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Speculative City

Country: US
Total Issues: 13 (as at Jan-2023)

Speculative City is a quarterly magazine featuring literary works that explore themes, characters, and landscapes exclusive to urban environments and that highlight voices often unheard.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-2019 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #13, Summer 2022)
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Speculative Fiction and Beyond

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Semi-professional online magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1996
Editors:   John Bradt, Irvine, California

Speculative Fiction Centre

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  2004 – 2008?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Speculative North

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

"Speculative North is a Canadian magazine dedicated to the celebration, promotion, and enjoyment of speculative literature in its various forms. Our mission is to foster a community of diverse voices in speculative literature, to create an enduring virtual space for readers and writers, and to promote the growth and flourishing of the speculative literature community."

Issues & Index Sources:  May-2020 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #6, Dec-2021)
Publishers:   TDotSpec Inc.
Editors:   David F. Shultz
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Country: US
Total Issues: 12

Amateur online magazine that turned semi-professional from issue #3.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-2000 – Apr-2002
Editors:   Timothy Cooper

The Specusphere

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 23

Amateur online magazine, relaunched from a continuous daily blogzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-2008 – Dec-2011/Jan-2012
Publishers:   The Specusphere, Browns Plains, Queensland, Australia
Editors:   Stephen Thompson

Speed Adventure Stories

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Speed Detective

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Speed Mystery

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Speed & Power

Country: UK
Total Issues: 87+1=88

Include a "Christmas Special" in 1974.

Issues & Index Sources

  22-Mar-1974 – 22-Nov-1975: Story Paper Index

#incorporated into Look and Learn


  IPC Magazines



Speed Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 3

The Aug/Sep-1931 issue was an unpublished "ashcan" issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1931/Sep-1931 – Feb/Mar-1932: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Headquarters Publishing (Harold Hersey)
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Speed Western Stories

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Spellbound [1993]

Country: US
Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1993 – Summer 1994: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Spellbound; Douglasville, GA
Editors:   Cathy Shanks
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $6.00

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Spellbound [1999]

Country: US
Total Issues: 15+7=22

A fantasy magazine for kids ages 9 to 13.

Issues & Index Sources

  Fall 1999 – Spring 2003: Science Fiction Index
  Winter 2012 – Summer 2014: Science Fiction Index

Email Address:


  Eggplant Productions, PO Box 2248, Schiller Park, IL 60176


  Raechel Henderson and Marcie Lynn Tentchoff


  Fall 1999 – Spring 2003: octavo
  Winter 2012 – Summer 2014: ebook


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SPGA Showcase

Country: US
Total Issues: 1?

A publication of the Small Press Genre Association meant to get more exposure for their members, containing 11 short stories and 10 poems.

Issues & Index Sources:  1995
Publishers:   Small Press Genre Association, Concord, California
Editors:   David G. Barnett and Bobbi Sinha-Morey
Pagecounts:   10pp

The Sphere

Country: UK
Total Issues: 3343

Illustrated weekly that focused on news stories and society features, but also published occasional fiction such as the "F. T. Carrington, Inquiry Agent" series by J. Storer Clouston (24-Nov-1919 on).

Absorbed two other well-known weeklies, Black and White (1912) and The Graphic (1932); became a big slick by the 1920s.

Issues & Index Sources

  27-Jan-1900 – 27-Jan-1964: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Illustrated Newspapers


  1900 – 1926: Clement Shorter
  1926 – 1960: Jesse Heitner
  1960 – 1964: John Oliver



Mentioned in:   The Age of the Storytellers

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The Sphinx

Country: US
Total Issues: 597

An "independent journal of the magical arts" that occasionally published fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1902 – Mar-1953
Publishers:   William Hilliar; Dr. A. M. Wilson; John Mulholland
Editors:   William J. Hilliar; M. Inez; Dr. A. M. Wilson; John Mulholland
Related Sites:   Magicpedia


Country: US

Pinup magazine that published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1959 – 1967?: FictionMags Index (partial issue only)
Publishers:   Tri-S Publications Inc., 8032 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood 46, CA.
Editors:   Curt Wilson
Prices:   50c
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The Spice Box

Country: US

Rebound issues of Snappy Stories and/or Live Stories. Subtitled "A Quarterly Magazine of `Telling Tales'".

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1910s: FictionMags Index (partial issue only)
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Country: UK
Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London
Prices:   2/6d

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