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I am required in my school project to find out how much Edgar Allan Poe received for writing The Masque fo the Red Death. I believe he wrote it for Graham's Magazine in 1842.
-- Anonymous, November 18, 2003
Poe had quit his job as editor. The story was pobably left over from his planned contributions and also appeared in the Baltimore CSunday Visitor a month earlier. Why on earth is this a school project? All you need to know is Poe was paid little compared to the readership he drew in for the magazines, lost his paid staff positions continually, never could start up his own ambitious magazine(Stylus or the Penn), never received royalties from overseas, and though making some public engagement hay with "The Raven" died in poverty.
-- Anonymous, November 19, 2003
Poe was paid $12.00 by George R. Graham for his story "The Mask of the Red Death" which was published in the May 1842 edition of Graham's Magazine for the first time.
-- Anonymous, November 20, 2003