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Science Fiction Fanzines Collection

Science Fiction Fanzines Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Science Fiction Fanzines Collection
Identification: MS420
Date: 1969-2014
Size/Quantity: 13.2 linear feet (33 document cases)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology. Archives and Records Management.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library and Learning Excellence, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:Notable holdings in this collection include a long run of Myriad, an apa for fans in the southeastern US, and several publications focusing on original fan fiction inspired by Jacqueline Lichtenberg's Sime-Gen Universe. In an accrual added April 2012, the publications of Ned Brooks and the Southern Fandom Press Association are featured.

Biographical/Historical Note

The science fiction genre is notable for the significant influence of the fan community on the production of science fiction works. Fandom serves as a formidable community of opinion, and it is also the primary incubator of emerging professional talent in science fiction art, writing, and other media. Science fiction fanzines, a characteristic mode of expression and communication within the fan community, may contain original writing (both fiction and non-fiction), original artwork, reviews, and reflexive commentary on the content of other fanzines. Before the Internet, fanzines were an especially significant mode of communication; taken as a whole they constitute a unique written record of the thoughts and interests of individuals and communities within fandom.

Types of fanzines include apazines, which are publications of amateur press associations that aggregate a number of fanzines in monthly mailings; clubzines, which are fanzines produced by formal science fiction fan organizations; and genzines, which contain a variety of content.


Scope and Content Note

Georgia Tech Archives has a number of different types of fanzines, including clubzines, apazines, and genzines. Notable holdings include a long run of Myriad, an apa for fans in the southeastern US, and several publications focusing on original fan fiction inspired by Jacqueline Lichtenberg's Sime-Gen Universe. In an accrual added April 2012, the publications of Ned Brooks and the Southern Fandom Press Association are featured.


Arrangement

Fanzines are arranged alphabetically by title.


Index Terms

Fan magazines--United States.
Fanzines.
Science fiction, American.
Serials (publications).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Volume/Number, pp., Publication,] Science Fiction Fanzines Collection, Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

These fanzines have been drawn from several different accessions to create an artificial collection. Accession number 2011.040 represents all fanzines donated to the Archives by April 2011. The Myriad fanzines came in a separate donation (accession number 2011.045). Accessions 2011.060 and 2011.042 were added in September 2011 and April 2012. 2012.027 and 2011.082 added April 2012. 2013.031 added April 2013.

Processing Information

Ryan Speer and Christine de Catanzaro processed this collection in July 2011. Additions made in April 2012, with the assistance of Catherine Quesenberry and Germaine Schanzmeyer. Further addition in April 2013.

Accruals

Additions to this collection are expected. Additions made in April 2012 and April 2013.

Revisions to Finding Aid

September 2011:
  • Fanzines from accession numbers 2011.060 and 2011.042 were added to the collection. April 2012: finding aid updated and 2012.027, 2011.082 added. April 2013: Two copies of Dreams and Nightmares 94 added (2013.031).

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    None.

    Restrictions: Use

    Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


    Other Finding Aids

    A print copy of this finding aid is available on request in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


    Container List

     

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    1After Hours [William G. Raley, Mission Viejo, CA], 1989
    Volume 1, Number 4: Autumn 1989
     
    1Alien Critic [Richard Geis, Portland, OR], 1973
    Number 6: August 1973
    Number 7: November 1973
     
    1Ambrov Zeor [Anne Golar, Monsey, NY; Kerry Lindemann-Schaefer, Morehead City, NC and South Yarmouth, MA], 1976-1991
    Number 1-3 (reprint): undated
    Number 2: 1976
    Number 4 (reprint of April 1977 issue): undated
    Number 5 (reprint of August 1977 issue): undated
    Number 6: January 1978
    Number 7: July 1978
    Number 8: January 1979
    Number 9: May 1979
    Number 10: April 1980
    Number 11: April 1980
    Number 12: February 1981
    Number 13: undated
    Number 14: March 1986
    Number 15: March 1987
    Number 16: April 1988
    Number 18: April 1990
    Number 19: November 1990
    Number 20: March 1991
     
    1Australian Science Fiction Review, 2nd Series [The Science Fiction Collective/Ebony Books, Melbourne, Australia], 1986-1987
    Volume 1, Number 2: May 1986
    Volume 1, Number 3: July 1986
    Volume 1, Number 4: September 1986
    Volume 1, Number 5: November 1986
    Volume 2, Number 1: January 1987
    Volume 2, Number 2: March 1987
     

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    2Australian Science Fiction Review, 2nd Series [The Science Fiction Collective/Ebony Books, Melbourne, Australia], 1987-1988
    Volume 2, Number 4: July 1987
    Volume 2, Number 5: September 1987
    Volume 2, Number 6: November 1987
    Volume 3, Number 1: January 1988
    Volume 3, Number 4: July 1988
     
    2Baryon [Barry Hunter, Rome, GA], 1997-2002
    Number 66: September 1997
    Number 68: March 1998
    Number 69: June 1998
    Number 70: September 1998
    Number 73: June 1999
    Number 74: September 1999
    Number 75: December 1999
    Number 76: March 2000
    Number 77: June 2000
    Number 79: December 2000
    Number 81: March 2001
    Number 85: Winter 2002
     
    2Castle, The [FanTek], 2000
    Number 2: 2000
     
    2Challenger [Guy H Lillian III, New Orleans, LA], 2003
    Number 18: Spring-Summer 2003
     
    2Companion in Zeor, A [Karen Litman, Somers Point, NJ; Katie Filipowicz, Wilmington, MA], 1979-1987
    Number 1: June 1978
    Number 2: November 1978
    Number 3: February 1979
    Number 4: May 1979
    Number 5: August 1980
    Number 6: December 1980
    Number 7: August 1981
    Number 8: November 1984
    Number 9: April 1987
     
    2Critical Mass [Atlanta, GA], 1988-1989
    Premiere Issue: June 1988
    Volume 1, Number 1: November-December 1988
    Volume 1, Number 2: January-February 1989
     
    2De Profundis [Los Angeles Science Fiction Society], 2002
    Number 357: September 2002
    Number 358: October 2002
    Number 359: November 2002
     
    2Door Knob [Robert Lichtmann, Glen Ellen, CA], 1998
    Number 57: January 1998
     
    2Doors in Shadow [Bob Epperson, Kennesaw, GA], 2000
    Issue 1, Volume 2: Summer 2000
     
    2Dreams and Nightmares [David C Kopaska-Merkel, Tuscaloosa, AL], 2003-2009
    Number 63: September 2002
    Number 71: May 2005
    Number 74: May-September 2006
    Number 77: May 2007
    Number 78: September 2007
    Number 79: January 2008
    Number 80: May 2008
    Number 81: September 2008
    Number 82: January 2009
     

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    3Dreams and Nightmares [David C Kopaska-Merkel, Tuscaloosa, AL], 2009-2012
    Number 83: May 2009
    Number 84: September 2009
    Number 85: January 2010
    Number 86: May 2010
    Number 87 (2 copies): September 2010
    Number 88: January 2011
    Number 89: May 2011
    Number 90: September 2011
    Number 91: January 2012
    Number 92: May 2012
    Number 93: September 2012
    Number 94: January 2013
    Number 95: May 2013
    Number 96: September 2013
    Number 97: January 2014
     
    3Emerald City [Cheryl Morgan], 1998
    Issue 35: July 1998
     
    3Event Horizon [Orlando Area Science Fiction Society], 1999-2003
    Volume 12, Number 1, Issue 145: August 1999
    Volume 12, Number 1, Issue 146: September 1999
    Volume 12, Number 1, Issue 147: October 1999
    Volume 12, Number 1, Issue 148: November 1999
    Volume 12, Number 1, Issue 149: December 1999
    Volume 13, Number 1, Issue 150: January 2000
    Volume 13, Number 1, Issue 151: February 2000
    Volume 13, Number 1, Issue 152: March 2000
    Volume 13, Number 1, Issue 153: April 2000
    Volume 13, Number 1, Issue 154: May 2000
    Volume 13, Number 1, Issue 161: December 2000
    Volume 14, Number 1, Issue 162: January 2001
    Volume 14, Number 1, Issue 163: February 2001
    Volume 14, Number 1, Issue 164: March 2001
    Volume 14, Number 1, Issue 165: April 2001
    Volume 14, Number 1, Issue 166: May 2001
    Volume 14, Number 1, Issue 169: August 2001
    Volume 14, Number 1, Issue 170: September 2001
    Volume 14, Number 1, Issue 171: October 2001
    Volume 14, Number 1, Issue 172: November 2001
    Volume 15, Number 1, Issue 176: March 2002
    Volume 15, Number 1, Issue 179: June 2002
    Volume 16, Number 1, Issue 187: February 2003
     
    3FAANS [T Campbell, Savannah, GA], ca. 1998
    [no number]: undated
     
    3Fanzine Fanatique [Keith A Walker, Lancaster, England], 2006
    [no number]: April 2006
     
    3Fictitious Force [Steep and Story Creative Collective, Silver Spring, MD], ca. 2005
    Number 1: undated (ca. 2005)
     
    3File 770 [Mike Glyer, Monrovia, CA], 1999-2001
    Number 132: September 1999
    Number 134: March 2000
    Number 136: September 2000
    Number 137: January 2001
    Number 138: April 2001
    Number 140: November 2001
     
    3Fosfax [Falls of the Ohio Science Fiction and Fantasy Association], 1998-2005
    Number 190: April 1998
    Number 191: June 1998
    Number 192: August 1998
    Number 193: November 1998
    Number 194: February 1999
    Number 195: May 1999
    Number 196: August 1999
    Number 197: November 1999
    Number 198: March 2000
    Number 199: June 2000
    Number 200: September 2000
    Number 201: December 2000
     

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    4Fosfax [Falls of the Ohio Science Fiction and Fantasy Association], 1998-2005
    Number 202: March 2001
    Number 205, Part 1: July 2001
    Number 205, Part 2: July 2002
    Number 207: November 2002
    Number 211: April 2005
     
    4Freethinker, The [Tom Feller, Nashville, TN], 1997-1998
    Number 6: February 1997
    Number 7: July 1998
     
    4Future Times [Atlanta Science Fiction Society], 2003-2004
    Volume 6, Issue 7: July 2003
    Volume 7, Issue 3: March 2004
    Volume 7, Issue 5: May 2004
    Volume 7, Issue 6: June 2004
     
    4Geis Letter, The [Richard E Geis, Portland, OR], 1998-2000
    Number 47: April 1998
    Number 48: May 1998
    Number 49: June 1998
    Number 50: July 1998
    Number 51: August 1998
    Number 65: July 1999
    Number 66: August 1999
    Number 67: September 1999
    Number 68: October 1999
    Number 69: November 1999
    Number 70: December 1999
    Number 71: January 2000
     
    4Georgia Transfans Special [Georgia Transfans], 2004
    Issue 1: 2004
     
    4The Heartstone [Arrows OnLine], 1997
    [no number]: Summer 1997
     
    4Householding Chanel Inquirer [Marjorie Robbins, Cedar Rapids, IA], 1987-1988
    Number 1: November 1987
    Number 2: September 1988
     
    4Icy Nager, 1992
    Special Edition, Number 1: November 1992
     
    4It Comes in the Mail [Ned Brooks, Newport News, VA], 1972-1977
    Number 2: ca. December 1972
    Number 5: ca. June 1973
    Number 6: August 1973
    Number 8: January 1974
    Number 10: May 1974
    Number 11: June 1974
    Number 13: November 1974
    Number 14: ca. December 1974
    Number 15: March 1975
    Number 16: May 1975
    Number 18: November 1975
    Number 19: December 1975
    Number 21: May 1976
    Number 22: ca. July 1976
    Number 23: August 1976
    Number 25: December 1976
    Number 26: February 1977
     
    4It Goes on the Shelf [Ned Brooks, Newport News, VA], 1991-2010
    Number 8: September 1991
    Number 10: October 1993
    Number 11: January 1994
    Number 12: April 1994
    Number 14: July 1995
    Number 15: January 1996
    Number 16: September 1996
    Number 17: February 1997
    Number 18: August 1997
    Number 21: January 2000
    Number 22: September 2000
    Number 23: October 2001
    Number 24: October 2002
    Number 25: November 2003
    Number 26: December 2004
    Number 27: December 2005
    Number 28: November 2005
    Number 29: November 2007
    Number 30: November 2008
    Number 31: November 2009
    Number 32: November 2010
     

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    5Lambda Sci-Fi [DC Area Bi/Gay/Lesbian Science Fiction Association], 1990
    Issue 100: March 1990
     
    5Leading Edge [Brigham Young University], 1984-1985
    Number 6: undated (ca. 1983)
    Number 7: 1984
    Number 8: Fall 1984
    Number 9: Winter 1985
     
    5Lunarians, The [New York Science Fiction Society], 2000-2001
    [no number]: January 2000
    [no number]: February 2000
    [no number]: November 2000
    [no number]: December 2000
    [no number]: January 2001
    [no number]: May 2001
     
    5Maelstrom [David L Felts, Goldsboro, NC], 1998
    Volume 1, Issue 1: Summer 1998
     
    5Mage, The [Colgate University Student Association], 1985-1990
    [no number]: Winter 1985
    [no number]: Spring 1985
    [no number]: Summer 1985
    [no number]: Spring 1986
    Number 6: Winter 1987
    Number 7: Spring 1987
    Number 8: Fall 1987
    Number 9: Winter 1988
    Number 10: Spring 1988
    Number 11: Spring 1989
    Number 12: Fall 1989
    Number 13: Fall 1990
     

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    34Mage, The (duplicates)
     
    5Minneapa, 1998
    Number 352: August 1998
     
    5Moon Phases [Nina Boal, Baltimore, MD], 1986
    Number 8: ca. 1986
     

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    6Myriad, 1969-1990
    Number 5: 1969
    Number 8: 1969
    Number 14: 1970
    Number 16: 1970
    Number 20.5: 1971
    Number 24: 1971
    Number 25: 1971
    Number 33: 1972
    Number 36: 1973
    Number 47: 1974
    Number 76: 1978
    Number 77: 1979
    Myriad fanzines: undated
     

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    7Myriad, 1969-1990
    Number 78: 1979
    Number 79: 1979
    Number 80 (partial): 1979
    Number 82: 1979
    Number 83: 1980
     

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    8Myriad, 1969-1990
    Number 84: 1980
    Number 85: 1980
    Number 86: 1980
     

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    9Myriad, 1969-1990
    Number 87: 1980
    Number 88: 1981
    Number 89: 1981
    Number 90: 1981
    Number 93: 1981
     

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    10Myriad, 1969-1990
    Number 119: 1986
    Number 133 (partial): 1988
    Number 134: 1988
    Number 135: 1988
    Number 136: 1989
    Number 137 (partial): 1989
     

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    11Myriad, 1969-1990
    Number 138: 1989
    Number 139: 1989
    Number 140: 1989
    Number 141: 1989
    Number 141.5: 1989
    Number 142: 1990
     

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    12Nth Degree [Stafford, VA], 2004
    Number 10: June 2004
    Number 11: September 2004
     
    12Of Simes, Gens, Adepts, Kren [Katie Filipowicz, Spring Valley, NY], 1980
    [no number]: 1980
     
    12Omegazine [John Martello, Pine Hills, FL], 1998-1999
    Issue 94: April 1998
    Issue 95: May 1998
    Issue 97: July 1998
    Issue 98: August 1998
    Issue 99: September 1998
    Issue 100: October 1998
    Issue 101: November 1998
    Issue 102: December 1998
    Issue 103: January 1999
    Issue 108: June 1999
    Issue 109: July 1999
     
    12Only Good Sime, The [Ambrov Zeor/Companion in Zeor Special Edition 2], 1992
    Special Edition Number 2: November 1992
     
    12Owlflight [Oakland, CA], 1981-1986
    Number 1: 1981
    Number 2: 1981
    Number 3: 1982
    Number 4: 1983
    Number 5: 1986
     
    12Patchin Review, The [Charles Platt, New York, NY], 1981-1983
    Number 1: July 1981
    Number 2: September 1981
    Number 3: January 1982
    Number 4: April-June 1982
    Number 5: October-December 1982
    Number 6: March-May 1983
     
    12Post-Syndrome [Kerry Schaefer, South Yarmouth, MA], 1985
    [no number]: April 1985
     
    12Probe [Science Fiction South Africa], 1994-1998
    Number 94: October 1994
    Number 105: July 1998
     
    12Progressions [Merle Decker, Annandale, VA], 1985
    [no number]: 1985
     

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    13P*S*F*Q [Michael Ward, Cupertino, CA], 1981
    Issue Number 6: Fall 1981
     
    13REH: Lone Star Fictioneer [Arnold Fenner, Shawnee Mission, KS], 1976
    Volume 1, Number 4: Spring 1976
     
    13Scavenger's Scrapbook [Osage City, KS], 2000
    [no number]: June 2000
     
    13SFSFS Shuttle [South Florida Science Fiction Society], 1994-2003
    Number 133: March-April 1998
    Number 134: May-June 1998
    Number 135: July-August 1998
    Number 136: September-October 1998
    Number 137: January-February 1999
    Number 138: May-June 1999
    Number 139: November-December 1999
    Number 140: February-March 2000
    Number 142: June 2000
    Number 143: July 2000-March 2001
    Number 148: March 2003
     
    13Silver Web, The [Tallahassee, FL], 2002
    Issue 15: January 2002
     
    13Skiffy Bag [Ned Brooks, Newport News, VA], 1979
    [no number]: April 1979
     
    13Skiffy Thyme [Ned Brooks, Newport News, VA], 1980
    [no number]: Spring 1980
     
    13Southern Fandom Confederation Bulletin [Southern Fandom Confederation], 1998-2008
    Volume 6, Number 12: May 1998
    Volume 7, Number 2: January 1999
    Volume 7, Number 5: November 1999
    Volume 7, Number 6: March 2000
    Volume 7, Number 7: July 2000
    Volume 7, Number 8: December 2000
    Volume 7, Number 9: April 2001
    Volume 8, Number 3: August 2003
    Volume 8, Number 13: August 2007
    Volume 8, Number 14: December 2007
    Volume 8, Number 15: March 2008
     

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    14Southern Fandom Press Association mailings [Ned Brooks, Newport News, VA] (Numbers 75-96), 1977-1980
     

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    15Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 96 part 2-101), 1980-1981
     

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    16Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 102-103), 1981
     

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    17Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 104-105), 1981-1982
     

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    18Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 106-107), 1982
     

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    19Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 108-109), 1982
     

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    20Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 109 no. 54-112), 1982-1983
     

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    21Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 112-116), 1983
     

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    22Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 116 number 19-123), 1983-1985
     

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    23Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 123-126), 1985
     

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    24Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 126-129), 1985-1986
     

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    25Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 129-132), 1986
     

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    26Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 132-134), 1986-1987
     

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    27Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 141-147), 1988-1989
     

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    28Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 150-156), 1989-1990
     

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    29Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 156-160), 1990-1991
     

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    30Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 160-268), 1991-2009
     

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    31Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 269-274), 2009-2010
     

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    32Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (Numbers 275-279); short stories not in mailings, 2010-2011; ca. 1983-1990
     
    34Southern Fandom Press Association mailings (duplicates)
     

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    33Speculations [Kent Brewster, Sunnyvale, CA], 1998
    [no number]: Summer 1998
     
    33Star Trek: The Next Generation [Rich Kolker, Manassas Park, VA], 1987
    [Number 1]: February 1987
     
    33Starship Express [Science Fiction Association of Bergen County, NJ], 1994
    Volume 8, Number 1: January 1994
    Volume 8, Number 2: February 1994
    Volume 8, Number 4: April 1994
    Volume 8, Number 5: May 1994
    Volume 8, Number 6: June 1994
     
    33Starwind [Columbus, OH], 1976
    Volume 2, Number 1: Autumn 1976
     
    33Survivor [Thomas Evans, Long Island City, NY], 1998
    Number 8: August 1998
     
    33Twilight Zine [MIT Science Fiction Society], 1993-2001
    Number 42: August 2003
    Number 45: January 2001
     
    33Twink [EB Frohvet, Ellicott City, MD], 1998
    Number 9: April 1998
    Number 10: July 1998
    Number 11: October 1998
     
    33Westwind [Northwest Science Fiction Society], 1998
    Issue 226: February 1998
     
    33Worlds of Wonder [Magic City Fantasy Club], 1987
    Number 7: October 1987
    Number 8: December 1987
     
    33WSFA Journal [Washington Science Fiction Association], 1997-1998
    [no number]: September 1997
    [no number]: February 1998
    [no number]: May 1998
    [no number]: June 1998
    [no number]: July 1998
     
    33Zeor Forum [Katie Filipowcz, Spring Valley, NY], 1980-1987
    Number 1: January 1980
    Number 2: May 1980
    Number 3: November 1980
    Number 4: June 1982
    Number 5: May 1984
    Number 6: Fall 1987