|Died||September 27, 1954 (aged 67–68)|
Edwin Baird (
Baird, hired by Weird Tales publisher J. C. Henneberger, put out the magazine's premiere issue, dated March 1923. Over the course of the next year, Baird published some of the magazine's most famous writers, including
Baird—in marked contrast to his successor—accepted everything that Lovecraft submitted to the magazine, including "
Under Baird's editorship, Weird Tales lost a considerable amount of money—estimated at $51,000. After the April 1924 issue, Henneberger fired him and offered his job to Lovecraft. When Lovecraft declined, the publisher made
Baird remained as editor of another of Henneberger's titles, Detective Tales. In this post, he rejected Lovecraft's "