The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, May 01, 1899, Image 17

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    zine, with its wealth of illustration and variety of articles, has a
definite and important field of its own, we believe that there are
also a place and a public for a magazine that shall be wholly and
highly literary, containing well-written stories, good verse, both
•serious and light, :and essays of contemporaneous interest. We
wish " East and West " to take this place among magazines, and
feel convinced that it can be made to do so successfully. We are
led to believe by the present trend and character of college litera
ture, that the support of college-bred ' men will be of great and
peculiar value for the attainment of this end. * * We should, of
course, be glad to enlist the interest of all undergraduates, but
we realize' that it is to the support of their own college papers
that they owe their best efforts; so, speaking as undergraduate
editors ourselves, we make our appeal more especially to the older
men who are free from the responsibility of carrying on student
literary undertakings.
In conclusion we would say that " East and West " will by no
means be limited to contributions from college men, but will en
deavor to get the best possible American literary work from every
source. Still, it will always be our first aim to; make the maga
zine an opening for the younger writers.
Departing from the usual custom in such young ventures, we
shall pay for articles promptly upon acceptance of manuscript.
We have permission to refer you to Mr. Brander Matthews, Mr.
G. E. Woodberry and. Mr. A. V. Williams Jackson, Professors
of English and Literature at Columbia University, and Mr. G. R.
Carpenter, Professor of Rhetoric and English Composition.
Columbia University, New York City.
REALIZING that the " Alumni Department " is one of the
most interesting parts of " The Free Lance," especially to
our Alumni subscribers, . it is the desire of the present
editors to make this department still more interesting. To do this
we desire the co-operation of all the Alumni. It is probable that
Very truly yours,
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