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'''Lilith Lorraine''' (1894-1967), the pseudonym of Texas-born Mary M. Wright, is an amateur press publisher, writer and fanzine contributor.  
 
'''Lilith Lorraine''' (1894-1967), the pseudonym of Texas-born Mary M. Wright, is an amateur press publisher, writer and fanzine contributor.  
  
Lilith Lorraine began publishing in the 1930s in science fiction fanzines. Her first publication as editor began in the 1940s, with [[Different]], a periodical mainly devoted to poetry that also included science fiction. In the 1950s, she began to also publish [[Challenge]], credited as the first poetry periodical devoted to the science fiction and weird fiction genre. She followed ''Challenge'' with other poetry periodicals such as ''The Raven'' and ''Flame''. At the same time, she was also writing for "pulp" magazines such as "Super Science". "Science Wonder", "Wonder Stories", and "Astounding Stories of Super Science", her work appearing as early as 1930.
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Lilith Lorraine began contributing to science fiction fanzines in the 1930s. Her first publication as editor began in the 1940s, with [[Different]], a periodical mainly devoted to poetry that also included science fiction. In the 1950s, she began to also publish [[Challenge]], credited as the first poetry periodical devoted to the science fiction and weird fiction genre. She followed ''Challenge'' with other poetry periodicals such as ''The Raven'' and ''Flame''.
  
At this time, Lorraine and her assistant editor on ''Challenge'', Stanton Coblentz, are credited with beginning the movement "Stellar Poetry".
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At this time, Lorraine and her assistant editor on ''Challenge'', author Stanton Coblentz, are credited with beginning the movement "Stellar Poetry".
  
 
Clark Ashton Smith writes of her: "She adds a new dimension to fantasy, a nuance of ultra-violet to the spectrum of poetry".  
 
Clark Ashton Smith writes of her: "She adds a new dimension to fantasy, a nuance of ultra-violet to the spectrum of poetry".  
  
She continued to have work published in poetry journals and is also the author of seven books of poetry: her first, released in 1942, was called ''Beyond Bewilderment''. She wrote one novel as well, titled ''The Brain of the Planet'' (1929). Although mainly known for her poetry, Lilith Lorraine also wrote short science fiction stories for 'pulp' magazines such as ''Amazing Stories'', ''Astounding Stories of Super-Science'', and ''Thrilling Wonder''.  
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She wrote one novel titled ''The Brain of the Planet'', published in 1929. Starting in 1930, Lilith Lorraine also wrote short science fiction stories for 'pulp' magazines such as ''Amazing Stories'', ''Astounding Stories of Super-Science'', ''Science Wonder'', ''Thrilling Wonder'', and ''Wonder Stories''. It was during this time that she also began contributing to fanzines. She also continued to have work published in poetry journals and is the author of seven books of poetry: her first, released in 1942, was called ''Beyond Bewilderment''.  
  
 
After her death, Steve Sneyd wrote "Lilith Lorraine: Postscript" for [[Fantasy Commentator]] #51 in 1999,  urging a reappraisal of her work. He also reported to [[It Goes On The Shelf]] #19 that he had received the file the F.B.I. had kept on Lilith Lorraine while she was alive.  
 
After her death, Steve Sneyd wrote "Lilith Lorraine: Postscript" for [[Fantasy Commentator]] #51 in 1999,  urging a reappraisal of her work. He also reported to [[It Goes On The Shelf]] #19 that he had received the file the F.B.I. had kept on Lilith Lorraine while she was alive.  

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Lilith Lorraine (1894-1967), the pseudonym of Texas-born Mary M. Wright, is an amateur press publisher, writer and fanzine contributor.

Lilith Lorraine began contributing to science fiction fanzines in the 1930s. Her first publication as editor began in the 1940s, with Different, a periodical mainly devoted to poetry that also included science fiction. In the 1950s, she began to also publish Challenge, credited as the first poetry periodical devoted to the science fiction and weird fiction genre. She followed Challenge with other poetry periodicals such as The Raven and Flame.

At this time, Lorraine and her assistant editor on Challenge, author Stanton Coblentz, are credited with beginning the movement "Stellar Poetry".

Clark Ashton Smith writes of her: "She adds a new dimension to fantasy, a nuance of ultra-violet to the spectrum of poetry".

She wrote one novel titled The Brain of the Planet, published in 1929. Starting in 1930, Lilith Lorraine also wrote short science fiction stories for 'pulp' magazines such as Amazing Stories, Astounding Stories of Super-Science, Science Wonder, Thrilling Wonder, and Wonder Stories. It was during this time that she also began contributing to fanzines. She also continued to have work published in poetry journals and is the author of seven books of poetry: her first, released in 1942, was called Beyond Bewilderment.

After her death, Steve Sneyd wrote "Lilith Lorraine: Postscript" for Fantasy Commentator #51 in 1999, urging a reappraisal of her work. He also reported to It Goes On The Shelf #19 that he had received the file the F.B.I. had kept on Lilith Lorraine while she was alive.

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