Inventory of the
Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd. fonds

Inventory #F0501

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0501
Title:Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd. fonds
Extent:1.2 m of textual records
1 audio cassette
30 photographs
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd. was founded in 1983 by Maria Jacobs and Heather Cadsby to publish poetry. Among the first authors published by Wolsak and Wynn were Martin Singleton, Polly Fleck, Richard Lush, Marvyne Jenoff and George Miller. It published only one book in its first year -- an anthology of poems on the topic of jealousy entitled "The third taboo" -- but has now published 104 titles including six nominees for, and two winners of, the Governor General's Award for poetry. It has published works by Carol Malyon, Michael Redhill, Stan Rogal and A.F. Moritz, among others. Wolsak and Wynn is a member of the Literary Press Group of Canada.
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of records that document the operation and the editorial process of Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd., including author's files containing correspondence, draft manucripts and other material, submissions by authors and rejection letters, day files that contain copies of all outgoing correspondence, sales reports, and writers' reserve recommendation forms.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
To be determined
Finding Aid: File list available.
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2006-039. Further accruals may be expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Maria Jacobs in 2006.
Provenance Access Points:Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.
Jacobs, Maria

Date of creation: 2006/09/26
Date of last revision: 2006/12/20
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