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04/19/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Writers Helping Writers... Or Not: Extraordinary Letters From Cheever, Bradbury, Salinger And Vonnegut

In August of 1978, [Nicola Nikolov] wrote, heart in hand, two-page long, well-written, typed letters to a small number of American novelists, with full, dire biographical details, limning his struggles to get read by the New York publishing establishment, and sincerely requesting that the novelists read and evaluate a few stories that he had enclosed. He saved their responses.

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