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Police Files

Country: US

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1953 – ?
Publishers:   Brookside Enterprises Inc., 55W 42nd St., New York, NY
Frequency:   bimonthly

Police Gazette Library

Country: US
Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  1-Jan-1883 – 1-Jul-1883: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Richard K. Fox, Franklin Square and Dover Street, New York
Formats:   6 x 9 1/2"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   100pp
Frequency:   semi-monthly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Police Record Detective

Country: US

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1953 – ?
Publishers:   The Picture Detective Publishing Co., The Charlton Building, Derby, CT
Frequency:   quarterly

Police Report

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1955
Publishers:   Brookside Enterprises Inc., 55W 42nd St., New York, NY

Police Reporter Yearbook

Country: US

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1956 – ?
Publishers:   Detective House Inc., 114 E. 32nd St., New York, NY, and 441 Lexington Ave., New York, NY
Frequency:   annual

Political Barometer

Country: US

Weekly newspaper founded (with Jesse Buel) and edited by Isaac Mitchell which serialised his novels ALBERT AND ELIZA (1802), MELVILLE AND PHALEZ (1803) and ALONZO AND MELISSA (1804).

The Political Barometer was a successor to The Guardian and was itself succeeded by the Republican Herald, both Poughkeepsie newspapers, but neither is known to have published any fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  8-Jun-1802 – 21-Aug-1811
Publishers:   Mitchell & Buel, Poughkeepsie, NY
Editors:   Isaac Mitchell (8-Jun-1802 - Aug-1806)
Formats:   newspaper

Pollard's Popular Publications

Country: US
Total Issues: 19

Issues & Index Sources:  1890 – 1891: Dime Novel Bibliography (incomplete)
Publishers:   Pollard Publishing Co., 18 Barclay St., New York
Formats:   7 1/2 x 5 1/4"
Frequency:   Semi-monthly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Country: UK
Total Issues: 10

Small press magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2008 – present
Publishers:   Dog Horn Publishing, Leeds
Editors:   Adam Lowe

Polly Pigtails [1946]

Country: US
Total Issues: 43

Girl's comic that also published a couple of prose fictions stories in each issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1946 – Nov-1949: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Polly Pigtails, Inc. (sunsidiary of Parents' Magazine Institute)
Editors:   Jean M. Press
Frequency:   mainly monthly
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Polly Pigtails [1953]

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Polly's Paper

Country: UK
Total Issues: 261

Contains one long story (22,000 words) plus an instalment of a serial "of the kind to appeal to working girls. Stories must be dramatic and it is preferred that the heroine is of the industrial classes."

Gifford says incorporated into Girls' Mirror, although that paper ends earlier.

Issues & Index Sources:  17-Nov-1919 – 30-Sep-1924
Publishers:   Shurey's Publications Ltd. (Charles Shurey), 11 Gough Square, London E.C.4
Editors:   J. Butler
Prices:   2d
Frequency:   weekly (every Monday)


Country: Canada
Total Issues: 4

A quarterly anthology of short stories in science fiction, fantasy, horror, pulp, cyberpunk, and other genres of speculative fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-2009 – Jul-2010: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Polymancer Studios, Inc., 20 Weredale Park, Westmount, QC, H3Z 1Y6, Canada
Frequency:   quarterly
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Country: UK

Publishes articles and short stories with a 'horsy' theme aimed at 8-14 year-olds.

Issues & Index Sources

  1949 – present



  Haslemere, Surrey


  c. 1966 – 1971: Lt. Col. C.E.G. Hope
  c. 1978: Michael Williams
  c. 1983: Nancy Roberts
  c. 1993: Kate Austin
  c. 1998: Janet Rising



POP Literary Gazette

Country: US

Billed as underground literature.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s
Email Address:
Publishers:   P.O. Box 02071, Detroit, MI 48202 (in 2000)
Editors:   Karl Wenclas & Max Sitting (in 2000)
Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2001 or 2002)

Poppy's Library

Country: UK
Total Issues: 208

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1928 – Jul-1937: Story Paper Index (Missing: #152, #206)
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Frequency:   2 per month.

Poppy's Paper

Country: UK
Total Issues: 520+139+27=686

"Complete stories with stong love interest containing sensational and quick action, of about 10,000 words in length. Must be full of exciting interest and colour. Good intriguing plots and curtains absolutely necessary."

Incorporates My Story Weekly.

Issues & Index Sources

  2-Feb-1924 – 20-Jan-1934: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  27-Jan-1934 – 19-Sep-1936
  26-Sep-1936 – 27-Mar-1937, as Fortune


  Amalgamated Press







Popshot Quarterly

Country: UK
Total Issues: 26 (to Winter 2019)

An illustrated literary magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the literary new blood.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-2009 – present
Publishers:   Chelsea Magazine Company Ltd

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