We are always on the look-out for interesting writings, especially those whose history as an obscure piece from the past have been notably associated with other works of more literary fame.
A perfect example is "Lover's Martyr".
Below is an extract from and article published in a 1916 edition of The Dial magazine concerning a short story competition and a few of the competitors included Delia Salter Bacon and Edgar Allan Poe:
The "Courier" was a weekly much after the order of the "Saturday Evening Post," its most important rival. It had been established early in 1831; and in its issue of July 31. 1831, announced a short-story contest, in which a prize of one hundred dollars was offered. Edgar Allan Poe originally submitted his tales in competition for this prize. According to the rules of the contest, all stories submitted had to be in the hands of the proprietors by December 1, 1831. The decision of the judges was announced in the "Courier" on December 31, 1831: the prize of one hundred dollars was awarded to "Miss Delia S. Bacon, of the State of New York, author of 'The Tales of the Puritan,' etc.," for her story "Love's Martyr." This story was printed in the " Courier" on January 7, 1832; and in the "Courier" of the following week appeared, the runner-up "Metzengerstein" by Poe.