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    Avon Fantasy Reader    (about)
    A series of digest-sized anthologies. Don Day indexed them as magazines and SF fans have traditionally considered them as such, but Don Wollheim was clear on the subject: “The Avon Fantasy Reader was not a periodical nor a magazine. It had no set time for appearance, and it was always scheduled only single issue by single issue. It is copyrighted as a book, as an original anthology, and such are its copyright listings. (U.S. law requires periodicals to publish annual ownership and circulation figures. The AFR published no such statements and cannot be considered a periodical, regardless of its physical appearance. Hence issues are not dated as such.) I consider still that this was a series of anthologies. The material in each issue was purchased as a one-shot anthology second-rights (usually) proposition.”

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