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The Sixpenny Magazine

Country: UK
Total Issues: 81

Subtitled "a miscellany for all classes and all seasons." Published first full serialization of Mary E. Braddon's "Lady Audley's Secret" (1862) and, in the same year, "The Experiences of a Real Detective" by Inspector F (i.e. William Russell)

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1861 – Mar-1868
Publishers:   Ward & Lock
Formats:   octavo

Six Shooter Western

Spoof magazine listed on the Adventure House website on April 1st 2001, together with a faked cover.

Six Star Books

Country: UK
Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  1946: Story Paper Index
Publishers:   Bairns Books
Formats:   pocket
Pagecounts:   36pp

6 Star Western Stories (Australia)

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  ?: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Fitchett Brothers, West Melbourne, Victoria

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1632 & Beyond

Country: US
Total Issues: 4 (as at Apr-2024)

Magazine featuring fiction and non-fiction set in Eric Flint's 1632 Universe.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-2023 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Mar-2024)
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Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  1959 – 1962?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Spice Publications (Tri-S Publications), 8032 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood CA

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Sizzling Detective Mysteries

see under Snappy Detective Mysteries

Sizzling Romances

see under Snappy Romances

Sizzling Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1934
Mentioned in:   Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps

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Skeleton Crew

Country: UK
Total Issues: 4+10=14

Semi-professional magazine for issues 1-5. Starting with v2 #1 it became a slick professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1988 – #5, 1989: Science Fiction Index
  Jul-1990 – Apr-1991: Science Fiction Index


  #1, 1988 – #5, 1989: Dave Hughes, Wickford
  Jul-1990 – Apr-1991: Argus Specialist Publication, Hemel Hempstead


  #1, 1988 – #5, 1989: Dave Hughes & Nick Belcher
  Jul-1990: Dave Hughes
  Aug-1990 – Apr-1991: Dave Reeder


  #1, 1988 – #5, 1989: digest pamphlet
  Jul-1990 – Apr-1991: A4 semi-glossy


  #1, 1988 – #5, 1989: 48pp (varied)
  Jul-1990 – Apr-1991: 64pp


  2nd series, monthly
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Country: US
Total Issues: 4

Subtitled "The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy" and featuring short fiction, essays, poetry, reviews, and art by both seasoned pros and talented newcomers!

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 2016 – Fall 2020: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Skelos Press, P.O. Box 20781, Tallahassee, Florida 32316
Editors:   Mark Finn
Formats:   US quarto
Prices:   $11.95
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The Sketch

Country: UK
Total Issues: 2989

Ran two or three stories per issue, often society stories but also mysteries. Ran first Agatha Christie "Poirot" stories (1923) and also a series called "Tales With a Sting" including stories by Edwin Baird, E.M. Delafield, Marjorie Bowen.

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Feb-1893 – 17-Jun-1959: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Illustrated London News & Sketch


  1893 – 1899: Clement Shorter & J.M. Bulloch
  1899 – 1902: John Latey
  1902 – 1904: John Keble Ball
  1905 – 1959: Bruce Ingram


  glossy large-size slick in the 1920s?



Mentioned in:   The Age of the Storytellers

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Sketch Book and Printer's Pie

see under Printers' Pie

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Country: US

Total issues: 7

A collection of 34 essays and short stories written by Washington Irving and published serially throughout 1819 and 1820.

Issues & Index Sources:  23-Jun-1819 – 13-Sep-1820: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   C.S. Van Winkle, 101 Greenwich Street, New York
Editors:   Washington Irving
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

Sketchy Bits

Country: UK
Total Issues: 782

A humorous weekly journal of drama, sport & fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  29-Apr-1895 – 9-May-1910: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   "Sketchy Bits" Company Ltd., 1 & 3 Hind Court, Fleet Street, London EC
Editors:   Harry Shurey
Formats:   slim, saddle-stapled magazine on pulp paper, heavily illustrated
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   weekly


Country: US
Total Issues: 1?

Well-produced fanzine, with a mixture of fiction, poetry and articles, which looks like an outlet for graduates of the Clarion Summer Program.

Issues & Index Sources:  1982
Publishers:   Claudia Peck, Knoxville, Tennessee
Editors:   Claudia Peck

Skinned Alive

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 5

"The Horror Fiction Fanzine".

Issues & Index Sources:  1991? – Aug-1993: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Rod Williams, Keperra, Queensland
Editors:   Rod Williams
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The Skipper [1930]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 543

Issues & Index Sources:  6-Sep-1930 – 1-Feb-1941: Story Paper Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   D.C. Thomson
Editors:   Andrew C. Hunter
Prices:   2d
Pagecounts:   28pp
Frequency:   weekly

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The Skipper [1936]

Country: US
Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1936 – Dec-1937: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
Publishers:   Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Editors:   John L. Nanovic
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines

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The Skipper [1947]

Country: US

Described as the "national sailing magazine", The Skipper frequently published fiction, some of which was collected in TALES FROM "THE SKIPPER" (Barre Publishing, 1968).

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1947 – Feb-1972
Publishers:   Skipper Pub. Co., Spa Creek, Annapolis, Maryland
Editors:   H.K. Riggs
Frequency:   monthly

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