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Dead Things Magazine

Country: UK
Total Issues: 7

Small press humorous horror magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul/Sep-1999 – Apr/Jun-2001: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   EAP Publications
Editors:   David Cowdall
Formats:   A4
Prices:   £2.50
Pagecounts:   46
Frequency:   mainly quarterly
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Deadwood Dick Library [1899]

Country: US
Total Issues: 64

Dime novel series containing primarily frontier and western and detective and mystery stories reprinted from Beadle's Half-Dime Library.

Reprinted in batches by Arthur Westbrook (Cleveland) some time after 1912.

Issues & Index Sources:  15-Mar-1899 – 30-May-1900: Dime Novel Bibliography (FicMags sample issue only)
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Publishers:   M.J. Ivers & Co., 379 Pearl St., New York
Formats:   5" x 8"
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   weekly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography
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Deadwood Dick Library [1909]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  1909: Story Paper Index
Publishers:   Aldine

Deadwood Dick Library [1928]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 10

"Each issue contained four copies of True Blue" (W.O.G. Lofts)

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1928 – 1929
Publishers:   Newnes
Pagecounts:   36pp
Frequency:   2 per month

Dean's Magazine

see under Little One's Own Coloured Picture Paper

Dearborn Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 93

"The following books are selected with a view of supplying the best current literature from the pens of the foremost American and foreign authors. The assortment will be found to contain sufficient variety to suit the tastes of all. They are printed on highly finished paper from large clear type, and are profusely illustrated. Each one of these books has special merit in its own field, and we guarantee them to give satisfaction."

Issues & Index Sources:  2-Jan-1890 – Aug-1893: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Donohue, Henneberry Co., 407-425 Dearborn St., Chicago
Formats:   7 1/2 x 5 1/4"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   375 to 400
Frequency:   Early issues, Weekly. Later semi-monthly.
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Death Ray

Country: UK
Total Issues: 21

Magazine devoted to science fiction and fantasy in all its forms, especially media-related topics and novels, with the occasional piece of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-2007 – Oct-2009
Publishers:   Blackfish Publishing, 20 Monmouth Place, Bath, BA1 2AY
Editors:   Guy Haley
Formats:   A4
Frequency:   bimonthly
Related Sites:   Wikipedia


Country: US
Total Issues: 31


Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1987 – Summer 1997: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   various, but ended with Malicious Press, Greensboro, NC
Editors:   Stephen Mark Rainey
Formats:   quarto newsprint
Prices:   $4.95
Pagecounts:   56pp
Frequency:   roughly quarterly
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Country: US

Mixture of nudes, fiction and non-fiction. Relaunched in the 1970s, seemingly without any fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1960 – Dec-1979?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Debonair Publications, Inc., 261 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10016
Editors:   William Pickering
Prices:   75c
Pagecounts:   74pp
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Decade of Short Stories

Country: US

A slim magazine featuring "New Trend Fiction at its Best". Most of its contributors were and remained unknown, although there were a few established authors, such as August Derleth & Jesse Stuart, and there were a few newcomers who would later make names for themselves, such as Jessamyn West and a teenage Truman Capote.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1939 – Spring 1952?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Decade, 2952 Belden Ave., Chicago, Illinois
Editors:   Lee Lukes
Frequency:   bimonthly (May-1939 - Mar/Apr-1942); quarterly (Summer 1942 - Spring 1952)
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December: A Magazine of the Arts & Opinion

Country: US

Runs fiction, poetry and opinion. Circulation about 1,200

Issues & Index Sources:  1958 – present: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970 (to 1970 only)
Publishers:   December, Highland Park, Illinois
Editors:   currently Curt Johnson
Formats:   review
Frequency:   irregular
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

Decision: A Review of Free Culture

Country: US

Early issues included Virginia Woolf, Christopher Isherwood.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1941 – Jan/Feb-1942: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970
Publishers:   Decision Inc., NY
Editors:   Klaus Mann
Formats:   review
Frequency:   monthly?

Deep Magic

Country: US
Total Issues: 49+20=69 (to Summer 2020)

Initially a small press online downloadable magazine. Relaunched as a bi-monthly e-zine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-2002 – Jun-2006: Science Fiction Index
  Jun-2016 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Summer 2020)



  Amberlin, Pocatello, Idaho


  Jun-2002 – Jun-2006: Jeremy Whitted
  Jun-2016 – present: Jeff Wheeler
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Deep Outside

see under Outside

Delicious Stories

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1951
Publishers:   Utopian Press, 22 Roland Gardens, London SW7

Delights for the Ingenious

Country: UK
Total Issues: 8

Superseded Ladies' Diary. A miscellany with the emphasis on stories, epigrams, dialogues and wit. Magazine folded when a tax on pamphlets was introduced.

Issues & Index Sources:  1711
Publishers:   John Tipper, Coventry
Editors:   John Tipper
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 1

The Delineator

Country: US

Started as a women's fashion magazine; fiction began appearing in 1896 and serials in 1902, still aimed at women, but broadened under successive editors. Authors include L. Frank Baum, Charles G.D. Roberts, Zona Gale, Hamlin Garland, Anthony Hope, Carolyn Wells, F. Marion Crawford, Mary E. Wilkins, Arnold Bennett, Hall Caine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1873 – Apr-1937: FictionMags Index (FicMags sample issues only)

#merges with The Pictorial Review


  Butterick Co., Fitchburg (moved to NY in 1894)


  1873 – 1884: Robert O'Loughlin
  1885 – 1894: H.F. Montgomery
  1895 – 1906: Charles Dwyer
  1906: Ralph Tilton
  1907 – 1910: Theodore Dreiser
  1914 – 1920: Honore Willsie Morrow
  1921 – 1926: Mrs William Brown Meloney
  1926: Loren Palmer
  1927 – 1937: Oscar Graeve


  standard, later slick



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The Delineator (UK)

Country: UK

British reprint edition of The Delineator.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1910s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   The Butterick Publishing Company

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