Photographs, event records, financial records, bankruptcy records, published books, catalogs, periodicals, postcards, clippings,
correspondence, contracts, ephemera, book reviews, flyers, conference records, distribution records, and other administrative
records of Clothespin Fever Press (CFP), 1981-2012. CFP was established in 1986 to publish "books that reflected the lesbian
viewpoint, had literary and artistic merit and were written by a lesbian."
Clothespin Fever Press (CFP) was established in 1986 by Carolyn Weathers and Jenny Wrenn. Located in the Highland Park neighborhood
of Los Angeles, CFP's founders sought to address the vacuum left by mainstream publishers who seldom published works by out
lesbian authors. "Weathers and Wrenn believed that lesbians were a genuine minority population group which mainstream presses
never really understood. Therefore Clothespin Fever Press was interested in publishing books that reflected the lesbian viewpoint,
had literary and artistic merit and were written by a lesbian." The company was run solely by Weathers and Wrenn, and Gail
Suber and Ayofemi Stowe-Folayan volunteered editing services. Among CFP's accomplishments, the book In a Different Light:
An Anthology of Lesbian Writers (edited by Carolyn Weathers and Jenny Wrenn) was one of the finalists for the 1990 Gay and
Lesbian Task Force of the American Library Association's Gay/Lesbian Book Award; and the book Loss of the Ground-Note: Women
Writing about the Loss of Their Mothers (edited by Helen Vozenilek) received the 1993 Susan Koppelman Honorable Mention Award
from the Women's Caucus of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association. CFP eventually moved to San
Diego, California, where it later ended operations in 1996.
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