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#1456: Willa Cather to Evelyn Scott, October 5, 1939

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ My dear Miss Scott1:

I have lately returned from a long stay abroad and am trying to reply to a great number of letters which have accumulated in my absence. I wish I could give you advice as to an open-minded literary agent, but I do not personally know any literary agent except the elder Paul Reynolds3. I have not employed an agent for many years, but when I did make use of an agent I always found him a gentlemanly man to deal with.

I had not realized that the editorial policy of American magazines was controlled by political predjudices. That may be so in some cases, but surely not in all. I think the Atlantic4 and the Saturday Evening Post5 are ever eager to publish articles on both sides of current questions.

Very cordially yours, Willa Cather