ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPER BUREAU SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM World Building, New York
Name in full: Henry Louis Mencken
Address: 1524 Hollins St., Baltimore, Md.
Please answer following questions: Age? 19 Occupation? Clerical work in factory Time to devote to literary work? 4 hours a day What education? Graduate, at head of class, Balto Polytechnic Institute. Supplemented by home study
What experience in travel? Small, with the exception of a western trip when very young
Extent of reading heretofore? A systemic study of English literature
Kind of writing you prefer? The work of modern writers of fiction: Thackeray, Kipling, Davis (when at his best) and Tennyson's poems
What experience in writing? Have written short stories and some doggeral on topics of the day, but have made little effort to sell
Anything published? The doggeral aforementioned -- in newspapers
Do you wish to become an all-around journalist? Yes special writer? correspondent? critic and reviewer? story writer? what? Do you write easily? Moderately
Do you expect or hope to make journalism or literary work your means of livelihood, or to make it a means of general culture? Expect to begin as a reporter and after that trust to hard work and luck for something better
GRADES ON WORK
SUGGESTIONS, ADVICE, ETC.
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