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The Robert E. Howard United Press Association.

Robert E. Howard Fiction and Verse Timeline

compiled by Rusty Burke

INTRODUCTION

SOURCES USED

THE TIMELINE:

1921 | 1922-1923 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929 | 1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937

INTRODUCTION

The Timeline provides a chronological record of the composition, submission and/or publication of a large part of Howard’s fiction and verse. It is culled from a variety of sources: the few surviving records Howard kept of his submissions, his letters to various correspondents (notably Tevis Clyde Smith), and his fictionalized autobiography, Post Oaks and Sand Roughs, were the primary sources. The record, as reconstructed from these sources, is unfortunately incomplete, and there are still a number of Howard’s stories and verses for which we can only guess at a date of composition. It is my hope that future versions of the Timeline will be able to include more information: Patrice Louinet, for instance, who provided invaluable assistance to the present listing, is doing very interesting research into the composition of many of Howard’s stories (as, for example, in his article “The Birth of Conan” in The Dark Man #4). His continuing researches may enable us to more precisely date the Conan, Solomon Kane and other series.

This Timeline would not have been possible without the generous cooperation of Glenn Lord, who provided copies of most of the submissions records, letters, etc., that were used.

I recognize that it would have been most useful if I had cited the sources for each entry, and if I should find myself with time on my hands, subsequent versions of this listing will attempt to rectify that.

For published stories, the payment REH received is noted. Some magazines paid upon publication (notably Weird Tales), while others paid upon acceptance (such as Street & Smith magazines like Sport Story). For convenience, I’ve listed the payment in the entry for publication of the story. Where there are discrepancies in the amounts reported in different sources, these are noted.

I have chosen to carry the Timeline through into early 1937, on the assumption that at least the earliest of the stories published subsequent to Howard’s death may have been submitted by him before June 11, 1936.

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SOURCES USED

Letters from Robert E. Howard to various correspondents. Many of these are yet unpublished; I have them in photocopies or transcripts provided by Glenn Lord, and I have put in many hours, using both internal evidence from the letters and researches at various libraries, to arrange the letters as closely as possible in chronological order (from 1927 until 1935, Howard rarely put a date on a letter). Robert E. Howard: Selected Letters 1923-1930 and Selected Letters 1931-1936, both edited by Glenn Lord and published by Necronomicon Press, are the primary published sources for Howard letters.

Post Oaks and Sand Roughs, by Robert E. Howard (Hampton Falls, NH: Donald M. Grant, 1990). Howard’s fictionalized autobiography, covering the years from late 1924 through about mid-1928. In the book, names of persons and places, and titles of stories, poems, and magazines, are very thinly disguised. For the present listing, the actual titles have been used.

One Who Walked Alone, by Novalyne Price Ellis (West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, 1986). A memoir of REH, from diaries kept by Mrs. Ellis during the years 1934-1936.

The Last Celt: A Bio-Bibliography of Robert E. Howard, compiled and edited by Glenn Lord (West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, 1976). Still the most useful reference work in any REH library.

Letters from Otis A. Kline to REH, or from Otto Binder (Kline’s New York representative in 1936) to Kline, from The Compleat OAK Leaves (Clayton, GA: Fictioneer Facsimile, 1980). A collection of the first ten issues of OAK Leaves, a fanzine dedicated to Kline, published by David A. Kraft. Issues #1 and 10 contained letters from Kline to both REH and his father, #5 contained letters from Binder to Kline, a few of which discuss Howard or his stories, as well as a listing of Binder’s sales for 1936, which includes a number of REH stories. This collection was kindly loaned to me by Richard Moore, upon whom may similar beneficences fall!

A record of payments received by REH for his work, by year, compiled by Glenn Lord and published in Ultima Thule #4, in the 5th mailing of The Hyperborean League, October 1976. In a few instances, the payment noted on Lord’s list differs from that given by REH in Post Oaks; in such cases I have given both figures.

A listing of stories and poems, and amounts received, typed out by Robert E. Howard, apparently as notes for his February 1929 letter to Tevis Clyde Smith (Selected Letters 1923-1930, #21) in which he listed all his submissions to that date.

A listing of stories and to whom submitted, apparently kept by REH during 1929.

A listing of stories and the dates they were received by the Kline agency, June 1933 through May 1936, provided by Glenn Lord.

Kline agency submission records for “Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace,” “Three Bladed Doom,” “Swords of the Red Brotherhood,” “Hawks Over Egypt,” and “The Trail of the Blood-Stained God,” provided by Glenn Lord.

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Robert E. Howard Fiction and Verse Timeline

1921

“Bill Smalley and the Power of the Human Eye” submitted to Adventure and Western Story

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1922-1923

“The Mystery of Summerton Castle” [ms. lost] submitted to Weird Tales & Chicago Ledger

“Lal Singh-Adventurer” (“Lal Singh, Oriental Gentleman”) submitted to Adventure

“The Feminine of the Species” (“The Female of the Species”) submitted to Argosy-Allstory

“The Phantom of Old Egypt” [ms. lost] submitted to Weird Tales

“The Iron Terror” submitted to Cosmopolitan

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1922

22 December 1922

“West is West” published in The Tattler, Brownwood High School

“‘Golden Hope’ Christmas” published in The Tattler, Brownwood High School

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1923

15 February 1923

“Unhand Me, Villain” published in The Tattler, Brownwood High School

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1 March 1923

“Aha!, or the Mystery of the Queen’s Necklace” published in The Tattler, Brownwood High School

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15 March 1923

“The Sheik” published in The Tattler, Brownwood High School

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Spring 1923

“The Sea” (verse) published in The Baylor United Statement

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May-June 1923

“Under the Great Tiger” printed in The All-Around Magazine [Tevis Clyde Smith's amateur paper]

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26 May 1923

“What the Nation Owes the South” (essay) published in Brownwood Bulletin

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8 June 1923

“When Napoleon down in Africa” (verse, unpublished)

“Neolithic Love Song” (verse)

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22 June 1923

“a poem” sent to The Campus, student paper of Southern Methodist U.

“The helmsman gaily rode down the rickerboo” (verse, unpublished)

“Now bright, now red, the sabers sped among the racing horde” (verse, unpublished)

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29 June 1923

“The Sea” (verse) published in Cross Plains Review

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July 1923

“Under the Great Tiger” (part two) printed in The All-Around Magazine [Tevis Clyde Smith's amateur paper]

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7 July 1923

“The Phantom of Old Egypt” [ms. lost] sent to Weird Tales

“The Dook of Stork” (parody playlet)

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30 July 1923

“Bill Boozy was a pirate bold” (verse, unpublished)

“Out of Asia the tribesmen came” (verse, unpublished)

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4 August 1923

“I shall write a story entitled ‘The Last Man’”

“A clash of steel, a thud of hoofs” (verse, unpublished)

“A hundred years the great war raged” (verse, unpublished)

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5 October 1923

“I’m writing a book…for my own amusement…. Some of the characters are Ammon the Amalekite… Swift-Foot…Tostig the Mighty…Hakon…Bran Mak Morn, who was the greatest chief the Picts ever had….”

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1924

“Spear and Fang” submitted to Weird Tales

“The Hyena” submitted to Weird Tales

“The Lost Race” submitted to Weird Tales

“The Fightin’ Dumbbell” [ms. lost] submitted to Short Story

“44-40 or Fight” [ms. lost] submitted to Western Story

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late fall 1924

“Spear and Fang” accepted by Weird Tales (before Thanksgiving)

“wrote 2 stories of prize ring, submitted to sport story monthly,” rejected (possibly “The Fightin’ Dumbbell”?)

“short tale of the west sent to magazine dealing exclusively in Wild West stories,” rejected (probably “44-40 or Fight”)

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December 1924

“The Hyena” accepted by Weird Tales

“The Lost Race” returned for revision

“2 more stories” submitted with “The Lost Race” when resubmitted

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1925

“The Trail of the Single Foot” [ms. lost] submitted to Weird Tales

“The Crimson Line” [ms. lost] submitted to Weird Tales, Adventure

“Windigo! Windigo!” [ms. lost] submitted to Weird Tales, Adventure, Argosy, Tales of Mystery & Magic, Ace-High

“In the Forest of Villefere” submitted to Weird Tales

“The Hand of Obeah” submitted to Adventure

“Drums of Horror” [ms. lost] submitted to Weird Tales

“The Street of Grey-Beards” [ms. lost] submitted to Weird Tales

“The Last White Man” submitted to Weird Tales

“Two Wrongs Make a Wright” [ms. lost] submitted to Police Gazette

“Tom Sharkey — Mankiller” [ms. lost] (no indication to whom submitted)

“Wolfshead” submitted to Weird Tales

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early 1925

“several mss. submitted and returned”

“In The Forest of Villefere” written, laid aside and forgotten for “several months”

“five Weird Tales” submitted to Weird Tales rejected “in a row”

“In The Forest of Villefere” submitted to Weird Tales, accepted

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6 January 1925

“The Kissing of Sal Snooboo” (verse) published in The Tattler, Brownwood High School

“The Ideal Girl” (article) published in The Tattler, Brownwood High School

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7 January 1925

“The Lost Race” accepted by Weird Tales

“The Hyena” accepted by Weird Tales

“they [Weird Tales] sent back what I consider my masterpiece so far”

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30 January 1925

“Hills of the North! Lavender hills” (verse, unpublished)

“Dark are your eyes” (verse, unpublished)

“How your right thudded on my jaw” (verse, unpublished)

“I am the Spirit of War!” (verse, unpublished)

“I lay in Yen’s opium joint” (verse, unpublished)

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25 February 1925

“The Bombing of Gon Fonfew” (verse, unpublished)

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17 March 1925

“The Sappious Few Menchew” (parody)

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6 April 1925

“The Post of the Sappy Slipper” (parody)

“The Bore of the Cowed” (sketch)

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24 May 1925

“When You Were a Set-Up and I Was a Ham” (verse)

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July 1925

“Spear and Fang” published in Weird Tales [$16.00 -- POSR; $15.00 -- Lord (from REH list)]

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16 July 1925

“And Dempsey climbed into the ring and the crowd sneered” (verse, “in Carl S.’s style”)

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August 1925

“In The Forest of Villefere” published in Weird Tales [$8.00]

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6 August 1925

“I tell you this, my friend” (verse, unpublished)

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28 August 1925

“Mingle my dust with the burning brand” (verse, unpublished)

“Roses laughed in her pretty hair” (verse, unpublished)

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September/October 1925

“The Isle of the Eons” begun (not finished)

“Wolfshead” written

“…wrote a few more short stories and sent 2 of these to” Weird Tales

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9 October 1925

“Wolfshead” accepted by Weird Tales

“All the crowd” (verse, unpublished)

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Fall 1925

“Many stories which he started, he never finished….He would halt suddenly in the midst of a short story and start writing a serial or a long narrative rhyme; would toil for days on it, afire with enthusiasm, then suddenly abandon it and never write another line on the subject…. he did finish many short stories and a few longer ones, and sent them off. They came back with soul-killing regularity.”

“He wrote a great deal of jingling, jangling verse on the order of Robert W. Service….”

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After Christmas 1925

Learns “Wolfshead” to be given cover

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1926

“Vulture’s Roost” [ms. lost] submitted to Weird Tales

“Yellow Laughter” submitted to Weird Tales

“Men of the Shadows” submitted to Weird Tales

“John Morrissey — Adventurer” [article, ms. lost] submitted to Adventure

“No Man Needs Three Hands” [ms. lost] submitted to Weird Tales

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14 January 1926

“I’ve been trying to write poetry all day… I wrote a poem for Ottie’s magazine”

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20 January 1926

Farnsworth Wright requests carbon of “Wolfshead,” as the artist has not returned it and it is not yet typeset

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23 January 1926

REH wires Wright re: “Wolfshead”; has no carbon, rewrites from memory and mails the next day

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15 March 1926

“Illusion” (verse) published in Daniel Baker Collegian

“Fables for Little Folks” (verse) published in Daniel Baker Collegian

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16 March 1926

“Men of the Shadows” rejected by Weird Tales

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April 1926

“Wolfshead” published in Weird Tales [$40.00 + $10.00 for rewrite]

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14 April 1926

“Roundelay of the Roughneck” (verse) published in Daniel Baker Collegian

“The Dancer” (verse, unpublished) ["A gibbering wind that whoops and drones"]

“Destiny?” (verse, unpublished)

“Laughter” (verse, unpublished)

“We are the duckers of crosses” (verse, unpublished)

“The shades of night were falling faster” (verse, unpublished)

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7 May 1926

“I’m sending you [T.C. Smith] a flock of poetry… I’ll send you the Mistress poem when I can discover the ms.”

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25 May 1926

“Futility” (verse) published in Daniel Baker Collegian

“Tarantella” (verse) published in Daniel Baker Collegian

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26 May 1926

“What the Nation Owes the South” (essay) printed in The Brownwood Bulletin

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23 June 1926

“I think I’ll drop my efforts at verse for the present and go back to prose…”

“‘Give ye of my best though the dole be meager’” (verse, unpublished)

“Eternity” (verse, unpublished)

“Serpent” (verse, unpublished)

“Shadows” (verse, unpublished)

“Destiny” (verse, unpublished) ["I am a white trail"]

Adventure” (verse, unpublished) ["I am the spur"]

“Libertine” (verse, unpublished)

“Nun” (verse, unpublished)

“Prude” (verse, unpublished)

Adventurer” (verse, unpublished) ["My feet are set on the outward trails"]

“Poet” (verse, unpublished)

“Dancer” (verse, unpublished) ["I've caught the rhythm of the universe"]

“Dreamer” (verse, unpublished) ["I live in a world apart"]

“Sailor” (verse, unpublished)

“Cowboy” (verse, unpublished)

“Toper” (verse, unpublished)

“Girl” (verse, unpublished)

“Deeps” (verse, unpublished)

“Thor” (verse, unpublished)

“Mystic” (verse, unpublished)

“Orientia” (verse, unpublished)

“The Mountains of California” (verse, unpublished)

“Monarchs” (verse, unpublished)

“Lust” (verse, unpublished)

“The Alamo” (verse, unpublished)

“San Jacinto” (verse, unpublished)

“Romance” (verse, unpublished)

“Early in the morning I gazed at the eastern skies” (verse, unpublished)

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6 August 1926

“Arcadian Days” (verse, unpublished)

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21 August 1926

“Twilight on Stonehenge” (verse)

“Ocean-Thoughts” (verse, unpublished)

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Fall 1926

“The Shadow Kingdom” started

“He pounded away at his typewriter, deriving more real pleasure out of his rhymes than he did at anything else.”

“The Ride of Falume” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

“The Song of the Bats” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

sends off poetry to “various magazines,” rejected

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27 October 1926

“After the Game” printed in Howard Payne College Yellow Jacket

“Sleeping Beauty” printed in Howard Payne College Yellow Jacket

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30 October 1926

“The Campus at Midnight” (verse) (“one of my latest”)

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3 November 1926

Untitled story (“I having been by…”) printed in Howard Payne College Yellow Jacket

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1927

“The Dream Snake” submitted to Weird Tales

“Sea Curse” submitted to Weird Tales

“The Shadow Kingdom” submitted to Weird Tales

“The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune” submitted to Weird Tales

“The Valley of the Golden Web” [ms. lost] submitted to Weird Tales

“Sanctuary of the Sun” [ms. lost] submitted to Weird Tales, Ghost Story

“Solomon Kane” ["Red Shadows"] submitted to Weird Tales

“Skulls in the Stars” submitted to Argosy-Allstory, Weird Tales

“Footprints of Terror” [ms. lost] submitted to Argosy

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January 1927

“The Lost Race” published in Weird Tales [$30.00]

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13 January 1927

“Private Magrath of the A.E.F.” (verse) published in Howard Payne College Yellow Jacket

“The Thessalians” published in Howard Payne College Yellow Jacket

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20 January 1927

“Ye College Days” published in Howard Payne College Yellow Jacket

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10 February 1927

“Cupid vs. Pollux” published in Howard Payne College Yellow Jacket

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21 April 1927

“The Reformation — A Dream” published in Howard Payne College Yellow Jacket

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May 1927

“The Song of the Bats” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$3.00 -- POSR; $4.00 -- REH list]

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Summer 1927

“Remembrance” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

“The Shadow Kingdom” completed, laid aside

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Late summer 1927

“The Shadow Kingdom” rewritten, laid aside

“The Dream Snake” written

“Sea Curse” written

“The Dream Snake” and “Sea Curse” submitted to Weird Tales, “with a number of rhymes”

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Circa late August-early September 1927

“Take some honey from a cat” (verse, unpublished)

“The Gates of Nineveh” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

“Where Strange Gods Squall” (“Yes, I might have learned her…”; “‘The blue road!’”) (parodic sketches)

“Revenge” (verse)

“The Mottoes of the Boy Scouts” (verse)

“Legend” (sketch)

“Against the blood red moon a tower stands” (verse)

“Toast to the British! Damn their souls to Hell” (verse)

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Circa September 1927

“The Shadow Kingdom” submitted to Weird Tales

“The Dream Snake” accepted by Weird Tales

“Sea Curse” accepted by Weird Tales

“Crete” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

“The Moor Ghost” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

“The Riders of Babylon” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

“Easter Island” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

“The baron of Fenland sat at ease” (verse)

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October 1927

“The Ride of Falume” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$4.50 -- POSR; $5.00 -- REH list]

“The Shadow Kingdom” accepted by Weird Tales

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Circa October 1927

“The Fastidious Fooey Mancucu” (parody)

“The Builders” [variant] (verse, unpublished) ["We reared Bab-ilu's towers"]

“The Gods Remember” [variant] (verse, unpublished) ["Lost wonders of the ages"

"Lilith" [variant] (verse, unpublished) ["They hurled me from the mire"]

“Memories” ["Shall we remember, friend of the morning"]

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Circa fall 1927

“The Harp of Alfred” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

“Forbidden Magic” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

“The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune” accepted by Weird Tales

“Where Strange Gods Squall” (“There it was, the greatest geisha…”)

“What’s become of Waring” (verse, parody of Browning)

“The Robes of the Righteous” (verse)

“After the trumps are sounded” (verse)

“The Ballad of King Geraint” (verse) probably written

Weird Tales “rejected a short story which he had considered to be a cinch sale” (perhaps either “The Valley of the Golden Web” or “Sanctuary of the Sun,” both mss. lost — the latter was submitted also to Ghost Story, so may be likely candidate)

“Solomon Kane” ["Red Shadows"] written, submitted to Argosy

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1928

“Spanish Gold on Devil Horse” submitted to Argosy, Adventure

“The Isle of Pirates’ Doom” submitted to Argosy, Adventure, Red Blooded

“The Cat and the Skull” ["Delcardes' Cat"] submitted to Weird Tales

“The Screaming Skull of Silence” ["The Skull of Silence"] submitted to Weird Tales

“The Right Hand of Doom” submitted to Weird Tales

“Out of the Deeps” submitted to Weird Tales, Ghost Stories

“Rattle of Bones” submitted to Weird Tales

“Drums of the Sunset” submitted to Cross Plains Review

“The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux” submitted to Fight Stories, Argosy, Ghost Stories

“The Weepin’ Willow” submitted to Fight Stories, Argosy

“The Right Hook” submitted to Fight Stories, Argosy

“The Touch of Death” ["The Fearsome Touch of Death"] submitted to Argosy, Ghost Stories, Weird Tales

“Skull-Face” submitted to Weird Tales

“Skulls and Orchids” submitted to Weird Tales, Argosy

“The Chiming of the Gong” ["The Striking of the Gong"] submitted to Argosy

“The Altar and the Scorpion” submitted to Weird Tales

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January 1928

“The Riders of Babylon” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$5.50]

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Circa January 1928

“Wolfsdung” (parody)

“Keep women, thrones and kingly lands” (verse, unpublished)

“The world goes back to the primitive, yea” (verse, unpublished)

“I do not sing of a paradise” (verse, unpublished)

“Mother Eve, Mother Eve, I name you a fool” (verse, unpublished)

“The east is red and I am dead” (verse, unpublished)

“Symbols” (verse)

“Romany Road” (verse)

“Love” (verse)

“The Chant Demoniac” (verse)

“A Man” (verse, unpublished) ["I tore a pine from the mountain crag"]

“The Grey Lover” (verse, unpublished)

“Life” (verse, unpublished) ["About me rise the primal mists"]

“King Hootus” (satiric sketch)

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February 1928

“The Dream Snake” published in Weird Tales [$20.00]

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20 February 1928

“Solomon Kane” ["Red Shadows"] returned by Argosy, submitted to Weird Tales

“A typical small town” (dramatic sketch)

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March 1928

“The Hyena” published in Weird Tales [$25.00]

“Solomon Kane” ["Red Shadows"] accepted by Weird Tales, Wright asks Howard to come up with another title

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Circa March 1928

“Keresa, Keresita” (verse)

“The spiders of weariness come on me” (verse, unpublished)

“Follow me, oh grim Elijah” ["The Dust Dance," selections: version II]

“Moses was our leader and Moses knew his Hebrews” ["The Odyssey of Israel"] (verse)

“Secrets” (verse, unpublished)

“Grim, grim, grim the elephants were chanting” (verse, unpublished)

“The Chinese Gong” (verse, unpublished)

“How To Select a Successful Evangelist” (verse)

“The Choir Girl” (verse)

“A Song of Cheer” (verse)

“Repentance” (verse)

“I am MAN from the primal, I” (verse)

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Circa spring 1928

“deluges” Argosy with stories and rhymes, all rejected

rewrites West of the Rio Grande for Fowler Gafford; work drags on for months

“Moon Mockery” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

“Dead Man’s Hate” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

“long story” rejected by Weird Tales

“ms. after ms. came back from” Weird Tales and Argosy

“Skulls in the Stars” accepted by Weird Tales

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April 1928

“Remembrance” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$3.50]

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26 April 1928

Singers in the Shadows (verse collection) rejected by Albert & Charles Boni; included:

“Zukala’s Hour”

“Night Mood”

“The Sea Woman”

“The Bride of Cuchulain”

“The Stranger”

“Shadows”

“Rebel”

“White Thunder”

“The Men That Walk With Satan”

“Thus Spake Sven the Fool”

“Sacrifice”

“The Witch”

“The Lost Galley”

“Hadrian’s Wall”

“Attila Rides No More”

“The Fear That Follows”

“Destination”

“The Tavern”

“The Road To Hell”

“The Twin Gates”

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May 1928

“Sea Curse” published in Weird Tales [$17.00 -- POSR (and REH list); $20.00 -- Lord]

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June 1928

“Kid Lavigne Is Dead” (verse) published in The Ring

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Circa June 1928

“The Rump of Swift” (parody)

“A Young Wife’s Tale” (verse)

“Lesbia” (verse)

“A Roman Lady” (“There is a strangeness in my soul”) (verse)

“They matched me up that night with a bird that was a fright” (verse, unpublished)

“They gave me a dollar and thirty cents when they let me outa my cell” (verse, unpublished)

“A cringing woman’s lot is hard” (verse, unpublished)

“Nights To Both Of Us Known” (verse)

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Circa first half 1928

“Surrender — Your Money or Your Vice” (movie review) probably written

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July 1928

“The Gates of Nineveh” published in Weird Tales [$4.00]

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18 July 1928

“Kid Dula Due To Be Champion” (article) published in the Brownwood Bulletin

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Circa July 1928

“A Warning To Orthodoxy” (verse)

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August 1928

“Red Shadows” published in Weird Tales [$80.00 -- POSR (and REH list); $20.00 -- Lord]

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30 August 1928

Letter from Truett Vinson mentions “your poem on the treatment of whores”

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September 1928

“The Harp of Alfred” published in Weird Tales [$4.50]

“Surrender — Your Money or Your Vice” (movie review) appeared in The Junto

“Them” (article) appeared in The Junto

“Age” (verse) appeared in The Junto

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13 September 1928

Unnamed book rejected by Dodd, Mead (probably Singers in the Shadows)

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October 1928

“More Evidences of the Innate Divinity of Man” (article) appeared in The Junto

“A Hairy Chested Idealist Sings” (verse) appeared in The Junto

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20 October 1928

Letter to Harold Preece mentions “a long letter to the editor to whom I sold a tale entitled ‘The Shadow Kingdom’,” in which he included “all my views” on the subject of Atlantis and Lemuria [lost]

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Circa October/November 1928

“Rattle of Bones” accepted by Weird Tales

Post Oaks and Sand Roughs completed and submitted to unnamed publisher

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November 1928

“To a Man Whose Name I Never Knew” (article) appeared in The Junto

“Swings and Swings” (verse) appeared in The Junto

“The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux” accepted by Ghost Stories

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2 November 1928

“Drums of the Sunset” (part one) published in the Cross Plains Review [$20.00 for story]

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9 November 1928

“Drums of the Sunset” (part two) published in the Cross Plains Review

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16 November 1928

“Drums of the Sunset” (part three) published in the Cross Plains Review

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23 November 1928

“Drums of the Sunset” (part four) published in the Cross Plains Review

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30 November 1928

“Drums of the Sunset” (part five) published in the Cross Plains Review

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Circa November 1928

“The wine in my cup is bitter dregs” (verse, unpublished)

“Swords glimmered up the pass” (verse, unpublished)

“Rebellion” (verse)

“A Great Man Speaks” (verse, unpublished)

“Yodels of Good Sneer” (verse, unpublished)

“Noah was my applesauce” (verse, unpublished)

“Let me live as I was born to live” (verse, unpublished)

“Adam’s loins were mountains” (verse, unpublished)

“The Ballad of Monk Kickawhore” (verse, unpublished)

“A Ballad of Insanity” (verse, unpublished)

“I hate the man who tells me that I lied” (verse, unpublished)

“A Far Country” (verse)

“Scarlet and gold are the stars tonight” (verse, unpublished)

“Old Faro Bill was a man of might” (verse, unpublished)

“Rebel souls from the falling dark” (verse, unpublished)

“My heart is a silver drum tonight” ["The Call of Pan"] (verse)

“A sappe ther wos and that a crumbe manne” (verse, unpublished)

“Flaming Marble” (verse) accepted by The Poets’ Scroll if Howard will subscribe

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December 1928

“Easter Island” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$3.50] (tells H. Preece it was “written two years ago”)

“The Galveston Affair” (article) appeared in The Junto

“A Song For Men That Laugh” (verse) appeared in The Junto

“To The Evangelists” ["The Flood"] (verse) appeared in The Junto

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7 December 1928

“Drums of the Sunset” (part six) published in the Cross Plains Review

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14 December 1928

“Drums of the Sunset” (part seven) published in the Cross Plains Review

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28 December 1928

“Drums of the Sunset” (part eight) published in the Cross Plains Review

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Circa December 1928

“Out in front of Goldstein’s, over by the Loop” (song parody, unpublished)

“The Deed Beyond the Deed” (verse)

“An American” (verse)

“There’s an isle far away on the breast of the sea” (verse, unpublished)

“Stay not from me, that veil of dreams that gives” ["Stay Not From Me"] (verse)

“My Children” (verse, unpublished)

“haven’t head from the novel” (probably Post Oaks and Sand Roughs)

“The women come and the women go” (verse, unpublished)

“Silence Falls on Mecca’s Walls” (verse, originally untitled)

“The chariots were chanting in the gloom” (verse, unpublished)

“Flappers flicker and flap and flirt” (verse, unpublished)

“I hold all women are a gang of tramps” (verse, unpublished)

“Love is singing soft and low” (verse, unpublished)

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Late fall 1928

“The Touch of Death” accepted by Weird Tales

“Skull-Face” accepted by Weird Tales

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1929

From REH to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1929 (Selected Letters 1923-1930, #21):

“The Shadow of the Beast” submitted (no indication to whom submitted)

“The Fear At the Window” ["Restless Waters"] submitted (no indication to whom submitted)

From a list of submissions apparently kept by REH during 1929:

“The Extermination of Yellow Donory”: rejected by Adventure, Argosy, and Western Story

“By This Axe I Rule”: rejected by Argosy and Adventure

“The Blue Flame of Vengeance”: rejected by Argosy and Adventure

“Swords of the Purple Kingdom”: no submissions listed

“The Hand in the Dark”: rejected by Ghost Stories

“The Mark of a Bloody Hand”: rejected by Ghost Stories

“The Nut’s Shell”: rejected by Liberty

“The Block”: rejected by Liberty

“The Voice of the Mob”: rejected by True Stories

“Pay Day”: no submissions listed

“Dermod’s Bane”: rejected by Ghost Stories

“The Ghost in the Doorway”: no submissions listed

“Black Country”: rejected by Thrills of the Jungle

“The Moon of Skulls”: accepted by Weird Tales

“Blue River Blues”: rejected by Argosy

“The Head in the Hollow Stump”: with True Strange Stories

“The Bulldog Breed”: accepted by Fight Stories

“The Devil in His Brain”: rejected by True Story

“They Always Come Back”: no submissions listed

“John Grimlan’s Debt”: rejected by Ghost Stories [published in Weird Tales, 1937, as "Dig Me No Grave"]

“The Shadow of Doom”: rejected by Ghost Stories

“The Curse of Greed”: rejected by True Stories

“Sailor’s Grudge”: accepted by Fight Stories

“The Isle of Pirates’ Doom”: rejected by Romance

“The Judgment of the Desert”: rejected by Argosy

“Iron Men”: with Fight Stories

“Fist and Fang”: rejected by Adventure

“The Trail of the Snake”: with Fight Stories

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January 1929

“Skulls in the Stars” published in Weird Tales [$30.00]

“Flaming Marble” published in The Poets’ Scroll

“Ambition In the Moonlight” appeared in The Junto

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4 January 1929

“Drums of the Sunset” (part nine) published in the Cross Plains Review

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February 1929

“Crete” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$4.00]

“Rebellion” (verse) published in The Poets’ Scroll

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Circa February 1929

“Ancient English Balladel” (verse)

“At the Inn Of the Gory Dagger” (verse, unpublished)

2 letters to T. C. Smith detailing Howard’s writing career to this point

“The Case of the College Toilet” (parody)

“And there were lethal women, flaming ice and fire” (verse, unpublished)

“A haunting cadence fills the night with fierce longing” (verse, unpublished)

“Through the mists of silence there came a sound” (verse, unpublished)

“The Mysteries” (verse, unpublished)

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Circa March 1929

“Black Dawn” [variant] (verse)

“The Path of the Strange Wanderers” (verse)

“At the Bazaar” (verse, unpublished)

“‘Hatrack! a voice came to me dimly….” (parody)

“By old Abie Goldstein’s pawnshop where the ghetto meets the quay” (verse, unpublished)

“Crowd-Horror” returned by Argosy with request to cut length

“Bastards All!” (parody)

“Songs of Bastards” (parody)

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April 1929

“The Apparition In the Prize Ring” ["The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux"] published in Ghost Stories, bylined “John Taverel” [$95.00]

“Moon Mockery” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$3.50]

“A Lady’s Chamber” (verse) published in American Poet

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Circa April 1929

“The iron harp that Adam christened Life” (verse, unpublished)

“On my return here I found a returned mss. from Adventure with a line or two from the assistant editor telling me to submit some more of my work”

“Crowd-Horror” accepted by Argosy (“still too long but they will make necessary changes themselves”)

Received advance sheets for “Rattle of Bones” from Weird Tales

“To the Contented” (verse, unpublished)

“High Blue Halls” (verse, unpublished)

“An American Epic” (verse, unpublished)

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May 1929

“Skulls and Dust” (verse) published in American Poet

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June 1929

“Rattle of Bones” published in Weird Tales [$20.00]

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Circa June 1929

“Black Seas” (verse)

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July 1929

“The Pit of the Serpent” published in Fight Stories [$90.00]

“Forbidden Magic” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$3.50]

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20 July 1929

“Crowd-Horror” published in Argosy [$100.00]

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Circa July 1929

“Tides” (verse) accepted for Contemporary Verse

“Red Thunder” (verse) accepted for JAPM: The Poetry Weekly

“Irony” (dramatic sketch)

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August 1929

“The Shadow Kingdom” published in Weird Tales [$100.00]

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15 August 1929

“The Moon of Skulls” returned by Jungle Stories

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September 1929

“The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune” published in Weird Tales [$20.00]

“The Moor Ghost” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$4.00]

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October 1929

“Skull-Face” (part one) published in Weird Tales [$300.00]

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November 1929

“Skull-Face” (part two) published in Weird Tales

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December 1929

“Skull-Face” (part three) published in Weird Tales

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1930

January 1930

“Dead Man’s Hate” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$7.00]

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Circa January 1930

asks T.C. Smith for address of Ten-Story Book

“finally got back my rhymes from the Scroll”

inquired about “Iron Men” to Fiction House

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February 1930

“The Bull Dog Breed” published in Fight Stories [$90.00]

“The Touch of Death” (as “The Fearsome Touch of Death”) published in Weird Tales [$18.00] [letter to TCS ca. January 1930 [SL 1 #29] says he tried other magazines with this story]

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Circa February 1930

Fiction House (Fight Stories) took another Costigan story (“Fist and Fang?”)

“Iron Men” located and accepted

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Circa March 1930

“The Moon of Skulls” “will appear in June”

“next issue” (of Weird Tales) “appears my ‘A Song Out of Midian” (verse)

“The Song of a Mad Minstrel” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

“Black Chant Imperial” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

“Shadows on the Road” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

“Sailor’s Grudge” published in Fight Stories [$75.00]

“Whispers” (verse)

“The Dark Man” accepted for Strange Stories (planned companion mag to Weird Tales)

“Kings of the Night” accepted for Weird Tales (submitted to Strange Stories but Wright accepted for WT)

“The Autumn of the World” ["Autumn"] (verse)

“A Tribute to the Sportsmanship of the Fans” (verse, unpublished)

“Aw Come On and Fight!” (verse, unpublished)

“The Song of the Sage” (verse, unpublished)

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April 1930

“A Song Out of Midian” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$6.00] (tells T. C. Smith he wrote this “something more than a year ago”)

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Circa early April 1930

“Ambition” (verse, unpublished)

“Whispers on the Nightwinds” (verse)

“The Gladiator and the Lady” (verse)

“Winner Take All” accepted by Fight Stories

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Circa April 1930

“The Mutiny of the Hellroarer” (parody)

“The Return of the Seafarer” [variant] (verse)

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May 1930

“Fist and Fang” published in Fight Stories [$100.00]

“Shadows on the Road” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$11.50]

“The Gods of Bal-Sagoth” accepted for Strange Stories

“Waterfront Fists” accepted by Fight Stories

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Circa May 1930

“A Stirring of Green Leaves” (verse)

“The Rhyme of the Viking Path” [variant of "Thor's Son"] (verse)

“A Marching Song of Connacht” (verse)

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June 1930

“Iron Men” (as “The Iron Man”) published in Fight Stories [$200.00]

“The Moon of Skulls” (part one) published in Weird Tales [$200.00]

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3 June 1930

“The Night of the Wolf” rejected by Argosy

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Circa 9 June 1930

Tells TCS he wants to get started on writing for Oriental Stories

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July 1930

“Winner Take All” published in Fight Stories [$80.00]

“The Moon of Skulls” (part two) published in Weird Tales

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Circa July 1930

“Lives and Crimes of Notable Artists” (humorous sketch)

“The Voice of El-Lil” accepted for Oriental Stories

“Red Blades of Black Cathay” written (with Tevis Clyde Smith)

“Then Stein the peddler with rising joy” (verse, unpublished)

“Alleys of Peril” sold to Fight Stories

“I was once, I declare, a grog-shop man” (verse, unpublished; “a little parody on one of Soivice’s stuff”)

“The Fangs of the Copperhead” written (“which I intend to try to sell Fiction House. It took me about three hours to write it…”) [No story by this title known]

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August 1930

“The Hills of the Dead” published in Weird Tales [$70.00]

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Circa August 1930

“Voyages With Villains” (humorous sketch)

“Red Blades of Black Cathay” accepted for Oriental Stories

“Wings in the Night” accepted for Weird Tales

“Waterfront Law” ["The TNT Punch"] sold to Fiction House

“They cast her out of the court of the king” ["Daughter of Evil"] (verse)

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September 1930

“Waterfront Fists” published in Fight Stories [$90.00]

“Black Chant Imperial” published in Weird Tales [$6.00]

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Circa September 1930

Tells H. P. Lovecraft he plans to take his advice and write a series of stories about Bran Mak Morn

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Circa October 1930

“Hawks of Outremer” accepted for Oriental Stories

“The Children of the Night” accepted for Weird Tales

“Reuben’s Brethren” (verse) quoted in letter to HPL

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October-November 1930

“The Voice of El-Lil” published in Oriental Stories [$90.00]

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November 1930

“Champ of the Forecastle” published in Fight Stories [$65.00]

“Kings of the Night” published in Weird Tales [$120.00]

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24 November 1930

“Slow sift the sands of Time; the yellowed leaves” ["The Sands of Time"] (verse)

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Circa November-December 1930

Working on second draft of collaborative story with T. C. Smith (probably “The Honor of the Game”)

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Circa December 1930

“The Footfalls Within” accepted by Weird Tales

“The Blood of Belshazzar” accepted for Oriental Stories

“The Black Stone” accepted for Weird Tales

“The Thing on the Roof” complete but not yet submitted

Story rejected by Fiction House (“The fight was simply a dramatic description of the Goddard-Choynsky bout with a few changes”-perhaps “Double-Cross”?)

“I have a number of manuscripts that are practically ready to be sent off, and a number more which lack only a little work to be completed.”

“If you haven’t sent ‘The Honor of the Game’ to Argosy, send it first to Street & Smith, Sport Story…”

Received letter from Wilfred B. Talman regarding submission to Texaco company’s magazines

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1931

January 1931

“Waterfront Law” [as "The TNT Punch"] published in Action Stories [$75.00]

“Alleys of Peril” published in Fight Stories [$80.00]

Abandons sequel to “Skull-Face”

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Circa January 1931

H. P. Lovecraft encourages Howard to make fictional use of “Kelly the conjure-man”

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29 January 1931

Letter from Wilfred B. Talman states: “About a week ago I learned that an article from you had come into this office” (i.e., the Texaco Star — the article was “The Ghost of Camp Colorado”)

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Circa January-February 1931

“Sign of the Snake” sold to Action Stories [REH to T.C. Smith, 9 May 1931: "They changed the name of the character -- McClarney -- to Steve Costigan, though the style of the tale was nothing at all like Steve."]

Street & Smith inquired about taking over Costigan series; Howard offered to create another series for them

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February-March 1931

“Red Blades of Black Cathay” published in Oriental Stories [$118.00]

“The Song of a Mad Minstrel” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$8.00]

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Circa March 1931

Costigan yarn (probably “Texas Fists”) sold to Fiction House

“I did quite a bit of work, sent off a number of manuscripts, and then got to loafing again.”

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Circa March-April 1931

Letter from Lenore Preece and Booth Mooney proposing collection of Junto verses, Virgin Towers

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April 1931

“The Ghost of Camp Colorado” (article) published in The Texaco Star [$28.26]

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10 April 1931

“Riders of the Sunset” returned by Fiction House

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16 April 1931

“Riders of the Sunset” sent to Argosy (formerly rejected by Adventure and Fiction House) (Later rejected by Argosy and sent to Street & Smith).

“The Black Bear Bites” sent to Argosy (formerly rejected by Adventure and Far East) (Later rejected by Argosy)

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20 April 1931

“The House of Peril” sent to Fiction House

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22 April 1931

“Shackled Mitts” sent to Fiction House (Later rejected)

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April-May 1931

“The Children of the Night” published in Weird Tales [$60.00]

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April-May-June 1931

“Hawks of Outremer” published in Oriental Stories [$120.00]

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May 1931

“Texas Fists” published in Fight Stories [$75.00]

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9 May 1931

Farnsworth Wright suggests story about Baibars (subject of “The Sowers of the Thunder”)

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Circa mid-May 1931

Street & Smith took another story (“The Good Knight”)

“Fiction House has been turning down Steve regular.”

John Byrne (Fiction House editor) suggests story “in which Steve is recovering from an overdose of belladonna that some tricky opponent has put into his eyes before the bout….They get him to box an exhibition bout for society….”

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17 May 1931

“The Fightin’est Pair!” sent to Fiction House (Later accepted)

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18 May 1931

“Riders of the Sunset” rejected by Street & Smith

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20 May 1931

“College Socks” sent to Street & Smith (Later accepted)

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Circa 20 May 1931

“In the time I’ve been back from Marlin — a little less than two weeks — I’ve written three Costigan stories, a Kid Allison tale, a Western Adventure yarn and a long historical novelet. Also been studying the Crusades and the Irish-Danish wars. And I’ve got plenty to do yet; the Texaco Star appears to want more articles, Farnsworth wants the Baibars story, and I’ve got some stuff I wrote at Marlin [ca. 9 May] — a ring story I want to rewrite for Street & Smith, and a pseudo-scientific junk I want to finish and get off to the Claytons.”

Story (“The House of Peril” ["Blow the Chinks Down"]) sold to Action Stories ["The yarn I sold Action Stories had characters named Mike Dorgan and Bill McGlory and I just wonder if Dorgan isn't changed to Costigan before it appears in print."]

Submitted story based on Byrne’s belladonna suggestion (“In High Society” ["Cultured Cauliflowers"])

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22 May 1931

“Cultured Cauliflowers” sent to Fiction House (Later rejected)

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28 May 1931

“The Ghost of Camp Colorado” (article) published in the Coleman Democrat-Voice

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Circa May 1931

“The Sowers of the Thunder” written

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Circa late May 1931

“College Socks” sold to Street & Smith

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June 1931

“The Sign of the Snake” published in Action Stories [$75.00]

“The Ghost of Camp Colorado” (article) published in Frontier Times

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1 June 1931

“Spears of Clontarf” submitted to Strange Tales (later rejected)

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4 June 1931

“Kelly the Conjure-Man” sent to Texas Company (Texaco Star) (later rejected)

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6 June 1931

“The Fighting Fury” sent to Street & Smith (later rejected)

“The Thing on the Roof” sent to Claytons (Strange Tales) (later rejected)

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7 June 1931

“A Killer’s Debt” sent to Adventure (later rejected) [ms. lost?]

“One Shanghai Night” sent to Fiction House (later accepted)

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18 June 1931

“The Black Bear Bites” sent to Fiction House (later rejected)

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19 June 1931

“Spears of Clontarf” sent to Adventure (later rejected)

“The Thing on the Roof” sent to Argosy (later rejected)

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20 June 1931

“A Killer’s Debt” sent to Street & Smith (later rejected) [ms. lost?]

“The Fighting Fury” sent to McFadden

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Circa June 1931

Sold 3 Fight Stories to Street & Smith (probably referring to “The Man With the Mystery Mitts,” “The Good Knight,” and “College Socks”)

“The Blood of Belshazzar” accepted for Oriental Stories some time previously

“In the past 3 weeks I’ve managed…to pound out four prize-ring short stories, an Adventure short, a Western short, a fact article [probably "Kelly the Conjure Man"] and a long historical novelet….”

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1 July 1931

“Spears of Clontarf” sent to Argosy (later rejected)

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6 July 1931

“The Sowers of the Thunder” sent to Oriental Stories (later accepted)

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9 July 1931

“The Horror from the Mound” sent to Claytons (later rejected)

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16 July 1931

“The Thing on the Roof” resent to Weird Tales (later accepted)

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22 July 1931

“Circus Fists” sent to Fiction House

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Circa August 1931

Wright requests story about Tamerlane

“The Lame Man” (“Lord of Samarcand”) written

“Several months ago Wright rejected ["The Thing on the Roof"]….Claytons likewise rejected it, saying the plot was too thin….Argosy rejected it….Then Farnsworth asked to see it again, when he accepted my The Sowers of the Thunder for Oriental Stories. In his latest letter he accepted it….”

“The Horror from the Mound” accepted by Weird Tales [previously rejected]

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Autumn 1931

“The Blood of Belshazzar” published in Oriental Stories [$115.00]

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September 1931

“The Footfalls Within” published in Weird Tales [$56.00]

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25 September 1931

“College Socks” published in Sport Story [$100.00]

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30 September 1931

“The Last Day” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

“Moonlight on a Skull” (verse) accepted by Weird Tales

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Circa September 1931

“Lizzen my children and you shall be told” (verse)

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October 1931

“The House of Peril” (as “Blow the Chinks Down”) published in Action Stories [$75.00]

“The Gods of Bal-Sagoth” published in Weird Tales [$140.00]

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25 October 1931

“The Man With the Mystery Mitts” published in Sport Story [$100.00]

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29 October 1931

“The People of the Dark” returned by Strange Tales for rewrite

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Circa October 1931

Sold Costigan yarn (probably “Night of Battle”)

“Who Is Grandpa Theobold?” (verse)

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November 1931

“Breed of Battle” published in Action Stories [$80.00]

“The Black Stone” published in Weird Tales [$56.00]

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Circa November 1931

“The Lame Man” (“Lord of Samarcand”) accepted for Oriental Stories, Wright requests “more interesting title”

“Fighting Nerves” returned by Street & Smith for rewrite

Wrote a Costigan yarn

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December 1931

“Circus Fists” published in Fight Stories [$70.00]

“The Dark Man” published in Weird Tales [$85.00]

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25 December 1931

“The Good Knight” published in Sport Story [$90.00]

“The Grey God Passes” (rewritten fantasy version of “Spears of Clontarf”) rejected by Weird Tales

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Circa December 1931

“Arkham” included in letter to Lovecraft; states it was “recently accepted” by Weird Tales

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1932

Winter 1932

“The Sowers of the Thunder” published in Oriental Stories [$160.00]

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January 1932

“Dark Shanghai” published in Action Stories [$75.00]

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Circa January 1932

“The People of the Dark” sold to Clayton (Strange Tales)

“The Cairn on the Headland” sold to Clayton (Strange Tales)

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Circa January-February 1932

“Worms of the Earth” accepted by Weird Tales

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February 1932

“Vikings of the Gloves” published in Fight Stories [$65.00]

“The Thing on the Roof” published in Weird Tales [$40.00]

“Cimmeria” (verse)

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March 1932

“Night of Battle” published in Fight Stories [$60.00]

“The Last Day” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$3.50]

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10 March 1932

“The Frost-Giant’s Daughter” rejected by Weird Tales

“The Phoenix on the Sword” returned for revision by Weird Tales

“Wings in the Night” at the printer

“Worms of the Earth” Wright “want(s) to schedule soon”

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Circa March 1932

“The Gold and the Grey” (verse) enclosed in letter to HPL (“a rhyme which I wrote when younger than I am now”)

Wright rejected last 3 stories, and a bunch of verse

“The God in the Bowl” written?

“The Road of Azrael” rejected by Soldiers of Fortune

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Spring 1932

“Lord of Samarcand” published in Oriental Stories [$140.00]

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April 1932

Working on preliminary outline for “Marchers of Valhalla”

“The Phoenix on the Sword” accepted for Weird Tales

“The Tower of the Elephant” accepted for Weird Tales

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Circa April 1932

“Hear ye the tale of ‘Fighting Nerves’. I wrote this story — a Kid Allison yarn-as a complete novelet for Sport Story. I wrote it, I think, three times, before I sent it off. Back it came with the request to cut out the saloon atmosphere and reduce the length [see under "Circa November 1931"]. I re-wrote it and returned it to the same magazine. It came back with the statement that they were all stocked up with Fight Stories — requested me to keep it several months and return it, with a letter reminding them of it. Not wanting to wait that long if I could help it — a natural desire of a penniless Adventurer like myself — I rewrote most of it, changing the names of the characters, and sent it to Fight Stories. Back it came with the request to cut it down in length. I rewrote it and sent it back. Back it came, with the remark that it was acceptable, but they couldn’t find a place for it just then. I should keep it a month or so, and then they’d like to see it some more. So I sent it to Sport Stories, with a letter reminding them of what they had said. It was returned with no explanation- — merely a rejection slip. So I sent it to Fiction House — and back it came with the statement that Fight Stories had been — or was going to be — taken off the stands.” [REH to T. C. Smith, Selected Letters 1931-1936, #60]

“A Weird Ballad” (verse)

“Little brown man of Nippon” (verse, unpublished)

“Valley of the Lost” accepted for Strange Tales

“The Hoofed Thing” (“Usurp the Night”) sent to Swanson (amateur publisher in North Dakota); Bates [Strange Tales] rejected earlier

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May 1932

“The Horror from the Mound” published in Weird Tales [$65.00]

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Circa May 1932

Wright rejected 4 of last 6 stories; also rejections from Bates and Byrne

“The Toy Rattle Murder Case” (parody)

“John Brown” (verse)

“Abe Lincoln” (verse)

“John Kelley” (verse, unpublished)

“The Tom Thumb Moider Mystery” (parody)

“Authorial Version of Duna” (verse)

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Circa 24 May 1932

“Marchers of Valhalla” rejected by Weird Tales

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27 May 1932

“The Dwellers Under the Tombs” rejected by Weird Tales

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June 1932

“People of the Dark” published in Strange Tales [$134.00]

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1 June 1932

“Gunman’s Debt” rejected by Fiction House

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31 June 1932

“The Lion of Tiberias” returned for revision

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July 1932

“Wings in the Night” published in Weird Tales [$118.00] (“it’s been in the editorial office for some two years”)

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August 1932

“Arkham” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$1.00]

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Circa Late Summer 1932

“Dreaming in Israel” (verse)

“Samson’s Broodings” (verse)

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September 1932

“An Open Window” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$1.00]

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Circa September 1932

“A Glass of Vodka” (parody)

“One Blood Strain” (verse, unpublished)

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4 October 1932

“The Valley of the Lost” returned by Bates, due to suspending of Strange Tales

“The Road of the Eagles” returned by Wright for revision

“The Phoenix on the Sword” scheduled for December

“The Scarlet Citadel” scheduled for January

Wright gives permission to use quote from E. H. Price’s “Girl from Samarcand” in “Black Colossus”

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15 October 1932

“With a Set of Rattlesnake Rattles” (prose poem)

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November 1932

“Worms of the Earth” published in Weird Tales [$120.00]

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December 1932

“The Phoenix on the Sword” published in Weird Tales [$85.00]

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Circa December 1932

“Lines to G.B. Shaw” (verse)

“One of my latest sales concluded with a sexual intercourse” (“Black Colossus”)

“A Mick in Israel” (verse, unpublished)

“Musings” (verse)

“Envoy” (verse, unpublished)

“The editor took liberties with ‘The Cairn on the Headland’. In the original version, O’Brien was born in America. The editor changed this and made O’Brien a native of Ireland, but neglected to change the line: ‘We were countrymen in that we born in the same land.’ That would seem to make ‘Ortali’ an Irishman, too, when I intended him for an American-born Italian.”

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1933

January 1933

“The Cairn on the Headland” published in Strange Tales [$140.00 -- Lord; letter ca. January says $144.00]

“The Scarlet Citadel” published in Weird Tales [$140.00]

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19 January 1933

“The House of Arabu” rejected by Weird Tales

“Black Colossus” will have cover in June

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March 1933

“The Tower of the Elephant” published in Weird Tales [$95.00]

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6 March 1933

“The Shadow of the Vulture” sold

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7 March 1933

“Marchers of Valhalla” returned by Oriental Stories (“too much supernatural”)

“Lion of Tiberias” advance sheets received

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Circa Spring 1933

Retains Otis Adelbert Kline as agent

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April 1933

“Autumn” (verse) published in Weird Tales [$3.00]

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29 April 1933

“Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace” received by Kline Agency

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May 1933

“Moonlight on a Skull” published in Weird Tales [$4.00]

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11 May 1933

“Yellow Cobra” received by Kline

“Turkish Menace” sent to Argosy by Kline

“Jade Monkey” with Kline already

“Cultured Cauliflowers” with Kline already

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19 May 1933

British publisher Denis Archer inquires about possible short story collection

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22 May 1933

“Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace” returned by Argosy to Kline

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26 May 1933

“Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace” sent to Magic Carpet by Kline

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31 May 1933

“Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace” accepted by Magic Carpet [$67.00]

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June 1933

“Black Colossus” published in Weird Tales [$130.00]

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7 June 1933

“Knife, Bullet and Noose” received by Kline

“Law Shooters of Cowtown” received by Kline

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15 June 1933

Short story collection submitted to Denis Archer, includes:

“Wings in the Night”

“The Tower of the Elephant”

“Kings of the Night”

“The House of Arabu”

“The Valley of the Lost”

“The Scarlet Citadel”

“The Horror from the Mound”

“The Children of the Night”

“Wild Water” received by Kline

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16 June 1933

Kline comments on “Wild Water”

“the other westerns you sent me are short…”

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Circa June 1933

Tells Lovecraft he will send a copy of “The Shadow of the Vulture” when it appears

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July 1933

“The Lion of Tiberias” published in Magic Carpet (formerly Oriental Stories) [$110.00]

“The Man on the Ground” published in Weird Tales [$20.00]

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1 July 1933

“Mountain Man” received by Kline

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22 July 1933

“Talons in the Dark” received by Kline

“A New Game for Dorgan” received by Kline

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7 August 1933

“Lord of the Dead” received by Kline

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31 August 1933

“Teeth of Doom” received by Kline

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Circa August 1933

“A Dungeon Opens” (verse) included in letter to Derleth (“…written several years ago”)

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September 1933

“Xuthal of the Dusk” (as “The Slithering Shadow”) published in Weird Tales [$120.00]

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4 September 1933

“Old Garfield’s Heart” latest sale to Weird Tales

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12 September 1933

“The Black Moon” received by Kline

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17 September 1933

“Black Canaan” received by Kline

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25 September 1933

“Black Canaan” sent to Jessica Miller, Kline’s New York representative

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Circa September 1933

“Lately I’ve been trying to write detective yarns, something entirely new for me, and haven’t had much success — in fact none, so far, except for a short yarn, ‘Talons in the Dark’, written in San Antonio last spring, and which Kline, as my agent, sold to a magazine called Strange Detective Stories…. (Kline marketed another yarn for me since I wrote the above.)”

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October 1933

“The Pool of the Black One” published in Weird Tales [$110.00]

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16 October 1933

“The Voice of Death” received by Kline

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23 October 1933

“The People of the Serpent” received by Kline

“Hawks Over Egypt” received by Kline

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27 October 1933

“A Two-Fisted Santa Claus” received by Kline

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Circa October 1933

Modern American Poetry published, includes 2 Howard poems:

“To a Woman” (verse)

“One Who Comes at Eventide” (verse)

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Circa October-November 1933

Wright has:

“Iron Shadows in the Moon”

“Queen of the Black Coast”

“Rogues in the House”

Working on “The Devil in Iron”

“The Garden of Fear” sent to Crawford (amateur publisher)

“The Valley of the Lost” sent to Astounding

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8 November 1933

“Guns of the Mountains” received by Kline

“The Ghost with the Silk Hat” received by Kline

“A Gent from Bear Creek” received by Kline

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10 November 1933

“The Frost King’s Daughter” (“Gods of the North”) sent to The Fantasy Fan

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11 November 1933

“Swords of the Hills” received by Kline

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15 November 1933

“Gold from Tartary” received by Kline

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16 November 1933

“The Valley of the Lost” rejected by Astounding

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Circa November 1933

“The Beast from the Abyss” sent to HPL

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December 1933

“Talons in the Dark” (as “Black Talons”) published in Strange Detective Stories [$55.25 ($65.00)]

“Old Garfield’s Heart” published in Weird Tales [$35.00]

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2 December 1933

“The House of Suspicion” received by Kline

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14 December 1933

“The Devil in Iron” recently accepted by Weird Tales

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19 December 1933

“Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace” returned to Kline, due to suspension of Magic Carpet (had been accepted in May 1933)

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28 December 1933

“The Daughter of Erlik Khan” received by Kline

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Circa December 1933

Daigh (editor of Strange Detective Stories) has:

“Teeth of Doom”

“People of the Serpent”

Landed one yarn with Action Stories since its return (“Mountain Man”?)

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1934

January 1934

“Alleys of Darkness” published in Magic Carpet, bylined “Patrick Ervin” [$45.90 ($54.00)]

“The Shadow of the Vulture” published in Magic Carpet [$140.00]

“Rogues in the House” published in Weird Tales [$100.00]

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2 January 1934

“Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace” sent to V.I. Cooper, Kline Agency New York representative

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9 January 1934

Denis Archer returns short story collection, suggests novel along same lines

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12 January 1934

“Swords of Shahrazar” received by Kline

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13 January 1934

“Names in the Black Book” received by Kline

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25 January 1934

“The Hand of the Black Goddess” received by Kline

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29 January 1934

“A Stranger in Grizzly Claw” received by Kline

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February 1934

“Teeth of Doom” (as “Fangs of Gold”) published in Strange Detective Stories [$85.00 ($100.00)]

“The Tomb’s Secret” published in Strange Detective Stories, bylined “Patrick Ervin” [$72.25 ($85.00)]

“The Valley of the Worm” published in Weird Tales [$80.00]

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12 February 1934

“Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace” returned to Kline Agency, had been at Thrilling Adventures

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13 February 1934

“Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace” sent to William Kofoed

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21 February 1934

“A Stranger from Grizzly Claw” accepted by Fiction House

“Swords of Shahrazar” returned by Kline after being returned by Margulies (Thrilling Adventures) for rewrite

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March-April 1934

“Mountain Man” published in Action Stories [$46.75 (55.00)]

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March 1934

“Gods of the North” published in The Fantasy Fan

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10 March 1934

“Sons of Hate” received by Kline

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19 March 1934

“The Road to Bear Creek” received by Kline

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April 1934

“Iron Shadows in the Moon” (as “Shadows in the Moonlight”) published in Weird Tales [$120.00]

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30 April 1934

“Swords of Shahrazar” returned again, still too long

Violet Cooper, Kline New York representative, has received REH’s synopsis for western for Cook, may not be long enough

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May 1934

“The Slugger’s Game” published in Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine [$35.00]

“Names in the Black Book” published in Super-Detective Stories [$85.00 ($100.00)]

“Queen of the Black Coast” published in Weird Tales [$115.00]

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21 May 1934

“had just finished up an unusually long yarn [perhaps The Hour of the Dragon] when I received a rush order from another editor”

“People of the Black Circle” to start in September

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22 May 1934

The Hour of the Dragon sent to Denis Archer

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30 May 1934

“…I’ve had no luck with Super-Detective after the sale of one novelet” ["Names in the Black Book"]

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May-June 1934

“Guns of the Mountain” published in Action Stories [$42.50 ($50.00)]

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June 1934

“General Ironfist” published in Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine [$35.00]

“The Haunter of the Ring” published in Weird Tales [$60.00]

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20 June 1934

“The House of Om” (synopsis) received by Kline

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Circa June 1934

Strange Detective had a Steve Harrison story yet unpublished when suspended

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July 1934

“The Garden of Fear” published in Marvel Tales

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23 July 1934

“The Moon of Zembabwei” received by Kline

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27 July 1934

“Iron Clad Fists” received by Kline

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August 1934

“The Scalp Hunter” published in Action Stories [$51.00 ($60.00)]

“Sluggers of the Beach” published in Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine [$35.00]

“The Devil in Iron” published in Weird Tales [$115.00]

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10 August 1934

Refers to verses previously sent to Charles Hornig for The Fantasy Fan

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13 August 1934

“A Elkins Never Surrenders” received by Kline

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16 August 1934

“Black Hound of Death” received by Kline

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September 1934

“The People of the Black Circle” (part one) published in Weird Tales [$250.00]

“The Voices Waken Memory” (verse) published in The Fantasy Fan

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12 September 1934

“Black Canaan” received by Kline

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27 September 1934

“The Ghost of Camp Colorado” (article) reprinted in the Coleman Democrat-Voice

“A Gent from Bear Creek” published in Action Stories [$46.75 ($55.00)] (“The paragraphs marked with a pencil [on copy sent to Lovecraft] in ‘Gent from Bear Creek’ are not mine. The enthusiasm of the editor prompted him to insert them. They doubtless help the story.”)

“Swords of Shahrazar” published in Top-Notch [$124.90 ($147.00)]

“The People of the Black Circle” (part two) published in Weird Tales

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5 October 1934

“Vultures of Wahpeton” received by Kline

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Circa October 1934

Received letter informing that Denis Archer in receivership

“My latest sales have been a 23,000 word Oriental Adventure yarn to Top-Notch [could be "The Daughter of Erlik Khan," but doubtful; more likely "Hawk of the Hills" or "Blood of the Gods"]), and a two-part Conan serial ["Beyond the Black River"]…”

“What I feel is one of the best stories I’ve ever written was a 30,000 word Western, the first draft of which I knocked off in two and a half days, but which I have my doubts if anybody will accept it” (“The Vultures of Wahpeton”?)

“Moon of Zambebwei” recently accepted by Wright

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November 1934

“The People of the Black Circle” (part three) published in Weird Tales

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6 November 1934

“Three-Bladed Doom” (24,000 word, “short” version) received by Kline

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8 November 1934

“Private Magrath of the A.E.F.” (verse) reprinted in Howard Payne College Yellow Jacket

“Alleys of Treachery” received by Kline

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12 November 1934

“Black Canaan” rewrite received by Kline, sent to Miller in New York following day

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19 November 1934

“War on Bear Creek” received by Kline

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December 1934

“The Road to Bear Creek” published in Action Stories [$42.50 ($50.00)]

“The Daughter of Erlik Khan” published in Top-Notch [$195.50 ($230.00)]

“A Witch Shall Be Born” published in Weird Tales [$155.00]

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4 December 1934

“A Elston to the Rescue” (rewrite of “A Elkins Never Surrenders” — see 13 August 1934) received by Kline

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10 December 1934

“Pigeons From Hell” received by Kline

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26 December 1934

“A Man-Eating Jeopard” received by Kline

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Circa December 1934

“Pigeons From Hell” received by Kline

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1935

January 1935

“The Treasures of Tartary” published in Thrilling Adventures [$42.50 ($50.00)]

“Babel” (verse) published in The Fantasy Fan

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28 January 1935

“The Silver Heel” synopsis returned to Kline by Margulies

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29 January 1935

Letter from C. L. Moore with thanks for sending “The Sword Woman”

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Circa January-February 1935

The Hour of the Dragon accepted by Wright “not long ago”

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February 1935

“The Haunted Mountain” published in Action Stories [$ ?]

“Moon of Zambebwei” (as “The Grisly Horror”) published in Weird Tales [$99.00 ($110.00)]

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March 1935

“Teeth of Gwahlur” (as “Jewels of Gwahlur”) published in Weird Tales [$155.00]

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1 March 1935

“The Peaceful Pilgrim” returned by Action Stories with suggestions for revision from Byrne

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April 1935

“War on Bear Creek” published in Action Stories [$54.00 ($60.00)]

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22 April 1935

“Cultured Cauliflowers” received by Kline

“Sailor Dorgan and the Yellow Cobra” received by Kline

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May 1935

“Beyond the Black River” (part one) published in Weird Tales [$ ?]

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6 May 1935

Letter to Wright pleading for money, at this time Weird Tales owes REH over $800

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27 May 1935

“Three-Bladed Doom” (24,000 word, “short” version) received by Kline Agency; first submission seems to have been to Top Notch, which is listed but no data given

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28 May 1935

“Swords of the Red Brotherhood” received by Kline

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June 1935

“The Feud Buster” published in Action Stories [$ ?]

“Hawk of the Hills” published in Top-Notch [$ ?]

“Beyond the Black River” (part two) published in Weird Tales

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8 June 1935

“Swords of the Red Brotherhood” received by Kline; may have been first sent to Argosy (listed first on submission schedule, but no data given)

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Circa June 1935

“I’ve got to get back to my latest pirate yarn”

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July 1935

“Blood of the Gods” published in Top-Notch [$ ?]

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10 July 1935

“Black Canaan” returned to Kline (from ??)

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23 July 1935

“Red Nails” sent to Weird Tales yesterday

been concentrating on Adventure stuff recently

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August 1935

“The Peaceful Pilgrim” (as “Cupid from Bear Creek”) published in Action Stories [$ ?]

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19 August 1935

“Black Canaan” submitted to Weird Tales

“Hawks Over Egypt” received by Kline Agency (rewrite? — see 23 October 1933)

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26 August 1935

“Hawks Over Egypt” submitted to Argosy by Kline Agency

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31 August 1935

A Gent from Bear Creek (novel) received by Kline

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September 1935

“The Challenge from Beyond” published in Fantasy Magazine (fan publication) [Howard wrote one chapter of round-robin story]

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3 September 1935

A Gent from Bear Creek (novel) sent to Caxton Printers by Kline

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10 September 1935

“Hawks Over Egypt” returned to Kline Agency by Argosy

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October 1935

“The Riot at Cougar Paw” published in Action Stories [$ ?]

“Boot-Hill Payoff” (revised for Robert Enders Allen [Chandler Whipple]) published in Western Aces [$78.75 (110.00)]

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7 October 1935

“The Girl on the Hell Ship” received by Kline

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8 October 1935

“Weary Pilgrims on the Road” sold to Action Stories

Kline suggests submitting A Gent From Bear Creek (novel) to British publisher; says “The American publisher who is considering the original has not yet reported”

“The Girl on the Hell Ship” sent to Frank Armer (Spicy Adventures)

“The Trail of the Blood-Stained God” probably not suitable for Thrilling Adventures

“Sailor Dorgan and the Jade Monkey” returned by Wright, as Magic Carpet definitely folded, submit clean copy and will put on offer again.

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10 October 1935

“Black Canaan” accepted by Weird Tales

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November 1935

“The Man-Eaters of Zamboula” (as “Shadows in Zamboula”) published in Weird Tales [$120.00]

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1 November 1935

Made 3 new markets since writing Derleth last (4 July?): Western Aces (“Boot-Hill Payoff”), Thrilling Mystery (“Graveyard Rats”), and Spicy Adventures (“The Girl on the Hell Ship” ["The She-Devil"]).

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11 November 1935

A Gent from Bear Creek (novel) sent to Macmillan by Kline

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15 November 1935

“The Devils of Dark Lake” rejected by Popular Publications

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28 November 1935

seriously contemplating devoting all my time and efforts to western writing

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December 1935

“The Apache Mountain War” published in Action Stories [ ?]

The Hour of the Dragon (part one) published in Weird Tales [part one $160.00; part two $170.00; parts three-five $ ?]

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31 December 1935

“Three-Bladed Doom” (short version) sent to Adventure by Kline

“Swords of the Red Brotherhood” sent to Top Notch by Kline

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Circa December 1935

“The Purple Heart of Erlik” sold to Trojan by Otto Binder, Kline New York representative

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1936

January 1936

The Hour of the Dragon (part two) published in Weird Tales

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6 January 1936

“Guests of the Hoodoo Room” rejected by Margulies (Thrilling Adventures)

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9 January 1936

“Vulture’s Sanctuary” returned by Fiction House (story had been sent “long ago” and Byrne thought it had been returned, with explanation, before Christmas; Byrne liked it, but Action and Lariat need no material at this time)

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11 January 1936

Otto Binder writes Kline that he’s to meet with Margulies about Howard

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15 January 1936

“Three-Bladed Doom” (short version) returned to Kline Agency by Adventure

“Swords of the Red Brotherhood” returned to Kline by Top Notch

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17 January 1936

“Three-Bladed Doom” (short version) sent to Dime Adventure by Kline

“Swords of the Red Brotherhood” sent to Short Stories by Kline

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27 January 1936

“Hawks Over Egypt” sent to Blue Book by Kline Agency

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31 January 1936

“The Trail of the Blood-Stained God” received by Kline (a rewrite? — see 8 October 1935)

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February 1936

“Pilgrims to the Pecos” published in Action Stories [$60.00]

“Graveyard Rats” published in Thrilling Mystery [$ ?]

“The Hyborian Age” (part one) published in The Phantagraph (fan publication)

The Hour of the Dragon (part three) published in Weird Tales

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4 February 1936

“The Trail of the Blood-Stained God” sent to Dime Adventure by Kline

“Swords of the Red Brotherhood” returned to Kline by Short Stories

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5 February 1936

“Swords of the Red Brotherhood” sent to Complete Stories by Kline

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6 February 1936

“Three-Bladed Doom” (short version) returned to Kline Agency by Dime Adventure

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7 February 1936

“Hawks Over Egypt” returned to Kline Agency by Blue Book

“Three-Bladed Doom” (short version) sent to Thrilling Adventures by Kline Agency

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10 February 1936

“Hawks Over Egypt” sent to Adventure by Kline Agency

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11 February 1936

tells HPL, “I’ve had little opportunity to do any writing of any kind for the past month. In fact this letter is the longest bit of writing I’ve done since about the 20th of January.”

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13 February 1936

“Hawks Over Egypt” returned to Kline Agency by Adventure

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Circa February 1936

“The Dragon of Kao-Tsu” sold to Trojan by Binder

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March 1936

The Hour of the Dragon (part four) published in Weird Tales

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2 March 1936

“The Trail of the Blood-Stained God” returned to Kline by Dime Adventure

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3 March 1936

“The Trail of the Blood-Stained God” sent to Short Stories by Kline

“Swords of the Red Brotherhood” returned to Kline by Complete Stories

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4 March 1936

“Swords of the Red Brotherhood” sent to Adventure by Kline

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9 March 1936

“Three-Bladed Doom” (short version) returned to Kline by Thrilling Adventure

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10 March 1936

“Three-Bladed Doom” (short version) sent to Complete Stories by Kline

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18 March 1936

“The Trail of the Blood-Stained God” returned to Kline by Short Stories

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19 March 1936

“The Trail of the Blood-Stained God” sent to Adventure by Kline

“Swords of the Red Brotherhood” returned to Kline by Adventure

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20 March 1936

“Swords of the Red Brotherhood” sent to Blue Book by Kline

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31 March 1936

“Three-Bladed Doom” (short version) returned to Kline by Complete Stories

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Circa March 1936

“A Man-Eating Jeopard” sold to Street & Smith by Binder

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April 1936

“Pistol Politics” published in Action Stories

“The Girl on the Hell Ship” (as “The She-Devil”) published in Spicy Adventure Stories, bylined “Sam Walser” [$48.60 ($54.00)]

“Iron-Jaw” published in Dime Sports [$ ?]

The Hour of the Dragon (part five) published in Weird Tales

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1 April 1936

“Three-Bladed Doom” (short version) sent to New Mystery Adventures by Kline

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6 April 1936

“Swords of the Red Brotherhood” returned to Kline by Blue Book

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8 April 1936

“The Trail of the Blood-Stained God” returned to Kline by Adventure

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9 April 1936

“The Trail of the Blood-Stained God” sent to Argosy by Kline

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10 April 1936

“Hawks Over Egypt” submitted to “S&S Complete” (i.e., Street & Smith’s Complete Stories?)

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15 April 1936

made 3 new markets since writing Derleth last: Dime Sport (“Fists of the Desert” [as "Iron-Jaw"], Cowboy Stories (“A Man-Eating Jeopard”), and Complete Stories (“Sons of the Hawk” [published as "The Country of the Knife"])

Just now I have a chance of starting a new prize-fight series for a new sport magazine, and maybe a pirate series for an Adventure publication. But I get to write so little these days I may not make either of them.

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16 April 1936

“A Ring-Tailed Tornado” received by Kline

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23 April 1936

“The Trail of the Blood-Stained God” returned to Kline by Argosy

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24 April 1936

“The Trail of the Blood-Stained God” sent to “S&S Complete” (Street & Smith Complete Stories?) by Kline

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27 April 1936

“Murderer’s Grog” received by Kline

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28 April 1936

“Three-Bladed Doom” (short version) returned to Kline by New Mystery Adventures

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Circa April 1936

“Sons of the Hawk” sold to Street & Smith by Binder

“Black Wind Blowing” sold to Standard by Binder

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9 May 1936

“You have built a world of paper and wood” (verse) quoted to Derleth

I haven’t written a weird story for nearly a year, though I’ve been contemplating one dealing with Coronado’s expedition on the Staked Plains in 1541. A good theme if I can develop it. ["Nekht Semerkeht"]

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11 May 1936

Binder writes to Kline about “favorable outlook for Howard”

“Fists of the Revolution” received by Kline

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20 May 1936

“Hawks Over Egypt” returned to Kline by Complete Stories

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21 May 1936

Binder writes to Kline about seeing Jack Byrne, leaving him with a list of Howard’s stuff:

“Vultures of Wahpeton”

“Trail of the Blood-Stained God”

“Three-Bladed Doom”

“Swords of the Red Brotherhood”

“Hawks Over Egypt”

“Black Vulmea’s Vengeance”

Kline list shows “Three-Bladed Doom” “long version, 42,000 wds” sent to Argosy May 1936, notes “hold for a while”

“Hawks Over Egypt” submitted to Short Stories by Kline

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Circa May 1936

“Murderer’s Grog” sold to Trojan by Binder

“A Elston to the Rescue” sold to Popular by Binder

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June 1936

“Evil Deeds at Red Cougar” published in Action Stories [$ ?]

“A Man-Eating Jeopard” published in Cowboy Stories [$49.50 ($55.00) -- Lord; $27.50 -- Binder]

“Desert Blood” published in Spicy Adventure Stories, bylined “Sam Walser” [$ ?]

“Black Wind Blowing” published in Thrilling Mystery [($40.00)]

“Black Canaan” published in Weird Tales [$108.00 ($120.00)

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5 June 1936

Letter from Binder to REH asking if 1/2¢ a word is okay to Winford Publications (Smashing Novels); REH handwritten response in margin that it's okay, "I think this yarn has been turned down by most of the better paying mags, anyway"

Binder also offers congratulations on Pike Bearfield stories sold to Argosy

"Hawks Over Egypt" returned to Kline by Short Stories

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11 June 1936

Howard commits suicide

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19 June 1936

"A Man-Eating Jeopard" published in the Cross Plains Review

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27 June 1936

A Gent From Bear Creek (book) shipped to Paradise last Monday by Binder

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Circa June 1936

"A Gent from the Pecos" sold to Munsey by Binder [$80.00 (72.00)]

“Gents on the Lynch” sold to Munsey by Binder [$85.00 (76.50)]

– [Howard apparently sold the above two stories to Argosy directly, and paid Kline the 10% commission due; they are listed on Otto Binder's list of sales for 1936]

“The Dead Remember” sold to Munsey by Binder

“Son of the White Wolf” sold to Standard by Binder

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July 1936

“Red Nails” (part one) published in Weird Tales [$ ?]

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August 1936

“High Horse Rampage” published in Action Stories [$ ?]

“Sons of the Hawk” (as “The Country of the Knife”) published in Complete Stories [($120.00)]

“The Hyborian Age” (part two) published in The Phantagraph (fan publication)

“Always Comes Evening” (verse) published in The Phantagraph (fan publication)

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15 August 1936

“The Dead Remember” published in Argosy [$17.50]

August-September 1936

“Red Nails” (part two) published in Weird Tales

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September 1936

“‘No Cowherders Wanted’” published in Action Stories [$ ?]

“The Dragon of Kao Tsu” published in Spicy Adventure Stories, bylined “Sam Walser” [$26.50]

“The Curly Wolf of Sawtooth” published in Star Western [$60.00 -- Lord; $30.00 -- Binder]

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Fall 1936

“Solomon Kane’s Homecoming” (verse) published in Fanciful Tales (fan publication)

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October 1936

“The Conquerin’ Hero of the Humbolts” published in Action Stories [$ ?]

“Red Nails” (part three) published in Weird Tales

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3 October 1936

“A Gent from the Pecos” published in Argosy [$40.00]

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17 October 1936

“Gents on the Lynch” published in Argosy [$42.50]

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31 October 1936

“The Riot at Bucksnort” published in Argosy [$ ?]

October-November 1936

“The Hyborian Age” (part three) published in The Phantagraph (fan publication)

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November 1936

“The Purple Heart of Erlik” published in Spicy Adventure Stories, bylined “Sam Walser” [$26.00]

“The Black Hound of Death” published in Weird Tales [$90.00 ($100.00)]

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12 November 1936

“The Ghost of Camp Colorado” (article) reprinted in the Coleman Democrat-Voice

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28 November 1936

“Vultures’ Sanctuary” published in Argosy [$ ?]

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December 1936

“The Vultures of Wahpeton” (as “The Vultures of Whapeton”) published in Smashing Novels [$135.00 ($150.00)]

“Son of the White Wolf” published in Thrilling Adventures [$50.00]

“The Fire of Asshurbanipal” published in Weird Tales [$100.00]

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1937

January 1937

“Sharp’s Gun Serenade” published in Action Stories [$ ?]

“Murderer’s Grog” published in Spicy Adventure Stories [$27.00]

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February 1937

“Dig Me No Grave” published in Weird Tales [$100.00]

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July 1937

“Knife-River Prodigal” published in Cowboy Stories [$ ?]

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