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The American Boy

A mainly fiction-oriented juvenile magazine, roughly equivalent to Britain's The Boy's Own Paper. Originally a Boy Scout magazine; absorbed The Youth's Companion, 1929.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1899 – Jul/Aug-1941: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Sprague Publishing, Detroit (founded by Griffin Ogden Ellis)
Editors:   1907 – 1915: Clarence B. Kelland
Frequency:   monthly
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American Cavalcade

The first issue was labelled "A New Kind of Magazine, The best in Fiction, Fact and Features."

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1937 – ?
Formats:   7½" x 5½")
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   128pp

American Crime Magazine

Total Issues: 6+30=36 (at least)

Thin digest that ran for at least 36 issues, in two separate series. Despite the title and the boast that it contained "fast-moving drama by popular American authors" it seems to have contained only stories by Australian authors, probably a small number under multiple pseudonyms.

Some issues may have just been titled American Crime.

There was also an associated series of standalone novelettes published by the same publisher under the same series title of which only two undated examples are known - THE COUNTERFEITERS by Rex Young and MURDER MADNESS by Steve Hawk.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1952 – Oct-1952?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #3, Jun-1952)
  Jan-1953? – Jun-1955?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #7, Sep-1953; #16, Jun-1954; #29, Jul-1955)

Publishers

  Jatkins Publishing Company, Sydney; Cleveland Publishing Company, Sydney

Formats

  digest

Prices

  1/-

Pagecounts

  66pp

Sources

  Australian Crime Fiction
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American Detective

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1931 – 1938
Publishers:   Macfadden Publishing, Washington and South Avenues, Dunellen, NJ
Frequency:   monthly

American Detective (Australia)

Total Issues: 12+30=42 (at least)

Thin digest that ran for at least 42 issues, in two separate series. Despite the title it seems to have contained only stories by Australian authors, probably a small number under multiple pseudonyms. Some issues were just been titled American Detective.

There was also an associated series of standalone novelettes published by the same publisher under the same series title of which only four undated examples are known - BULLETS FOR SALE by E. Hamilton Clay, SINGING DEATH by Gordon Alexander, and THE BLACK ORCHID and BULLETS FOR BLONDES, both by Steve Hawk.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1951 – Nov-1952?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #2, Dec-1951)
  Mar-1953 – 1955: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #1, Mar-1953; #2, Apr-1953; #17, Jul-1954; #19, Sep-1954; #29, 1955)

Publishers

  Jatkins Publishing Company, Sydney; Cleveland Publishing Company, Sydney

Formats

  digest

Prices

  1/-

Pagecounts

  66pp

Sources

  Australian Crime Fiction
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American Detective Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines

American Detective Fact Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s – ?

American Detective Novels

Total Issues: 8?

Little is known about this publication, which is assumed to be a companion to American Detective Magazine. Most of the issues contained multiple stories, but for some of the issues identified to date only the lead novella is known and may comprise the total contents of the issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after #107)
Publishers:   Cleveland Publishing Company, Sydney
Formats:   digest
Prices:   2/-
Pagecounts:   98pp
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American Detective Series

Total Issues: 64

Contained Old Sleuth stories and reprints from Beadle publications and some Sherlock Holmes stories.

The original series had 40 issues. The amount was increased to 50 and again to 59 at various times during the 1920s, with an additional 5 "replacement issues".

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1920s: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Arthur Westbrook (Cleveland)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

American Diamond Western

Total Issues: 145?

A series of Australian booklets, numbered but not dated.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Malian Press, Sydney
Formats:   digest
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The American Eagle

see under The Lone Eagle

American Eagles (Australia)

Australian reprint edition of American Eagles.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
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American Eagles (UK)

see under The Lone Eagle (UK)

American Family

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1948 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   American Family Publishing Corporation, Chicago
Editors:   John W. Mullen & Leslie Thorne
Formats:   US quarto
Prices:   5c
Frequency:   monthly

American Fantasy

Total Issues: 7

First two issues were non-fiction, an outgrowth of the Chicago Newsletter. When relaunched it was a high-gloss semi-pro slick with emphasis on good artwork and presentation. Two or three stories per issue. Authors include Tanith Lee, T.M. Wright, Mercedes Lackey, Elizabeth Engstrom.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1982 – Winter 1988: Miller/Contento (fiction and major articles only)
Publishers:   Robert & Nancy Garcia
Editors:   Robert & Nancy Garcia
Formats:   slick
Prices:   $4.95
Frequency:   quarterly, but no issues between May-1982 and Fall 1986
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American Fiction

Total Issues: 12

A series of booklets published in Britain during World War II. Most featured nude photographs on the covers, and are understandably quite rare now. The later volumes were printed in Eire, as were second printings of some of the earlier titles.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1944 – #12, 1946: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Utopian Publications Ltd., London
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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The American Girl

A female equivalent of The American Boy, originally a Girl Scout magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  1917 – 1920, as The Rally
  1920 – 1979, as The American Girl: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.

Frequency

  monthly
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American Health

Publishes occasional fiction, e.g. "Molly's Baby" by Pat Lowery Collins (Jun-1989).

Issues & Index Sources

  ? – ?
  ? – present, as Health Magazine

Publishers

  Time Health Media Inc.

Website

  www.health.com/health/

Formats

  slick?

Frequency

  monthly


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