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Ted Kosmatka Papers


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Short Stories

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Collection Overview

Title: Ted Kosmatka Papers


Primary Creator: Kosmatka, Ted (1973-)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of the short story works of “The Art of Alchemy”, “Divining Light”, and “The Prophet of Flores.”

Date Acquired: 05/28/2009

Subjects: Kosmatka, Ted, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Forms of Material: science fiction

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Ted Kosmatka Papers consists of printed (paper-based) and handwritten short story drafts and notes.  The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of the short story works of “The Art of Alchemy”, “Divining Light”, and “The Prophet of Flores.”  The order of the folders is based upon dates of publication, which can be found at the author’s website: www.tedkosmatka.com.

Collection Historical Note

Ted lives in the Pacific Northwest and has always had a passion for writing.  He studied at Indiana University, but dropped out before graduating.  Over the next few years he held many different jobs and he eventually found good steady work at the Indiana steel mill.  While there, he was able to use the Union’s tuition reimbursement program to complete a degree.  He had never stopped writing, even though he had been rejected frequently by publishers, and his tenacity paid off.  Ted’s short stories and novellas have been reprinted in eight Year’s Best anthologies, translated into seven languages, and have been performed in Indiana and New York.  He’s been nominated for both the Nebula Award & the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award.  He is also the co-winner of the 2010 Asimov’s Readers’ Choice Award.

Subject/Index Terms

Kosmatka, Ted
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

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: Ted Kosmatka

Related Materials: For more information please see http://www.tedkosmatka.com/; https://twitter.com/tkosmatka.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series I: Short Stories],

Series I: Short Stories
Box 1
Folder 1: The Prophet of Flores [1st Handwritten Opening], no date
Folder 2: The Prophet of Flores [Cluster Sheet], no date
Folder 3: The Art of Alchemy [Veronica] [Draft-Changing Order of Paragraphs], no date
Folder 4: The Art of Alchemy [Veronica] [Early Version], no date
Folder 5: The Art of Alchemy [Flowchart Plot Outline], no date
Folder 6: The Art of Alchemy [1st Handwritten Opening], no date
Folder 7: Divining Light [Soul] [Early Draft], no date

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