Oziana

Oziana is the creative magazine of the International Wizard of Oz Club, featuring the best in new Oz short fiction and poetry. Each annual issue contains at least three original stories, fully illustrated in black and white, and a colorful cover.

The Oz Club launched the magazine in 1971 as a way for members to share their fictional work. It thus appeared near the beginning of the “fan fiction” movement (back when this form of writing was called “pastiche”).

Before Oziana began, Henry Regnery, corporate successor to Reilly & Lee, showed its support for the Oz Club by granting special permission for the magazine to publish stories about characters in any of the company’s Oz books, including those still protected by copyright. Oziana is unique in being able to publish such stories on a non-profit basis for the Oz fan community. However, it cannot publish stories based on the 1939 MGM movie or other copyrighted visions of Oz that differ from those in the original books.

Over the years Oziana has featured stories and artwork from such talented people as Eloise Jarvis McGraw, Eric Shanower, Linda Medley, Rob Roy MacVeigh, Dick Martin, Melissa Bay Mathis, Frank Joslyn Baum, Melody Grandy, Luciano Vecchio, Ruth Berman, Onyx Madden, Robert R. Pattrick, Phyllis Ann Karr, Fred Otto, Gili Bar-Hillel, Robin Olderman, and more. Contributors to Oziana retain the copyright to their own works, and have republished their stories and artwork in anthologies and collections.

Oz Club members can put themselves on the list for the upcoming year’s Oziana by purchasing a membership at the Patron level ($250 to $499) or above. This helps to support all Club activities.

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  2. To whom it may concern:

    Would you be open to a semischolarly article which may be controversial appearing in Oziana? There are a number of serious problems and inconsistencies in the claims made by and in the behavior of the Tin Woodman as presented in canon, largely centering around his origins (well criticized in Philip José Farmer’s A Barnstormer in Oz) and relationships. Baum’s attempt to deal with some of the problems (The Tin Woodman of Oz) actually made the situation worse by introducing inconsistencies and leaving more unanswered questions. The problem can be addressed adequately, but in doing so, this leads to a conclusion that may not sit well with some people , namely that the Tin Woodman is gay and really in love with the Scarecrow. Given the reactions of some Star Wars fans to the increased diversity and dredging up issues of class and wealth in the recent offerings, I expect this conclusion, which I admit is almost certainly not anything Baum had in mind on any conscious level, to produce a few hostile reactions. If I can reasonably support this conclusion, would you consider publishing the article?

    Thank you for your attention. I look forward to your response.

  3. Barry,

    This would be the type of article more suited to The Bugle. You may contact the editor at BaumBugle@ozclub.org for possible submission.

    Ozzily,

    Blair Frodelius
    Webminister

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