Full record for annish n.

Definition the issue of a fanzine published on the anniversary of the first issue's publication; short for 'anniversary issue'
OED requirements antedating 1952
Earliest cite Gregg Calkins in Famous Fantastic Mysteries
Comment 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.
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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 Fancycylopedia II 5 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 If Oct. 66/2 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.’