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Democratic Review

Alongside mostly political commentary it published many stories including work by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Poe, Whittier, Walt Whitman, J.H. Ingraham (although its full title for most of its life was The United States Magazine and Democratic Review)

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1837 – Oct-1859: Index to Periodical Literature


  many and varied, seldom for more than a year or two


  1837 – 1846: John L. O'Sullivan & S.D. Langtree
  1846 – 1851: Thomas P. Kettell
  1852: George N. Sanders
  1853: Theodore Foster
  1854 – 1855: D.W. Holly
  1856: Spencer Cone
  1857 – 1859: Conrad Swackhamer



Demorest's Monthly Magazine

Total Issues: 221

Printed R.L. Stevenson in the 1890s; briefly Demorest's Illustrated Monthly at outset; became Demorest's Family Magazine from 1889.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1865 – Oct-1899


  1865 – 1885: W. Jennings Demorest
  1885 – 1897: H.C. & W.C. Demorest
  1898 – 1899: Arkell Publishing


  small quarto; $3 a year




  Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1953
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London

Denver Quarterly

Address in 1998 was University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208.

One of the premier literary magazines of the American west. Encourages fiction and commentary which looks are changes in modern culture. Has published James Tate, Ann Lauterbach. Circulation about 900.

Issues & Index Sources

  Spring 1966 – present


  University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 (in 2000 - 2002)



  in 1970: John Williams
  in 1998 – present: Bin Ramke








  O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Descant (Canada)

Publishes fiction, poetry, essays, drama, interviews with a variety of special thematic issues. See Paper Guitar: 25 Years of Descant ed. Karen Mulholland (HarperCollins, 1995)

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1970 – present
Publishers:   Descant, P.O. Box 314, Station P, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2S8 (in 1998)
Editors:   Karen Mulhallen
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   130pp
Frequency:   quarterly (#100 Spring 1998)

Descant (US)

A forum for fiction and poetry, descant seeks high-quality work in either innovative or traditional form. Fiction is customarily 5000 words or less, poems 60 lines or fewer. We do, however, occasionally accept MSS exceeding these lengths. descant specifies no particular subject matter or style.

Address in 1998 was Dept. of English, Texas Christian University, Box 32872, Fort Worth, TX 76129.

Issues & Index Sources

  1957 – present


  Texas Christian University, Fort Worth


  in 1998: Neal Easterbrook, Editor
  in 2002: Dave Kuhne and Lynne Risser




A thin side-stapled fan production revolving around graveyards and ghosts, with has short stories, poems and articles.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-2002 – ?
Publishers:   Rain Oubliette, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
Editors:   Rain Oubliette

The Designer

Originally a women's fashion magazine, in the 1920s it began to compete with The Delineator as a fiction-bearing publication; a sample 1925 issue contains: "'The Blind Goddess,' a new novel by Arthur Train," and "other fiction by Royal Brown, Octavus Roy Cohen, Dana Gatlin"; it absorbed The Woman's Magazine in April 1920.

Issues & Index Sources

  1894? – Jul-1898, as Standard Designer
  Aug-1898 – Mar-1920, as The Designer: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Apr-1920 – Oct-1926, as The Designer and The Woman's Magazine


  big slick



Desires of Darkness

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   The Park Trading Company, 14 Portland Road, London W11


Total Issues: 11

A paperback anthology series that was a magazine in everything but physical format; also had spin-off volume Proteus (May-1981). When Jim Baen founded his own paperback house, he issued two similar anthology series which could be considered successors: see Far Frontiers and New Destinies.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1978 – Aug-1981: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Ace Books
Editors:   James Baen
Formats:   pocketbook
Prices:   $2.25
Pagecounts:   average 300pp
Frequency:   roughly quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Destiny [1950]

Total Issues: 10

Amateur magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1950 – Fall 1954: Miller/Contento
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Destiny [1991]

Total Issues: 1

One-shot "Blake's 7" fanzine with fan fiction and poetry.

Issues & Index Sources:  1991
Publishers:   Ashton Press, Altamonte Springs, Florida
Editors:   Brendan O'Cullane & Ann Wortham

Detective [1933]

Total Issues: 3

A very rare, and short-lived, magazine which was unusual in that the lead story actually started on the cover of the magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1933 – Jan-1934: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Jan-1934)
Publishers:   Delo Publications, Myrick Bldg., Springfield, MA.
Formats:   bedsheet
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Detective [1940]

True crime. Compilation of stories from Official Detective, Intimate Detective and Actual Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  1940 – ?
Publishers:   Detective Stories Publishing Co., 731 Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL
Frequency:   quarterly

Detective [1947]

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1947 – ?
Publishers:   Bernarr MacFadden

Detective [1949]

Although listed in CookMDE as a 64pp pocketbook that appeared bimonthly for 24 issues in 1949, this is actually an anonymous anthology called DETECTIVE: 24 COMPLETE YARNS.

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