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Spirit of the Times

Country: US

Originally a sports and humour magazine but ran increasingly more short stories, especially tales of the frontier; superseded by The Spirit of the Times and Sportsman, retitled Wilkes's Spirit of the Times from 1861 - 1902.

Issues & Index Sources

  10-Dec-1831 – 1856
  1856 – 1861, as Porter's Spirit of the Times

Publishers

  William T. Porter, to 1856; then George Wilkes

Editors

  William T. Porter

Spirit's Tincture

Country: US
Total Issues: 5 (as at Jul-2020)

Subtitled "Speculative Fiction and Poetry".

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-2016 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #5, Nov-2017)
Editors:   A.A Robinson, Sage Brown & Cara Ashing
 
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Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 76 (to Spring 2015)

Started as a baseball poetry journal, it quickly evolved into a broader literary magazine that included baseball short fiction, prose, art, and book reviews.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1981 – present: FictionMags Index (Missing: any after #67)
Publishers:   Spitball, P.O. Box 333, Annville, PA 17003
Editors:   Mike Shannon
Prices:   $6
Frequency:   Irregular; bi-annual in 2004
Website:   www.spitballmag.com

Spit in the Ocean

Country: US
Total Issues: 6

Literary arts magazine founded by Ken Kesey

Issues & Index Sources:  1974 – 1981: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Different editor for each issue
Formats:   5.5" x 8.5"
Prices:   $2.00
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   annual (no issues for 1975 & 1980)

Spockanalia

Country: US
Total Issues: 5

The very first all-Star Trek fanzine ever published, featuring stories, poems, articles, art and letters.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1967 – Jun-1970
Editors:   Devra Michele Langsam & Sherna Comerford
Related Sites:   FanLore

The Spook

Country: US
Total Issues: 15

The Spook is the world's first fully downloadable consumer magazine in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. It features short fiction by some of today's finest writers, celebrity profiles, and reviews. The Spook is a free publication sponsored by its advertisers.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-2001 – Dec-2002: Science Fiction Index
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Spoor Anthology

Country: US
Total Issues: 2

Fanzine that ran fiction of the Lovecraft and R.E.Howard type.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1974 – #2, 1974: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   The Strange Company of Madison, Wisconsin
Editors:   Edward P. Berglund
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Sport

Country: New Zealand

A literary journal, containing poetry, short stories, novel extracts, essays and art, which has published contributions from many of New Zealand's leading and up-and-coming writers.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1988 – 2015
Editors:   Fergus Barrowman

Sport Adventure

Country: US

Men's magazine that published some stories by Barry Malzberg.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1957 – Aug-1957
  Oct-1957 – ?, as Ace: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Four Star Publications, 880 Third Avenue, NY

Sources:   It's a Man's World
 
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Sport and Adventure

Country: UK
Total Issues: 26

Story paper aimed at both girls and boys; really a continuation of Marvel.

Issues & Index Sources

  29-Apr-1922 – 21-Oct-1922

#superseded by Pluck

Publishers

  Amalgamated Press

Editors

  John Nix Pentalow

Formats

  octavo story paper

Frequency

  weekly

The Sporting Mirror

Country: UK
Total Issues: 60

A sports magazine that published fiction and/or poetry in most issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1881 – Jan-1886: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Henry Etherington, 152 Fleet St.

The Sporting New Yorker

see under The New Sensation

Sport Life

Country: US
Total Issues: 15

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1954 – Jun-1957
Publishers:   Select Publications
Sources:   It's a Man's World

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Sport, Music and Drama

see under Standard

Sports Action

Country: US
Total Issues: 23

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1937 – Dec-1948: Sports Fiction Index (Missing: Mar-1938; May 1941; Nov-1947)
Publishers:   Red Circle
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Sports in the Pulp Magazines

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Sports Afield

Country: US

"Hunting & fishing" magazine that occasionally published fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1888 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Field Sports Publishing Inc (in 2019)
Editors:   Diana Rupp (in 2019)
Related Sites:   Wikipedia
Website:   www.sportsafield.com

Sports Budget

Country: UK
Total Issues: 595+241=836

Contains "serials of about 4000 word instalments and long complete stories of 18000 words in length. Also 4000 word short stories, usually series. All with love interest."

The title of the second series became The New Sports Budget for two issues, but reverted to Sports Budget with issue 3. Contained long complete stories and serials relating to sport, but towards the end carried more general features and fiction.

Incorporates: Football Weekly from 30-Jan-1937 (Gifford gives 23-Jan-1937)

Issues & Index Sources

  6-Oct-1923 – 2-Mar-1935
  9-Mar-1935 – 14-Oct-1939

#incorporated into Detective Weekly

Publishers

  Amalgamated Press

Prices

  2d

Pagecounts

  28pp

Frequency

  weekly (every Thursday)

Sports Fiction

Country: US
Total Issues: 43

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1938 – Sep-1951: Sports Fiction Index (incomplete)
Publishers:   Columbia Publications
Editors:   Robert W. Lowndes
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Sports in the Pulp Magazines

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