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The London Aphrodite

Total Issues: 6

Published stories by Lindsay himself, his father Norman Lindsay and brother Philip Lindsay; also Karel Capek and Liam O'Flaherty.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1928 – Jul-1929: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970
Publishers:   The Fanfrolico Press, London
Editors:   Jack Lindsay and P.R. Stephensen
Frequency:   bi-monthly
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 4

London Bells

Total Issues: 20

family journal

Issues & Index Sources:  9-Nov-1872 – 22-Mar-1873
Publishers:   Henry Pearce
Frequency:   weekly

London Calling

The journal of the European Service of the BBC. Usually ran a radio-related story or two per issue.

Issues & Index Sources

  1932 – 1936, as Empire Programme Pamphlet
  1936 – 1939, as BBC Empire Broadcasting
  24-Sep-1939 – Oct-1993, as London Calling
  Nov-1993 – ?, as BBC Worldwide
  ? – Dec-2004, as BBC on Air

Publishers

  BBC, London

Editors

  in 1941: T.F. Henn
  in 1949: E.A. Mackenzie-Bell

Formats

  small tabloid (in digest form)

Frequency

  weekly

Related Sites

  Wikipedia

London Evening News

Newspaper which, for many years, published a short story in every issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  1881 – 1980: The Evening News Short Story Index
Frequency:   daily

London Forum

Total Issues: 4?

Articles on art, literature, current affairs, plus one story per issue. Note: the title was also used by a one-off issue magazine of comment in Jul-1931; also The Occult Review was retitled The London Forum from Sep-1933 - Oct-1935. Neither title carried fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1946 – Christmas 1947: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Falcon Press, Crown Passage, Pall Mall, London SW1
Editors:   Charlton Warwick
Prices:   2/-
Frequency:   quarterly

The London Herald

Issues & Index Sources:  1861 – 1863
Editors:   Percy B. St. John

The London Journal

Published melodramatic "working-class" fiction, often gothic historicals. Circulation reached 500,000. Most popular author was Pierce Egan, Jr., others include J.F. Smith, Mary Braddon, G.W.M. Reynolds ("Faust" 1845/1846). Merges with Spare Moments.

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Mar-1845 – 29-Apr-1906
  5-May-1906 – 8-May-1909, as New London Journal
  15-May-1909 – 27-Jan-1912, as London Journal

Publishers

  George Vickers

Editors

  1845 – 1846: G.W.M. Reynolds
  1846 – ?: J.W. Ross
  ?: Pierce Egan
  1858 – 1859: Mark Lemon

Formats

  story paper (large tabloid)

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

  weekly

London Library [1868]

Issues & Index Sources:  1868 – ?
Publishers:   Penny Miscellany Office; J & R Maxwell (by #34)
Frequency:   monthly

London Library [1910]

Total Issues: 8

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1910 – Sep-1910
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Frequency:   monthly

London Life

Magazine with occasional fiction interspersed with photographs of classic art & bathing belles, and film stills.

Issues & Index Sources:  193? – 194?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   New Picture Press
Formats:   5" x 7.2"

The London Magazine [1732]

Full title was The London Magazine; or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1732 – Jun-1785
Frequency:   monthly?
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 1

The London Magazine [1820]

Later called itself 'The Journal of Facts'.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1820 – Jun-1829: Index to Periodical Literature
Publishers:   Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, London
Editors:   John Scott, John Taylor
Formats:   standard, octavo
Frequency:   monthly?
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 2

The London Magazine [1898]

Total Issues: 24+12+3+345+31=417

Initially 3d (half the price of The Strand). At its peak, around 1906 - 1913, probably the best of the popular fiction magazines. Published rather more adventure/mystery fiction than others. Most popular writers of the day appeared; popular fiction imitation-Strand.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1898 – Jul-1900, as The Harmsworth Monthly Pictorial Magazine: Indexes to Fiction #10: The Harmsworth Magazine
FictionMags Index
  Aug-1900 – Jul-1901, as The Harmsworth Magazine: Indexes to Fiction #10: The Harmsworth Magazine
FictionMags Index
  Aug-1901 – Oct-1901, as The Harmsworth London Magazine: Indexes to Fiction #10: The Harmsworth Magazine
FictionMags Index
  Nov-1901 – Oct-1930, as The London Magazine: Indexes to Fiction #10: The Harmsworth Magazine (to 1915 only)
  Nov-1930 – May-1933, as The New London Magazine

Publishers

  Jul-1898 – Jul-1901: Harmsworth Brothers Ltd
  Aug-1901 – Aug-1915: Amalgamated Press

Editors

  Jul-1898 – 1902: Cecil Harmsworth
  Sep-1902 – Dec-1905: Charles Sisley
  1905 – 1907: J.A. Hammerton
  1907 – 1909: Eric Clement Scott
  1909 – 1910: Comyns Beaumont
  1910 – 1931: David Whitelaw

Formats

  standard

Frequency

  monthly (but combined Nov/Dec-1898 and Apr/May-1906 issues)

Sources

  The Age of the Storytellers
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London Magazine [1954]

A literary magazine of review and criticism that also publishes much fiction. Authors include L.P. Hartley, Graham Greene, V.S. Pritchett, William Sansom, Paul Bowles, Frank Tuohy, William Trevor, A.E. Ellis, Caroline Blackwood, Ben Okri. Circulation around 4-5,000.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1954 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  1954 – 1956: Chatto & Windus
  1957 – 1960: Heinemann
  1961 – 1970: The Windmill Press
  1970: Shenval Press
  1971 – Spring 2001: The London Magazine

Website

  www.thelondonmagazine.org

Editors

  1954 – 1961: John Lehmann
  1961 – Spring 2001: Alan Ross

Formats

  digest; now pocketbook

Prices

  1954 – 1955: 2/6d
  in 1978: £1.00
  in 1992: £4.75

Pagecounts

  Feb-1954 – Jun-1958: 112pp
  Jul-1958 – 1978: 96pp
  in 1992: 160pp

Frequency

  originally monthly; but bimonthly 1971 - 1978; then monthly; now bimonthly

Sources

  British Literary Magazines Vol. 4
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The London Mercury

Total Issues: 234

A literary review with a heavy emphasis on poetry and non-fiction, it published an eclectic range of short stories. Authors include Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Walter de la Mare, Elizabeth Bowen, Max Beerbohm, D.H. Lawrence, Graham Greene, James Stephens, George Moore, Maurice Baring, John Metcalfe.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1919 – Apr-1939: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

#merges with Life and Letters

Publishers

  The Field Press, London

Editors

  1919 – 1934: J.C. Squire
  1934 – 1939: R.A. Scott-James

Formats

  standard, pulp paper, unillustrated

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  British Literary Magazines Vol. 4

The London Miscellany

Total Issues: 18+39=57

A well produced, highly illustrated magazine that ran many of Errym/Rymer's serials.

Issues & Index Sources

  10-Feb-1866 – 9-Jun-1866
  16-Jun-1866 – 9-Mar-1867

#superseded by The Empire

Publishers

  1st series, Charles Jones, London; 2nd series, William Barrett, London.

Editors

  Malcolm J. Errym, later editor may be Charles Stevens

Formats

  large quarto tabloid

Prices

  1d

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

  weekly


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