|Capitalized when referring to a particular one, as the September Mailing or the Fifteenth Mailing. The First Mailing of the FAPA was in the fall of 1937, so that ordinals divisible by 4 indicate a June mailing. The deadlines are the first Saturday in September, December, March, and June; when possible the envelopes are sent out on these dates, but if they are delayed for some other reason, post-deadlines stuff is included. Post-mailings are officially considered as part of the Mailing whose deadline they come after.
Sometimes small publications have been sent out as bonuses or as conveniences to the authors, with regular subscription fanzines. In the APAs, publications are sent to the person designated as mailing manager (in the FAPA, the Official Editor), who at regular intervals sends a copy of each with the Official Organ in a large envelope or bundle to each member, postage paid by the treasury. In any case, the publications themselves are produced at the expense of the individual publishers for the fun of it and for exchanges. In the FAPA it is required that the publications represent to a substantial extent the work of a member, that sufficient copies be supplied to cover the entire membership, and that they be duplicated by some means giving "identical" copies, tho we have at times afflicted with some utterly illegible copies.