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Quinn was one of WEIRD TALES' most popular authors. Petaja was an author in his own right, and published stories in WEIRD TALES, in the last decade of the magazine's life. This very informative letter from SEABURY QUINN to EMIL PETAJA. reveals Quinn's writing regimen: ""my stuff is roughed out in longhand—little more than a series of notes, set down in my own private system of shorthand. Then it's typed and I make only one copy, no carbons. Two thousand words a sitting is my usual stint, and generally a story takes only about a week (evening work) from inception to mailing." Qhinn comments on fellow W.T., authors—"Price? That feller is surely one great writer, as is Hamilton. I'm a great admirer of Greye La Spina too. She's a hot numbher and one of my greatest pleasures is to have her over to my place for dinner and a chat. How about Lovecraft? He personally, is a delightful chap, but I don't go for his writing in such a big way. Like Hamilton better—or Price, or Kline." A very revealing informative letter of nearly 800 words. SIGNED with the author's amusing caricature. I have reproduced the 1st & last pages.