Four Out of Five
|Title:||Four Out of Five|
|Publisher:||Two Vixens Press|
|Fandom:||Starsky and Hutch|
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It was to be the first in a series of zines called "Cops Need Love, Too," but this was the only one.
An excerpt can be read here.
In the interest of reaffirming life and love in this time of great sadness, I would like to announce my long-planned Starsky & Hutch fanzine project:
COPS NEED LOVE TOO
Each issue of CNLT will feature one longish Starsky & Hutch story or several shorter stories by a single author. I will consider for publication slash submissions of any length on any topic. The stories will be presented in a digest-sized fanzine format. But I've had fans ask "what is a digest-sized zine and why publish them?"
A regular fanzine is made of 8.5 X 11 sheets of paper bound together in some sort of book format, usually a comb or wire binder. A digest-sized fanzine is exactly *half* the size (4.25 X 5.5) of a regular fanzine. The Reader's Digest is, perhaps, the most famous example of a digest-sized product. I want to publish a series of digest-sized S&H slash fanzines for two main reasons:
1) To grow deeper author/editor relationships I want the freedom to work one-on-one with a single author, rather than potentially spreading myself thin working with a dozen people simultaneously, as can sometimes happen when producing a big anthology.
2) Timeliness Big anthology zines usually need to debut at a con due to the incredible financial commitment necessary to bring about the publication. I want the freedom to publish when I have a good story that is ready to go--not to make the author wait half a year for a deadline. Because digest zines are much more affordable to produce, I can publish an issue of Cops Need Love Too whenever one is ready.
I entered organized fandom in 1982 when I attended a tiny STAR TREK convention on my college campus. But I was a fan long before I ever met other folks who felt the same way I did about STAR TREK and Starsky & Hutch. (I wish I still had all of the fannish stories and illustrations I made way back in the 70s!) In the past eleven years, I have personally compiled, edited, and published eight fanzines. In addition, I've been the publishing liaison or zine partner of over a dozen other successful fanzine projects. I'm grateful to report I've won Slash Talent In Fandom (STIFfie) awards for best zine and best story, and have received numerous STIFfie nominations. I *love* publishing paper fanzines. I'm a gentle and knowledgeable editor. And I want to help promote Starsky & Hutch fandom. If any of you are interested, please send me a story.Given the incredible losses we've all experienced this week now may seem to be an inappropriate time to launch a new zine. All I can say, from the bottom of my heart, is that fandom has brought me thousands of hours of joy and happiness--and many of my nearest and dearest friends. Fandom, for me, is life affirming. I want to help bring to life something I love in the face of all this destruction. 
FlyerFrom a flyer:
Two Vixens Press proudly presents Four Out of Five, a digest-sized slash fanzine featuring a hot, loving standalone Starsky & Hutch story by Morgan LeFey. This limited edition zine is 30 type-dense pages long (no skips between paragraphs; lean edges that still manage to be elegant, so there's not a lot of wasted white space), printed on high quality 25 pound, ultra white acid-free paper. The red card stock cover has been loving die punched with hearts and moons reminiscent of Hutch's star-n-moon necklace and the interior features two charming pieces of art by the talented L.A. Pinn. Many hours of hand work have gone into these zines as all of them are hand trimmed and hand bound by the Vixens--we even found Torino red staples for the saddle binding! Last, but not least, each zine comes with a free gift that is sure to please every Starsky & Hutch fan-- a three-coin necklace just like Starsky's! We imported these real metal I-Ching coins direct from China (ask me about my adventures with the Hong Kong Mail speedboat express!) so that we could give back to fandom just a fraction of the pleasure we've gleaned from it over the years.
inside front cover, L.A. Pinn
- flyer posted September 13, 2001