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Smart Novels

Country: UK
Total Issues: 3748

Each issue contained a lead novelette, in between the wars, also had a back-up serial, dropped during WW2 and seemingly never to return.

Issues & Index Sources

  17-Sep-1894 – 15-Sep-1902, as The Duchess Novelette
  22-Sep-1902 – 29-Aug-1966, as Smart Novels: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

#merges with Christian Novels

Publishers

  ?: E.J. Brett
  1902? – in 1930s: Shurey Publications
  in 1930s – ?: WIlliam Stevens

Editors

  ?: Charles Shurey
  1914 – 1933: Isabel Thorne [at least]
  late 1940s: William Stevens

Formats

  digest

Prices

  1d

Pagecounts

  64pp

Frequency

  weekly

Smart Romance Stories

Country: Canada

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Union Publishing Company, Toronto
Formats:   Pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   32pp


The Smart Set

Country: US
Total Issues: 364?

Brought sophistication to muck-raking. Authors include William Rose Benet, Frank Harris, Lord Dunsany, W.B. Yeats, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thorne Smith, Sinclair Lewis, James Branch Cabell, Dashiell Hammett, Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, George Moore, James Joyce, Eugene O'Neill, Gelett Burgess, Ben Hecht, Michael Arlen. Circulation peaked at around 22,000 in early 20s.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1900 – Mar-1930: FictionMags Index (Missing: all after Feb-1924)
  Apr-1930 – Jul-1930, as The New Smart Set

Publishers

  1900: Willian D'Alton Mann
  1900 – 1923: John A. Thayer
  1923 – Mar-1930: Hearst
  Apr-1930 – Jul-1930: Magus Publishing

Editors

  ?: Charles Hanson Towne & Arthur Grissom
  1913 – 1914: Willard Huntington Wright
  1914 – 1924: George Jean Nathan & H.L. Mencken

Formats

  still a standard magazine in 1920, but became a big slick by 1925

Prices

  initially 25c; 35c by Aug-1921

Frequency

  monthly (except Oct/Nov-1900)

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The Smart Set (UK)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 290

Started as a reprint of the US magazine of the same name but in 1905, under the editorship of William James Thorold, it began adding photographs of leading British socialites and theatre personalities, cartoons, fashion columns, social notes, and, occasionally, English fiction and verse that did not find its way into the New York edition.

Always more heavily illustrated than its American parent and lacking the topical items in the New York edition and those with peculiarly American reference (all of the editorial departments and reviews, for instance, were omitted), the English Smart Set was really a distinctive periodical. Most of the magazine's American readers (and, indeed, the contributors themselves) remained blissfully unaware that there ever was such a thing as the London Smart Set and, to tell the truth, so did the vast majority of the British reading public. Even so, it prospered--in part because it had no need to wrestle with the problems that beset the parent journal (these were all solved before the material crossed the ocean), in part because, as a minor periodical with a very low 'overgead,' it was content with a small stake in the Fleet Street market.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1901 – Jun-1925: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

#merges with Standard Stories

Publishers

  May-1901 – Dec-1913: Ess Ess Publishing Company, 90-93 Fleet St., London EC
  Jan-1914 – Apr-1918: W.H. Dawson
  May-1918 – Nov-1922: Rolls House Publishing
  Dec-1922 – Sep-1923: J.W. Milne
  Oct-1923 – Jun-1925: Hutchinson

Editors

  1905 – 1911: William James Thorold
  1911 – 1915: H.J. Gillespie
  1915 – 1924: James W. Milne
  1924 – Jun-1925: Kitty Shannon

Prices

  May-1901 – ?: 1/-

Pagecounts

  May-1901 – ?: 160pp

Mentioned in:   The Age of the Storytellers

Smash!

Country: US
Total Issues: 4?

Pinup magazine that published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1961 – 1963?: FictionMags Index (partial issue only)
Publishers:   Smash Publications, 1157 West 25th Place, Los Angeles 7, CA
Editors:   Al. B. Clinton
Prices:   50c
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Smash Detective Cases

Country: US

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1945 – ?
Publishers:   Detective House Inc., 114 E. 32nd St., New York, NY, and 441 Lexington Ave., New York, NY

Smash Detective-Crime Cases

Country: US

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s

Smashing Detective (Australia)

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 2 (at least)

Another thin Australian digest about which very little is known.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1954: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all except #2)
Publishers:   Action Comics, 14 Bond Street, Sydney
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Smashing Detective Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 27+6=33

One of the last detective pulps to be launched, Smashing Detective Stories featured hard-action stories of mystery and detection. After 27 issues the magazine title changed to Fast Action Detective and Mystery Stories but only 3 more pulp issues were published under this title, followed by 3 digest issues.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1951 – Nov-1956: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Jan-1957 – Feb-1958, as Fast Action Detective and Mystery Stories: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  Columbia Publications

Editors

  Robert A.W. Lowndes

Formats

  Mar-1951 – May-1957: standard pulp
  Aug-1957 – Feb-1958: digest

Prices

  Mar-1951 – May-1957: 20c
  Aug-1957 – Feb-1958: 35c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  Mar-1951 – Dec-1954: quarterly
  Mar-1955 – May-1957: bimonthly
  Aug-1957 – Feb-1958: quarterly

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Smashing Detective Stories (UK)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 11?

British reprint edition of Smashing Detective Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1952: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after #11)
Publishers:   Hermitage Publications / Thorpe & Porter
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   100pp
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Smashing Novels Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 4+7?=11?

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1936 – Nov-1936: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Feb-1937 – Dec-1939, as Adventure Novels and Short Stories: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: Feb-1937; Apr-1938)
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Chesterfield Publications (Columbia Publications)

Editors

  Cliff Campbell

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  15c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  May-1936 – Nov-1936: bimonthly
  Feb-1937 – Dec-1939: irregular

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Smashing Western

Country: US
Total Issues: 15

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1936 – Oct-1939: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Sep-1937; Aug-1938; Jun-1939)
Publishers:   Chesterfield Publications (Columbia Publications)
Formats:   standard pulp
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western

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Smashing Western (Stories) (Canada)

Country: Canada

Issues & Index Sources:  1941 – 1942?: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Duchess Printing & Publishing Co.
Mentioned in:   The Pulpster #11, 2001

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Smash Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 2?

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1941 – Dec-1941?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

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The Smith

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Smith's Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 202

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1905 – Feb-1922: General Fiction Index

#merges with Love Story Magazine

Publishers

  Street & Smith Publications, Inc.

Editors

  Theodore Dreiser

Formats

  standard; became a pulp circa 1919

Frequency

  monthly

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Smith's Monthly

Country: US

Total issues: 44

Magazine publishing new and reprint fiction by Dean Wesley Smith.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-2013 – May-2017: Science Fiction Index
Website:   www.smithsmonthly.com
Publishers:   WMG Publishing
Editors:   Dean Wesley Smith
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