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Pandora was a small press publication devoted to fantasy and science fiction published by Lois Wickstrom, Jean Lorrah and Meg MacDonald.

Pandora was published from 1978 till 1993. Twenty nine issues appeared in that time. It was founded and edited by Lois Wickstrom in Denver, Colorado from the first issue published October 1978 to issue 9, released September 1982. The publication was then assumed by Jean Lorrah (who had been associate editor on issues #8 and #9) with Empire Books, Murray, Kentucky, from #10 (Summer 1983) to #17 (Fall 1987), serving as co-editor with Wickstrom. Publication was then taken over by Meg MacDonald (who had been associate editor on issues #16 and #17) who became sole editor from #18 (Winter 1988) to the final issue, #29, released Spring 1992.

For the first two issues it was titled Pandora a Femzine. Its mandate was to raise awareness of women writers. After that, the title changed to Pandora: role expanding science fiction and fantasy till issue 9, after which it was simply Pandora.

Contributors of cover artwork included Barb Armata (#15), and Diane Webber (#11). Interior artwork was by Barb Armata, Brad W. Foster, Jan Sherrell Gephardt, J.S. Orozco, Victoria Poyser, Eileen Rosen, and Cynthia Weinberg.

Contributors of poetry included Ray Bradbury (Futuria Fantasia), Robert Frazier (Star*Line), Sandra J Lindow, A. McA. Miller, Peter Payack, Daryl Scroggins, and Burn Thompson. Steve Rasnic Tem was the poetry editor for issue #11.

Contributors of writing included Paul Dellinger, Tom Disch, Terry D. England, Lisa Goldstein, Peny R Griffin, Susan Holtzer, Stephanie Hoppe, Connie Kidwell, Jean Kilczer, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Brad Linaweaver, Patricia Matthews, Theresa McGarry, Resa Nelson, Richard J. Reed, Ralph Roberts, Deborah Sears, Warren Sitka, and Steve Rasnic Tem.