Locus was a highly regarded Science Fiction publication. It was nominated for the Best Fanzine Hugo award 13 times and won on 8 occasions. It was an example of a publication that began life as an amateur mimeographed newszine and, later, became a professional journal. In its early days, Locus a single double-sided sheet long and had a minimalistic format that allowed it to be produced quickly and cheaply. For this reason, it maintained a reliable bi-weekly schedule and became a go-to news source for the fan community.