Consists of a staple-bound volume of short stories and poems by San Francisco writers working under the authority of the Works
Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Writers' Project in San Francisco, on the American Guide and other publications. The
volume was compiled by an editorial board comprised of Lawrence Estavan (chairman), Miriam Allen de Ford, Leon Dorais, Robin
Kinkead, Kenneth Rexroth, and Richard Roman, with the intent of promoting "...the establishment of Federal magazines for creative
writers in every locality capable of supporting them" (Introduction, p. iii).