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Collection Overview

Title: Will Shetterly Papers, 1968-2015


Primary Creator: Shetterly, Will

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I is Novels; Series II contains Short Fiction; Seris III is Correspondence; Series IV is Digital Media; and Series V consists of Miscellaneous material.

Date Acquired: 06/23/2010

Subjects: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Shetterly, Will

Forms of Material: fantasy, science fiction

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Will Shetterly papers consist of printed (paper-based) materials that are split into series based upon format.  Series I is Novels and contains publishing contracts, manuscripts, and style sheets.  Series II contains Short Fiction manuscripts.  Series III is Correspondence and Series IV is Digital Media that contains files for Midnight Girl and Secrets of Seven Sages. The author's electronic hardcopy files will be kept on the department's main computer drive in the author's SFWA finding aid folder (titled under their name and identification number). Series V is for Miscellaneous materials.

Collection Historical Note

Will Shetterly was born in 1955 in an army hospital.  He was educated in an inner-city public school in Washington, DC and later graduated from Beloit, a private liberal arts college.  Having lived and experienced several economic conditions, Shetterly drew upon these experiences as he wrote his novels.  Will Shetterly is a fantasy and science fiction author best known for his novel, Dogland. For his novel, Elsewhere, he won the Minnesota Book Award for Fantasy & Science Fiction. Both his novels, Elsewhere and Nevernever, and some of his short stories are part of Terri Windling's Borderland series. He also created the first female black superhero who had her own series from a major comic publisher; Captain Confederacy.

He is married to author Emma Bull and the two have created and edited the Liavek shared universe anthologies, which are set in a world inspired by the Arabian nights.  Will Shetterly currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

For more information on Will Shetterly and his writings, please visit his webpages:

http://shetterly.blogspot.com/  (his blog)

https://twitter.com/willshetterly  (his Twitter)

Subject/Index Terms

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America
Shetterly, Will

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: Photographs and photocopies of collection are prohibited.

Use Restrictions: Property Rights are transferred to the University Libraries per the signed Deed of Gift Document. Literary Rights are retained by the content creator.  Any copyrights so stated in the materials remain in force.

Acquisition Source: Will Shetterly

Related Materials: For more information please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Shetterly; https://twitter.com/willshetterly.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Short Fiction],
[Series III: Correspondence],
[Series IV: Digital Media],
[Series V: Miscellaneous],

Series II: Short Fiction
Box 1
Folder 1: Lady Kardeck's Revenge [manuscript] page 1 to page 19, no date
Folder 2: The Man In Charge [manuscript] page 1 to page 6, no date
Folder 3: The Maze of the Ancients [manuscript] page 1 to page 4, 1968 or 1969
Folder 4: The Planet of Vrykolakas [original critiqued manuscript for English class] page 1 to page 34, May 1970
Folder 5: The Planet of Vrykolakas [critiqued manuscript for English class] page 1 to page 34, no date

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[Series II: Short Fiction],
[Series III: Correspondence],
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