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Spearhead was a literary and poetry zine edited by Thomas H. Carter.

Spearhead ran six issues from May 1948 to Spring 1951. It was published in Martinsville, Virginia, U.S.A. It was handset and printed by William Danner.

Contributions for Vol. 1 No. 4 (Fall 1949) included the short stories "Blow-Up Mission" by Joe Kennedy (Vampire), "Solubility" by Arthur H. Rapp (Spacewarp), and "One More Cat" by David H. Keller, MD, and poetry by R. Flavie Carson, Don Hutchison, and Herman King.

Other issues included contributions by Redd Boggs (as Theophilus Alvor), John Holbrook Caley, R. Flavie Carson, Stanton Coblentz (Wings), Judson Crews, e.e.cummings, August Derleth, Zane Grey, Terence Heywood, John W. Jakes, David H. Keller, Joe (X.J.) Kennedy, Lilith Lorraine (Different, Challenge, Flame), Merrill Moore, Robert Conrad Pederson, Clark Ashton Smith, Evelyn Thorne, Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), William Carlos Williams, and others.

The final issue featured the poems "Since We Are Property" by Lilith Lorraine and "The Outer Land" by Clark Ashton Smith.

Thomas Carter also ran Spearhead Press, which published XJ Kennedy (Joe Kennedy)'s book No Greater Dream and other Fantastic Tales in 1949, for which Carter wrote the introduction.

Thomas H. Carter was also one of the founders and editors of The Shenandoah Review and, upon his tragic death in 1963 at age 32, was made the namesake of its literary prize.