In winter 1953 EJH
, aged about thirty, became an editor at Chatto and Windus
, which was then run by Norah Smallwood
and Ian Parsons
. She read submitted manuscripts, wrote reports on them...
Also during the 1960s, her immense productivity led her into difficulties over tax (partly because of the taxing, at that date, of married couples as a single unit). In 1965-6 her tax demand was £1,800...
A reader with Curtis Brown Literary Agency
rejected the poems as neurotic but also noted there may be some power in them which she [the reader] has failed to find.
Spalding, Frances. Stevie Smith: A Critical Biography. Faber and Faber, 1988.