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Femizine, nicknamed Fez, was a fanzine published in the UK supposedly as an all-femmefan effort. However, the first editor, “Joan W. Carr” was a hoax by a man, Sandy Sanderson. Pam Bulmer and Ethel Lindsay were later editors.

# Date Pages Editor / Notes
1 Summer 1954 22 Joan W. Carr, ed.
2 August 1954 34 "
3–4 December 1954 64 " ; Double issue
5 February 1955 40 No editor listed, but material is to be sent to Ethel Lindsay, exchange zines and locs to "Sgt. J. W. Carr". So presumably Ethel and "Joan" are co-editors, although other sources say that "Joan" was the editor
6 April 1955 44
7 Autumn 1955 62 Pamela Bulmer is co-editor with "Joan"
8 March 1956 62 Pamela Bulmer is editor
9 May 1956 34 "Edited and Published by Pamela Bulmer", US subscription agents Eva Firestone (West) and Dick Ellington (East). Hoax revealed on the cover (and detailed inside) just before it would break anyway.
Hiatus of more than 2 years; Ethel Lindsay took up editorship for the rest of the run.
(10) September 1958 26
Distaff cover; click to enlarge
Ethel Lindsay is the new editor.

The cover with a phoenix picture says Distaff (no number discernible), subtitled “The New ‘Femizine’”; p. 2 starts "This is Distaff No. 1 (the late Femizine)". Daphne Buckmaster "produced the cover, invented the new name, and helped out with illos"

11 May 1959 30 Ethel Lindsay, ed. Cover by Joy Clarke (who contributed to many issues; it is worth noting Joy’s close connection to Sanderson, i.e. "Joan") has a subtitle “The ‘Fanne-ish’ Irregularly’” and shows a women's protest march with signs DOWN WITH DISTAFF, NO NEW NAMES FOR FEMIZINE, WE WANT FEZ, APE SEZ FEZ, WE WANT TO BE A FOCAL POINT, TOO! etc. – as summarised by Rob Hansen in Then, "The fanzine was welcomed by Britain's female fans but the name-change wasn't".
12 Autumn 1959 24 "
13 Spring 1960 24 Ron Bennett’s review in Skyrack 18: “When so many fanzines are beating one another over the eds trying to become the Focal Point of fandom, it’s pleasing to receive a fanzine which possesses such a marked degree of informality. For some reason I’m wildly reminded of Georgina EllisWendigo, and it’s about time we had another fanzine like that. Ethel is backed up by Bjo Wells (who introduces Elinor Busby, my favourite Fan-I-said-hello-to-but-little-more-to) and Ina Shorrock (who introduces husband Norman). Janey Johnston writes on cats, Juanita Coulson writes on Charles Eric Maine and Margaret Picken and Sheila Ashworth report on the Liverpool party over New Year. Joy Clarke reviews fanzines in microelite. A short letter column makes up an enjoyable issue.”
14 Summer 1960 20
15 September 1960 16 Ethel Lindsay, ed.; final issue

Publication 19541960
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