Different

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Different is a small press poetry publication edited by Lilith Lorraine.

Different was begun in the 1940s and was devoted to poetry but also occasionally published fiction and articles. Writing published included both 'fantastical' and more mainstream poetry. It was a 32 paged publication released in Rogers, Arkansas, U.S.A. up until the Autumn issue of 1951 (Vol 7 #3). It then reemerged in a 40 page digest sized format in Spring 1953 published in Floral Park, Long Island, New York, U.S.A. It ended with the Winter 1954 issue (Vol 8 #4). Stanton Coblentz was the Fantasy Editor of Different.

Lilith Lorraine wrote about Different:

"Different was founded as a sincere attempt to use whatever influence we might attain to salvage some last remnants of American culture and to restore within the limits of that influence some of the lost glory of the poetry of earth. For poetry, as we have said before, is the atomic energy of the soul, which exploded against the battlements of hate and terror will level them in the dust of oblivion and leave the liberated soul free in an expanding universe."

Michael Ashley, author of The History of the Science Fiction Magazine writes of Different: "...its freshness attracted interest throughout the sf world and helped encourage a new generation of writers." (Ashley, Michael, The History of the Science Fiction Magazine, Liverpool University Press, 2000; pg. 210)

The September/October issue of 1948 included a guest editorial by the U.S. Rocket Society's R. L. Farnsworth called "Stairway to the Stars".

Contributors included George C. Alborn, Joseph Payne Brennan (Macabre), Manfred Carter, Stanton Coblentz, Leah Bodine Drake, R. L. Farnsworth, Francis Flagg, Lucille S Jackson, Mary O'Connor, Dorothy Quick, Robert Silverberg (Spaceship), Clark Ashton Smith, John Updike, and Lewis Worthington.

Cover art work was by Lucille S. Jackson.

Lilith Lorraine also published the poetry magazines Challenge and Flame.

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