|From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959
|At times when there have been so many subscription fanzines being published that only the most active fan can keep up with them all, demand has risen for a Reader's Digest of the fan mags. A few issues of digests have been published by various fans, and LeZ and others sometimes ran reprints from their contemporaries, but no one appeared to handle the job as a steady thing.
In prozines, digest refers to a physical size, about 5½ x 8¼ inches, or the size of the aforementioned Reader's Digest.