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The Blood Review

Total Issues: 4

Semi-professional magazine. This was subtitled "The Journal of Horror Criticism", but it began to run fiction and by issue #4 had a substantial portion of fiction and poetry.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1989 – Oct-1990: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Villegas, Denver
Editors:   Ruben Sosa Villegas
Formats:   quasi-slick (paginations varied)
Prices:   $7
Pagecounts:   72pp
Frequency:   roughly quarterly
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Blood Roses

Total Issues: 3?

Fanzine featuring a mix of horror fiction and poetry.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 2000 – #3, 2001: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Blood Letters Press, Jacobson, Minnesota
Editors:   Doris Pearson
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Blood Samples

Total Issues: 6?

"A magazine of vampire flash fiction and artwork. It focuses on non-traditional, humorous, and romantic vampire tales."

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-2001 – 2003?: FictionMags Index (Missing: all except #1 & #2)
Publishers:   Anxiety Publications, PMB 314, 101 Middlesex Tpke Ste 6, Burlington, MA 01803
Editors:   Kate Hill


Total Issues: 11

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1994 – 1998: Miller/Contento


  1994 – 1996: Bambada Press, Melbourne, Australia
  1997 – 1998: Implosion Publishing, 1921 E. Colonial Drive, 2nd Floor, Orlando, FL 32803


  1994 – 1996: David G. Barnett
  1997 – 1998: Cynthia Ariel Conlin
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Bloomington News Letter

Total Issues: 14


Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1945 – Dec-1949
Publishers:   Bob Tucker, Box 260, Bloomington, NL
Editors:   Bob Tucker
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Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London

Blue and Gray Weekly

Total Issues: 32

Issues & Index Sources:  12-Aug-1904 – 17-Mar-1905: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   F. Tousey
Formats:   11 x 8"
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   32
Frequency:   Weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Blue Band Magazine

Total Issues: 1

This magazine may have been retitled from something as it began Vol.1 No.2. The Cover says November-December 1931 while the contents page says October-November.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct/Nov-1931: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Blue Band (Harold Hersey)
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   bi-monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Total Issues: 100

Girls' paper. Incorporated into My Weekly (adult)

Issues & Index Sources:  28-Oct-1922 – 20-Sep-1924
Publishers:   D.C. Thomson
Pagecounts:   28pp
Frequency:   weekly

(The) Blue Book (Magazine)

Total Issues: 613

One of the great general pulps. Later relaunched as a "rather tawdry sex/adventure mag" under the title Bluebook for Men.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1905 – Aug-1906,as The Monthly Story Magazine
General Fiction Index
  Sep-1906 – Apr-1907,as The Monthly Story Blue Book Magazine
General Fiction Index
  May-1907 – Jan-1952,as The Blue Book Magazine
General Fiction Index
  Feb-1952 – May-1956,as Bluebook
General Fiction Index


  May-1905 – Mar-1921: The Story-Press Corporation
  Apr-1921 – Sep-1929: The Consolidated Magazines Corporation
  Oct-1929 – Dec-1935: The McCall Company
  Jan-1936 – May-1956: McCall Corporation


  May-1905 – 1906: Trumbull White
  1906 – 1911: Karl Edwin Harriman
  1911 – Jan-1919: Ray Long
  Feb-1919 – Jun-1927: Karl Edwin Harriman
  Jul-1927 – Nov-1929: Edwin Balmer
  Dec-1929 – Jan-1952: Donald Kennicott (Associate Editor since May-1916 at least)
  Feb-1952 – Apr-1954: Maxwell Hamilton
  May-1954 – May-1956: Andr^e' Fontaine


  May-1905 – Sep-1930: standard pulp
  Oct-1930 – Aug-1932: letter
  Sep-1932 – Aug-1941: standard pulp
  Sep-1941 – Sep-1954: letter
  Oct-1954 – May-1956: side-stapled letter


  May-1905 – Feb-1907: 10c
  Mar-1907 – Aug-1918: 15c
  Sep-1918 – Jul-1925: 20c
  Aug-1925 – Aug-1932: 25c
  Sep-1932 – Aug-1939: 15c
  Sep-1939 – May-1956: 25c


  May-1905 – Feb-1907: 206pp
  Mar-1907 – Jun-1914: 224pp
  Jul-1914 – Sep-1914: 192pp
  Oct-1914 – Apr-1917: 240pp
  May-1917 – Jul-1925: 192pp
  Aug-1925 – Sep-1930: 196pp
  Oct-1930 – Mar-1932: 136pp
  Apr-1932: 128pp
  May-1932 – Aug-1932: 120pp
  Sep-1932 – Mar-1934: 160pp
  Apr-1934 – Aug-1939: 144pp
  Sep-1939 – Aug-1941: 192pp
  Sep-1941 – Jan-1952: 144pp
  Feb-1952 – May-1956: 128pp



Related Sites

  Blue Book—The Slick in Pulp Clothing
  The Pulp Magazines Project
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia


  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Bluebook (for Men)

Total Issues: 109?

A rather tawdry successor to the classic Blue Book Magazine. By 1967 is called just Bluebook. Issues numbered Vol. 100 No. 1 to Vol. 114 No. 1.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1960 – May-1975


  Oct-1960 – ?: H.S. Publications
  Aug-1964 – Mar-1966: Hanro (Sterling)
  Apr-1967 – ?: QMG Magazine Corporation


  Oct-1960 – ?: Maxwell Hamilton
  in 1967: B.R. Ampolsk




  monthly (some issues bi-monthly)
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Blue Book Romances

Total Issues: 11?

A series of Australian booklets, numbered but not dated.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: FictionMags Index (Missing: #5; #8)
Publishers:   Malian Press, Sydney
Formats:   digest

The Blue Lady

Total Issues: 8

Subtitled "A Magazine of Dark Fiction".

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1995 – 1997?: FictionMags Index (Missing: all except #7)
Publishers:   Blue Lady Publishing, 307 Stratford Place, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Editors:   Donna Taylor Burgess
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The Blue Magazine

Total Issues: 121

Concentrated mostly on adventure, mystery and light romance. Authors include Oliver Sandys, P.C. Wren, William Hope Hodgson, L.A.G. Strong, W.L. George, Ethel Mannin, A.M. Burrage. By late 20s had become a women's romance magazine with a society slant. By final issues had grown to 128pp, 1/- and included illustrations.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1919 – Aug-1929: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Jul-1919 – Jun-1926: Walbrook & Co., London
  Jul-1926 – Dec-1926: William Southern
  Jan-1927 – Jul/Aug-1928: F.J. Parsons for The Blue Magazine Company
  Sep-1928 – Aug-1929: Link House


  Robert Sievier?; possibly Frank Sellicks to 1926?


  standard pulp


  Jul-1919 – Jan-1920: 7d
  Feb-1920 – Aug-1920: 9d
  Sep-1920 – Aug-1929: 1/-


  Jul-1919 – Jan-1928: 96pp
  Feb-1928 – Aug-1928: 104pp
  Sep-1928 – Aug-1929: 128pp


  monthly (but combined Jul/Aug-1928 issue)


  The Age of the Storytellers

The Blue Moon

Total Issues: 7?

Rebound issues of Telling Tales.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1920 – Jun-1921: FictionMags Index (incomplete)
Publishers:   Readers' Publishing Corp. (Clayton Magazines)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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The Blue Mule

Total Issues: 26

Called 'a western magazine of stories'. Some of the authors included Herman Whitaker, Adriana Spadoni, Peter B. Kyne.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1906 – Apr-1908: An Index to The Blue Mule
FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Blue Mule Publishing Co., San Francisco
Editors:   Feb-1906 – Feb-1908: Henry Anderson Lafler
Formats:   standard
Prices:   5c

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