The Museum Collection
Philadelphia Saturday Courier for October 22, 1831
Description:This newspaper contains an announcement on the back page for a short story contest Poe would enter. Poe submitted five stories to the contest, but another author, Delia Bacon, won the prize. Although Poe lost the contest, his five tales were printed in the paper, probably without his knowledge and almost certainly without payment. These would be Poe's first published stories.
Poe scholar Dr. James Southall Wilson presented this piece to the Poe Museum.