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The Expectant Author: author's typescript, with ink corrections, by "Sparse Grey Hackle"
n.p. 1940 - Together with a covering letter to angling collector Wendle L. "Tom" Collins. 1 vols. 13 pp., 11 x 8-1/2 inches. "Sparse" on Getting Published. A delightful essay beginning, "I am qualified to advise expectant authors for the same reason that spinsters are qualified to advise expectant mothers--objective observation is more educational that [sic] emotional participation". Miller goes on to advise the fledgling author ("Don't take seriously anything that an editor says unless he encloses a check", "?almost any fishing book will sell 1,500 copies virtually regardless of its price or merit, just by being in existence"), the advice is good, the style irrepressible. Collins had mentioned sending it to Jim Payne, for inclusion in one of the Payne Rod Company catalogues, and in his covering letter Miller is not enthusiastic: "It is just a Payne in the ass to me". Old folds, slight discoloration to the covering letter, else fine Together with a covering letter to angling collector Wendle L. "Tom" Collins. 1 vols. 13 pp., 11 x 8-1/2 inches
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