Women's Work and Women's Studies 1971 Questionnaire, APHRA, 1972, page 2

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Aphra. 1913969. Quarterly. $4.50. Ed:

Elizabeth Fisher. Box 273, Village

Station, New York, N.Y. 10014.
Every good feminist writer who emerges
from the current movement (or, simply,
has been ignored until now) is certain to
show up in A phra, the best and most sol-
id women’s literary magazine around. It
is distinguished from the traditionally
avant-garde (male) “little magazine” by
its high political as well as emotional
content; that is, its awareness of wom-
anhood as an experience largely
unexplored except through men’s eyes.
Certainly many fine women writers have
been heard in the past, but there have
been few outlets for experimentation and
few sources of encouragement for wom-
en. Aphra bolsters the movement and
provides the needed outlet. Fiction,
poetry, artwork, and literary and cul-
tural criticism usually unite in each issue
around a common theme, such as “the
whore issue” and “woman as artist.”
Regularly featured is a section called
“aphra-isms,” which includes a selection
of “quotations, thoughts, overheard re-
marks, anything that counters the pre-
vailing male tone. with our own hysterical
perspective.”—M M