Ghosts & Scholars

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Ghosts & Scholars was a small press publication by Rosemary Pardoe.

Ghosts & Scholars followed Rosemary Pardoe's previous fanzine Wark. The first issue appeared in 1979. 33 issues were released, the last in 2001. It was a literary zine devoted to horror and supernatural literature and featured essays, articles, fiction, art work, and letters of comment. Some of the authors discussed in its pages belonged to the "James Gang", the circle around M.R. James, but not all. Some authors featured included Cecil Binney, Ramsey Campbell, John Dickson Carr, Edmund Crispen, Arthur Gray, Jane Ellen Harrison, Sarah Orne Jewett, Russell Kirk, Margery Lawrence, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Fritz Leiber, H. P. Lovecraft, Joseph Cecil Maby, Gladys Mitchell, Seabury Quinn, Ruth Rendell,, L.T.C. Rolt, Arthur Topes, Eleanor Scott, E.G. Swain, and Christopher Woodforde.

Contributors included Mike Ashley (Xeron), Shelley Arlen, Mary Butts, Michael Chislett, Richard Dalby, James Doig, Steve Duffy, Kay Fletcher, Stephen Gresham, Christopher Harman, George Hay, Katherine Haynes, Sheila Hodgson, John Howard, Jane Jakeman, Roger Johnson, Kelvin I. Jones, Rick Kennett, A.F. Kidd (Picatrix), Hugh Lamb, Terry Lamsley, Alan W. Lear, Jeffrey A. Lee, D.F. Lewis (Nemonymous), David Longhorn, Simon MacCulloch, Dale J. Nelson, Jane Nicholls, Mark Nicholls, Darroll Pardoe (Les Spinge, Vector), Rosemary Pardoe (as herself, and as Mary Ann Allen), Kathleen J. Patterson, Tina Rath, William I.I. Read, David G. Rowlands, Andy Sawyer, Jacqueline Simpson, John Alfred Taylor, Karl Edward Wagner, Douglas Walters, C.E. Ward, Ron Weighell, and John Whitbourn.

Contributing artists included Nick Blinko, Ros Calverley, Dave Carson, Mark Dunn, H.J. Ford, Dallas Goffin, Joan Hassall, Stella Hender, Alan Hunter, A.F. Kidd, Allen Koszowski, Colin Langevald, David Lloyd, Paul Lowe, Nick Maloret, Russ Nicholson, Tony Patrick, Jim Pitts, Simon Rowson, John Stewart, Pat Walsh, Douglas Walters, and Wendy Adrian Wees.

Covers were by Dallas Goffin, Allen Koszowski, Tony Patrick, Jim Pitts, Pat Walsh, and Douglas Walters.

In 1984, and again in 1997, Ghosts & Scholars won the British Fantasy Society's British Fantasy Award for Best Small Press Publication.

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