Starlanes, with the subtitle "International Quarterly of Science Fiction Poetry", was published in Ferndale, Michigan, U.S.A. from January 1951 to December 1961. 40 issues were released.
Contributing poets included James Angell, Dainis Bisenieks, Garth Bentley, Redd Boggs (Sky Hook), Joseph Payne Brennan (Macabre), Robert E. Briney (Cataclysm), John Brunner, Lin Carter (Spaceteer), Lucile Coleman, Isabelle E. Dinwiddle, Alfred Dorn, Vera L. Eckert, David English (Fantasias), Rory (Dorothea) M. Faulkner, Philip Jose Farmer, W. Paul Ganley (as Toby Duane and as himself) (Fan-Fare), Richard E. Geis (Psychotic), Dean Grennell (Filler, Grue), Terrence Heywood, Hyacinthe Hill (Virginia Anderson), A. Kulik, Crystal Kalmeer, Ethel King, Herman Stowell King, Lilith Lorraine (Challenge, Different, Flame), Duverne Konrick, Vera Bishop Konrick, Truda McCoy, Don J. Nardizzi, William J. Noble, Keran O'Brien, Edith Ogutsch, Alma Paschall, Robert L. Peters, Lori Petri, Byron E. Phelps, Theda L. Pobst, Dorothy Quick, Nancy Share (Ignatz), Robert Silverberg (Spaceship), Emerald Etone Smith, Agatha Gray Southern, Genevieve K. Stephens (Loki), Emili A. Thompson, Jirel Travis, Lewis Turco, Norman Wansborough, Dorothy B. Winn, Michael Wolf, Stan Woolston, and others.
Starlanes featured the first appearance of the Philip Jose Farmer poem, "Beauty in this Iron Age" (#11, Autumn 1953). The 14th issue (April 1954) also contained a poem by Farmer.
Starlanes was a member of "Fanvariety Enterprises", an affiliation of fan publishers put together by Max Keasler and Bill Venable. It included such publications as Max Keasler's Opus, Bill Venable's The Pendulum, Norman Browne's Vanations, Harlan Ellison's Science Fantasy Bulletin, Dave English's Fantasias, Bob Farnman and Nan Gerding's The Chigger Patch of Fandom, Nobert Hirschhorn's Tyrann, Ian MacAuley's Cosmag, Joel Nydahl's Vega, and Starlanes.