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Max Brand's Western Magazine

Total Issues: 33

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1949 – Aug-1954: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   New Publications (Popular Publications)
Formats:   large pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   96pp
Frequency:   mostly bimonthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Max Brand's Western Magazine (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Max Brand's Western Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Max Brand's Western Magazine (UK)

Total Issues: 18?

British reprint edition of Max Brand's Western Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: #2; #3; #5; #6; #7; #8; #10; any after #18)
Publishers:   Pemberton's of Manchester
Formats:   standard pulp
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An international men's magazine, devised and launched in the UK in 1995, but based in New York City since 1997 which oaccasionally publishes fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1995 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Biglari Holdings (in 2018)
Editors:   Sardar Biglari (in 2018)
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

Maxwell's Works

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1860s – 1870s: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 306 Chestnut St., Philadelphia
Prices:   75c
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 14

Science fiction fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1970 – Jun-1978: FictionMags Index (Missing: #1 to #6)
Publishers:   @Ian Williams (#1-#2); Ian Williams (#3-#6); Rob Jackson, 21 Lyndhurst Rd, Benton, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12 9NT (#7-#15)
Editors:   @Ian Williams (#1-#2); Ian Williams (#3-#6); Rob Jackson (#7-#15)
Related Sites:   ZineWiki
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Mayfair [1946]

Contained articles and fiction for teen-agers.

Issues & Index Sources:  1946 – ?
Publishers:   Spry Publications Ltd., 119 Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey.
Editors:   Hilary Jordan
Prices:   1/6d
Frequency:   monthly

Mayfair [1966]

Total Issues: 661 (to v54 #4)

A sex-oriented pictorial men's magazine in the Playboy and Penthouse mould. Still publishes occasional men's-magazine fiction. Circulation 330,000. Absorbed King in 1968.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1966 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  Aug-1966 – Jan-1990: Fisk Publications
  Feb-1990 – Jun-2010: Paul Raymond, London
  Jul-2010 – present: Trojan Publishing Group


  Aug-1966 – Jan-1990: Kenneth Bound
  in 1990s: Steve Shields




  monthly; now four-weekly

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Mayflower Library

Total Issues: 11

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1891 – Apr-1893: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   John A. Taylor Co., 119 Potter Building, New York
Formats:   7 1/8 x 4 3/4"
Prices:   30c
Pagecounts:   125-150pp
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Maywood Library

Total Issues: 137

Issues & Index Sources:  1900 – 1910
Publishers:   Mershon
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Maywood Library

Total Issues: 512

Issues & Index Sources:  1900 – 1905
Publishers:   George Munro
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

M-Brane SF

Total Issues: 30

Online magazine, in both print-on-demand and downloadable format.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-2009 – Feb-2012: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #28, May-2011)
Editors:   Christopher Fletcher, Oklahoma City
Frequency:   mainly monthly
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McBride's Magazine

see under Lippincott's Magazine


Became a large-format women's magazine after the turn of the century; circulation had reached 6 million by 1960. Published copious fiction, authors including Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gelett Burgess, Ray Bradbury, Jack Finney, Anne Tyler, Tim O'Brien.

Began as a small pattern magazine entitled The Queen Illustrated Magazine of Fashion on 1-Apr-1876.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1897 – Mar-2001: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  May-2001 – Dec-2002, as Rosie, the Magazine




  1921 – 1928: Harry Payne Burton
  1928 – 1949: Otis L. Wiese


  standard, later big slick



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McClure's Magazine

Total Issues: 409

Modelled on The Strand, it was originally planned as a US edition of The Idler and initially reprinted much material from it. Cheaply priced, it became the 1890s trend-setter for American illustrated magazines (Munsey's Magazine soon copied it); known for its exposes and muckraking, it was also a major vehicle for popular fiction. Authors included Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Jack London, Joel Chandler Harris, W.A. White.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1893 – Sep-1921: FictionMags Index
  Mar-1922 – Aug-1924: FictionMags Index
  May-1925 – Jan-1926: FictionMags Index
  Jun-1926 – Jun-1928: FictionMags Index (Missing: Jun-1926)
  Jul-1928 – Mar-1929, as The New McClure's: FictionMags Index

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  1893 – 1913: McClure's, NY
  1926 – 1928: Hearst
  1928 – 1930: James R. Quirk


  1893 – 1913: S.S. McClure
  1927 – 1928: Arthur S. Hoffman
  ? – 1929: Magus


  1893 – c. 1915: standard
  c. 1920: big slick
  ?: standard size
  ?: pulp paper


  monthly (suspended publication for a year in 1921/1922, a half-year in 1924/1925 and six months in 1926)

Related Sites

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McGirt's Magazine

An illustrated monthly on art, science, literature, and other subjects. Serialised "The Black Sleuth" by John Edward Bruce.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1903? – 1909
Publishers:   James E. McGirt, Philadelphia, PA
Editors:   James E. McGirt
Frequency:   monthly (Aug-1903? - Aug-1908); quarterly (1909)


Total Issues: 55 (as at Apr-2019)

McSweeney's began in September 2000 as a literary journal, edited by Dave Eggers, that published only works rejected from other magazines. McSweeney's has grown to be one of the country's best and largest-circulation literary journals with an expanding, loyal subscriber base and strong independent book store following. Original content also posted on Web site.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-2000 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   429 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215; 394A Ninth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (in 2000 - 2002)
Editors:   David Eggers (in 2000)
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
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