the broadway journal

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the broadway journal
138 nassau street
new york, new york 10038

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Founded by Charles Frederick Briggs and John Bisco in 1844, The Broadway Journal was a short-lived magazine that specialized in literature and literary review, criticism of art, theater, and music as well as poetry and articles on politics.

Riding the wave of success that "The Raven" generated, Edgar Allan Poe signed a year-long contract as editor on February 21, 1845. Poe wrote a number of short stories for the Journal, including including "The Masque of the Red Death" and "The Oval Portrait." He also wrote a number of literary criticism pieces, and continued to publicly accuse Henry Wadsworth Longfellow of plagiarism.

Despite his efforts, The Broadway Journal officially ended with a final issue dated January 3, 1846.

Edgar Allan Poe- painting by Oscar Halling