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Total Issues: 20

Founded as "the only vanguard magazine devoted principally to Criticism and Commentary - essays on literature, art, jazz, politics and pop culture by leading poets." Ran some fiction at least ("The Conspiracy" by William S. Burroughs from THE NAKED LUNCH in issue #1).

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1960 – Winter 1965
Publishers:   Kulchur, New York
Editors:   Marc D. Schleifer (1960 - 1962)
Frequency:   quarterly


Total Issues: 13 (as at Oct-2015)

Kzine is a genre magazine for the Kindle. Published three times a year the aim is to provide quality original genre fiction for the mobile reader. The genres targeted are science fiction, horror, fantasy and crime. In particular mixtures of these genres are encouraged, but the main requirement is quality and originality.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-2011 – present: Miller/Contento (Missing: any after #13)
Publishers:   Kimota Publications
Editors:   Graeme Hurry
Formats:   Kindle
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Labor Library

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  1886
Publishers:   Labor News
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1984: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Sleeping Dragon Press, So. Windsor, CT
Editors:   Debra Stump
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The Ladder

The first regularly published lesbian periodical, appearing monthly or bimonthly from October 1956 to September 1972 publishing subscriber-submitted fiction and poetry, book reviews, and news of anything in the media containing reference to lesbians, or possible lesbians, with frequent contributions by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1956 – Sep-1972


  1956 – 1970: Daughters of Bilitis, San Francisco


  Oct-1956 – 1960: Phyllis Lyon
  1960 – Feb-1963: Del Martin
  Mar-1963 – Dec-1966: Barbara Gittings
  Jan-1967 – Aug-1968: Helen (Sandy) Saunders
  Sep-1968 – Sep-1972: Barbara Grier


  Oct-1956 – Aug-1968: monthly
  Sep-1968 – Sep-1972: bimonthly

The Ladies' Companion

Imitation of Godey's Lady's Book and generally ran more fiction than its competitors; published Poe's "The Mystery of Marie Roget"; authors include Longfellow, W.G. Simms and J.K. Paulding.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1834 – Oct-1844
Publishers:   William W. Snowden
Editors:   William W. Snowden
Frequency:   monthly

Ladies' Diary

A miscellany and almanac which also ran fiction including the first genuine magazine serial in Britain, "The Unfortunate Courtier". Continued after 1709 but reverted to an almanac and fiction was switched to Delights for the Ingenious. Apparently noted it had 4,000 readers.

Issues & Index Sources:  1704 – 1709
Publishers:   John Tipper, Coventry
Editors:   John Tipper

The Ladies Gazette. A weekly journal for wives and daughters

Total Issues: 222

Began volume numbering on 19 Nov 1898 with Vol.XVI (#197-209). Went through several sizes and pagination.

Issues & Index Sources:  16-Feb-1895 – 13-May-1899
Publishers:   W. H. & L. Collingridge, 148 & 149 Aldersgate St., London E.C.; Aldine Publishing Co.
Frequency:   Weekly

The Ladies' Home Journal

It was originally the women's section to Tribune and Farmer; Bok established its reputation for good quality articles and stories. Authors include W. Dean Howells, Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, Conan Doyle, Bret Harte, Mary E. Wilkins, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Sarah Orne Jewett, Sarah Orne Jewett, Anthony Hope, H.G. Wells, Booth Tarkington, Willa Cather; was the first high-class monthly to reach 1 million circulation in 1903; it topped 2.5 million in 1933 and 6 million in 1960.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1883 – Jul-2014: The Standard Index of Short Stories (Hannigan Jan-1900 - Dec-1914 only; FicMags sample issues only)
FictionMags Index


  Cyrus H.K. Curtis



  1889 – 1919: Edward Bok
  1935 – ?: Bruce & Beatrice Blackmar Gould


  originally small folio; became a big slick



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The Ladies' Home Magazine (UK)

see under The Woman at Home

The Ladies' Home Magazine (US)

see under Arthur's Home Magazine

The Ladies' Home Paper

Total Issues: 107

Incorporated into: Home Companion

Issues & Index Sources:  13-Feb-1909 – 25-Feb-1911
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press

Ladies' Magazine [1828]

Total Issues: 108

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1828 – Dec-1829
  Jan-1830 – Dec-1833, as Ladies' Magazine and Literary Gazette
  Jan-1834 – Dec-1836, as American Ladies' Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

#merges with The Lady's Book


  Jan-1828 – Dec-1829: Putnam & Hunt, Boston
  Jan-1830 – Dec-1833: John Putnam, Boston
  Jan-1834 – Dec-1836: J.B. Dow, Boston


  Mrs. Sarah J. Hale



The Ladies' Magazine [1844]

see under Arthur's Ladies' Magazine

Ladies' National Magazine

see under Peterson's Magazine

The Ladies' Novelette

Total Issues: 26

Took over from The Girl's World.

Issues & Index Sources:  12-May-1880 – 3-Nov-1880
Editors:   Ralph Rollington (John Allingham?)

The Ladies' Pictorial

Total Issues: 2087

Called itself 'a journal of fashion, fiction and fact'. Serialised Sara Jeanette Duncarf's "An American Girl in London" (c. 1890-91). Included a children's page of stories and songs (title sometimes given as The Lady's Pictorial - may be a different magazine or a retitling).

Issues & Index Sources

  5-Mar-1881 – 26-Feb-1921

#merges with Eve


  Miss M.M.P. Lambert (final editor)


  large tabloid (folio)

The Ladies' Repository

At first ran only essays and poetry, seeing fiction as sinful, but under Clark, after 1853, fiction began to appear and was a regular content from 1860. Curry remained editor of The National Repository with little change in content.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1841 – Dec-1876
  Jan-1877 – Dec-1880, as The National Repository


  Agents of Methodist Book Concern, Cincinnati


  1841 – 1844: Leonidas Hamline
  1844 – 1846: Edward Thornson
  1846 – 1852: Benjamin Tefft
  1852 – 1853: William Clark Larrabee
  1853 – 1863: Davis Wasgatt Clark
  1864 – 1872: Isaac Wiley
  1872 – 1876: E. Wentworth
  1876: Daniel Curry



The Ladies' World

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1902: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   S.H. Moore Company, New York
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   24pp

Lads and Lasses

Total Issues: 26

Possibly titled Lads and Lassies as per Lofts?

Issues & Index Sources:  6-Mar-1894 – 28-Aug-1894
Publishers:   E.J. Brett
Frequency:   weekly

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