Nom et localisation du dépôt
Niveau de description
Victoria McManus Collection
- 1979 - 2022 (Création/Production)
Nom du producteur
Victoria McManus is a resident of Philadelphia, PA. She writes both fiction and nonfiction, under the names Victoria Janssen and Elspeth Potter, and includes both novels and short stories. Her first novel was the alternate-world fantasy The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (2008), which has been translated into French, German, and Russian. Her next novel, The Moonlight Mistress (2009), features the early days of World War One and werewolves; it has been translated into Italian and has an electronic-only sequel available, “Under Her Uniform.” McManus' third novel The Duke and the Pirate Queen (2010), is a sort-of sequel to The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover, focusing on different characters. In 2021-2022, under the name of Victoria Janssen, she released A Place of Refuge, a new science fiction queer romance space opera consisting of three books: Finding Refuge, Accepting Refuge, and Embracing Refuge.
Her first published short story was "Water Music" (2000), which appeared in Best Lesbian Erotica 2001 from Cleis Press, and she has since written a number of other stories that have been anthologized in various erotica collections. Her nonfiction mostly appears at the blogs Heroes and Heartbreakers (romance) and The Criminal Element (mystery, suspense, and thrillers). She also reviews anonymously for Publishers Weekly.
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Zone du contenu et de la structure
Portée et contenu
This collection contains manuscripts and other materials relating to the literary career of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, and erotica writer Victoria McManus, who writes under the names "Victoria Janssen" and "Elspeth Potter". Materials in this collection include manuscripts and drafts of McManus' published and unpublished work, correspondence, contracts and financial documentation, and convention materials.
Also included are large numbers of fanzines, particularly for the British show *Blake's 7", for which McManus wrote a number of stories.
Some of the fanzines is identified as "slash” (s) or "het" (h). "Slash" refers to fanworks that feature same-sex relationships and are sometimes (though not always) sexually explicit. In slash, sexual identity, sexuality and/or romance are often the centers of the story, rather than the conventional adventures featured in more traditional fanworks. "Het" refers to fanworks featuring sexual or romantic content, but with opposite-sex relationships. "Gen" (more standard stories containing no sexual content) and het items are identified as such on the item folder. If an item is not identified as slash or het, it is to be assumed that the item is slash..
Mode de classement
Series I: Manuscripts.
Series II: Diaries and Correspondence.
Series III: Literary Materials.
Series IV: Other Materials
Series V: Convention Materials
Series VI: Fanzines (starting with November 2022 Addendum)
Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation
Conditions de reproduction
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Langue des documents
Écriture des documents
Notes sur la langue et l'écriture
Instruments de recherche
Éléments d'acquisition et d'évaluation
Historique de la conservation
Source immédiate d'acquisition
Donated by Victoria McManus.