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The Magnolia, or Southern Apalachian

Country: US

Originally a 'parlor' magazine. Came alive under Simms who wrote much of its fiction and poetry inc. the controversial "The Loves of a Driver".

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1840 – Dec-1840, as The Southern Ladies' Book
  Jan-1841 – Jun-1842, as The Magnolia or Southern Monthly
  Jul-1842 – Jun-1843, as The Magnolia, or Southern Apalachian


  George F. Pierce & Philip C. Pendleton, Macon, GA, 1840; then Pendleton alone in Savannah, GA, 1841 and Charleston, SC, 1842/1843


  Pierce & Pendleton, 1840; Pendleton, 1841/1842; W.G. Simms, 1842/1843.



The Magpie [1911]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 28

With the slogan "Live stories for clever people", published a high level of intelligent rather than sensational fiction, without being too "literary".

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1912 – Dec-1914


  Aug-1912 – Oct-1912: Everett & Co., London
  Nov-1912 – Dec-1914: Horace Marshall


  Alderson Anderson


  Slim standard pulp


  Aug-1912 – Sep-1913: 3d
  Oct-1913 – Dec-1914: 1½d


  Aug-1912: 52pp
  Sep-1912 – Sep-1913: 64pp
  Oct-1913 – Dec-1914: 112pp


  monthly (but no issue for Nov-1914)

Mentioned in:   The Age of the Storytellers
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The Magpie [1923]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 4

A glossy mega-supplement to THE SKETCH, which carried a mixture of fiction and art and like the Christmas issues of THE SPHERE and GRAPHIC would make good fodder for the breaker & ephemerist markets.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1923 – Winter 1924: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   The Illustrated London News and Sketch Ltd.
Formats:   large size slick
Frequency:   quarterly/half-yearly

Magpie [1951]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 26

Subtitled "The complete story magazine".

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1951 – May-1953: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   The Whitehorn Press, Phillips Park, Manchester
Formats:   digest
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   96pp - 128pp
Frequency:   monthly


Country: US


Issues & Index Sources:  in 1980s
Editors:   Jerry Kaufman & Suzanne Tompkins

Main Street

Country: US
Total Issues: 3

"A Magazine of American Opinion, Arts and Letters"

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1929 – Jul-1929: FictionMags Index (Missing: Mar-1929)
Publishers:   Magazine Publishers
Editors:   Harold and Elinor Hersey
Formats:   Bedsheet
Prices:   50c
Frequency:   bimonthly

Majestic Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 500

Issues & Index Sources:  1896: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   George Munro's Sons, 17 to 27 Vandewater St., New York
Formats:   7¾ x 5¼"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   300pp
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Malahat Review

Country: Canada
Total Issues: 191 (to Summer 2015)

Publishes poetry and fiction by both new and established writers. Includes a regular prize for the best Novella and Long Poem. Circulation 1,200.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1967 – present
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Publishers:   University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700, British Columbia, V8W 2Y2, Canada (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Derk Wynand; Marlene Cookshaw (in 2000 - 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   132pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Malayan Police Magazine

Country: Malaya

Published some fiction at least as a reprint anthology of same (MATA MATA MATTERS, 1937) has been seen.

Issues & Index Sources:  1928 – ?


Country: US
Total Issues: 3 (at least)

A well-designed and printed detective and crime-adventure, published by mystery fan Malcolm Koch. The magazine was discontinued after three issues due to poor circulation - a fourth issue was prepared but apparently never published.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1954 – May-1954: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Possible 4th issue)
Publishers:   R. Malcolm & Assoc., NY
Editors:   Ruth Maness
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Country: US
Total Issues: 302+

A take-off of True, featuring so-called 'true' articles or fiction thinly disguised as true. Published "The Screen Test of Mike Hammer" by Mickey Spillane, Jul. 1955.

There was also a Male Annual that ran from 1963 to 1970 at least.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1950 – Mar-1981?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Jun-1951: Official Comics
  Nov-1951: Official Mag
  Jan-1958 – Sep-1968: Male Publishing Corp., 655 Madison Avenue, New York 21
  Oct-1968 – Dec-1968: Perfect Film
  Jan-1969 – Jun-1977: Magazine Management


  in 1956: K.T. Meyer
  in 1958: William A. Robbins








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Male & Femail

Country: UK

Saturday magazine of the Daily Mail newspaper which occasionally published fiction including James Herbert's "Hallowe'en's Child" in 1988.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1988
Publishers:   Mail Newspapers plc.
Formats:   A4
Prices:   free with newspaper
Frequency:   weekly

Male Giant Mystery Magazine

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 7?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Horwitz Publ. for the Maritime Press & Publishing Co. Ltd.
Formats:   digest
Prices:   2/-
Pagecounts:   98pp

The Male Home Companion

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Men's magazine, notable for publishing two stories by Stan Lee in it's initial (and only) issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1942: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Select Publications, Inc., Dunellen, New Jersey
Prices:   25c
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Male Mag

Country: UK
Total Issues: 8?

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1947/Jan-1948 – Aug-1949: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Star Publishing Corporation, Eliot Lodge, Eliot Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall


Country: US
Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 199? – #4, 1997: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #1, #2)
Editors:   Jennifer Helms

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