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The Badminton Magazine

Total Issues: 330

Primarily a sports magazine, but it published a not inconsiderable amount of fiction, and initiated at least two significant series: the "Don Q" stories by Kate & Hesketh Prichard, and the "Experiences of an Irish R.M." stories by Edith Somerville & Martin Ross (both late 1890s).

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1895 – Jan-1923


  1895 – 1900: Longmans, Green
  1900 – 1902: Heinemann
  Jan-1903 – Jun-1903: The 1900 Publishing Syndicate
  1903 – 1911: Sphere & Tatler
  1911 – 1916: Hulton
  Jul-1916 – Oct-1916: John E. Chandler
  1916 – 1921: H. Reiach for Badminton Magazine
  1921 – 1923: United Newspapers


  Alfred Edward Thomas Watson


  standard, illustrated



Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers

The Baffler

Total Issues: 28 (as at Aug-2015)

Calls itself the American Mercury of the 90s. Publishes writings challenging the mainstream political, cultural and social climate. Prefers essays to fiction and loves works on business culture. Circulation about 20,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1988 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   The Baffler, P.O. Box 378293, Chicago, IL 60637 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Thomas Frank (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   intended as quarterly but seldom more than one or two a year
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Baffling Detective Fact Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Baffling Mysteries, Inc., 404 N. Wesley Ave., Mount Morris, IL
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines

Baffling Detective Mysteries

Total Issues: 3

Short-lived sensationalist crime fiction magazine, superseded by the true crime magazine Baffling Detective Fact Cases.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1943 – Jul-1943: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Baffling Mysteries, Inc., NY
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Total Issues: 1

A biannual journal of the progressive fringe in transnational literature.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 2015: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Underland Press
Editors:   Rima Abunasser & Darin Bradley
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Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

Total Issues: 796

A sports magazine that published a considerable amount of fiction, particularly in the Victorian era, including Arthur Griffths' "The Chances of the Game" series in 1899.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1860 – Jun-1926: An Index to Baily's Magazine
Publishers:   Baily Bros.
Frequency:   monthly

Bairns Magazine

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1914 – ?

#incorporated into Books for the Bairns


  Stead's Publishing House



Baker Street Miscellanea

Total Issues: 76

Aherlock Holmes fanzine that featured some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1975 – 1993: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Donald K. Pollock

Bakka Magazine

Total Issues: 6

A combination magazine/catalogue which contained articles on mystery, science fiction and fantasy, along with the occasional fiction. The 7th issue was described as a special "mystery and suspense" issue and was subtitled "Black Box", which has led some authorities to list it as a separate magazine called Black Box Mystery Magazine but this name was never used.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1975 – Fall 1977: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Bakka Book Stores, Toronto
Editors:   Kathleen Kuklinski
Formats:   large format (11" x 8.5")
Prices:   $1.50 in Fall 1977
Pagecounts:   80pp in Fall 1977
Frequency:   planned as quarterly.
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines


Total Issues: 2


Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1976 – Feb-1977: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Simba Reproductions; Hurst, TX
Editors:   Clifford W. Bird
Formats:   quarto
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Ballou's Dollar Monthly Magazine

Total Issues: 462?

The first all-fiction monthly ever published in the US; circulation reached 100,000 by 1857.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1855 – May-1863: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Jun-1863 – Dec-1865, as The Dollar Monthly Magazine
  Jan-1866 – Jun-1893, as Ballou's Monthly Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  Maturin Murray Ballou, Boston




  10c (in 1855)


  46pp (in 1855); 100pp (later)



Ballou's Monthly Magazine

see under Ballou's Dollar Monthly Magazine

Ballou's Pictorial

see under Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion


Total Issues: 86+6+2? = 94?

A humor magazine published by Dell. The fourth issue of the second series, Fall 1953, was SF-oriented, but none of the text features are substantial enough to warrant indexing, although a couple were reprinted in Science Fiction Digest. An Australian edition of this issue is also known to exist.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1931 – Feb-1939: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Summer 1953 – Winter 1954
  Feb-1962 – Jun-1962?


  1931 – 1954: Dell Publishing
  1962: Laurie Publications


  Aug-1931 – Feb-1939: Norman Anthony
  1948 – Winter 1954: Bill Yates


  8.5" x 11.5"


  15c (in 1934)




  Aug-1931 – Jul-1938: monthly
  Aug-1938 – Feb-1939: bimonthly/quarterly
  1948 – 1952: irregular
  Summer 1953 – Winter 1954: quarterly

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Ballyhoo (Australia)

Australian edition of Ballyhoo.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Atlas Publications of Melbourne

Ballyhoo Magazine (UK)

Total Issues: 7

Featured "stories, joke and cartoons".

Issues & Index Sources:  1950 – 1951?
Publishers:   Bernard Kaye
Formats:   digest
Prices:   1/6d
Pagecounts:   60pp

Balmy Bedtime Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London


Total Issues: 4


Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1971 – #4, 1972: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Jon M. Harvey; Cardiff, England
Editors:   Jon M. Harvey
Prices:   20p-25p
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