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Dubuque Dial. Dubuque Dial was a short-lived literary periodical of the 1930s. Edited by Karlton Kelm, an instructor of creative writing in Dubuque, the publication was sponsored by several Dubuque residents including Miss Less G. Bissell, associate editor; Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ezekiel BISSELL, and Ruth Suckow.

The magazine published stories written by Josephine Herbst, Meridel Le Seur, Raymond Kresensky, and Mildred Fowler. In 1935 the publication sponsored a short-story contest for anyone living in Dubuque who had not published a story in any magazine, school publications excepted. The winner was Miss Alice Sanner who submitted Spring On An Iowa Hill. (1)

The last issue of the publication was produced in 1935.



1. "Wins Short Story Contest," Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, April 21, 1935, p. 31