#ThrowbackThursday: Writer’s Digest October 1922

Some 90-odd years ago, Writer’s Digest was still providing valuable tips and insight on the writing craft. We dove back into our archives—a full bookcase of hardbound antiques that would make any writer/booklover swoon—to give you a glimpse at some of our favorite bits from the October 1922 issue.

The cover of the October 1922 Writer's Digest.

The cover of the October 1922 Writer’s Digest.

Writer’s Digest used to have a “Department of Criticism” —a place readers could submit their work to be critiqued by an editor.

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My personal favorite—an ad for the Hammond typewriter. Check out the font options!


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Baihley Grandison is the assistant editor of Writer’s Digest and a freelance writer. Follow her on Twitter @baihleyg, where she mostly tweets about writing (Team Oxford Comma!), food (HUMMUS FOR PRESIDENT, PEOPLE), and Random Conversations With Her Mother.

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One thought on “#ThrowbackThursday: Writer’s Digest October 1922

  1. MichaelEdits

    I started on a Royal manual, used, which you may have seen. George Reeves used one on the original Superman TV Show. I would’ve loved that Hammond. If only you’d still been selling them in the 1980s, when I discovered your magazine…

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