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Short for "semi-professional magazine", a semiprozine is a category of publication eligible for a Hugo award. According to Fancyclopedia, semiprozines started appearing in the 1970s, and the category was added in 1984 because previously semiprozines had been snapping up all the "best fanzine" awards.
Under the current Hugo rules, one of the following must be true for a publication to be eligible:
- The publication pays its contributors and/or staff in other than copies of the publication.
- The publication was generally available only for paid purchase.