Fanzine publishing remains highly receptive to new participants. As Constance Penley (1991) notes, fanzine editors are torn between competing impulses toward “professionalism” (the development of high technical standards and the showcasing of remarkable accomplishments) and “acceptance” (openness and accessibility for new and inexperienced writers). Push comes to show, professionalization gives way to acceptance; even the most polished zines occasionally include work that falls outside their overall standards but represents the fledgling efforts of new fans.Penley, Constance 1991. “Brownian Motion: Women, Tactics and Technology.” Edited by Constance Penley, Andrew Ross. Technoculture, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
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This same nurturing atmosphere extends to the development of new publications. Established publishers often publicize newer zines, running advertisements for them free of charge, inserting fliers in their mailings or printing them in their issues; established editors see these newer publications, not as competition but rather as welcome additions to the community.HENRY JENKINS. 1992. TEXTUAL PROACHERS. NEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE, P 162