a magazine for fans; (specif.) = fanzine n.
Fan Mags May Lose Studio Standing
He had just finished researching into the perfumes-stars-use request from a high brow fan mag.
There have been such numbers of those fan mags, as they are called, published in the last few years—the majority mimeographed and hectographed, and some few printed—that it is hard to keep track of them.
Fan Mag Reviews are out. Or, rather, never were to be‘in’. There is so little space left over, Weisinger explaind [sic]…& the mag is edited on such a close margin…that the chance of a ‘Fan Mag Review’ feature is quite impossible.
Where, oh where, is ‘Futuria Fantasia’, the California entry into the ‘contemplated fan mags’ derby?
Don’t publish serious fan-feud letters! Let the fan-mags handle those, if we must have them, although why we should, I can’t imagine.
LeZ plans, in the future, to print these Cullings regularly, from foreign fanmags, or American mags of small circulation, in the belief that you might otherwise not see the material.
He no longer finds time to read even the fan mags; of course, he gets very few of these because his feuds have cut him off the mailing lists.
By this time, of course, what with writings to editors and reading fan-mags and writing to authors and writing fan-mags, the fan has absolutely no time left to read any more pro magazines.
The advertising value of fanzines to promags is negligible, for the simple reason that anyone in sufficient contact with STF to read fanmags knows all about the prozines.
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