This series includes correspondence to Eric McCormack in the form of letters, faxes, and a few e-mail print-outs. Also includes some supporting documents including news clippings, application forms, grant agreements, press releases, typed literary biographies, handwritten notes, typed copies of book reviews written by Eric McCormack, and ephemera. This includes correspondence conducted by Eric McCormack with his publishers as well as with the editors of literary journals and anthologies to which this author has contributed his work.
Some of this correspondence was conducted with other authors, poets, and artists regarding Eric McCormack's works or their own work. Also contains correspondence with the organizers of conferences, workshops, readings/lecture series, literary festivals and other literary events in which Eric McCormack took part. Some correspondence relates to reviews of Eric McCormack's works, while other correspondence relates to reviews of other peoples' works written by him primarily for The Globe and Mail.
Additional correspondence relates to literary competitions in which Eric McCormack was invited to be an adjudicator. Applications for grants from the Canadian government, literary awards won by this author, requests for permission to reproduce Eric McCormack's works of fiction, as well as praise for this author's works from fans, form the subjects of other correspondence.
Note that the large majority of correspondence in this series consists of correspondence received by Eric McCormack, which was subsequently divided into titled folders by him. A small amount of the correspondence in this series was sent by Eric McCormack.
There is much overlap in terms of themes and correspondents between series 2.1 and series 2.2 and in some cases where the topic or matter being addressed in correspondence in one file is unclear, this is often clarified by reference to other files where the same topic forms the subject of the correspondence.
McCormack, Eric P.