine (companion to Pan and Romance) with an emphasis on adventure and mystery stories, and later on romantic fiction. Authors included E. C. Vivian, Edgar Wallace, Guy Dent, H. Bedford-Jones, Achmed Abdullah, A. M. Burrage, Edmund Snell, Hylton Cleaver, Leo Walmsley. published between Jul-1922 – Oct-1940 by Odhams Press. The editor between 1923 – 1927 was W.A. Williamson.
Lowry refers to the 20 Story Magazine in a letter to Carol Brown dated April/May 1926 when he discusses the merits of being published by various magazines; "The 20 story is a second-rate magazine with first-second-third-fourth-fifth, and sometimes tenth rate stories. That the beauty of having twenty stories" (Collected Letters Vol 1 Pg. 19)