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Pearson's Storyteller

Total Issues: 21?

Although details are given in the companion Pearson's Weekly, only 1 copy of this story paper have been found.

Issues & Index Sources:  9-Oct-1895 – 22-Feb-1896?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Pearson
Editors:   C. Arthur Pearson
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   16pp
Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers

Pearson's Weekly

Total Issues: 2,540+13=2553

Published 2-3 stories an issue often plus a serial. Often featured sf, fantasy, weird, mystery, though shifted emphasis more to women's stories in the 1920s. Authors include George Griffith (several future war novels), H. Rider Haggard ("Heart of the World" 1894), H.G. Wells ("The Invisible Man," 1897); Louis Tracy ("The Final War," 1895/1896), M.P. Shiel, Edgar Wallace, William Le Queux.

Issues & Index Sources

  26-Jul-1890 – 10-Sep-1938: Index to Pearson's Weekly
  17-Sep-1938 – 19-Nov-1938, as New Pearson's and Today: Index to Pearson's Weekly
  26-Nov-1938 – 1-Apr-1939, as New Pearson's Weekly: Index to Pearson's Weekly

#merges with Tit-Bits


  C. Arthur Pearson


  1890 – 1915: Peter Keary
  1915? – 1932?: Frank J. Lamburn
  1933? – 1935: William J. Makin
  1936 – 1939: J.B. Platnauer


  tabloid newspaper (12" x 10")



Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia


  The Age of the Storytellers

The Pecos Kid Western

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1950 – Jun-1951: Pulp Magazine Index 1
Western Fiction Index

#merges with 10 Story Western Magazine


  Popular Publications


  standard pulp






  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Peculiar Adventures

Total Issues: 3

Launched as a companion magazine to Masked Gun Mystery and Fantasy and Fear. After the first issue, all three were gathered under the umbrella title of Pro Se Presents..., with each of the titles, using their original numbering, published once every three months in a rotating schedule.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-2010 – Dec-2010: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   ProSe Productions, Batesville, Arkansas
Editors:   Nancy Hansen
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Peeping Tom [1849]

Total Issues: 90 (approximately)

A 'soft-porn' weekly, full of lurid stories. Dugdale's offices were raided on 26-Sep-1851 and much indecent material was removed.

Issues & Index Sources:  1849 – 1851
Publishers:   H. Smith, London
Editors:   William Dugdale
Formats:   tabloid (11" x 17")
Pagecounts:   4pp
Frequency:   weekly

Peeping Tom [1990]

Total Issues: 34

Small press fantasy/horror fiction magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1990 – Sep-1999: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Yew Tree House, 15 Nottingham Road, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1DJ
Editors:   David Bell
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Peep Show [1874]

Issues & Index Sources:  1874 – 1879
Frequency:   monthly

Peep Show [1901]

Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Jul-1901 – 17-Sep-1901

#becomes Boys' Peep Show


  Charles Strong



Peep Show [2001]

Total Issues: 5

Small press erotic horror fiction magazine. "They can contain lots of sex. Or they can have a more subtle erotic theme to them. The horror theme can be very strong and violent. Or it can be more subtle. That's the basic theme of what I'm after. Please don't submit anything with sex involving children. Also, don't send anything containing incest or any other subjects like that."

Converted to an original anthology with effect from 2004.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-2001 – Jun-2003: Science Fiction Index


  Short, Scary Tales Publications, 15 North Roundhay, Stechford, Birmingham, B33 9PE


  Paul Fry

Email Address


  5.2" x 8"




  Jun-2001: 63pp
  Dec-2001: 115pp
  Dec-2002: 161pp


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Peerless Library

Total Issues: 29

Issues & Index Sources:  1900 – 1910
Publishers:   M. A. Donohue & Co.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Peerless Series

Total Issues: 140

Issues & Index Sources:  1889 – 1902
Publishers:   J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Peewit Series / Peewit Books

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1939
Publishers:   A. Wheaton & Co., Exeter
Pagecounts:   36pp

Peg's Companion

Total Issues: 572

"Weekly fiction title for girls. Long complete stories from 8,000 to 10,000 words. Serial stories, strong love interest."

Incorporated into Films and Fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  29-Oct-1921 – 22-Oct-1932: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Newnes; C. Arthur Pearson
Formats:   digest (octavo)
Prices:   2d
Frequency:   weekly (every Tuesday)

Peg's Paper

Total Issues: 1108

Young women's story paper whose title has become archetypal for the fiction periodicals of its class.

Issues & Index Sources

  15-May-1919 – 10-Aug-1940: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

#merges with Glamour (UK)


  C. Arthur Pearson, later Newnes


  Miss N.W. Kennedy


  story paper





Pembroke Magazine

Total Issues: 47 (as at May-2015)

Pembroke Magazine features "poetry, fiction, nonfiction, interviews, and visual art from North Carolina, the United States, and beyond".

Issues & Index Sources:  1969 – present
Publishers:   University of North Carolina
Editors:   Jessica Pitchford (in 2015)

Penguin New Writing

Total Issues: 40

Published many major writers including Elizabeth Bowen, Graham Greene, Frank O'Connor, Osbert Sitwell, Laurie Lee, William Sansom, Dylan Thomas.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1940 – 1950: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Penguin Books, Harmondsworth
Editors:   John Lehmann
Formats:   pocketbook
Frequency:   monthly to #8 (Jul-1941), quarterly to #28 (Jul-1946) then irregular
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 4

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