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Will Shetterly Papers

Identifier: RBSC-SFWA-033

Scope and Contents

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.


  • created: 1968-2015
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/23/2010


Conditions Governing Access

Photographs and photocopies of collection are prohibited.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical or Historical Information

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:  (his blog) [url=][/url]  (his Twitter)

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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.

Source of Acquisition

Will Shetterly

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Repository Details

Part of the Northern Illinois University Repository

Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL 60115 US