RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS Digest V4 #231

From: George Upper (
Date: 01 May 2002

--- Anthony Dauer <> wrote:
> I thought someone posted the guidelines to the
> original Black Mask or
> another hardboiled mag once and it had in it that
> the writing was
> supposed to be geared towards male readers
> (paraphrased of course).

I can't find the right file at the moment, but I recall Cap Shaw having been quoted as saying that hard-boiled fiction was written "by men for men" or something like that. He also bragged that his stable of writers consisted of "six footers" and apparently Carroll John Daly had him convinced (through the mail) that he was, indeed, over six feet, although he was only five-something.


===== George C. Upper III, Editor The Lightning Bell Poetry Journal

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