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Founded as a pictorial humour magazine for men, until the 1950s it was a second-stringer to the better-known Lilliput. By the 1960s it had developed into a large-format soft-porn magazine on the lines of Playboy and Penthouse.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1935 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   George Newnes, later Paul Raymond
Editors:   Reginald Arkell (1930s - 1954);
Formats:   digest, later a big slick
Frequency:   monthly
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Men's Digest

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1957 – Aug-1976?
Publishers:   Novel Books, Inc., 2715 North Pulaski Rd., Chicago, Illinois 60639
Formats:   digest
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   50pp
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Men's Pictorial

see under Western Tales

Men Today

Total Issues: 97

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1961 – Jan-1976: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Jan-1963: Reese
  Apr-1964 – ?: EmTee Publications

Sources

  It's a Man's World
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The Mentor

Featured a story in every issue from Apr-1930.

Issues & Index Sources

  17-Feb-1913 – May-1930
  Jun-1930 – Jan-1931, as The Mentor—World Traveller

Publishers

  17-Feb-1913 – 1914: Associated Newspaper School, Inc., New York City
  1914 – Jul-1922: The Mentor Association
  Aug-1922 – May-1930: Crowell Publishing Co.
  Jun-1930 – Jan-1931: World Traveler Magazine Corp.

Editors

  17-Feb-1913 – 1929: William D. Moffat
  1929 – May-1930: Hugh Anthony Leamy
  Jun-1930 – Jan-1931: Charles P. Norcross

Related Sites

  Inherited Values
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The Merchant's Ledger

see under The New York Ledger

Mercury Mystery (Book-)Magazine

Total Issues: 23

Mercury Mystery Book-Magazine was the continuation of a long-running series of full-length (and condensed) mystery novels published in a digest-sized, paperback format, under the title of Mercury Mystery since March 1940. It ran for 23 issues (starting with #210) before merging with Bestseller Mystery Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1955 – Apr-1958, as Mercury Mystery Book-Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
  Jun-1958 – Apr-1959, as Mercury Mystery Magazine: Crime Fiction Index

#merges with Bestseller Mystery Magazine

Publishers

  Mercury Publications

Editors

  Joseph W. Ferman

Formats

  digest

Prices

  35c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  Sep-1955 – May-1956: monthly
  Jun-1956 – Apr-1959: bi-monthly

Sources

  Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Mercury Mystery Book-Magazine (Australia)

Total Issues: 6 (at least)

Australian reprint edition of Mercury Mystery Book-Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1956 – ?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #2, any after #6)
Publishers:   Atlas Publishers, Melbourne
 
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Mercury Mystery Magazine (UK)

Total Issues: 12

British reprint edition of Mercury Mystery Book-Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1963 – Feb-1964: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Nov-1963)
Publishers:   Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co., Ltd., 18 Bride Lane, London E.C.4
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Meridian

Total Issues: 34 (as at Sep-2015)

Student run magazine encouraging new writers. Has published Rita Dove, Richard Russo, Anne Beattie, Carrie Brown.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1998 – present
Publishers:   English Dept., University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400121, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4121 (in 2000 - 2002)
Website:   www.readmeridian.org
Editors:   Ted Genoways & Elizabeth Styron
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   176pp
Frequency:   twice yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Mermaid

Men's magazine, published Ellison's "A Blue Note for Bayou Betty" and "The Gal With the Horizontal Mind" (1958).

Issues & Index Sources:  1958 – 1963?
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Merriwell Baseball Stories

Total Issues: 8

Issues & Index Sources:  1917
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Merriwell Football Stories

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  1917
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Merriwell Library

Total Issues: 38

Issues & Index Sources:  1932 – 1933
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Merriwell Series

Total Issues: 245

Issues & Index Sources:  1921 – 1930
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Merry and Wise [1865]

Total Issues: 84

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1865 – Dec-1871

#becomes Old Merry's Monthly

Publishers

  Jackson Walford & Hodder

Formats

  small

Pagecounts

  48pp

Frequency

  monthly

Merry and Wise [1886]

Total Issues: 24

Religious paper.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1886 – Dec-1887
Publishers:   Burns & Oates
Pagecounts:   12pp
Frequency:   monthly

Merry Bedtime Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1952
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London


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