Re: RARA-AVIS: What's an apa?

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 01 Oct 2002

So it's like my various historical society newsletters that ask the member-subscribers to submit articles to the editor, but in an apa, the contributions are mandatory. Is the analogy OK?
    And the "-Em" ought to stand for mystery, but what's the D?

Joy, learning something new every day

Bill Crider explained: >An apa is an amateur press association. DAPA-Em is the
> apa devoted to mystery fiction. Each member writes his own
> "fanzine" and sends it to the official editor, who compiles
> the various zines into "the mailing." So the members get a
> collection of fanzines every two months. It works sort of
> like this list except in print. Members have to produce a
> certain number of pages at least every other mailing.

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