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Susan Kerslake fonds Halifax Regional Municipality (N.S.) Personal archives
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Susan Kerslake's unpublished manuscripts

Series contains manuscripts of unpublished novels, including edited drafts. Other materials include letters from third parties with suggested edits, and rejections or comments from publishing agencies.

Creance / Susan Kerslake : [manuscript]

File contains an unpublished manuscript, a rejection letter from The Women's Press , a letter containing criticisms and suggestions from Oberon Press, and a small poem by David Rook.

Correspondence between Susan Kerslake and George Peabody

File contains correspondence with George Peabody. Materials include one handwritten letter to Kerslake requesting permission to reprint "Soft Body Parts" (as well as "Did You Ever ...") from "The Book of Fears," and one blank permission to reprint form.

Susan Kerslake's rejection letters

File contains assorted personal and generic rejection letters from various publishers, including Canadian Fiction Magazine, Room of One's Own and The Long Story.

Published reviews and articles featuring Susan Kerslake's writing

Series contains reviews and articles relating to Kerslake’s work and writing. Materials include newspaper clippings, photocopies of reviews from journals or papers, and papers written as class assignments (including an original interview). Material also includes one review and edits written by Kerslake.

Susan Kerslake fonds

  • MS-2-662
  • Fonds
  • [after 1943] - 1994
Fonds contains records relating to Susan Kerslake's writing and personal life, including manuscripts of published and unpublished work; correspondence, early writing and schoolwork, photographs, awards, articles and books reviews, and materials from events she attended.

Kerslake, Susan

Published reviews of Susan Kerslake's writing

  • MS-2-662, SF Box 87, Folder 21 and MS-2-662, Oversize Folder 4
  • File
  • 1976 - 1991
  • Part of Susan Kerslake fonds

File contains a review of Blind Date by Bill Gaston; reviews of The Book of Fear by Janice Kulyk Keefer, Libby Scheier, Adrian Fowler, and David Sharpe; reviews of Middlewatch. Also included are Susan Kerslake's review of Illness and Healing: Images of Cancer, published in Atlantic Provinces Book Review, three drafts with edits, and a handwritten note with edits from Elizabeth; and a photocopied article Writing for the Yankee Dollar, by Keith Mallard, which features Kerslake.

Susan Kerslake's published books

Series contains four books published by Susan Kerslake, including Middlewatch, Penumbra, The Book of Fears, and Blind Date. All four are in good condition and are autographed by her.

To waste a wave / Susan Kerslake : [manuscript]

File contains an unpublished manuscript and an unsigned handwritten review suggesting edits and a rewrite, as well as a typed review with handwritten suggestions. The quote on the cover page reads "For here alone in all the world was found Moria-silver, or true silver as some have called it: Mithril is the Elvish name ..."

Susan Kerslake's published manuscripts

Series contains manuscripts of published novels, including heavily annotated drafts of Middlewatch and Penumbra. There is also related correspondence, including royalty payments, requests for inclusion in anthologies, and letters of acceptance and rejection.
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