from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An amateur-produced magazine written for a subculture of enthusiasts devoted to a particular interest: a science fiction fanzine.

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  • n. A magazine, normally produced by amateurs, intended for people who share a common interest


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

fan2 + (maga)zine.


  • The word "zine" is a shortened form of the term fanzine, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

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  • Community because another strength of the fanzine is the LOC (letter of comment).


  • In brief, a fanzine is a "for the love" publication, an amateur magazine, where nobody gets paid anything.


  • Often, after an issue of a fanzine is published, someone will write a LOC (letter of comment) weeks or months (or issues) later.


  • A zine an abbreviation of the word fanzine, or magazine; pronounced /ˈziːn/ "zeen" is most commonly a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images.

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  • Some consider a fanzine a stepping stone toward building a pro career, but a fanzine is really a glorious thing in and of itself.


  • There's a comraderie in fanzine writing, too, that's different than with slicks or pro mags.

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  • The word fanzine comes from a blend of two words, 'Fan' and 'Magazine' or 'Zine' for short.

  • I do believe things are evolving, and I maintain that the essence of a fanzine is its content, not it’s form.

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  • This would seem to suggest either that NYRSF (et al) is only eligible in fanzine, or that the editors of any fanzines which produce four or more issues in that year can’t be nominated for Best Fanzine. on 20 Aug 2008 at 9: 10 am4 Kevin

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