an organization of (often science fiction) fans that publishes a periodical containing works by most or all of the members
From the initials of Amateur Press Association.
Elsewhere in the FA is published a request for fan magazines from the librarian of the National, United and American APA’s.
A fanzine for general circulation in fandom is called a genzine (general interest fanzine) as opposed to one for an amateur press association (apa) which is called an apazine.
Leah Zeldes submitted a 1959 cite from Fancyclopedia II. Jamie Morris submitted a 1950 cite from Robert Lowndes' "Custodian's Benediction". Enoch Forrester submitted a 1998 cite from an interview with Toni Weisskopf in Speculations. Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a 1978 reprint of Brian Ash's 1977 "A Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction". Enoch Forrester submitted a 1981 cite from an article by David Nalle in Dragon Magazine. Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1979 cite from Darrell Schweitzer's "Occasionally Mentioning Science Fiction." Bill Mullins submitted a 1938 cite from the first issue of "Fantasy Amateur".
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