The 1959 Best Fanzine Hugo was presented September 7 at Detention (the category was called "Best Amateur Magazine"). For the first time the modern nominations ballot followed by a final ballot process was followed so we have a list of nominees and a winner, but we do not have the order of finish after first place.
- Cry of the Nameless ed. by F. M. Busby, Elinor Busby, Burnett Toskey and Wally Weber
- Yandro ed. by Robert Coulson and Juanita Coulson
- Hyphen ed. by Chuck Harris and Walt Willis
- JD-Argassy ed. by Lynn A. Hickman
- Science Fiction Times ed. by James V. Taurasi, Sr., Ray Van Houten and Frank R. Prieto, Jr.