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Flying Saucers from Other Worlds

see under Other Worlds Science Stories

Flying Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 20

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1928 – Jul/Aug-1930: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 4
Publishers:   New Metropolitan imprint of Macfadden Publications until Dec-1929; Good Story Magazines from Feb-1930.
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   144pp
Frequency:   monthly to Dec-1929; monthly/bimonthly thereafter
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps

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Flynn's (Weekly Detective)

Country: US
Total Issues: 88+55+50+704+6+20+6=929

Under a variety of titles Flynn's (Weekly) (Detective) (Fiction) (Magazine) was one of the most popular, and longest running, of all the detective pulps - notching up an impressive 929 issues over a period of 28 years, maintaining a rigid publication schedule for 17 of those years.

It was launched in September 1924 by Frank A. Munsey under the name Flynn's and continued, on a weekly basis, with variations of that name for four years. The "Flynn's" part of the name was dropped with effect from the 2nd June 1928 issue and it became just Detective Fiction Weekly, the name under which it is best known and with which it ran for 14 years.

In the middle of 1941 the frequency of the magazine fell back, first to twice monthly, and then to monthly, and in July 1942 the magazine was renamed to Flynn's Detective, concentrating on true crime stories. This lasted for only six issues before Munsey sold the magazine to Popular Publications, who revived the fiction content and renamed the magazine as Flynn's Detective Fiction Magazine. This lasted for 20 monthly issues until the magazine was merged into Dime Detective Magazine.

The magazine was revived briefly in 1951, under the title Detective Fiction, but only lasted for six more issues before folding for good.

Issues & Index Sources

  20-Sep-1924 – 22-May-1926, as Flynn's: Crime Fiction Index
  29-May-1926 – 11-Jun-1927, as Flynn's Weekly: Crime Fiction Index
  18-Jun-1927 – 26-May-1928, as Flynn's Weekly Detective Fiction: Crime Fiction Index
  2-Jun-1928 – 2-Aug-1941, as Detective Fiction Weekly: Crime Fiction Index
  20-Aug-1941 – Jun-1942, as Detective Fiction: Crime Fiction Index
  Jul-1942 – Dec-1942, as Flynn's Detective: Crime Fiction Index
  Jan-1943 – Aug-1944, as Flynn's Detective Fiction: Crime Fiction Index

#merges with Dime Detective Magazine

  Jan-1951 – Jul-1951, as Detective Fiction: Crime Fiction Index


  20-Sep-1924 – Dec-1942: Red Star News Co (Frank A. Munsey Company)
  Jan-1943 – Jul-1951: Popular Publications


  Jun-1928 – 1934?: Howard V. Bloomfield
  Duncan Norton-Taylor
  in 1935: Albert J. Gibney
  Henry McComas
  in 1937: William Kostka
  Kendall Foster Crossen
  in 1943 – 1944: Alden H. Norton


  20-Sep-1924 – Aug-1944: standard pulp
  Jan-1951 – Jul-1951: digest




  usually 144pp


  20-Sep-1924 – 2-Aug-1941: weekly
  20-Aug-1941 – 7-Mar-1942: fortnightly
  May-1942 – Aug-1944: monthly
  Jan-1951 – Jul-1951: monthly

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Flynn's (Weekly Detective) (Canada)

Country: Canada

Canadian reprint edition of Flynn's (Weekly) Detective. Typically the Canadian issues were direct reprint of the US issues (possibly delayed by a week or a month) but some also reprinted from other magazines such as Dime Detective.

Issues & Index Sources

  in 1930s, as Detective Fiction Weekly (Canada): Crime Fiction Index (sample issues only)
  in 1940s, as Flynn's Detective Fiction (Canada): Crime Fiction Index (sample issues only)

#merges with Dime Detective Magazine (Canada)


  in 1930s: The Red Star News Co.
  in 1940s: Popular Publications Canada


  standard pulp

Mentioned in:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Country: US
Total Issues: 10

Literary slipstream magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-2003 – Nov-2008: Science Fiction Index
Email Address:
Publishers:   Tropism Press, P.O. Box 13322, Berkeley, CA 94712-4222
Editors:   Heather Shaw & Tim Pratt
Prices:   $4.00
Pagecounts:   44
Frequency:   bi-annual
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Country: US

Open to anything. Publishes short fiction and extracts from novels. No payment. Circulation 1,000. Moved online only in 2012.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1995 – present
Publishers:   203 Ross Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (in 1998 - 2000)
Editors:   Stephen Pett (in 1998 - 2000)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   96pp
Frequency:   thrice yearly
Related Sites:   Wikipedia
Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2002)

FMN Handy Stories

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1021

Incorporates: Heartease Incorporated into: Handy Stories and Forget-Me-Not Novels

Issues & Index Sources

  28-Jul-1906 – 9-Mar-1907
  16-Mar-1907 – 13-Feb-1926, as Handy Stories


  Amalgamated Press

FMZ Digest

Country: US
Total Issues: 6


Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1941 – Oct-1941: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Arthur Louis Joquel, II
Related Sites:   ZineWiki

Focus (US) [1938]

Country: US

Mentioned in Henry Steeger's article in Pulp Era #67.

Issues & Index Sources:  1938 – ?
Publishers:   Popular Publications

Focus (New Zealand) [1955]

Country: New Zealand


Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1955 – Jan-1962: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Mervyn Barrett
Editors:   Mervyn Barrett

Focus (UK) [1979]

Country: US

An irregular publication of the B.S.F.A., designed for writers, and contains articles, interviews, book reviews, fiction, and letters of comment.

Issues & Index Sources:  Autumn 1979 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   The British Science Fiction Association


Country: US
Total Issues: 3

Online semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1998 – Aug-1998
Editors:   Ken Hoffman, Redmond, Virginia

The Fog Horn

Country: US
Total Issues: 6

A digital short fiction magazine publishing curated short stories from Hollywood writers and new voices.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-2013 – May-2014: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Quinn Emmett
Editors:   Quinn Emmett
Formats:   ebook
Prices:   $3.99
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Folio [1923]

Country: US

Published by a group of contemporary artists and writers, each of whom is responsible for one page. "The motivating purpose of Folio is to give each contributing artist freedom to select and to be responsible for his own work, without the hampering restrictions of editorial control."

Issues & Index Sources:  1923 – 1924?: FictionMags Index (partial issue only)
Publishers:   New York

Folio [1984]

Country: US

Encourages new writers and established. Publishes about 6 stories and 30 poems per year. Circulation, 400.

Issues & Index Sources:  1984 – present
Publishers:   Literature Dept., The American University, Washington, DC 20016 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Cynthia Lollar (in 2000); Eve Rosenbaum (in 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   70pp
Frequency:   twice yearly (quarterly at outset?)
Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

The Folks-at-Home

Country: UK
Total Issues: 27

Issues & Index Sources:  31-Oct-1896 – 29-Apr-1897: Story Paper Index
Publishers:   James Henderson

The Follies [1921]

see under The Parisienne

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