Full record for semiprozine n.

Definition a "semi-professional" fanzine
OED requirements antedating 1977
Earliest cite Susan Wood, 'Propellor Beanie' column
Comment Jeff Prucher submitted a 1993 cite from Doug Frantz in Quantum. Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1977 cite from Susan Wood's magazine column "Propellor Beanie". Jeff Prucher submitted a 2003 cite from David Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer's introduction to their "Year's Best Fantasy 3". Jeff Prucher submitted a 1981 cite from a letter by Mike Glyer in SF Review.

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Citations for semiprozine n.

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1977 S. Wood Propellor Beanie in Algol Summer–Fall 23/1 You can either pick a really serious stfnal name like, oh, Starship or Science Fiction Essays and go the semi-prozine rout, or you can pick an off-the wall name and be crazy-fannish.
1981 M. Glyer Letters in Sci. Fiction Rev. Summer 39/1 At least in 1980 a rule that chopped out semi-prozines would still have left unrecognized the fanzines I personally consider best.
2003 D. G. Hartwell & K. Cramer in Year's Best Fantasy 3 Introd. p. xv, The semi-prozines of our field mirror the "little magazines" of the mainstream in function, holding to professional editorial standards and publishing the next generation of writers, along with some of the present masters.