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Awards

Steve Rasnic Tem:

Item 1: 1986 Horror Short Fiction Award

Item 2: International Horror Guild Award for Best Collection, 2000 (City Fishing)

Item 3: World Fantasy Award for Best Novella, 2001 (The Man on the Ceiling)

Melanie Tem:

Item 4: World Fantasy Award for Best Novella, 2001 (The Man on the Ceiling)

Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem:

Item 5: International Horror Guild Award for Best Long Form, 2000 (The Man on the Ceiling)

Tem, Steve Rasnic, 1950-

Awards

Steve Rasnic Tem:

Item 1: British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story, 1987 ("Leaks")

Item 2: Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction, 2001 ("In These Final Days of Sales"

Item 3 and 4: Shirley Jackson Award nomination stones, 2008, 2015

Item 5: Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel, 2014 (*Blood Kin)

item 6 and 7: Yog Shoggoth Awards for 2014, 2018 (presented by Colorado Branch of the Horror Writers Association

Melanie Tem:

Item 8: Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, 1991 (Prodigal)

Item 9: British Fantasy Award Icarus (Newcomer) Award, 1991

Tem, Melanie

Correspondence

This subseries consists of correspondence to and from Steve Rasnic Tem. Correspondence may also be found in the Manuscripts and Story Files subseries.

Tem, Melanie

Correspondence

This subseries consists of correspondence to and from Melanie Tem. Correspondence may also be found in the Manuscripts and Story Files subseries.

Tem, Melanie

Correspondence

2-14/30: Electronic books, 1999-2000

2-14/31: Nichols, Dave ("Acceptance/Cancer of the Soul"), 2001-2002

2-14/32: Nichols, Dave, 2001-2002

2-14/33: Nichols, Dave ("Beginnings"), 2001-2002

2-14/34: Nichols, Dave ("The Book"), 2001-2002

2-14/35: Nichols, Dave ("Home"), 2001-2002

2-14/36: Nichols, Dave ("Outside World"), 2001-2002

2-14/37: Nichols, Dave ("Solitude"), 2001-2002

2-14/38: Nichols, Dave ("Travels/Changes"), 2001-2002

2-14/39: Nichols, Dave ("Writing"), 2001-2002

2-14/40: Publication correspondence, 1987, 1991-1995, undated

2-14/41: Schmalzried, George, 1994-1995, 2002

Tem, Melanie

December 2021 Addendum

2-6/1: Otis Jiry's Creepypasta Crypt Podcast: "Dhost" (Melanie Tem), July 22, 2015, MP4 file
Filename: Dhost by Bram Stoker award winning author Melanie Tem (R.I.P. February 9, 2015)

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December 2021 Addendum

1-1/20: Book reviews by Tem, typescripts, 1992, undated

1-1/21: West Side Stories (collection from Tem's writing class), 2009

1-1/22: A Brief History of the Love Universe (unpublished), typescript, undated

1-1/23: Fry Day: Plays and Poems (unpublished), typescript, title page - page 141, undated

1-1/24: Fry Day: Plays and Poems (unpublished), typescript, pages 142 - 233, undated

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Manuscripts

3-10/60: "Prosthesis" (1986), original typescript with handwritten edits, 1985

3-10/61: "Prosthesis" (1986), typescript

3-10/62: "Prosthesis" (1986), typescript with handwritten edits

3-10/63: "Prosthesis" (1986), typescript with handwritten edits

3-10/64: "Prosthesis" (1986), typescript draft with handwritten edits

3-10/65: "Prosthesis" (1986), typescript with handwritten edits and additional pages

3-10/66: "Prosthesis" (1986), typescript (3750 words) - 2 copies

3-10/67: "Prosthesis" (1986), typescript (5000 words) - 2 copies

3-10/68: "Prosthesis" (1986), correspondence (1985, undated)

3-10/69: "The Sing" (1987), early typescript

3-10/70: "The Sing" (1987), partial early typescript with handwritten edits

3-10/71: "The Sing" (1987), early typescript with handwritten edits

3-10/72: "The Sing" (1987), edited typescripts with handwritten edits - 2 versions

3-10/73: "The Sing" (1987), typescript

3-10/74: "Resettling" (1989), earlier typescript (under old title of "The House on the Hill") with handwritten edits, and later typescript with handwritten edits

3-10/75: "Kite" (1990), earlier typescript (under old title of "Dragonkite/s") with handwritten edits

3-10/76: "Kite" (1990), earlier typescript with handwritten edits

3-10/77: "Kite" (1990), later typescript, rejection letter from Gardner Dozois, and photocopy of published story

3-10/78: Various children's books by Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem, typescript (1990)

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Manuscripts

3-13/1: "Domestic Magic" (2012), typescript

3-13/2: Claiming: What It Means to Adopt a Child (undated), typescript with handwritten edits, and handwritten notes

3-13/3: "The Creature Who Did Not Know What She Was" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

3-13/4: "The Creature Who Did Not Know What She Was" (undated), typescript sent to HBJ, 1992

3-13/5: "The Creature Who Did Not Know What She Was" (undated), typescript - 2 copies

3-13/6: "Gabriella Starfish" (undated), typescript

3-13/7: "Joe's Monster" (undated), typescript)

3-13/8: "Linda" (undated), early typescript with handwritten edits, and later typescript (4000 words) with handwritten edits

3-18/9: "Linda" (undated), typescript (7 pages) with handwritten edits

3-18/10: "Linda" (undated), 'past tense' version typescript

3-18/11: This Child Is Mine: What It Means to Adopt a Child (undated), typescript of outline and sample chapters

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Manuscripts

2-8/74: "Ten Plus Ten" (1964), typescript

2-8/75: "Harry Gall Dying" (1978), typescript

2-8/76: "Melisande's Ghosts" (1980), typescript with handwritten edits

2-8/77: "Cornfield" (1982), typescript (photocopy

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Manuscripts

3-11/1: "Mark of the Hero" (1991), typescript - 2 copies

3-11/2: "The Tenth Scholar" (1991), earlier typescripts with handwritten edits, and reviewer's comments (January 2, 1991)

3-11/3: "The Tenth Scholar" (1991), later typescript

3-11/4: "The Icy Region My Heart Encircles" (1991), later typescript with handwritten edits, and later typescript

3-11/5: "This Icy Region My Heart Encircles" (1991), typescript 'Steve's version' with handwritten edits

3-11/6: "This Icy Region My Heart Encircles" (1991), typescript 'Melanie's version 1' with handwritten edits

3-11/7: "Beautiful Strangers" (1992), early typescripts [under old title of "Between"]

3-11/8: "Beautiful Strangers" (1992), later typescripts with handwritten edits [under old title of "Between"]

3-11/9: "Beautiful Strangers" (1992), later typescript with handwritten edits [under old title of "Between"]

3-11/10: "Beautiful Strangers" (1992), later typescript with handwritten edits [under old title of "Between"]

3-11/11: "Beautiful Strangers" (1992), later typescript with handwritten edits (1991, under old title of "Between"), and partial later typescript

3-11/12: "Safe At Home" (1993), early typescript with handwritten edits, and typescript sent for review to editor Jeff Gelb with handwritten edits, 1991

3-11/13: "Safe At Home" (1993), later typescripts - 3 copies, and photocopy of published story

3-11/14: "The Marriage" (1994), typescript, 1993

3-11/15: "More Than Should Be Asked" (1994), earlier typescripts with handwritten edits

3-11/16: "More Than Should Be Asked" (1994), later typescripts (c. 2200 words) - 2 copies

3-11/17: "More Than Should Be Asked" (1994), later typescripts (c. 2500 words) - 2 copies

3-11/18: "Mama" (1995), typescript - 3 copies, 1 with handwritten edits, proofs - 2 copies, theatrical adaptation by Trey R. Barker, and editor's correspondence

3-11/19: "Nvumbi" (1995), early typescript with handwritten edits

3-11/20: "Nvumbi" (1995), typescript with handwritten edits and comments

3-11/21: "Nvumbi" (1995), typescript - 3 copies, and first pass page proofs (1994)

3-11/22: "The Perfect Diamond" (1996), early typescript with handwritten edits

3-11/23: The Perfect Diamond" (1996), typescript - 2 copies

3-11/24: "Lost" (1998), typescript, and art print

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Manuscripts

2-10/1: Comfort Me with Peaches (play, w/Roberta Robertson, 2006), typescript, photographs, review in North Denver News, and other materials

2-10/2: "Dhost" (2007), typescript

2-10/3: "The County" (2008), typescript

2-10/4: "Monster" (2008), typescript - 2 copies

2-10/5: "The Pickers" (2009), typescript (4500 words), and typescript (4600 words)

2-10/6: "Bees From The Hive" (2010), typescript

2-10/7: "Braids" (2010), typescript - 2 copies

2-10/8: "The Shoes" (2010), typescript

2-10/9: "Afraid of Snakes" (2011), typescript

2-10/10: "Cousin Claudine" (2011?), typescript

2-10/11: "Keeping Corky" (2011), typescript

2-10/12: "Little Shit" (2011), typescript

2-10/13: "Dahilas" (2012), typescript

2-10/14: Straight Sitting: A Play in Two Acts (2012), typescript

2-10/15: "The Classmate" (2013), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/16: "Hypermnemonic" (2013), typescript

2-10/17: "Singularity" (2013), typescript (5100 words)

2-10/18: "Singularity" (2013), typescript (5500 words)

2-10/19: "Cantata" (2014), typescript

2-10/20: "The Dream" (2017), typescript

2-10/21: "Aliens" (undated), typescript

2-10/22: "Amy Honey" (undated), typescript

2-10/23: "As It Ends" (undated), typescript

2-10/24: "Back Home" (undated), typescript

2-10/25: "The Bears Are Crying" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits, typescript synopsis [under old title "Bear Bones"), and handwritten notes

2-10/26: "Beloved Monster" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/27: "But The Sun" (undated), typescript

2-10/28: "Bottle Sickness" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/29: "The Caretaker" (undated), typescript

2-10/30: "Cheryl's Mother" (undated), typescript

2-10/31: "Colors Don't Fade" (undated), typescript

2-10/32: "The Darkest Castle" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/33: "Death on the Menu" (undated), typescript

2-10/34: "Friends" (undated), typescript, and related correspondence (1993)

2-10/35: "I Am a Lady" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/36: "In the Still of the Night" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/37: "Into the Sunset" (undated), typescript - 2 copies, and art print of sunset

2-10/38: Kau'wa (undated, w/Nancy Holder), typescript synopsis

2-10/39: The Leap of Faith: Claiming and Bonding in Adoption, typescript, 2000

2-10/40: The Leap of Faith: Claiming and Bonding in Adoption, adoption research materials (1981-1999, undated)

2-10/41: "Let it Snow" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/42: "The Love of His Life" (undated), typescript synopsis

2-10/43: Making Love (w/Nancy Holder), typescript outline (under original title Beast) - 2 copies, related correspondence (1991-1992), and background materials

2-10/44: "The Other Portrait" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/45: "Paula Kay" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/46: Poems for my 50th (undated), typescript - 2 versions

2-10/47: "Round the Earth Roaming About" (undated), typescript synopsis

2-10/48: "Spaghetti and Roses" (undated), typescript

2-10/49: "To Play the Field" (undated), typescript

2-10/50: "Under Loyd's House" (undated), transcript

2-10/51: Untitled "Succubus" Novel" (unpublished, w/Nancy Holder), typescript pages

2-10/52: Untitled "Third Ana Novel" (undated), handwritten notes

2-10/53: "V" (undated), typescript

2-10/54:"What the Cat Saw" (undated), typescript - 2 copies, and art print of cat

2-10/55: "When He Comes, or The Man" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/56: "A Woman Who Knows What She Wants" (undated), typescript

2-10/57: Assorted stories , photocopies of published stories

2-10/58: Various pieces of college fiction, typescripts with handwritten edits, 1968-1973, undated

2-19/59: Various poems, typescript with handwritten edits, 1962-1978

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Manuscripts

2-9/1: "The Leap of Faith: Claiming and Bonding in Adoption" (1986), typescript (photocopy), correspondence (1986), and typescript of book chapter 'The Fallacy of No-Fault Adoption'

2-9/2: "Aspen Graffiti" (1988), typescript, various reviews, and correspondence (March-September 1987)

2-9/3: "The Better Half" (1989), typescript with handwritten edits, and correspondence (1986, 1991)

2-9/4: "Lightning Rod" (1990), photocopy of published story

2-9/5: "Rain Shadow" (1990), partial photocopy of typescript

2-9/6: "Rain Shadow" (1990), typescript (photocopy)

2-9/7: "Rain Shadow" (1990), typescript, introduction to story from Women of the West, and fan letter (1990)

2-9/8: "Renting the Basement" (1990), typescript

2-9/9: "Reunion" (1990), typescript with handwritten edits

2-9/10: "Reunion" (1990), photocopy of published story

2-9/11: "Christmas with Jeremy" (1991), typescript with handwritten edits, and related correspondence (1988-1995)

2-9/12: "Daddy's Side" (1991), typescript, and correspondence (1989, 1992, undated)

2-9/13: "Fry Day" (1991), typescript, correspondence (1992), and spare typescript pages (photocopy)

2-9/14: "The Ice Downstream" (1991), typescript with handwritten edits

2-9/15: Prodigal (1991), typescript synopsis, and typescript revisions

2-9/16: "Secrets" (1991), earlier typescript with handwritten edits, later typescript, and related correspondence (1989-1991)

2-9/17: "Sitting With the Driver" (1991), typescript, and related correspondence (1989-1991)

2-9/18: What Lived Under Lloyd's Porch (children's book, 1991), typescript

2-9/19: Blood Moon (1992), galley proofs

2-9/20: "Repentance" (1992), typescript with handwritten edits, and related correspondence (1989, 1991)

2-9/21: "Trail of Crumbs" (1992), early typescript with handwritten edits, later typescript, and correspondence

2-9/22: "The Changelings" (1993), typescript, correspondence with Ellen Datlow (1991, 1993), and review of anthology (January 1993)

2-9/23: "Jenny" (1993) typescript

2-9/24: "Jenny" (1993) typescript

2-9/25: "Phantom" (1993), typescript

2-9/26: "Phantom" (1993), typescript, and related correspondence (1991-1992)

2-9/27: "Fingers" (1994), typescript, 1988?

2-9/28: "Orphan" (1994?), typescript - 2 copies, and background materials

2-9/29: "Pele" (1994), typescript (under old title "The Curse of Madam Pele")

2-9/30: "The Rock" (1994), typescript submitted to Cemetery Dance

2-9/31: "The Rock" (1994), revised typescript, 1992

2-9/32: "The Rock" (1994), typescript (7300 words) - 2 copies, and related correspondence (1994-1995)

2-9/33: Revenant (1994), typescript synopsis

2-9/34: "The Empty Tomb" (1995), typescript, and acceptance letter from The Urbanite, 1994

2-9/35: "House Full of Hearts" (w/Joseph R. Tem, 1995), typescript

2-9/36: "Half-Grandma" (1995) typescript, and galley proofs with copyedits

2-9/37: "Half-Grandma" (1995), typescript

2-9/38: "Intimates" (1995), typescript

2-9/39: "Presence" (1995), early typescript, and photocopy of published story

2-9/40: "Presence" (1995), typescript

2-9/41: "Presence" (1995), typescript sent to Pam Kesey, and correspondence from Kesey (1995)

2-9/42: "Presence" (1995), typescript (1700 words)

2-9/43: "Presence" (1995), early typescript

2-9/44: "Presence" (1995), typescript sent to The Silver Web

2-9/45: Desmodus (1995), typescript synopsis, outline, and notes, with handwritten edits, 1994

2-9/46: "The Name" (1995?), typescript

2-9/47: "Pandorette's Mother" (1996), original typescript, 1995

2-9/48: "Pandorette's Mother" (1996), typescript sent to Harcourt, Brace, 1995

2-9/49: "Pandorette's Mother" (1996), typescript, and correspondence w/Bruce Coville, 1994

2-9/50: "Pandorette's Mother" (1996), revised typescript sent to GLC, 1995

2-9/51: Witch-Light (w/Nancy Holder, 1996), typescript outline, 1993

2-9/52: "Delia's Daughter" (later renamed "Loving Delia", 1997), typescript with handwritten edits

2-9/53: "The Game" (1998), typescript - 2 copies

2-9/54: "Hegoday" (1998), earlier typescript, and rewritten typescript, 1996

2-9/55: "Memento Mori" (1998), typescript

2-9/56: "Sweet" (1998), typescript (19 pages), typescript (24 pages), and related correspondence (1997)

2-9/57: "Sweet" (1998), typescript

2-9/58: "The Lonely Gorilla" (1999), photocopy of published story

2-9/59: "Neighborhood Witch" (1999?), typescript

2-9/60: "The Psychic Magic Show" (1999), typescript, and related correspondence (1999)

2-9/61: "The Willful Child, the Black Dog, and the Beanstalk" (1999), typescript

2-9/62: "The Willful Child, the Black Dog, and the Beanstalk" (1999), typescript

2-9/63: "Alicia" (2000), typescript - 2 copies

2-9/64: The Ice Downstream (2001), typescript [missing "Trail of Crumbs"], and related correspondence (1990)

2-9/65: "Pioneer" (2001), typescript (6800 words) sent to Beyond, and response letter (1995)

2-9/66: "Pioneer" (2001), typescript outline, and editorial comments

2-9/67: "Pioneer" (2001), typescript (6800 words), and background materials, 1987

2-9/68: "Blue Shadows on the Tongue" (2002), typescript

2-9/69: "Blue Shadows on the Tongue" (2002), typescript

2-9/70: "Gardens" (2003), typescript

2-9/71: "Gardens" (2003), typescript, and related correspondence (1996)

2-9/72: "Wandering Child" (2003), typescript (4300 words) - 2 copies

2-9/73: "Wandering Child" (2003), typescript (4300 words), and correspondence, 1996

2-9/74: "The Country of the Blind" (2005), typescript

2-9/75: "Groupie" (2005), typescript

2-9/76: "Visits" (2004), typescript

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Manuscripts

3-12/1: The Man on the Ceiling (2000), typescript

3-12/2: The Man on the Ceiling (2000), typescript pages 187-233 with handwritten edits, and editorial correspondence (2003)

3-12/3: The Man on the Ceiling (2000), typescript - 2 copies

3-12/4: The Man on the Ceiling (2000), galleys (1999)

3-12/5: The Man on the Ceiling (2000), typescript (photocopy), and extra pages 19-20

3-12/6: "North" (2001), early typescript with handwritten edits

3-12/7: "North" (2001), typescript, and proof of published story

3-12/8: "Manhattan Beach" (2002), typescript with handwritten edits

3-12/9: "Empty Morning" (2004), typescript (5000 words) with editorial correspondence (2003), and typescript (5800 words)

3-12/10: "Pit's Edge" (2006), early typescript with handwritten edits

3-12/11: "Pit's Edge" (2006), typescript

3-12/12: "Pit's Edge" (2006), final (?) typescript, and editor's letter to Tems

3-12/13: "In Concert" (2008), typescript with handwritten copyedits, and galley proofs of published story

3-12/14: The Man on the Ceiling (2008), 'fake galley' proofs with handwritten edits (2007)

3-12/15: The Man on the Ceiling (2008), galleys for story's inclusion in Poe's Children with handwritten copyedits, notes, and extra pages (2008)

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Other Materials

2/15/11: Abyss Newsletter, 1992-1993

2-15/12: Assorted college term papers, 1966-1968, typescripts with handwritten edits

2-15/13: Assorted college term papers, 1969

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Other Materials

2-16/1: Assorted college term papers, undated

2-16/2: Article: "A Question of Sanity" (w/Judith Schwall), 1984

2-16/3: Child Placement Supervisor Qualification, 2011

2-16/4: Contracts, permissions, etc., A-G (alphabetical by story title)

2-16/5: Contracts, permissions, etc., H-R (alphabetical by story title)

2-16/6: Contracts, permissions, etc., S-Y (alphabetical by story title)

2-16/7: Fan mail, 1997-2000

2-16/8: "Fry Day" flyers, 2007

2-16/9: Interviews, 1991-1993

2-16/10: Medical report, October 2012

2-16/11: "Recipes from Grandma Melanie", undated

2-16/12: Roberta Robertson memoirs [1935-1997] transcripts, w/cover letter from Melanie Tem, 1997

2-16/13: Theater festival flyers, 2003, 2012

2-16/14: "Utopia: The Urge to Perfection" [college term paper], April 1970

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Other Materials

3-17/1: Art and illustrations, 1988, undated

3-17/2: Bibliography, 2018

3-17/3: Contracts, permissions, etc., B-U (alphabetical by story title)

3-17/4: Convention materials, 2007

3-17/5: Meaning of "Tem", undated

3-17/6: Manuscripts, audio files, and images [digital files], 1999-2018 on flash drive

3-17/7: Pikes Peak Writer's Magazine (January/February 2008)

3-17/8: Reviews, 1993-2010, undated

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Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000381
  • Collection
  • 1962 - 2021

This collection contains materials relating to the lives and literary careers of horror writers Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem. Materials in the collection include manuscripts of novels, short stories, and other works by the Tems, whether written as individuals or together as co-writers; associated literary materials; correspondence; and other materials. Also included are recorded podcast interviews of Steve Rasnic Tem and readings of works by the Tems.

Also included are several literary awards won by the Tems individually and jointly.

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