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Menckeniana Magazine

Menckeniana is a quarterly magazine devoted to the life and works of H.L. Mencken. It includes stories, reminiscences, and scholarly articles about Mencken. It also occasionally publishes some of his previously unpublished work. It is available to members of the Mencken Society, and by subscription for $20 a year. Before subscribing you can read a sample issue of Menckeniana as a PDF.

How to Subscribe

Menckeniana is a fully online magazine. With your subscriber log in information, you can browse each issue and enjoy bonus features on your desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone. All of the articles are searchable, and there are online extras like videos and links to Pratt Library collections. The online collection begins with issues published in 2012.

To subscribe, contact:

Publications Office
Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-4484

For help with downloads or other questions, please call (410) 396-5305 or email menckeniana@prattlibrary.org.

For submissions to Menckeniana, contact Frederick Betz, editor.

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