annish n.

the issue of a fanzine published on the anniversary of the first issue’s publication

[< anniversary issue]

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  • 1941 D. B. Thompson Letter in Sun Spots (vol. 4, iss. 4, whole no. 16) Mar. 7 page image D. B. Thompson

    The annish of SUN SPOTS is most decidedly the best you have done.

  • 1941 H. Schmarze Letter in Spaceways (vol. 3, iss. 3, whole no. 19) Mar. 22 page image

    Reporting on the Ann-ish:–Such a lot of swell articles!... The Annish of Sun Spots is actually larger than that of Spaceways.

  • 1948 Startling Stories Mar. 142 page image

    Published irregularly. 10¢ per copy (Annish 20¢).

  • 1950 A. Rapp Spacewarp Jan. 2

    March brings us SPACEWARP’s third Ann-Ish.

  • 1952 Famous Fantastic Mysteries Apr. 12/1

    On January 1st, 1952 (past history to you readers) I expect to put out Volume 1, Number 1 of OOPSLA, my own fan mag. Sub rates are 10c per copy, 60c a year at a bi-monthly schedule. At that price goes the possibility of an annish.

  • 1952 Thrilling Wonder Stories Dec. 140/1

    Coupla lines back I mentioned Captain Future…(pardon me while I beat my head on the floor…)…as you can guess…he ain’t my style…But for those who do like the Cap, may I second Joe Kinnon’s motion for an Annish for Futurians.

  • 1959 R. H. Eney Fancylopedia II 5 Dick Eney

    ANNISH or ANNIVERSARY The issue of a subscription fanzine which comes out, or is planned to come out, in the same month as the fanzine was launched, is the occasion for great celebration by the editor, since relatively few fanzines reach even one anniversary. He often makes it an extra-large number, which contains material solicited from Big Names, and sometimes booster ads requested to help defray the additional expense. Annishthesia is the gafia-like syndrome associated with publishers who subside, stunned, after this herculean effort.

  • 1966 L. Carter Handy Phrase-Book in Fannish in Worlds of If Oct. 66/2 page image Lin Carter bibliography

    The editor of a fan magazine is a ‘faned.’ If you belong to F.A.P.A. (Fantasy Amateur Press Association) you publish a fapazine, and you are a fapan. If your fanzine lasts a year (many don’t) you put out a particularly large Anniversary Issue called ‘the Annish.’

  • 1982 Thrust (#18) Winter–Spring 26/2 page image

    Next issue will therefore be the ‘Special 10th Annish’.

  • 1991 M. Browne Knee High 2a Psychopath #6 in APA-Filk (#51) Aug. 34 page image

    Whew! Finally a zine that is more than a page long. I never thought I’d see one this long again, given my current schedule. Between work and experimenting in the laboratory kitchen on a special treat for the 17th. annish (including an Ethan/Donna tolerable recipie [sic]), I have no time for mailing comments. At this rate, Glasser will pull ahead of me. See you all whenever!


Research requirements

antedating 1948

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1952 cite from a letter by Gregg Calkins in Famous Fantastic Mysteries.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1958 cite from Ralph M. Holland's "Ghu's Lexicon".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1966 cite from Lin Carter's "Handy Phrase-Book in Fannish".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1959 cite from Dick Eney's "Fancyclopedia II".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1952 cite from a letter by Juanita Wellons in Thrilling Wonder Stories.
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1948 cite from Startling Stories.
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1982 cite from Thrust.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted two 1941 cites from zines.

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