The Handy Dandy Adzine Calendar and Address Guide for Fanzine Editors and Other Busy People

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Title: The Handy Dandy Adzine Calendar and Address Guide for Fanzine Editors and Other Busy People
Publisher: Penguin Press
Editor(s): Susan M. Garrett
Type: adzine
Date(s): 1989-1994
Medium: print
Fandom: multifandom
Language: English
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Contents

cover of a 1992 edition
inside of the 1992 edition

The Handy Dandy Adzine Calendar and Address Guide for Fanzine Editors and Other Busy People is an bi-annual adzine for adzines. It consists of a single piece of paper, folded in half.

Originally it was handed out at conventions, and then was available for free by sending a SASE to the editor.

Included in the resource:

  • a list of adzines in print along with contact addresses
  • a chart that lists the submissions deadline and the print date of each of the adzines
  • listings for review zines such as:
Psst... Hey Kid, Wanna Buy a Fanzine?
The Writer's Exchange
The Fantastically Fundamentally Functional Guide to Fandom for Fanzine Readers & Contributors
The Fantastically Fundamentally Functional Guide to Fandom for Fanzine Editors & Publishers
The Fantastically Fundamentally Functional Guide to Fanzines
The Fanzine-Taping Service for Blind and Print Handicapped Readers

Reactions and Reviews

Welcome to the Simple Pleasures Hall of Little Neat Stuff. There, between the plaque commemorating Coca-Cola in the Original Eight-Ounce Glass Bottle and the tribute to the Joy of Popping Bubble Wrap is what I've brought you to see. Not too close, please. Stay behind the red velvet ropes. Susan Garrett's The 1992 Handy Dandy Adzine Calendar and Address Guide for fanzine Editors and Other Busy People has got to be the thinnest zine to see print, ever...but it's one that'll be worth the weight of its fattest spiral-bound sisterzine in gold, rubies, or treasures pillaged from violated tombs to a target audience that can't remember where they stowed the Welcommitee Directory or who threw away their last issue of The Zine Connection without copying down the address. The Adzine Calendar consists of a mere one sheet of eight-and-a-half by eleven paper flipped horizontally and folded, but it's crarnmed, front and back, with beautifully laid out, take-in-at-a-glance information on several of fandom's better-known infozines. Media Monitor and The Monthly among them. Susan has distilled submission deadlines, print dates, and the months of the year into a calendar format that even the most dazed of neo-Trekkies can decipher with ease. The address of each and every infozine is listed on the back. The Adzine Calendar even has cover art. And, like small private galleries everywhere, only a small donation is necessary for admission. All Susan asks is a SASE. (Or an SAE, for the tea-slurpers and pinkie-hoi sters among you.) The Hall will be closing in ten minutes. Please exit through the west doorway, to the right of the monument celebrating Hershey's Kisses with the almonds and gold foil. [1]
Susan Garrett's The 1992 Handy Dandy Adzine Calendar and Address Guide For Fanzine Editors and Other Busy People has got to be the thinnest zine to see print, ever.. .but it's one that'll be worth the weight of its fattest spiral-bound sisterzine in gold, rubies, or treasures pillaged from violated tombs to a target audience that can't remember where they stowed the Welcommittee Directory or who threw away their last issue of The Zine Connection without copying down the address. The Adzine Calendar consists of a mere one sheet of eight and a half-by-eleven paper flipped horizontally and folded, but it's crammed, front and back, with beautifully laid out, take-in-at-a-glance information on seven of Fandom's better-known infozines, Media Monitor and The Monthly among them. Susan has distilled submission deadlines, print dates and the months of the year into a calendar format that even the most Neo-Trekkies can decipher with ease. The address for all seven infozines are listed on the back. The Adzine Calendar even has cover art. And, like small, private galleries everywhere, only a small donation is necessary for admission. [2]

References

  1. from Psst... Hey Kid, Wanna Buy a Fanzine? #4. The reviewer gives it "5 trees." The reviewers in "Psst... Hey Kid, Wanna Buy a Fanzine?" rated zines on a 1-5 tree/star scale.
  2. from The Trekzine Times v.2 n.2/3
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