Short Circuit

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Zine
Title: Short Circuit
Publisher: Joanne Keating
Editor(s):
Type: fanfic, letterzine
Date(s): April 1990-1994
Frequency:
Medium: print
Fandom: The Professionals
Language: English
External Links: [1]
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a parody by the creators, looks to be an April Fool's joke...

Short Circuit is a Professionals slash and gen anthology published by Joanne Keating in New South Wales, Australia. Issue #12 won a 1994 FanQ. It comprises mostly letters of comment, but also includes some stories, reviews, articles, and ads.

The editorial page of issue 1 states: "This is intended for slash fans, but in the spirit of IDIC straight contributions will also be welcomed."

From a 1992 ad in Zine Scene: "A letter zine for discussion/review/debate/analysis of all that's naughty and nice about the British detective/adventure series THE PROFESSIONALS. Started in April 1990, we're a wide-open forum for all aspects of B/D -— the show, characters, and fan fiction. We're boisterous, rambunctious and, hopefully, rollicking. All letters are printed AS IS. I do not edit except to ask that something outside the parameters of opinion be reworded."

The letterzine had 3 publishers: L.H. in England, followed by Linda Terrell in the USA, then Joanne Keating in Australia.

Other Pros Letterzines

For a list of similar fanworks, see List of Letterzines.

Pros letterzines:

Issue 1

Short Circuit 1

  • Publisher: [L. H.] (England)
  • Date: 1990
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

  • Interim 1 (Post Hunter/Hunted) by K. Morgan
  • Five Little Words by Cat Shannon

Poetry:

  • Before and After by [author unknown]
  • Even the Losers Win by Cat Shannon
  • Bodie by Jude
  • Doyle by Jude

Art:

  • interior drawing of Doyle by KE

Issue 2

Short Circuit 2

  • Publisher: Linda Terrell (USA)
  • Date: July 1990
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

Poetry:

  • Reflective Response by Jude
  • Three Small Words by Jude

Art:

  • front cover illo of Bodie and Doyle by [C. S.]
  • interior illo of Bodie and Doyle by KE

Issue 3

Short Circuit 3

  • Publisher: Linda Terrell (USA)
  • Date: October 1990
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

  • One Too Many Questions by Cat Shannon

Poetry:

  • none

Art:

  • front cover black-and-white copy of "Hellhound" by Suzan Lovett
  • interior illo of Bodie by KE
  • interior illo of Doyle by KE

Issue 4

Short Circuit 4

  • Publisher: Linda Terrell (USA)
  • Date: January 1991
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

  • none

Poetry:

  • Before I Forget by Jude
  • Of Unrefined Mercenaries and Rumpled Apollos by [author unknown]

Art:

  • none

Issue 5

Short Circuit 5

  • Publisher: Linda Terrell (USA)
  • Date: April 1991
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

  • none

Poetry:

  • Overture by Jude
  • Thoughts On Doyle by Jude
  • Thoughts On Bodie by Jude

Art:

  • none

Issue 6

Short Circuit 6

  • Publisher: Linda Terrell (USA)
  • Date: unknown
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

  • unknown

Poetry:

  • unknown

Art:

  • unknown

Issue 7

Short Circuit 7

  • Publisher: Linda Terrell (USA)
  • Date: unknown
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

  • unknown

Poetry:

  • unknown

Art:

  • unknown

Issue 8

Short Circuit 8

  • Publisher: Linda Terrell (USA)
  • Date: unknown
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

  • unknown

Poetry:

  • unknown

Art:

  • unknown

Issue 9

Short Circuit 9

  • Publisher: Linda Terrell (USA)
  • Date: unknown
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

  • unknown

Poetry:

  • unknown

Art:

  • unknown

Issue 10

Short Circuit 10

  • Publisher: Linda Terrell
  • Date: unknown
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

  • unknown

Poetry:

  • unknown

Art:

  • unknown

Issue 11

Short Circuit 11

cover of issue #11
  • Publisher: Joanne Keating (Australia)
  • Date: 1993
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

Poetry:

  • none

Art:

  • cover illo of Bodie and Doyle by SMC

Reactions and Reviews: Issue #11

In SO #11 Stew had a wry short story "Alley Cat," which takes place after "Look After Annie." Bodie invites Cowley for a Scotch after work. AFter Cowley remarks on how little Romance there's been in his life, Bodie says "Now what I used to like is back when it was all men.... furtive grabs in the dark when they got desperate - that was exciting - then afterwards pretending that it never happened was hilarious." B unexpectedly follows C home for a hall way encounter. [1]

Issue 12

Short Circuit 12 was published in April 1993. Publisher: Joanne Keating (Australia)

Issue 13

Short Circuit 13

  • Publisher: Joanne Keating (Australia)
  • Date: July 1993
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

Poetry:

  • none

Art:

  • cover illo of Bodie and Doyle by SMC

Issue 14

Short Circuit 14

  • Publisher: Joanne Keating (Australia)
  • Date: 1993
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

  • unknown

Poetry:

  • unknown

Art:

  • unknown

Issue 15

Short Circuit 15

  • Publisher: Joanne Keating (Australia)
  • Date: December 1993
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

  • Wag-Weed by April Pentland

Poetry:

  • none

Art:

  • cover illo of Bodie and Doyle by SMC

Issue 16

Short Circuit 16

  • Publisher: Joanne Keating (Australia)
  • Date: 1994
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

  • unknown

Poetry:

  • unknown

Art:

  • unknown

Issue 17

Short Circuit 17

  • Publisher: Joanne Keating (Australia)
  • Date: June 1994
  • Type: letterzine
  • Status: out of print

Stories:

  • unknown

Poetry:

  • unknown

Art:

  • unknown

References

  1. from Strange Bedfllows #1