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.
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Samuel Ace Creative Writing Submission, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/2510 Accessed September 23, 2020.