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Punch

The most famous British humorous paper, for many years it was subtitled "The London Charivari." Achieved a circulation of circa 40,000 by 1860. Amidst its amusing essays and cartoons (the latter by Richard Doyle, John Tenniel, George du Maurier and many others), it has published a good deal of fiction, mostly in the form of short funny sketches and storyettes, some of which subsequently went to make up celebrated "novels," e.g. George & Weedon Grossmith's The Diary of a Nobody (1892) and H. F. Ellis's The Papers of A. J. Wentworth, B.A. (1949).

Issues & Index Sources

  17-Jul-1841 – Apr-1992
  Sep-1996 – Jun-2002

Publishers

  Bradbury & Evans, later Bradbury & Agnew

Website

  www.punch.co.uk

Editors

  1841 – 1870: Mark Lemon
  1870 – 1874: Shirley Brooks
  1874 – 1880: Tom Taylor
  1880 – 1906: Francis Burnand
  1906 – 1932: Owen Seaman
  1932 – 1949: E. V. Knox
  1949 – 1952: Kenneth Bird
  1953 – 1957: Malcolm Muggeridge
  1957 – 1968: Bernard Hollowood
  1968 – 1977: William Davis
  1977 – ?: Alan Coren

Frequency

  weekly

Sources

  British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

Punch and Judy Tales

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Success Series; W.H.C.

Punk Planet

Semipro punkzine, that publishes some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   POB 57479, Chicago, IL 60657
Website:   www.punkplanet.com
Editors:   Daniel Sinker (in 2002)
Formats:   bedsheet
Prices:   $4.95 (in 2002)
Pagecounts:   176pp (in 2002)

The Puritan [1897]

Total Issues: 51

An illustrated publication surrounding and about women from the publisher of the Munsey Magazine, filled with photos, illustrations, stories, and articles.

Absorbs Godey's Magazine in Oct-1898, and merges into Junior Munsey in Apr-1901.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1897 – Mar-1901: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Frank A. Munsey
Frequency:   monthly
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Puritan [1981]

Featured "The Long Wet Dream of Rip Van Winkle" by Philip Jose Farmer.

Issues & Index Sources:  1977 – ?
Publishers:   Puritan Publishing, Inc., 834 Hamilton Mall, Allentown, PA 18101
Editors:   Richard Jaccoma
Prices:   $9.95
Pagecounts:   140pp

Purple Prose

Pulp-related newsletter.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1998
Publishers:   Michael Chomko, 2217 West Fairview St., Allentown, PA 18104-6542
Editors:   Michael Chomko
Prices:   $2.00

Purple Star Adventures

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1946: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Brown Watson
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   32pp
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Purpleverse

Total Issues: 3

Horror magazine featuring a mixture of shock and flash fiction right through to to erotic poetry .

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – 2008
Publishers:   Darren Randle (via lulu.com)
Editors:   Darren Randle
Formats:   paperbacks

Pursued

Total Issues: 2

Promising "Exciting Crime Fiction", Pursued was launched as a companion to Murder when Decker Publications acquired the latter title, with the first issue labelled v1 #4 to match the numbering of Murder. It lasted a mere two issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1957 – Sep/Oct-1957: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Decker Publications, NY
Formats:   standard pulp size
Frequency:   bi-monthly
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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The Pursuit Detective Story Magazine

Total Issues: 18

The Pursuit Detective Story Magazine was launched by Star Publications in September 1953 but was really a throwback to the no-nonsense pulps of the 1940s. After a dozen (mainly) bi-monthly issues, the formula was popular enough for the publisher to launch a second title, Hunted Detective Story Magazine, which was identical to Pursuit and appeared in alternate months. Both magazines ran for a further two years before folding at the end of 1956.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1953 – Nov-1956: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Star Publications, 1 Appleton Street, Holyoke, Mass
Editors:   L.B. Cole
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   mostly bi-monthly
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Pursuit—The Phantom Mystery Magazine (Australia)

Total Issues: 10 (at least)

Australian crime magazine reprinting from American magazines such as The Pursuit Detective Story Magazine and Hunted Detective Story Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1955 – Dec-1955?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: v1 #10)
Publishers:   The Original Novels Foundation, 149 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
Pagecounts:   132pp (#6); 116pp (#8)
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Putnam's Magazine

Really three separate magazines. First series has been called "the best all-round quality magazine ever published in America," though with minimal illustration, and was noted for work by Herman Melville, George W. Curtis, Fitz-James O'Brien, Parke Godwin, James Fenimore Cooper etc; it was likened to an American Blackwood's but more mellow and attractive; 2nd series published Frank R. Stockton, W. Dean Howells and merged with Hours at Home to form Scribner's Monthly; third series ran Don Marquis, Gelett Burgess and was more of a literary review.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1853 – Sep-1857: Index to Periodical Literature

#merges with Emerson's United States Magazine

  Jan-1868 – Nov-1870: Index to Periodical Literature

#merges with Scribner's Monthly

  Oct-1906 – Apr-1910: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

#merges with The Atlantic Monthly

Publishers

  Putnam

Editors

  1853 – 1857: C.F. Briggs
  1868 – 1869: C.F. Briggs
  1869 – 1870: Edmund Stedman
  1870: Parke Godwin
  1906 – 1910: Jeanette & Joseph Gilder

Formats

  standard

Frequency

  monthly
 

The Quaker

Total Issues: 27

One of Frank Munsey's many short-lived magazines that was ultimately merged into Junior Munsey. Described itself as "A magazine to entertain, it has no other mission."

Issues & Index Sources:  1897 – 1900: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Frank A. Munsey
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Quantum

Science fiction and fantasy fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1975 – 1978
Publishers:   1171 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238
Editors:   Ric Bergman, Allen Curry, Marla Gold, Paula Gold, Art Metzger & Mike Streff
Related Sites:   ZineWiki

Quantum Muse

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-2008 – present
Website:   www.quantummuse.com
Editors:   Timothy O. Goyette

Quark/

Total Issues: 4

A quarterly of speculative fiction which was produced more as a magazine than an anthology.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1970 – Aug-1971: Index to SF Anthologies & Collections
Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Paperback Library
Editors:   Samuel R. Delany & Marilyn Hacker
Formats:   pocketbook
Prices:   $1.25
Pagecounts:   240pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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