Kantele was a fanzine devoted to filk music by Margaret Middleton.
Margaret Middleton began published Kantele, subtitled "A Filksing Fanzine", in 1978, and it is widely regarded as being the first zine devoted to filk music and culture. The first three issues were made in collaboration with Clif Flynt, and the rest by herself. It ceased publication with issue 14, published in Winter 1984/1985.
Kantele covered the filk scene, publishing the best current filk music, articles on aspects of filking, and news.
Mrgaret Middleton also organzied and co-chaired the first filk convention, FilkCon 1, near Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. For her contributions to the world of Filk, Margaret Middleton was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in 1997.
Margaret Middleton also published the science fiction fanzine Runway 37.