Legendary writer Mark Twain to launch news magazine

Twenty-five years is a long gestation period for an idea, but that is exactly how long Samuel Langhorne Clemens (aka Mark Twain) has thought about his new idea for launching an unusual national magazine to be published monthly and due to start as soon as possible.

His new magazine would be called “The Back Number.” Twain did not explain how he came up with that name. He has sought the assistance of numerous publishers, including John Walker of Cosmopolitan magazine. Twain has not revealed exactly who would publish it, yet.