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Shock [1960]

Country: US
Total Issues: 3+7=10

The magazine started as a companion to Keyhole Mystery under the title Shock—The Magazine of Terrifying Tales, but only lasted for three issues, during which it reprinted classic stories from authors like Theodore Sturgeon, Henry Kuttner and Jack London.

After a brief hiatus it was resurrected by a different publisher as a weird-menace companion to Web Terror Stories under the title Shock Mystery Tales.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1960 – Sep-1960, as Shock—The Magazine of Terrifying Tales: Crime Fiction Index
Science Fiction Index
  Dec-1961 – Feb-1963, as Shock Mystery Tales Magazine: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Dec-1962 - may not exist)
Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  May-1960 – Sep-1960: Winston Publications
  Dec-1961 – Feb-1963: Pontiac Publishing

Editors

  Dec-1961 – Feb-1963: Bart Anders

Formats

  May-1960 – Jul-1962: digest
  Oct-1962 – Feb-1963: large flat format

Prices

  35c

Pagecounts

  May-1960 – Jul-1962: 128pp
  Oct-1962 – Feb-1963: 96pp

Frequency

  bimonthly

Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Shocking Stories

Country: UK
Total Issues: 6 (as at Jan-2023)

Issues & Index Sources:  May-2017 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #6, Nov-2020)
Website:   www.rainfallsite.com/Chapbooks01.html
Publishers:   Rainfall Books
Editors:   John B. Ford & Steve Lines
Formats:   A5
Prices:   £4.00

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Shock Tales

Country: US
Total Issues: 1+1=2?

Only one issue is known. Suspense Tales is generally regarded as being a renaming of the magazine, but the only issue known is v1 #4 in September 1959. It is unknown what name (if any) the magazine carried in between the two issues.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1959: Science Fiction Index
  Sep-1959, as Suspense Tales: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Jan-1959: M.F. Enterprises, NY
  Sep-1959: Suspense Publication, Inc., New York

Editors

  Jan-1959: Myron Fass
  Sep-1959: Christopher Plumberton

Formats

  large format newsprint

Prices

  35c

Pagecounts

  68pp
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Shock Totem

Country: US
Total Issues: 14

A bi-annual dark fantasy and horror publication.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-2009 – #11, 2019: Science Fiction Index
Website:   www.shocktotem.com
Publishers:   Shock Totem Publications
Editors:   K. Allen Wood
Formats:   paperback
Prices:   $5.99
Frequency:   bi-annual
Related Sites:   Wikipedia
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Shoggoth

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1992 – #2, 1993: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Chris A. Masters, Melbourne, Australia.

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Shon'ai

Country: Canada

Fanzine published by fans of C.J. Cherryh.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1980s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Editors:   Serge Mailloux

Shoreline of Infinity

Country: UK
Total Issues: 36 (as at Jan-2023)

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 2015 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #33, Winter 2022/3)
Website:   www.shorelineofinfinity.com
Publishers:   The New Curiosity Shop
Editors:   Noel Chidwick

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Short Fiction by Women

Country: US

Dead according to Mary Soon Lee's website.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1991 – ?
Publishers:   Stuyvesant Stn., NY
Frequency:   thrice yearly

Short Short Story Magazine

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1932? – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Short Short Story Publishing Co.
Editors:   Thomas M. Kelly
Formats:   11.25" x 8.5"
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   12pp


Short Stories [1890]

Country: US
Total Issues: 1114

Initially most of the stories -- "25 stories for 25 cents" -- were reprints from all over, including translations; after 1910 converted into an all-fiction pulp adventure magazine, with stories by Sax Rohmer, W.C. Tuttle, Harold Lamb, Max Brand, Talbot Mundy, L. Patrick Greene, James B. Hendryx, Edgar Wallace, etc.

The final issue stated that it was whole number 2014, but a huge mistake was made in whole number totals between December 10, 1948 (whole no. 1029) and December 25, 1948 (whole no. 1930), a mistake of 900 whole numbers that was never corrected. So, subtracting 900 from 2014, we get a total run of 1114 issues.

There was also a sequencing error in 1946 when Vol. 197 No. 3 was followed by Vol. 198 No. 4.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1890 – Sep-1914: General Fiction Index
  Oct-1914 – Jun-1915, as Short Stories with Keith's House Plans: General Fiction Index
  Jul-1915 – Sep-1954, as Short Stories: General Fiction Index
  Sep-1956 – Feb-1959, as Short Stories: General Fiction Index
  Apr-1959 – Aug-1959, as Short Stories for Men: General Fiction Index

Publishers

  Jun-1890 – Feb-1904: The Current Literature Publishing Co., NY
  Mar-1904 – Feb-1910: The Short Stories Company, Ltd.
  Mar-1910 – Jan-1928: Doubleday, Page & Co., Inc., NY
  Feb-1928 – 25-Nov-1937: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., NY
  10-Dec-1937 – Sep-1954: Short Stories, Inc.
  Sep-1956 – Jun-1957: Codel Publishing Company, East 42nd St, New York
  Dec-1957 – Aug-1959: American Short Stories Corporation

Editors

  ? – 1912: Harry Peyton Steger
  1912 – 1929: Harry E. Maule
  1929 – Sep-1932: R. de S. Horn
  Oct-1932 – 1936?: Harry E. Maule
  1936 – Sep-1954: Dorothy McIlwraith
  Sep-1956 – Jun-1957: M.D. Gregory
  Apr-1959 – Aug-1959: Frank Belknap Long (associate editor)

Formats

  Jun-1890 – Feb-1910: smaller than standard
  Mar-1910 – Jun-1953: pulp
  Jul-1953 – Feb-1959: digest
  Apr-1959 – Aug-1959: large size

Frequency

  Jun-1890 – Aug-1921: monthly
  10-Aug-1921 – 25-Feb-1949: twice-monthly (no issues for 25-Dec-1927, 25-Jun-1947, or 25-May-1948)
  Mar-1949 – Apr-1954: monthly
  Jul-1954 – Sep-1954: bimonthly
  Sep-1956 – Aug-1959: bimonthly (although only one issue, Jun-1957, between Mar-1957 and Dec-1957)

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

Online Sources

  Online Books
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Short Stories [1893]

see also under Magazine of Short Stories

Short Stories (UK)

Country: UK

Mostly reprint of US original, but issues not necessarily in conjunction. Merged with the UK edition of West in March 1954 and was thereafter known as Short Stories incorporating West on the cover at least.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1920 – Feb-1954: General Fiction Index (sample issues only)
  Mar-1954 – Feb-1955?, as Short Stories incorporating West: General Fiction Index (sample issues only)
  Aug-1958 – Mar-1959?, as Short Stories: General Fiction Index (Missing: any after Mar-1959)

Publishers

  World's Work

Editors

  maybe H. Norman Evans in 1930s

Formats

  pulp

Prices

  1/-

Pagecounts

  Mar-1941 – Jun-1941: 80pp
  Aug-1941 – Mar/Apr-1942: 72pp
  Jul-1942 – ?: 64pp

Frequency

  initially fortnightly; then monthly

Mentioned in:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Short Stories (Australia) [1950s]

Country: Australia

Australian reprint edition of Short Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1958: General Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Magazine Enterprises, 149 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
 
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Short Stories (Canada)

Country: Canada

Canadian reprint edition of Short Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: General Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Formats:   standard pulp
Mentioned in:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Short Stories (Australia) [1988]

Country: Australia

Also known as Writers world short stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  1988? – 1998?
Publishers:   Surfers Paradise, Qld.; Tobago Pty Ltd
Editors:   Peter Hall
Frequency:   weekly

Short Stories Illustrated

Country: UK
Total Issues: 19

Issues & Index Sources

  30-May-1914 – 3-Oct-1914: FictionMags Index

#merges with The Penny Pictorial Magazine

Publishers

  The Proprietors of The Fleetway House, Farringdon Street, London EC

Prices

  1d

Pagecounts

  48pp

Frequency

  weekly

Short Stories Magazine

Country: UK
Total Issues: 16

A mixture of new short stories and reprints covering all genres.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1980 – Mar/Apr-1982: FictionMags Index

Publishers

  Short Stories Magazine Ltd., Burgess Hill

Editors

  Dec-1980 – Jul-1981: Michael Nelson
  Aug-1981 – Mar/Apr-1982: John Ransley

Formats

  Dec-1980 – Aug-1981: large digest
  Oct-1981 – Mar/Apr-1982: large flat

Prices

  Dec-1980 – Aug-1981: 90p
  Oct-1981 – Mar/Apr-1982: £1.00

Pagecounts

  Dec-1980 – Jan-1981: 128pp
  Feb-1981 – Mar-1981: 112pp
  Apr-1981: 100pp
  May-1981 – Aug-1981: 96pp
  Oct-1981 – Feb-1982: 80pp
  Mar/Apr-1982: 60pp

Frequency

  monthly, last issue bimonthly


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