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Circlet Press papers

Identifier: RBSC-GS-003

Scope and Contents

The Circlet Press papers contain printed (paper-based) materials sorted into series based upon format.  Series I consists of materials relating to publicity.  This series includes materials such as brochures, flyers, programs, catalogues, press releases, reviews, awards, and conventions.  This series contains materials from Circlet Press as well as other publishing houses and affiliates/organizations supported by or related to Circlet Press.  Series II includes materials related to publication, such as form rejection letters and potential submissions to Circlet.  Series III contains correspondence in card, letter, and postcard formats.  This series includes letters to Circlet Press from other publishing houses and organizations as well as letters from Circlet Press to editors, publishing companies, and writers.  Series IV consists of financial materials, such as invoices, bank documents, and order forms.  Series V includes notes and Series VI is for miscellaneous materials.


  • created: 1985-2011
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/31/2012

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical or Historical Information

Circlet Press was founded by Cecilia Tan in 1992 and resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  This unique publishing house specializes in science fiction and fantasy erotica that spans across the gender and sexuality spectrum, creating a niche for alternate sexuality stories that were unheard of nearly two decades ago. This publishing house paved the way for erotic fiction and the market has since seen an influx of such stories, which have become hugely popular.  Circlet Press's books have been nominated for a number of awards, including the Independent Press Awards, Benjamin Franklin Awards, the Spectrum Awards, and the Lambda Literary Awards. For more information about this publishing house and its writers, please visit its websites: (main webpage) [url=][/url] (Facebook page) [url=][/url] (Twitter page) (Tumblr page)

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Arrangement Note

Series I is Publicity, Series II is Publication, Series III contains Correspondence, Series IV is Financial, Series V includes Notes, and Series VI consists of Miscellaneous materials.

Source of Acquisition

Cecilia Tan

Accruals and Additions

Addition donated July 31, 2012 by Cecilia Tan, Circlet Press, Inc., 39 Hurlbut St., Cambridge, MA 02138. Phone (617) 290-9043

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Repository Details

Part of the Northern Illinois University Repository

Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL 60115 US