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Aura [1979]

Total Issues: 1

A gay semi-professional SF magazine with limited newsstand distribution. It carried a few pieces of fiction and a number of articles ranging from fashion to film.

Issues & Index Sources:  v1 #1, 1979: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Torch Publications, Inc.; New York
Editors:   Margot Chernus
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $2.50
Pagecounts:   60pp
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Aura Literary/Arts Review

Publishes contemporary poetry and prose. Experimental, traditional, or genre.

Issues & Index Sources:  1974 – present
Publishers:   Steve Mullen, P.O. Box 76, University Center, UAB, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-1150
Editors:   Steve Mullen
Prices:   $3.00
Pagecounts:   120pp
Frequency:   twice-yearly
Sources:   Directory of Literary Magazines 1999

Aurealis

Total Issues: 38

Went online after #44.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1990 – Sep-2010: Miller/Contento

Publishers

  Chimaera Publications, PO Box 2164, Mt. Waverley, Victoria 3149, Australia

Website

  www.aurealis.com.au

Editors

  1990 – 2000: Stephen Higgins & Dirk Strasser
  2001 – 2004: Keith Stevenson
  2005 – present: Robert Hoge & Ben Payne

Email Address

  keith.stevenson@optusnet.com.au

Formats

  digest

Prices

  A$6.95, rising to A$7.95 from #15

Pagecounts

  80pp, rising to 96pp from #15

Frequency

  quarterly to 1992 then twice yearly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Aurora

Total Issues: 1?

A science fiction and fantasy zine published by the New York University Science Fiction Society.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1974: FictionMags Index
Editors:   Victor Dricks
Related Sites:   ZineWiki

Aurora Speculative Feminism

see under Janus

Aurora Wolf

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-2009 – present
Website:   aurorawolf.com
Editors:   Michael C. Pennington

Auslander

Small press horror magazine containing at least 1 story by D.F. Lewis.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1995

Austin Layman's Crimestalker Casebook

see under Crimestalker Casebook

The Australasian

A weekly tabloid newspaper that published several stories by Erle Cox.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1864 – 6-Apr-1946
Publishers:   Wilson and Mackinnon, Melbourne

Australian Horror and Fantasy Magazine

Total Issues: 5

Semi-professional magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1984 – #5, 1986: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Barry Radburn, Penrith, NSW, Australia
Editors:   Barry Radburn & Stephen Studach
Formats:   digest
Prices:   A$1.50 (price increased)
Pagecounts:   40pp (pagination increased)
Frequency:   irregular
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The Australian Journal

Subtitled "A Weekly Record of Amusing and Instructive Literature, Science and the Arts", The Australian Journal was one of Australia's longest lived and most influential literary magazines.

Each issue had three serials, plus short stories. Most of the fiction was by Australian writers, but there was a good deal of imported stuff especially in the 1870s and 1880s. It contained a good mixture of romance, adventure, crime/detective, historical, supernatural/horror.

Fitz James O'Brien's famous short story, What Was It?, was published there in 1866, plus, over the years, various serials by the likes of Sylvanus Cobb, Eugene Sue, BL Farjeon, Harriet Lewis, Carlotta Kingsley; and, later on, short stories by the likes of BM Croker and Robert Murray Gilchrist.

Issues & Index Sources

  2-Sep-1865 – 1965: FictionMags Index (sample issues)

Publishers

  A.H. Massina, Melbourne

Editors

  1865 – ?: G.A. Walstab
  1870 – 1871: Marcus Clarke
  1874 – 1875: R.P. Whitworth
  1875: E. Kidgell
  1878 – 1909: William Smith Mitchell

Prices

  1865 – 1869: 3d
  1869 – ?: 6d

Pagecounts

  1865 – 1869: 16pp
  1869 – ?: 64pp

Frequency

  weekly (1865 - 1869); monthly (1869 - ?)

Sources

  Australian Crime Fiction

The Australian Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1900s

Australian Monthly Magazine

Total Issues: 18?+29?=47?

This was an early colonial magazine that was bought by Marcus Clarke in 1867 and renamed the Colonial Monthly. Mostly colonial content, and lots of pseudonymous and anononymous content.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1865 – Feb-1867?: FictionMags Index
  Sep-1867 – Jan-1870?, as Colonial Monthly: FictionMags Index (Missing: Oct-1868)

Editors

  Sep-1867 – 1869: Marcus Clarke
  1869 – 1870: J.J. Shillinglaw

Pagecounts

  80pp

Frequency

  monthly

Australian Short Stories

Total Issues: 65

Magazine publishing contemporary Australian fiction with some guest contributions from overseas authors.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1982 – 2000: FictionMags Index
Editors:   Bruce Pascoe
Frequency:   quarterly

The Australian Woman's Magazine and Domestic Journal

A monthly journal published in Melbourne between 1882-1884. 15% fiction, 100% Australian content, 100% female authors, most of whom used psuedonyms.

Issues & Index Sources:  1882 – 1884: FictionMags Index (Missing: Vol. 1)
Prices:   6d
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   monthly

The Auteur

"Literary magazine... new fiction and poetry".

Issues & Index Sources:  1992 – ?
Publishers:   London
Editors:   Danny Rosenbaum & Rupert Vandervell
Frequency:   quarterly

Authentic Detective Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s

Authentic Detective Stories Magazine

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1946 – Jan-1947?
Publishers:   Pioneer Publications (Jan-1947)


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