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Pirate Writings

Total Issues: 26

"Fantastic Stories features fantasy and science fiction in all their forms. While elements in the story must be SF/F oriented, mixing genres is permissible (e.g., an SF Mystery.) All stories must be well written, factually correct and, of course, entertaining. Stories should be entirely fictional; do not send stories based on actual events. We take First North American Serial Rights."

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1992 – #18, 2000: Miller/Contento
  #19, 2000 – #26, 2005, as Fantastic Stories of the Imagination: Miller/Contento

Publishers

  1992 – 2000: Pirate Writings, Islip, NY
  2000 – 2005: DNA Publications, PO Box 329. Brightwaters, NY 11718

Editors

  Ed McFadden

Formats

  quarto newsprint

Prices

  various

Pagecounts

  various

Frequency

  roughly quarterly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Pix

Some issues seem to be titled The New Pix.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Knight Publishing Company. Inc, 8060 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Editors:   David Hine
Prices:   $1.00
Pagecounts:   96pp
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Planet

"Short stories, poems, topical articles".

Issues & Index Sources

  1970 – 1979
  1985 – ?

Publishers

  Aberystwyth, Wales

Editors

  John Barnie (in 1997)

Frequency

  bimonthly

The Planeteer

Total Issues: 6+1=7

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1935 – Apr-1935: FictionMags Index
  Mar-1939: FictionMags Index

Publishers

  Nov-1935 – Apr-1935: Blish-Grim Enterprises, 131 Harrison Street, New Jersey
  Mar-1939: Cosmic Publications

Editors

  Nov-1935 – Apr-1935: James Blish
  Mar-1939: James V. Taurasi and Mario Racic

Plane Tree Library

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s

Planet Stories

Total Issues: 71

Issues & Index Sources

  Winter 1939 – Summer 1955: Miller/Contento

Publishers

  Love Romances imprint of Fiction House

Editors

  Winter 1939 – Summer 1942: Malcolm Reiss
  Fall 1942 – Fall 1945: Malcolm Reiss & Wilbur S. Peacock
  Winter 1945 – Summer 1946: Chester Whitehorn
  Fall 1946 – Spring 1950: Paul Lawrence Payne
  Summer 1950 – Jul-1951: Jerome Bixby
  Sep-1951 – Summer 1955: Jack O'Sullivan

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  Winter 1939 – Jan-1951: 20c
  Mar-1951 – Summer 1955: 25c

Pagecounts

  Winter 1939 – Spring 1949: 128pp
  Summer 1949 – May-1954: 112pp
  Summer 1954 – ?: 96pp

Frequency

  Winter 1939 – Fall 1950: quarterly
  Nov-1950 – May-1954: bi-monthly
  Summer 1954 – Summer 1955: quarterly

Related Sites

  The Pulp Magazines Project
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Planet Stories (Canada)

Total Issues: 12

Canadian reprint edition of Planet Stories. Identical to the equivalent US issues, except for Canadian pricing.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1948 – Mar-1951: Miller/Contento (sample issues only)
Publishers:   American News Company of Toronto
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Planet Stories (UK) [1950]

Total Issues: 12

British reprint edition of Planet Stories.

There were Australian and New Zealand reprint editions of some of the issues (at least 1 in Australia and 7 in New Zealand) but it is thought these simply had different covers and prices to the UK editions.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1950 – Sep-1954: Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Mar-1950 – Sep-1954: Pembertons of Manchester
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   9d or 1/-
Pagecounts:   66pp
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Planet Stories (UK) [1954]

Total Issues: 1?

British reprint edition of Planet Stories. Only one, undated, issue is known which is a partial reprint of the November 1952 US issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1954: Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Streamline Publications, 105 Curtain Road, London EC2
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   9d
Pagecounts:   68pp
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Play

Subtitled "Girls on Parade". Contained pin-ups but no fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1942 – ?
Publishers:   White Publications

Play Book Series

Total Issues: 169

Issues & Index Sources:  1903 – 1923
Publishers:   J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Playboy

Total Issues: 722 (to Oct-2014)

Men's magazine which has always published considerable fiction and during Ray Russell's editorship included a lot of sf, fantasy and horror. Authors include Evelyn Waugh, Carl Sandburg, Nelson Algren and many in the sf/horror fields.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1953 – present: Destiny Reference Guide (Missing: any after Oct-2014)
FictionMags Index

Publishers

  HMH Publishing, Playboy Building, 919 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 (in 1998 - 2002)

Website

  www.playboy.com/

Editors

  ?: Jack Kessie
  1955 – 1960: Ray Russell
  1965 – 1966: Frank DuBlois
  1967 – 1976: Robie Macauley
  1976 – 1979: Victoria Hayden-Chen
  1980 – 2000?: Alice Turner

Formats

  standard slick

Frequency

  monthly

Related Sites

  Wikipedia
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
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Playful

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1953
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London

Playgirl

Total Issues: 426

A monthly pornographic magazine that featured semi-nude or fully nude men. The magazine was founded in 1973 during the height of the feminist movement as a response to erotic men's magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse that featured similar photos of women. It published the occasional piece of fiction, but much less than Playboy did.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1973 – Jan/Feb-2009
Related Sites:   Wikipedia
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Play Hour

Issues & Index Sources:  1857 – 1858

Playmate

Issues & Index Sources:  1848 – 1849
Frequency:   monthly


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