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Last Updated Sept 2000 The following is drawn from Eric Watts's New Moon Directory (1996-97), the most comprehensive reference source for amateur press associations. A few updates and corrections have been added as necessary, but the enclosed list is probably out of date and incomplete. . "As listed in NMD" means I took the address and point-form description (not verbatim) from NMD. For more information on the New Moon Directory, contact Eric Watts at NewMoonDir@aol.com, or mail to 1161 Research Drive NE, Marietta GA 30066-5539 USA Directory is US$6 per copy.
A general-interest hexaweekly; copy count 32; 25 members; minac 2pp/2
issues; dues $10/year + postage/photocopy account; open roster, 30 max;
no waitlist; spec copies free when available;
The Ottawa sf Statement used to list this as a gaming apa in their masthead; founded 1987, first appearing Jan. 1988.
Canfandom, formerly CANFAPA
A quarterly apa discussing the Canadian Unity Fan Fund and the survival of hardcopy zine pubbing in Canada; started March 1998. Maxac and minac both 2 pp/mailing. Copying and mailing charges handled by Graeme. I've heard it alleged that this has died, but the fact that Graeme has rather a lot on his plate in 2000 could explain the delay of #4 ...
A general-purpose Japanimation/manga quarterly; copy count 10; minac 2 pp/issue or 4 pp/2 issues; dues C$5 to open postage account; open roster, 20 max; no waitlist; spec copies unavailable; back issues unavailable. - as listed in NMD 96.
FURTHEST NORTH CREW:
NMD 96 lists this as the first Canadian-based and produced furry apa. Quarterly; copy count 40; 38 members; minac 3 pp/2 issues; maxac 50 pp/issue; dues $20/Canadian, US$25/yr; full roster, 38 max, 9 waitlisters; spec copies and back issues, $22. Internet site: ftp://furry.com - as listed in NMD 96.
Mixed Company was a spinoff of AWA, A Women's APA, which shortly became a women-only forum on feminist issues; Mixed Company is co-ed.
RADIATOR HEAVEN (formerly MIRRORSHADES):
A quarterly apa about industrial culture films primarily, and on cult and art films, esp. the work of David Lynch. No censorship. - few details available; spec copies $2, back issues $3 - as listed in NMD 96 (1994 information?)
SORD & SWORCERY: OEs: Marg Baskin & Heather Bruton, 28 Woolwick St. S., Kitchener, ON N2K 1R9, tel (519) 745-3499
Forum for writers/artists of fantasy or dark fantasy; not into fan politics, feuding, or Elfquest fanfiction. Members must be adults. Quarterly; copy count 25; 24 members; minac 6 original creative pp/2 issues; dues $5/yr+ positive postage account; full roster; 8 waitlisters; spec copies $20 for copying + postage; back issues available to members for copy costs.- as listed in NMD 96.
The New Moon Directory, as noted above, is the world's most comprehensive
reference source for amateur press associations. Copies should be available
at US$4.95 c/o Eric L. Watts, 1161 Research Drive NE, Marietta GA 30066-5539 USA E-mail: NewMoonDir@aol.com.
This page last updated: Oct 30, 2000
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