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The Red Book

Country: US
Total Issues: 1382

Founded in the early years of the twentieth century, along with Green Book and Blue Book, Red Book originally carried fiction aimed at women and might have been considered a pulp magazine. By the end of 1929 it had become Redbook and was carrying material similar to other women's magazines. It still continued to publish fiction well into the 1980s, although less and less frequently as the years progressed. The November 2000 issue is the last issue that is known to have contained any fiction.

Early authors little known but later included Ellis Parker Butler, Octavus Roy Cohen, George Allan England, Gilbert Parker, Albert Payson Terhune; became 'the Magazine for Young Readers' in 1949 before becoming an upmarket women's magazine in the 1960s. Absorbed American Home in Mar-1978.

Went digital-only in January 2019.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1903, as The Red Book Illustrated: General Fiction Index
  Jun-1903 – Apr-1905, as The Red Book: General Fiction Index
  May-1905 – Dec-1929, as The Red Book Magazine: General Fiction Index
  Jan-1930 – Nov-1942, as Redbook Magazine: General Fiction Index
  Dec-1942 – Nov/Dec-2018, as Redbook: General Fiction Index (incomplete after 1982)



  1903 – 1929: Short Story Company [later The Consolidated Magazines Corporation]
  1929 – ?: McCall


  ?: Trumbull White
  ?: Karl Harriman
  1911 – 1918: Ray Long
  1929 – 1949: Edwin Balmer
  1949 – 1958: Wade Nichols
  1958 – ?: Robert Stein
  in 2000: Dawn Raffel


  May-1903 – Sep-1917?: standard
  Oct-1917 – 1920: quarto
  1920 – present: oversize slick


  initially 10 cents, rose to 15c and then 20c in Oct-1917



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Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps

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Red Clay Reader

Country: US
Total Issues: 7

An annual magazine that published the work of Southern authors and artists.

Issues & Index Sources:  1964 – 1970: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Southern Review
Editors:   Charleen Whisnant
Formats:   8.5" x 11" hardcover

Red Cover Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 91?

Issues & Index Sources:  1880s – 1890s: Dime Novel Bibliography (incomplete)
Publishers:   J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 57 Rose Street, New York, NY
Formats:   7 1/4 x 5 1/8"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   200
Frequency:   quarterly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Red Cross Magazine

Country: US

Seems to have started as The Red Cross Bulletin and at different times was known as The American Red Cross Magazine and The New Red Cross Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1906 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   American National Red Cross
Editors:   John S. Phillips (in 1919)
Online Sources:   Hathi Trust

Red Dime Detective

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1?

Reprints stories from the US Dime Detective. The cover and Table of Contents of the issue seen both give the title as above, but it is also referred to internally simply as Dime Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1949: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Magazine Fiction Group, Cartoon Art Productions, 333 Victoria Road, Glasgow S2
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   1/-
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The Red Dragon

Country: UK

A monthly literary and general periodical that published articles on Welsh history, biographies and poetry.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1882 – Jun-1887: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Daniel Owen, Howell and Co., Cardiff, Wales

Red Eft

Country: US
Total Issues: 3

An "occasional publication" fanzine with fiction, poetry and interviews, featuring authors such as Janet Fox, D.F. Lewis & Steve Sneyd, etc. Went online in 2005.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1994 – Fall 1997: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #1, Jul-1994)
Publishers:   Meg Smith, Lowell, Mass.
Editors:   Meg Smith
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Red Garter

Country: US
Total Issues: 3?

Men's magazine that published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1962: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   International Publications, Inc., 8340 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood 69, CA
Prices:   $1.00
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Red Guerilla

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  1943
Publishers:   National Council for British Soviet Unity
Pagecounts:   16pp

Red Heart Novels

Country: UK
Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  1940
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Pagecounts:   68pp

Red Herring Mystery Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 12?

Elusive small-press magazine that ran for 12 issues or so in the mid 1990s.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1994? – Summer 1997?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: v2 #1, 1995; v3 #2, 1996)
Publishers:   Potpourri Publications, PO Box 8278, Prairie Village, KS 66208
Editors:   Sherri Armel, Carol Newman, Lawrence Walsh & Suella Walsh
Prices:   $4.95
Pagecounts:   90pp
Frequency:   quarterly
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Red Hood Detective Stories

see under Red Mask Detective Stories

Red Letter (UK)

Country: UK

Women's story paper.

Issues & Index Sources:  1899 – 1987: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   D.C. Thomson, Dundee
Frequency:   weekly

The Red Letter (US)

Country: US
Total Issues: 8

An art and literary magazine with more emphasis on art. The literature included fiction, poetry and book reviews.

The first issue had a sticker on it stating that it had absorbed THE POSTER. This latter was published in New York by W.M. Clemens and lasted for only five issues, Jan-May 1896.

Contained a poem by George Allan England in one issue.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1896 – Apr-1897


  Barta, Badger and Bird, Boston, Mass.


  Aug-1896 – Nov-1896: Richard Gorham Badger
  Dec-1896 – Jan-1897: Henry Draper Hunt
  Feb-1897 – Apr-1897: H. Walter Stephenson



Red Letter Series [1889]

Country: US
Total Issues: 202?

Issues & Index Sources:  24-Aug-1889 – 1893: Dime Novel Bibliography (incomplete)
Publishers:   National Publishing Co., 6 Mission Place, New York, NY
Formats:   7 1/4 x 4 7/8"
Pagecounts:   150-350
Frequency:   weekly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Red Letter Series [1894]

Country: US
Total Issues: 150

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1894 – Sep-1895: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   International Book Company, 310-318 Sixth Ave., New York, NY
Formats:   7 1/8 x 4 7/8"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   250 to 400
Frequency:   daily
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Red Letter Series [1903]

Country: US
Total Issues: 15

Issues & Index Sources:  1903
Publishers:   New Amsterdam Book
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

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