LETTER FROM OTIS A. KLINE TO ROBERT E. HOWARD, JANUARY 28, 1935
Kline was not only a popular pulp author, sharing the pages of Weird Tales and other pulps with REH, he also was an agent for other pulp authors.
This letter gives REH the news that Leo Margulies (lead editor of the Thrilling pulp chain) is rejecting “The Silver Heel.” This was a story of REH’s series character, Steve Harrison.Kline inquires as to whether REH wants him to try it with Roy Horn, who at the time was editor of Two-Book Detective Magazine.
Whether it was sent to Horn is unknown, but the story was never published in the pulps, first seeing print in Two-Fisted Detective Stories (Cryptic Publications, May 1984).
Signed by Kline.
Thanks to Doug Ellis of the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention for providing a digital copy of the letter and the information. Visit http://www.windycitypulpandpaper.com/ for more details.