Launched in 1959 N’APA has for the last half-century been our club APA. APAs are filled with art, comments on other contributors and their writings, fiction, reviews, and more.
Technology has advanced; the basic structure of an APA has not changed. In an Amateur Press Association, each contributor generates her or his own zine, a set of pages as an electronic file. The contributors mail their zines to the Collator, who generates cover pages, a page listing the contents, assembles the files in some order, converts everything to a PDF, and mails the APA to the members. The title “Collator” exists because once upon a time the pages were printed on paper, either by the individual members or by the collator, shipped physically to the Collator’s location, collated by the collator and friends into copies of the issue, and physically shipped to back to the contributors.
To see the entire issue, click on the cover image.