Cover art by Robert Kline]] HPL is a fanzine by Meade and Penny Frierson devoted to H. P. Lovecraft.
The first issue of HPL, subtitled "A Tribute to Howard Phillips Lovecraft", was published in March 1972 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A. It was 144 pages, and was published in a limited run of 1,000 copies.
The Associate Editor for articles was Stuart Schiff, and the Associate Editor for artwork was Herb Arnold.
Artwork was by Herb Arnold, Richard Corben, Lee Brown Coye, Stephan Fabian, Danny Frolich, Jim Garrison, Tim Kirk, Robert Kline, Harry O. Morris, Gary Myers, Mike Scott, John Swanson, and Denis Tiani. The cover, The Haunter of the Dark, was by Robert Kline.
Articles were by Robert Bloch, Joseph Payne Brennan (Macabre, Essence), William Crawford, R. Alain Everts, William Scott Home, Fritz Leiber, Harry O. Morris (Nyctalops), Emil Petaja, E. Hoffman Price, Gerry de la Ree (Clark Ashton Smith - Artist), J. Vernon Shea, Stuart Schiff, Richard L. Tierney, James Wade, George Wetzel.
Also included was an interview with Frank Belknap Long, by Stuart Schiff.
Fiction was by Herb Arnold, A.A. Attanasio (Tamlacht), Walter C. DeBill, J. Ramsey Campbell, W. Paul Ganley, William Scott Home, Robert E. Howard, John Jacob, Brian Lumley, Gary Myers, Joseph F. Pumilia, Jerry Saunders, John Sellers, Darrell Schweitzer, Robert C. Sudol, James Wade, Bill Wallace, Manly Wade Wellman, George T. Wetzel, and Colin Wilson.