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Goblin Fruit

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2006 – present
Website:   www.goblinfruit.net
Editors:   Amal El-Mohtar

Godey's Lady's Book

Total Issues: 818

Noted for its coloured plates and ornate designs. The first really successful American magazine, it introduced the regular practice of payments to U.S. authors for their literary work. Published Poe, Longfellow, Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, W.G. Sims, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Gertrude Atherton, Julian Hawthorne. Merges with Puritan in October 1898.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1830 – Dec-1839, as The Lady's Book
  Jan-1840 – Aug-1892, as Godey's Lady's Book: Index to Periodical Literature (Poole: 1840 - 1882 only; FicMags sample issues only)
FictionMags Index
  Sep-1892 – Aug-1898, as Godey's Magazine

#merges with The Puritan

Publishers

  1830 – 1877: Louis A. Godey, Philadelphia
  1877 – 1883: Godey's
  1883 – 1886: Haulenbeek & Co.
  1886 – 1887: Striker
  1887 – 1888: Croly
  1888 – 1898: Godey's [moved to New York, 1892]

Editors

  1830 – 1835: Louis Godey
  1835 – 1877: Sarah Josepha Hale
  1878 – 1881: S.A. Shulas
  1881 – 1883: J. Harrison Jones
  1883 – 1886: Haulenbeek

Frequency

  monthly
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Go Girl

Total Issues: 31

Issues & Index Sources:  13-Jan-1968 – 10-Aug-1968
Publishers:   City Magazines
Frequency:   weekly

Going Down Swinging

Total Issues: 21 (to Dec-2004)

An annual literary magazine featuring fiction, poetry and comics and, since ca. 2000 it has included spoken word items, all in the one book/CD package.

Issues & Index Sources:  1980 – present
Publishers:   Going Down Swinging, PO Box 24, Clifton Hill 3068, Victoria, Australia
Website:   www.goingdownswinging.org.au
Editors:   Myron Lysenko & Kevin Brophy (in 1980)
Frequency:   Annual

Golana

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s

The Gold Book

Magazine using "stories of the action type, all complete in one issue. It aims to augment the interest of readers by means of prize offers for criticisms of its yarns and the "spotting" of anonymous authors."

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1921 – ?
Publishers:   444 Pearl Street, New York

Gold Dust Magazine

Poetry magazine that publishes a small number of short stories in each issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 2004 – present
Website:   www.golddustmagazine.co.uk
Editors:   Jo Copsey (in 2005)
Frequency:   quarterly
 

The Golden Argosy

see under The Argosy

Golden Atom

Total Issues: 10+1+1=2

Fanzine. Golden Atom was a fanzine of which 10 issues were published between October 1939 and 1943. Two special issues were later published. One in 1955 and one in 1959. Part 2 of the 20th Anniversary Issue was never published.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1939 – 1943
  1955
  Aug-1959

Publishers

  Larry B. Farsaci, 48 Lewis Street, Rochester, NY

Editors

  Larry B. Farsaci
 

The Golden Book Magazine

Total Issues: 129

A reprint magazine, primarily of older material.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1925 – Sep-1935: General Fiction Index

#merges with Fiction Parade

Publishers

  Review of Reviews, NY

Editors

  Had editorial board plus guest celebrity editors for certain issues. Managing editor was Ralph Rockafellow in 1930/1931 and Mary Letha Elting in 1933.
  Editor in 1925 was Henry Wysham Lanier.
  Aug-1931 – ?: Frederica Pisek Field

Formats

  Jan-1925 – Jul-1931: small standard size (semi-slick in later issues but previously pulp)
  Aug-1931 – ?: large flat format

Prices

  25c

Pagecounts

  Jan-1925 – Jul-1931: 128pp
  Aug-1931 – ?: 96pp

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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The Golden Book Magazine (UK)

Total Issues: 10

Essentially a British reprint edition of the American Golden Book, which was edited by Lanier. Like the US edition, the UK one also had an Editorial Advisory Board consisting of W. Somerset Maugham, Laurence Binyon, J.B. Priestley and A.E. Coppard, though it is unlikely that they did much, if anything, as the contents were almost all lifted entirely from near concurrent US issues. Reprinted works by Victor Hugo, Anthony Chekhov, James Stephens, O. Henry, Zane Grey, Alexander Dumas, Guy de Maupassant and others. It did not seem to be able to tap into the same market carved out by the British Argosy.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1927 – May/Jun-1928: General Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Fleetway Press, 3-9 Dane Street, High Holborn, London WC1
Editors:   Hugh Walpole and Henry W. Lanier
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   144pp (unnumbered)
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
Issue Checklist

Golden Book Magazine

Listed in "The Howell Magazines" by John Marim, a spoof article first published in Peon #26, Feb-1953. Supposedly merged with Musketeer in Feb-1931 to form Musketeer-Golden Book Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1890 – 1932 (spoof)
Publishers:   John F. Howell Publishing Company
Editors:   Bob J. Risley
Formats:   large pulp
Pagecounts:   476pp
Frequency:   monthly

Golden Childhood

Issues & Index Sources:  1875 – 1880
Publishers:   Ward Lock
Frequency:   monthly

Golden Cords

Subtitled "A magazine for young people of all ages".

Issues & Index Sources:  1889
Publishers:   (?), London

Golden Days

Total Issues: 1429

Children's story-paper; still had circulation of 100,000 in 1894. Ran first story by Edward Stratemeyer ("Victor Horton's Idea", 2-Nov-1889 - 30-Nov-1889). Apparently only two complete sets are known - in the Library of Congress and Philadelphia Public Library. From Vol.20 on most contents were reprints.

Issues & Index Sources:  6-Mar-1880 – 11-May-1907: Bibliographic Listing: Golden Days
Publishers:   James Elverson, Philadelphia
Formats:   tabloid (11" x 14^12")
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Golden Door

Subtitled "A Magazine Anthology for Bookish Folk", published a selection of reprint articles and stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1939 – ?
Formats:   8½" by 5¾"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   96pp

The Golden Era

Story-paper mostly full of reprints; circulation 5,000

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1852 – 1893: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Golden Era Company, 712 Montgomery, San Francisco
Editors:   Harr Wagner
Frequency:   weekly


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