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Gem Detective

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Very little is known about this title which seems to be a one-shot pulp launched by H.C. Blackerby who also launched another one-shot detective pulp, Chief Detective, and a one-shot western pulp called Prize Western at the same time.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1946: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Atomic Action, NY (H.C. Blackerby)
Editors:   Raymond W. Porter
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   planned as quarterly
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Country: US
Total Issues: 1?

Fanzine, made up of 2 separate items bound together like one of the old Ace doubles, and containing sf fiction and poetry including "The Sky Is Round" by Fritz Leiber.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1975: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Los Altos Science Fiction Association, Los Altos, California
Editors:   Daniel J. Oakes and Bob Rogers
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Gem Library [1891]

Country: US
Total Issues: 111

Issues & Index Sources:  1891 – 1897
Publishers:   Charles Sibley
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Gem (Library) [1907]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1711

The first title in what was to become known as the Companion Papers group at A.P. which included the Gem's younger sibling, The Magnet Library. Contained complete school stories of 20,000 words and serials (65,000 words).

Incorporates: Nelson Lee Library from 19-Aug-1933

Issues & Index Sources

  16-Mar-1907 – 8-Feb-1908, as The Gem Library: Story Paper Index
  15-Feb-1908 – 28-Dec-1918, as The Gem Library
  4-Jan-1919 – 20-Mar-1920, as The Gem
  27-Mar-1920 – 4-Nov-1922, as The Gem Library
  11-Nov-1922 – 3-Apr-1926, as The Gem Library of School and Sporting Stories
  10-Apr-1926 – 13-Apr-1929, as The Gem Library
  20-Apr-1929 – 30-Dec-1939, as The Gem

#incorporated into The Triumph


  Amalgamated Press, Fleetway House


  1907 – 1911: Percy Griffith
  1911 – 1916: Herbert A. Hinton
  1916 – 1919: John Nix Pentelow
  1919 – 1921: Herbert A. Hinton
  1921 – 1936: C.M. Down
  1936 – 1940: Arthur Aldcroft [under C.M. Down]
  1908 – 1911: Herbert A. Hinton [Assistant Editor]
  1911 – 1914: C.M. Down [Assistant Editor]
  1914 – 1917: G.R. Samways [Assistant Editor]
  c. 1918 – 1920: Stanley Austin [Assistant Editor]
  1919 – 1921: G.R. Samways [Assistant Editor]
  c. 1921: Frederick K. Adams [Assistant Editor]
  in 1920s: Noel Wood-Smith [Assistant Editor]
  ?: Arthur Aldcroft [Assistant Editor]
  1933 – 1936: Reginald S. Taylor [Assistant Editor]
  1936 – 1939: R.C. Hewitt [Assistant Editor]


  small tabloid


  16-Mar-1907 – 8-Feb-1908: ½d except for double number 37 at 1d
  15-Feb-1908 – ?: 1d except double numbers 41, 93, 145, 197, 250, 302, 407, 458, 511 at 2d; 1½d from 529; 2d from 770 (Nov 1922).


  20pp (16-Mar-1907 - 8-Feb-1908)


  weekly (every Wednesday / Thursday)

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Country: Egypt
Total Issues: 90

Magazine "published fortnightly for the three Services in the Middle-East and Persia-Iraq Commands" during the Second World War, containing several pieces of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  8-Feb-1942 – 28-Jul-1945: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   P.R. Publications, Cairo
Formats:   digest
Frequency:   fortnightly


Country: US
Total Issues: 473

Genesis which began publication in 1973, is a men's pornographic magazine which exclusively features female stars of the adult film industry. Billing itself as "The Home of Porn's Hottest Stars", Genesis features pictorials, exclusive columns by adult film stars, interviews, feature articles, movie reviews, news and the occasional piece of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1973 – Mar-2013
Related Sites:   Wikipedia
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Genesis West

Country: US

Avant garde literary magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s
Editors:   Gordon Lish


Country: US
Total Issues: 100 (to Jan-2002)

"Genre covers fashion, travel, and lifestyle issues for the affluent gay man. Genre is the first magazine to address the total gay man, highlighting the concerns and experiences that enrich the lives of our readers." Occasionally publishes original fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1992 – 2009
Frequency:   monthly
Related Sites:   Wikipeda


Country: US
Total Issues: 4

Online semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1999 – Spring 2000
Publishers:   Ann Ambrosio, Bogart, Georgia
Editors:   Glenda Woodrum


Country: US

Authors include Harlan Ellison, Gerald Kersh, Barry Malzberg, Charles Willeford, Joe Gores, Evan Hunter, John Novotny. Actually entitled The Gent in 1959 at least.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1956 – May-2011: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Sep-1956 – ?: Excellent Publications, New York
  in 1975: Dugent Publishing Corporation, 135 East 49th Street, NY


  Sep-1956 – 1961?: Bruce Elliot
  in 1962: Nat Lehrman
  in 1975: John Fox





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Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  1960 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Bruce-Royal Publishing

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Gentleman's Companion

Country: US

Erotic sex magazine featuring articles, interviews and nude pictorials relating to sex and sexuality. Occasionally published fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1980 – Aug-1990?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Gentleman's Companion, Inc.
Editors:   Ed Dwyer
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The Gentleman's Journal

Country: UK
Total Issues: 150

Very attractive production, subtitled "An Illustrated Magazine of Literature, Information and Amusement".

Issues & Index Sources:  1-Nov-1869 – 12-Sep-1872
Publishers:   Harrison & Viles
Editors:   George Frederick Pardon; Thomas Frost
Formats:   large tabloid (folio)
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly
Online Sources:   Hathi Trust
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The Gentleman's Journal, or the Monthly Miscellany

Country: UK
Total Issues: 31

The first British magazine to run recognisable fiction. Mayo calls it "a melange of letters, essays, occasional poems, informative articles, reviews of new books and plays, gossip, news, and enigmatical verse. The tales .. are mostly satirical adventure stories, amorous histories, or tales of intrigue and gallantry. Stories were anonymous and many were probably by Motteux himself.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1692 – Oct-1694
Publishers:   Peter Motteux
Editors:   Peter Motteux
Formats:   64pp
Frequency:   mostly monthly

Gentleman's Magazine

Country: UK

Although the grandfather of all English literary magazines, and still the longest-lived, it only ran fiction between 1868 and 1890 when there was an attempt to transform it into a middlebrow Victorian magazine. Authors include Joseph Hatton, R.E. Francillon, Helen Mathers, Eliza Lynn Linton.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1731 – Sep-1907: Index to Periodical Literature (1868 - 1906 only)


  1792 – 1856: Nichols & Nichols
  1856 – 1865: John Parker
  1865 – May-1868: Bradbury & Evans
  1868 – 1907: Chatto & Windus


  1731 – 1754: Edward Cave
  1754 – 1766: R. Cave
  1754 – 1792: D. Henry
  1778 – 1826: J. Nichols
  1826 – 1833: J.B. Nichols
  1834 – 1850: John Mitford
  1851 – 1856: J.G. Nichols
  1856 – 1865: John H. Parker
  1866 – 1867: Edward Walford
  1867 – 1874: Joseph Hatton
  1887 – 1905: Joseph Knight



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Mentioned in:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 1

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Gentlemen's Choice

Country: Australia

Issues & Index Sources:  1965 – ?
Publishers:   I.C.A. Publications, Sydney

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