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Adventure Yarns

Total Issues: 2

First two issues include work by Murray Leinster and L. Ron Hubbard.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1938 – Dec-1938: Adventure Fiction Index (possibly further issues)
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Publishers:   Columbia Publications, NY
Editors:   Abner J. Sundell
Formats:   standard pulp
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   bimonthly, but irregular
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Advocate Men

Gay pornographic magazine which contained explicit nude male photography, often featuring popular stars from the gay adult film industry, erotic fiction, video reviews and other features.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1984 – Sep-1997: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Oct-1997 – 2009, as Men


  Specialty Publications, Los Angeles

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Professional online Canadian science fiction magazine with new content every Monday

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall/Winter 2010 – present
Editors:   D.F. McCourt
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Aegean Review

Total Issues: 12

Publishes works by American and other authors inspired by Greece. Has published work by Jorge Luis Borges, Lawrence Durrell, Truman Capote, Alice Bloom. Circulation about 4,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  1985 – 1989
Publishers:   Aegean Review, NY
Editors:   Dino Siotis
Pagecounts:   80pp
Frequency:   twice yearly
Sources:   Directory of Literary Magazines 1999


Total Issues: 14

Speculative Fiction magazine released in a variety of ebook formats. A 15th issue was announced but was not published, although most of the contents appeared in the anthology END OF AN AEON in 2011.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-2004 – Jun-2008: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Æon Speculative Fiction, Interurban Building, 157 Yesler Way - Suite 516, Seattle WA 98104
Editors:   Marti McKenna & Bridget McKenna
Formats:   e-book
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Total Issues: 9 (as at Mar-2018)

Publishes poetry, fiction, criticism, essays, reviews, translations, photos, graphics. Circulation about 1,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  1985 – present
Publishers:   Aerial, P.O. Box 25642, Washington, DC20007
Editors:   Rod Smith
Pagecounts:   200pp
Frequency:   irregular
Sources:   Directory of Literary Magazines 1999


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Issues & Index Sources

  1963 – 1978?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  in 1965: American Art Agency, Inc., 7311 Fulton Avenue, North Hollywood, CA.
  in 1970: Jaybird Enterprises, Inc., 7311 Fulton Avenue, North Hollywood, CA.


  in 1965: Colin Stanley
  in 1970: Michael Harcourt
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The Affectionate Punch

Total Issues: 15

Primarily a poetry magazine, interspersed with very short (maximum 1400 word) prose pieces. Relocating to the web after issue #15.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – 2003?
Publishers:   Andrew Tutty, 35 Brundage Road, Manchester, M22 0BY
Editors:   Andrew Tutty
Formats:   A5
Prices:   £3.25
Pagecounts:   46pp

Affinity (Love Stories)

Total Issues: 28+16=44

The first issue, at least, is called Affinity Love Stories, but by the fifth issue it is just called Affinity.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1946 – ?, as Affinity Love Stories: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  ? – May-1950, as Affinity: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Apr-1953 – Oct-1954, as Affinity


  Gerald G. Swan






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African American Review

Quarterly with a focus on African American literature and culture. Averages one short story per issue. Circulation about 3,350.

Issues & Index Sources

  Fall 1967 – Fall 1976, as Negro American Literature Forum: Short Story Index
  Winter 1976 – Winter 1991, as Black American Literature Forum: Short Story Index
  Spring 1992 – present, as African American Review: Short Story Index


  Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809
  in 2001: Ritter Hall 125, Saint Louis University, 220 North Grand, St. Louis, MO 63103-2007


  in 2000 – 2002: Joe Weixlmann





Sources:   Directory of Literary Magazines 1999, O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Afterburn SF

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-2006 – Mar-2015?
Publishers:   Wade A. Kimberlin (#1-7); Nat Thompson, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (#8-)
Editors:   Wade A. Kimberlin (#1-#6); Carlton Brumbelow (#7); Nat Thompson (#8); Karen L. Newman (#9-)

After Dark

Total Issues: 2

Subtitled "a fiction magazine for men", this magazine published many of the most prominent Australian novelists and short story writers of the time.

Issues & Index Sources:  May/Jun-1949 – Jul/Aug-1949: FictionMags Index (Missing: #1)

After Hours [1957]

Total Issues: 4

Cheesecake and fiction magazine - the first magazine published by James Warren.

Issues & Index Sources:  1957: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Jay Publishing Co., Inc., 1054 East Upsal Street, Philadelphia 50, PA
Editors:   James Warren
Prices:   50c
Frequency:   bimonthly
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After Hours [1989]

Total Issues: 25


Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1989 – Winter 1995: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   William G. Raley, Mission Viejo, CA.
Editors:   William G. Raley
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $4.00
Pagecounts:   48pp (mainly)
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After School Hours

Total Issues: 10 (numbered vol 1 no 2 - vol 1 no 11)

This was a monthly paper, and was sub-titled "All work and no play makes Jack a lazy boy," but the contents of the paper were very dull, and of an educational and instructive nature; its run is very uncertain as the (British) Museum has later copies missing. (W.O.G. Lofts)

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1883 – Jan-1884
Publishers:   Lile & Fawcett
Frequency:   monthly

Age of the Unicorn

Total Issues: 8

Michael Cook's fanzine before he got into the pulp indexing business. Later relaunched as a non-fiction magazine by Bill Laidlaw.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1979 – Jun-1980: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
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