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Merry Bedtime Stories

Total Issues: 1

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

Merry-Go-Round

Total Issues: 120

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1923 – Oct-1933: Story Paper Index (sample issues only)

#becomes New Merry-Go-Round

Publishers

  Chesterman

Pagecounts

  48pp

Frequency

  monthly

Merry-Go-Round (New Series)

"Line drawings (comics), stories, articles, puzzles, games, verses, etc. for children."

Issues & Index Sources:  Autumn 1947 – ?
Publishers:   Arthur Waite, Kenworthy Buildings, 83 Bridge St., Manchester.
Editors:   Arthur Waite.
Prices:   9d
Pagecounts:   40pp
Frequency:   quarterly

The Merry Mag.

Total Issues: 37+31=68

The Merry Mag. was Amalgamated Press's response to the success of The Happy Mag. but did not have the draw of Richmal Crompton's "William" stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1924 – Jul-1927
  Aug-1927 – Feb-1930, as The Merry Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

#merges with The Red Magazine

Publishers

  Amalgamated Press, London

Formats

  small pulp

Prices

  7d

Pagecounts

  96pp

Frequency

  monthly

Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Merry's Museum

Children's magazine; absorbed Parley's Magazine from 1851.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1841 – Jun-1872?

Publishers

  1841 – 1846: Bradbury & Soden, Boston
  1846 – 1848: G.W. & S.O. Post, NY
  1849: Macdonald & Co.
  1849 – 1855: S.T. Allen & Co.
  1855 – 1866: J.N. Stearns, NY
  1866 – 1872: H.B. Fuller, Boston

Editors

  1841 – 1854: Samuel Goodrich
  1854 – 1857: Stephen T. Allen
  1857 – 1866: John Stearns
  1866 – 1870: Louisa M. Alcott

Frequency

  monthly

The Merrythoughts' Magazine

The Most Cheery Order of Merrythoughts appears to have been a club formed for the readers of the Daily Chronicle. The only issue of the magazine seen included fiction by Barry Pain.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1932: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Most Cheery Order of Merrythoughts Ltd., London
Formats:   11.25" x 8.75"
Prices:   4d
Pagecounts:   24pp
Frequency:   monthly

Meshuggah

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Feh! Press, New York
Editors:   Simeon Stylites

The Messenger

Total Issues: 42?

Called the only radical negro magazine in America. Ran frequent stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1917 – May/Jun-1928
Publishers:   Messenger Pub. Co., NY
Formats:   large format
Frequency:   monthly?
Related Sites:   Spartacus Educational

Meta SF

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1982: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Dynasty, Master Designers of Hollywood, California
Editors:   John Dalmas
Prices:   $3.00
Frequency:   bimonthly
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The Metropolitan Magazine [1831]

Pioneered serialization of fiction, running several of Marryat's own novels (e.g. "Peter Simple" 1832-33). Although started as a highbrow magazine it soon shifted to a more dynamic policy with action-orientated fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1831 – Apr-1850

Publishers

  1832 – 1847: Saunders & Otley

Editors

  1831 – 1832: Thomas Campbell
  1832 – 1836: Frederick Marryat
  ?: James Grant

Formats

  standard

Frequency

  monthly

Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 2

The Metropolitan [1885]

Total Issues: 30

Issues & Index Sources:  1885 – 1888
Publishers:   Metropolitan
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Metropolitan Magazine [1895]

Total Issues: 365

Still a standard magazine in 1912, but became an oversize slick before 1920 (perhaps in 1915 - 1916). Titled The New Metropolitan from April to August 1903.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1895 – Oct-1913: FictionMags Index (incomplete)
  Nov-1913 – Dec-1922, as Metropolitan: The Standard Index of Short Stories (incomplete)
FictionMags Index
  Jan-1923 – Jun-1924, as Metropolitan with The Girl of To-day: FictionMags Index
  Jul-1924 – Sep-1924, as Metropolitan Magazine: FictionMags Index
  Oct-1924 – Aug-1925, as Macfadden Fiction-Lover's Magazine: FictionMags Index (Missing: Apr-1925 - Aug-1925)

Publishers

  ?: John Brisben Walker
  Oct-1924 – Aug-1925: Bernarr Macfadden

Editors

  ?: John Brisben Walker
  1904 – ?: John Kendrick Bangs
  Oct-1924 – Aug-1925: F. Orlin Tremaine

Formats

  Feb-1895 – Sep-1911: standard, illustrated, often with posed photographs
  Nov-1911 – Feb-1922: 11" x 14"
  Feb-1922 – Aug-1925: 9.5" x 11"

Prices

  15c

Frequency

  monthly

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Metropolitan [1993]

Total Issues: 9

Dedicated to the short story; seeking to develop new writers but also publishes Russell Hoban, Colum McCann.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1993/1994 – Winter 1997/1998
Publishers:   John Ashbrook, Manchester
Editors:   Elizabeth Baines & Ailsa Cox
Frequency:   twice-yearly

Metropolitan Idle Hour Series

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1886: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Cosmopolitan Co., Ltd., 44 Broadway, New York
Formats:   7 1/4 x 5"
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Metropolitan Review

On indefinite hiatus in Dec-2002.

Issues & Index Sources:  1998 – 2001?
Publishers:   1 Embarcadero Center, P.O. Box 26470, San Francisco, CA 94126-6470 (in 2000)
Editors:   Mary Claire Ray (in 2000)
Frequency:   twice yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2001 or 2002)

Metropolitan Series

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  1892
Publishers:   Hovendon
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


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