Factsheet Five

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'''Factsheet Five''' is a comprehensive guide to [[zine]]s and alternative publications. Each issue is packed with reviews of independent and unusual publications. Every issue of Factsheet Five catalogs and reviews an abundance of zines – complete with price, critical reviews, and ordering information. Additionally, it includes informative articles on zine culture, independent publishing, lively columns, interviews with self-publishers, and an extensive news section.
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'''Factsheet Five''' was a comprehensive guide to [[zine]]s and alternative publications. Each issue was packed with reviews of independent and unusual publications. Every issue of Factsheet Five cataloged and reviewed an abundance of zines – complete with price, critical reviews, and ordering information. Additionally, it included informative articles on zine culture, independent publishing, lively columns, interviews with self-publishers, and an extensive news section.
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F5 was founded in 1982 by [[Mike Gunderloy]], who began the [[review zine]] as a two-page dittoed publication and grew it into the premiere place to get your [[zine]] reviewed and read [[zine]] reviews. [[Cari Goldberg Janice]] became co-editor in the late '1980s. Shortly after Gunderloy and Goldberg Janice published the 1991 book "The World of Zine," which compiled a number of zines featured on the pages of Factsheet 5, Gunderloy quit the magazine. [[Hudson Luce]] put out a single issue of Factsheet Five and was rumored to have ruined things on the business end. Later [[Seth Friedman]] stepped in, picked up the pieces, and ran F5 in the 1990s, once again bringing it into prominence. Friedman got Factsheet Five national distribution and attention and also published "The Factsheet Five Zine Reader" in 1997, a book compiling 73 extracts from zines featured in the magazine (not unlike Gunderloy's book from six years ealier).
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The last issue of Factsheet Five was published in the late 1990s by Friedman. There have been rumors for the past five years of a fourth editor stepping in to bring Factsheet 5 back to life. So far all that's materialized is a yearly announcement on [[alt.zines]] about it's return "this year" and little activity on the magazine's website. After so many years of claiming F5 will return, most zinesters are doubtful.
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Factsheet Five cover

Factsheet Five was a comprehensive guide to zines and alternative publications. Each issue was packed with reviews of independent and unusual publications. Every issue of Factsheet Five cataloged and reviewed an abundance of zines – complete with price, critical reviews, and ordering information. Additionally, it included informative articles on zine culture, independent publishing, lively columns, interviews with self-publishers, and an extensive news section.

F5 was founded in 1982 by Mike Gunderloy, who began the review zine as a two-page dittoed publication and grew it into the premiere place to get your zine reviewed and read zine reviews. Cari Goldberg Janice became co-editor in the late '1980s. Shortly after Gunderloy and Goldberg Janice published the 1991 book "The World of Zine," which compiled a number of zines featured on the pages of Factsheet 5, Gunderloy quit the magazine. Hudson Luce put out a single issue of Factsheet Five and was rumored to have ruined things on the business end. Later Seth Friedman stepped in, picked up the pieces, and ran F5 in the 1990s, once again bringing it into prominence. Friedman got Factsheet Five national distribution and attention and also published "The Factsheet Five Zine Reader" in 1997, a book compiling 73 extracts from zines featured in the magazine (not unlike Gunderloy's book from six years ealier).

The last issue of Factsheet Five was published in the late 1990s by Friedman. There have been rumors for the past five years of a fourth editor stepping in to bring Factsheet 5 back to life. So far all that's materialized is a yearly announcement on alt.zines about it's return "this year" and little activity on the magazine's website. After so many years of claiming F5 will return, most zinesters are doubtful.

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