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Prairie Pranks

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1949: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Utopian Press, 22 Roland Gardens, London SW7
Prices:   2/6d
Pagecounts:   32pp

Prairie Schooner

Regularly publishes two or three stories per issue. Authors include Tennessee Williams, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Russo, Willa Cather, Loren Eiseley, Ron Hansen, Marilyn Hacker, Steve Stern. Circulation 3,200.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1927 – present: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970 (Missing: 1971-1974 at least)
Short Story Index


  201 Andrews Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0334 (in 1998 - 2002)


  1926 – 1956: Lowry C. Wimberly
  1956 – 1963: Karl Shapiro
  1963 – 1980: Bernice Slote
  1980 – 1987: Hugh Luke
  1987 – present: Hilda Raz







Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

The Prairie Star

Issues & Index Sources:  1999 – 2000
Publishers:   P.O. Box 923, Fort Collins, CO 80522-0923 (in 2000)
Editors:   Mark Gluckstern (in 2000)
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2001 or 2002)

Prairie Westerns

Total Issues: 1?

Thin Australian digest.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Ayers & James
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Prairie Wings

Poetry magazine that published some early poetry by Louis L'Amour.

Issues & Index Sources:  1936 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The North Dakota Poetry Society
Editors:   Grace Brown Putnam (1936-1948)

Pravic Magazine

Total Issues: 5

Subtitled "a new grammar for SF"

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2012 – Jun-2014: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #2; #5)
Editors:   David Gill & Nathaniel K. Miller
Prices:   $3.00
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Prelude to Fantasy

Total Issues: 5


Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1978 – #5, 1988: Science Fiction Index
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The Premier Magazine

Total Issues: 256

Published a lot of atmospheric adventure, mystery and weird fiction. Authors include Achmed Abdullah, Bertram Atkey, L.J. Beeston, Marjorie Bowen, J.B. Harris-Burland, Mrs Champion de Crespigny, Beatrice Grimshaw, William Hope Hodgson, F. Morton Howard, William Le Queux, C. Randolph Lichfield, Victor MacClure, Douglas Newton, Sax Rohmer, Rafael Sabatini, Andrew Soutar, Albert Payson Terhune, Guy Thorne, Edgar Wallace, Fred M. White.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1914 – Mar-1931: FictionMags Index (FicMags sample issues only)
Index to The Premier Magazine


  Amalgamated Press, London


  David Whitelaw


  May-1914 – 6-Feb-1923: standard pulp
  Mar-1923 – Sep-1926: standard slick, on coated stock
  Oct-1926 – Mar-1931: standard pulp


  May-1914 – 6-Feb-1923: 6d (initially 4d)
  Mar-1923 – Sep-1926: 1/-
  Oct-1926 – Mar-1931: 6d


  May-1914 – 6-Feb-1923: 160pp (first six issues 176pp) reducing to 112pp by 1919
  Mar-1923 – Sep-1926: 136pp
  Oct-1926 – Mar-1931: 96pp


  May-1914 – May-1919: monthly
  Jun-1919 – 6-Feb-1923: fortnightly
  Mar-1923 – Mar-1931: monthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Premier Novels

Supplement to The Family Herald which ran a long lead novella plus one or two very short stories or a serial.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   William Stevens
Formats:   digest

Premium Library

Total Issues: 79

Issues & Index Sources:  8-Apr-1893 – Jan-1895: Dime Novel Bibliography (Missing: #67 - #78)
Publishers:   Home Book Co., 142-144 Worth St., New York
Formats:   6 x 4"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   400
Frequency:   Weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Premium Library

Total Issues: 90?

Issues & Index Sources:  1899?: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Mershon Company, Rahway, NJ
Prices:   10c
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 6

Small press sf/horror fiction magazine. After #4 became an irregular original anthology series.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1992 – #6, 2008: Science Fiction Index
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PreScience Fiction

This magazine was published for trademark purposes only, it was never offered for sale.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1952: Science Fiction Index (not published)
Publishers:   Gernsback Publications, NY

Present Tense

Issues & Index Sources:  1973 – 1990
Publishers:   American Jewish Committee
Editors:   Murray Polner


Publication suspended in 2000?

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1996 – 2000
Publishers:   125 West 72nd Street, Suite 3M, New York, NY 10023 (in 1998)
Editors:   Daniel Roberts (in 1998)
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2002)
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Pretentious Science Fiction Quarterly

Science fiction fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1978 – Fall 1981
Publishers:   Mike Ward, Cupertino, CA
Editors:   Mike Ward
Related Sites:   Fancyclopedia 3

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