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Personal Efficiency

Subtitled "the how and why magazine". Primarily non-fiction but did publish the ten stories in TIMOTHY TEALEAF, BUSINESS INVESTIGATOR (1925) by W.W. Hill.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1912 – 1959
Publishers:   La Salle Extension University, Chicago
Frequency:   monthly


Subtitled 'the writers' own magazine'. Contained a story by J. Russell Fearn.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1948 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   in Southport, Lancs.


Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London


A commercial literary magazine launched with the highest of aims, "the general diffusion of culture to save "universal mankind" from self-destruction".

Issues & Index Sources:  1940 – 1947: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Pertinent Publishing Company, 88 Pitt St., Sydney, Australia
Editors:   Leon Batt

Pete Rice Magazine

Total Issues: 32

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1933 – Aug-1935: Pulp Magazine Index 1
Western Fiction Index
  Sep-1935 – Jun-1936, as Pete Rice Western Adventures: Pulp Magazine Index 1
Western Fiction Index


  Street & Smith Publications, Inc.


  John L. Nanovic


  standard pulp








  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Peter Pan Magazine

Gifford notes: "Some issues are double numbers; each issue has six perferated cards attached to the cover."

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1936 – ?
Publishers:   Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   monthly

Petersen's Popular Prize Library

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1860s
Publishers:   Peterson
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Peterson's "Illuminated" Stories

Total Issues: 73

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1860s
Publishers:   T. B. Peterson
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Peterson's Magazine

At outset closely associated with Mrs Ann Stephens, who was listed as co-editor till 1853. Attracted all the popular female writers of America including Caroline Kirkland, Emma Southworth, Rebecca Harding Davis, Louise Chandler Moulton, Frances Hodgson Burnett; bought Ella Wheeler Wilcox's first sale. Also ran Edgar Fawcett, Julian Hawthorn. Circulation 165,000 in 1870s, largest of any ladies' magazine.

Absorbed The Artist in Jun-1843, and the running title in the Jun-1843 issue (only) was given as The Artist and Lady's World.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1842 – Dec-1842, as The Lady's World of Fashion
  Jan-1843 – Jun-1843, as The Lady's World
  Jul-1843 – Dec-1847, as Ladies' National Magazine
  Jan-1848 – Nov-1892, as Peterson's Magazine
  Dec-1892 – Aug-1894, as New Peterson Magazine
  Sep-1894 – Apr-1898, as The Peterson Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

#merges with The Argosy


  Charles Peterson, Philadelphia


  1842 – 1887: Charles Peterson
  1887 – 1892: Mrs C. Peterson
  1892 – 1893: Frank Lee Benedict
  1893 – 1898: Roderic C. Penfield


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Peterson's Series of Choice Fiction

Issues & Index Sources:  1875 – 1888
Publishers:   T. B. Peterson
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 2?

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


Incorporates: Trend from 9-Sep-1967

Issues & Index Sources

  19-Feb-1966 – 10-May-1975

#incorporated into Hi!


  City Magazines




Fanzine publishing fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  May/Jun-1934 – Jan-1935, as The International Science Fiction Guilds Bulletin: FictionMags Index
  Mar-1935 – May-1935, as The Bulletin of the Terrestrial Fantascience Guild: FictionMags Index
  Jun-1935 – Jan-1946, as The Phantagraph: FictionMags Index
  12-Feb-1946, as The Daily Phantagraph: FictionMags Index


  Wilson Shepherd, Donald A. Wollheim
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Total Issues: 1

Fanzine. The single issue featured cover art by Virgil Finlay, an article by Lin Carter and two pieces of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1970
Publishers:   Andrew D. Smith
Editors:   Andrew D. Smith
Pagecounts:   50pp


Total Issues: 4


Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1994 – #4, 1997: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Iniquities Publishing, Pasadena
Editors:   J.F. Gonzalez
Formats:   slick quarto
Prices:   $4
Pagecounts:   48pp
Frequency:   occasional
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Phantasy Digest

Total Issues: 3

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1976 – #3, 1977: Miller/Contento
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