Wark

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Wark Issue 9
Wark Issue 9

Wark was a fanzine by Rosemary Pardoe.

The first issue of Wark was published in the UK in October 1974. Rosemary Pardoe published 14 issues, with Wark continuing to appear till the end of the 1970s. The Wark Annual appeared in 1980. It was mainly a review zine dealing with fantasy, horror and supernatural small press publications, also occasionally covering comic zines and Fortean publications. As well, it featured articles by science fiction writers and and fanzine publishers. It originally arose out of the editors involvement with the British Fantasy Society's fanzine library.

Contributors included Mike Cassidy, and Jon Harvey. Issue 6 featured "Zenith, A Brief History", by Harry Turner, on the history of his fanzine Zenith, and Issue 11 featured a reprint of "Hidden Shallows" by Dave Langford (Ansible).

Contributing artists included Jim Pitts, who placed third in the 1978 British Fantasy Awards for Best Artist for his centrespread in Wark #9.

Rosemary Pardoe had previously published the fanzine Seagull, under her name before marriage, Rosemary Nicholls and then co-edited Les Spinge with her husband Darroll Pardoe. She later published Ghosts & Scholars, which was succeeded by Ghosts and Scholars M.R. James Newsletter.

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