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Country: US

Authors include Leroy Quintana, Rita Ciresi, Shirley Geoklin Lim, Sondra Spatt Olsen, and Jim Sanderson. Circulation 2,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  1981 – present
Publishers:   Pleiades Press, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO 64093 (in 2000 - 2002)
Editors:   R.M. Kinder & Kevin Prufer (in 2000 - 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   140pp
Frequency:   twice-yearly
Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Country: UK
Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London
Prices:   2/6d


Country: US
Total Issues: 45

Hugo-winning fanzine that occasionally published fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1996 – Apr-2011: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Alison Scott, Steve Davies and Mike Scott


Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1994 – #9, 1997: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Calypso Publishing, Sugar Land, TX.

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Country: US

Horror fiction fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1990 – 1992
Publishers:   Margi Washburn, 216 N. Vine St., Kewanee, IL 61443
Editors:   Margi Washburn


Country: US
Total Issues: 127 (to Summer 2015)

Known for its compelling fiction and poetry. Each issue is guest-edited by a prominent writer who explores personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Authors include Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Tony Hoagland, Marilyn Hacker, Andre Dubus. Circulation 6,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1971 – present: Short Story Index (ShStIdx missing all before 1974 at least; FicMags sample issues only)
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Publishers:   Emerson College, 100 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   founding editor DeWitt Henry; originally edited by a committee but now has guest editors
Formats:   pocketbook
Frequency:   thrice-yearly (Apr,Aug,Dec)
Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Pluck [1894]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 519+594+103=1216

Started with only true stories but soon switched to fiction; ran Nelson Lee stories plus Charles Hamilton's St Jim. 1st 46 issues of original series entitled Stories of Pluck. The second series took over from Sport and Adventure.

Third series included an 8pp supplement from issue 1 entitled Star Library.

Issues & Index Sources

  24-Nov-1894 – 5-Nov-1904: Story Paper Index (sample issues only)
  12-Nov-1904 – 18-Mar-1916

#incorporated into The Boys' Realm (Gifford)

  28-Oct-1922 – 11-Oct-1924

#becomes The Triumph


  Harmsworth; Amalgamated Press


  William H. Maas
  J.H. Pym
  c. 1890: Percy C. Bishop
  Somers J. Summers
  Hamilton Edwards [Editor in Chief]
  Harold J. Garrish
  c. 1912: Rex Haydon
  1915: Horace Phillips
  c. 1907: Charles Manders [Assistant Editor]
  F. Addington Symonds
  John W. Wheway [Assistant Editor]
  c. 1924: Alfred Edgar [Assistant Editor]


  small tabloid (octavo)


  20pp; 28pp


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Pluck [1956]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  1956
Publishers:   L. Miller
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   monthly

Pluck and Luck

Country: US
Total Issues: 1605

The longest-running dime novel series, primarily printing stories of adventure in many different settings.

Issues & Index Sources:  12-Jan-1898 – 6-Mar-1929: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issues only)
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Publishers:   Frank Tousey, NY
Frequency:   semi-monthly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography
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Plume & Sword

Country: US

Student literary magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1960 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   University of Virginia
Editors:   Thomas T. Taylor
Formats:   digest
Prices:   30c
Pagecounts:   28pp
Frequency:   monthly (except Jun-Sep)


Country: US
Total Issues: 12

Subtitled "Living for Men".

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1958 – 1960
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Country: US

A classic late 1930s/early 1940s fanzine which included stories, articles and fan notes. It also ran some poetry and has an extensive letter column. There were letters from Damon Knight, Will Sykora, H.C. Koenig and other "big name" fans.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   The Literature, Science and Hobbies Club, Decker, Indiana
Editors:   Vincent and Marvis Manning
Frequency:   bimonthly

Pocket Book Weekly (Storyteller)

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 731?

Story paper that published some "Saint" stories by Leslie Charteris.

Issues & Index Sources

  23-Jan-1943 – 15-May-1943, as Pocket Book: Wireless Weekly
  22-May-1943 – 1949?, as Pocket Book Weekly: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  1949? – 23-Feb-1957?, as Pocket Book Weekly Storyteller: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Associated Newspapers Ltd., Sydney


  6¾" x 7¾"




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Pocket Budget Library

Country: UK
Total Issues: 26?

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1903 – Apr-1904: Story Paper Index (Missing: #5, #6, all after #8)
Publishers:   James Henderson

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Pocket Budget Stories of Short and Serial Stories

Country: UK
Total Issues: 11

Issues & Index Sources

  2-May-1903 – 11-Jul-1903

#becomes Pocket Budget Library


  James Henderson



Pocket Detective Magazine [1936]

Country: US
Total Issues: 11

An early experiment with a "pocket-sized" magazine to persuade readers to part with their cash in the hard days after the depression, Pocket Detective featured many of the same authors as the other Street & Smith detective pulps. Bad sales did not result in the anticipated success and it folded after 11 issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1936 – Oct-1937: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Editors:   Robert Arthur
Formats:   Pocketbook
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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