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Black Cat Mystery Magazine [2017]

Total Issues: 3 (to Summer 2018)

"Named in honor of our company mascot, Black Cat Mystery Magazine will focus on contemporary and traditional mysteries, as well as thrillers and suspense stories."

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 2017/2018 – present: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after Summer 2018)
Publishers:   Wildside Press
Editors:   John Gregory Betancourt & Carla Coupe
Prices:   $10.00
Frequency:   quarterly
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Black Clock

Total Issues: 21

"Features work by some of the most prominent writers of our time, talented regional authors, and the very best of what is produced within the MFA Writing Program".

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-2004 – Spring/Summer 2016: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   CalArts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355
Editors:   Steve Erickson
Prices:   $10
Frequency:   bi-annual

Black Dirt: A Journal of Contemporary Writing

see under Farmer's Market

Black Flames


Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1946 – ?
Publishers:   Los Angeles
Editors:   Jim Daugherty
Pagecounts:   22pp

Black Gate

Total Issues: 15

"Black Gate is a quarterly magazine of epic fantasy fiction. It publishes news, reviews, interviews, and original short stories from the best names in adventure fantasy. Black Gate covers virtually every aspect of modern fantasy -- books, movies, comics, adventure gaming, role playing games, and much more."

Went online after #15.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2001 – Spring 2011: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   New Epoch Press, 815 Oak Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
Editors:   John O'Neill
Prices:   $7.99
Pagecounts:   240pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Email Address:
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Black Girl Magic Lit Mag

Total Issues: 5 (as at Oct-2018)

"Black Girl Magic Lit Mag is a literary magazine created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority voices and characters in speculative fiction, especially Black women's voices."

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, Jan-2016 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #5, Jan-2017)
Publishers:   Black Girl Magic Mag, PO Box 3322, Winchester, VA 22604
Editors:   Kenesha Williams
Formats:   ebook
Frequency:   quarterly
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Black Highwayman Novels

Total Issues: 26

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1870s: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   N. Munro
Formats:   small booklet
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   100
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Black Hole

University fanzine that published some fiction by Brian Stableford.

Issues & Index Sources:  1974? – 1993?
Publishers:   Leeds University

Black Hood Detective

see under Crack Detective (and Mystery) (Stories)

Black Infinity Magazine

Total Issues: 3 (to Fall 2018)

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2017 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Fall 2018)
Publishers:   Rocket Science Books, an imprint of Dead Letter Press, P.O. Box 134, New Kent, VA 23124-0134
Editors:   Tom English
Prices:   $9.95
Frequency:   twice yearly
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Black Ink Horror

Total Issues: 10

Digest-sized, black and white magazine of horror fiction and art with a classical aesthetic.

Issues & Index Sources:  #0, 2006 – #7, 2011: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Sideshow Press
Formats:   digest
Prices:   $7.50
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Black Lace

Issues & Index Sources:  1961 – 1962?
Publishers:   Rilgac Publishing Co., 1350 North Highland, Room 3, Hollywood 28, CA.
Editors:   Charles S. Fritch; Bert Theel
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The Black Lily

Total Issues: 10?

Side stapled fanzine featuring stories and poems on medieval fantasy.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Southern Goblin Productions, Sarasota, Florida
Editors:   Vincent Kuklewski

Black Lite

Total Issues: 4


Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1976 – Jan-1978: Science Fiction Index
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Black Lotus

Total Issues: 5

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

Issues & Index Sources:  1992 – 1996: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #1, #3)
Publishers:   Pentagram Publications, 11410 NE 124 Street, PMB 270, Kirkland, WA 98034
Editors:   John M. Navroth
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Black Magic

Pictorial girlie magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  1964 – 1971?


  in 1965 – 1968: American Art Agency, Inc., 7311 Fulton Avenue, North Hollywood, CA.
  in 1969: Jaybird Enterprises, Inc., 7311 Fulton Avenue, North Hollywood, CA.
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Black Mask [1920]

Total Issues: 100+232+7+1+1+8+4=353 (as at Oct-2018)

Black Mask started life fairly innocuously as a general pulp running all types of fiction from adventure to romance to westerns. However, it was the advent of Joseph T. Shaw as editor in November 1926 that saw Black Mask transformed into what is generally regarded as the finest detective pulp magazine ever published. Even though Shaw was fired in 1936, the magazine continued with a consistently high standard into the early 1950s, reaching a total of 340 issues.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1920 – Apr-1927, as The Black Mask: Crime Fiction Index
  May-1927 – Mar-1950, as Black Mask: Crime Fiction Index
  May-1950 – May-1951, as Black Mask Detective: Crime Fiction Index
  Jul-1951, as Black Mask Detective Magazine: Crime Fiction Index

#merges with Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

  Aug-1974, as Black Mask: Crime Fiction Index
  #1, 1985 – #2, 1985, as The New Black Mask Quarterly: Crime Fiction Index
  #3, 1985 – #8, 1987, as The New Black Mask: Crime Fiction Index
  Fall 2016 – present, as Black Mask: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after Spring 2018)


  Apr-1920 – Apr-1940: Pro-Distributors Publishing Company, Inc., 25 West 45th Street, New York, NY
  Jun-1940 – Jul-1951: Popular Publications, Inc., 2256 Grove Street, Chicago, IL
  Aug-1974: Lopez Publications, 21 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
  1985 – 1987: Harvest/HBJ, New York
  Fall 2016 – present: Altus Press


  Apr-1920 – Sep-1922: F.M. Osborne
  Oct-1922 – 15-Mar-1924: George W. Sutton, Jr.
  Apr-1924 – Oct-1926: Philip C. Cody
  Nov-1926 – Nov-1936: Joseph T. Shaw
  Dec-1936 – Apr-1940: Fanny Ellsworth
  Jun-1940 – Nov-1948: Ken White
  Dec-1948 – Jul-1951: none listed
  Aug-1974: Keith Alan Deutsch
  1985 – 1987: Matthew Bruccoli & Richard Laymon
  Fall 2016 – present: Matthew Moring


  standard pulp
  1985 – 1987: trade paperback




  Apr-1920 – Jan-1923: monthly
  Feb-1923 – 15-Apr-1924: twice monthly
  May-1924 – Mar-1943: monthly
  May-1943 – Jul-1951: bimonthly
  1985 – 1987: quarterly
  Fall 2016 – present: semiannually

Related Sites

  The Pulp Magazines Project

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Black Mask (Canada)

Initially a Canadian reprint edition of Black Mask; later reprinted stories from other US detective pulps.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s – in 1940s: Crime Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Popular Publications Canada
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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