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A Brief History of First Draft

First Draft started life as an Amateur Press Association (APA), founded by Dorian Tenore-Bartilucci in 1992. Members created paper 'zines and sent them to a central administrator who collated all the 'zines into a single mailing that was then distributed through the mail to all of the members. A vibrant creative community, First Draft members published Novels, Short Stories, Poetry and Comics in a variety of genres and styles. A significant run of the collated magazines can be viewed in the special collections of the University of Wisconsin library in Madison.

In early 2007, we realized that printing and mailing costs were becoming an increasing burden to our members. And so was born the First Draft web site.

Soon we will offer sample writing from our members and an opportunity to join our community.