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Samuel Ace Creative Writing Award Submission

Identifier: SC 00092

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This bound volume contains the submission "Tales of a Lost Boyhood" for the Jerome Lowell Dejur Prize in Creative Writing. It is dated March, 1986 and consists of a (titular) novella, two short stories, and three narrative poems. The volume is anonymous, but is identifiably written by the transgender poet Samuel Ace (then known as Linda Smukler), as he used material from this submission in his later published writings. The writings deal with Ace's childhood gender dysphoria.


  • Creation: 1986 March


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Formerly known as Smukler, Linda


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Guide to the Samuel Ace Creative Writing Award Submission
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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