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The Australian Journal

Country: Australia

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)


  A.H. Massina, Melbourne


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


  1865 – 1869: 3d
  1869 – ?: 6d


  1865 – 1869: 16pp
  1869 – ?: 64pp


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

Mentioned in:   Australian Crime Fiction

The Australian Magazine

Country: Australia

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1900s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Australian Monthly Magazine

Country: Australia
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)


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





Australian Short Stories

Country: Australia
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 Way

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 69

Inflight magazine of Australian Airlines/Quantas Airways.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1986 – Mar-1999
Publishers:   Australian Airlines (Aug-1986 - Jun-1993); Quantas Airways (Jul-1993 - Mar-1999)

The Australian Woman's Magazine and Domestic Journal

Country: Australia

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

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

The Australian Women's Weekly

Country: Australia

Women's magazine that published a lot of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1933 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Bauer Media Group (in 2017)
Editors:   George Warnecke (in 1933); Kim Doherty (in 2017)

The Australian Women's Weekly Omnibook

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 7

Australian edition of Omnibook Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1948 – Aug-1948
Publishers:   Consolidated Press, Sydney

The Auteur

Country: UK

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

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

Authentic Detective Cases

Country: US

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s

Authentic Detective Stories Magazine

Country: Canada

True crime.

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

Authentic Romances

Country: UK
Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1948 – Apr-1950: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Martin & Reid, London
Formats:   10.5 in x 8.625 ins
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   32pp

Authentic Science Fiction

Country: UK
Total Issues: 85

Initially issued as a series of paperback books. Additional features were gradually added to make it a true magazine. Title changed to Science Fiction Fortnightly with issue #3, then to Science Fiction Monthly with issue #9, then back to Authentic Science Fiction with issue #13.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1951 – #2, 1951, as Authentic Science Fiction Series: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
  #3, 1951 – #8, 1951, as Science Fiction Fortnightly: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
  #9, 1951 – #12, 1951, as Science Fiction Monthly: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
  #13, 1951 – #85, 1957, as Authentic Science Fiction: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines


  Hamilton & Co., London


  1-Jan-1951 – 15-Nov-1952: L.G. Holmes (Gordon Landsborough)
  15-Dec-1952 – 15-Jan-1956: H.J. Campbell
  15-Feb-1956 – Oct-1957: E.C. Tubb


  pocketbook until Feb-1957, then digest


  twice monthly to 15-Apr-1951, then monthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Authentic Science Fiction (Canada)

Country: Canada

Canadian reprint edition of Authentic Science Fiction. As far as is known the contents are identical to the UK issues, but are dated a month or two later.

Issues & Index Sources:  #37, 1953 – #47, 1954?: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #43; #44)
Publishers:   Modern Distributors Ltd., 267 Wellington St. West, Toronto, Ontario
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The Author

Country: UK

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1890 – ?
Publishers:   Society of Authors, London
Editors:   Walter Besant (1890 - 1901)
Frequency:   monthly, later quarterly
Mentioned in:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

Author's Choice Monthly

Country: US

Tota Issues: 29

Each issue is a single author collection of new and reprint stories. All volumes were issued in three states, all unpriced. Initially at least, they were available at $4.95 paperbound, $25.00 hardbound, and $50.00 deluxe leatherbound edition.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1989 – #29, 1992: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Pulphouse Publishing; Eugene, OR
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