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The Varsity Magazine

Country: Canada

The University of Toronto's Student Newspaper.

Issues & Index Sources:  1880 – present

Varsity (UK)

Country: UK

Cambridge University student newspaper which published J.G. Ballard's first short story, "The Violent Noon" (26 May 1951).

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1947 – present
Frequency:   weekly?
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

Varsity (US)

Country: US

Subtitled "The Young Man's Magazine" it usually had a piece of ficion in each issue including Theodore Sturgeon's "Wham Bop!" (November 1947) and often featured artwork by Harvey Kurtzman.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1947 – 1951?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   The Parents' Institute, Inc., 4600 Diversey Avenue, Chicago
Editors:   Jeremiah Tax
Prices:   20c
Frequency:   bimonthly (monthly in late 1949)
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Country: UK

A source of critical study and creative response to the corpus of Thomas Ligotti as well as associated authors and ideas.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2018 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Grimscribe Press
Editors:   Matt Cardin & Jon Padgett
Prices:   $20.00

VB Tech Journal

Country: US

A programmer's technical publication that regularly featured fiction in the first volume (only).

Issues & Index Sources:  v1 #1, 1995 – Dec-1997: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Sep-1995)
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Country: US
Total Issues: 1

One-shot fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1952
Editors:   Harlan Ellison & Jim Schrieber


Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1982 – #5, 1988: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Velocities, Berkeley, CA
Editors:   Andrew Joron

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The Velvet Vampyre

Country: UK

Small press horror fiction magazine, produced on behalf of The Vampyre Society.

Issues & Index Sources

  in 1990s, as Vampires
  in 1990s, as The Velvet Vampyre


  The Vampyre Society, 9 Edgar Rd. Sanderstead, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0NJ

Vengeance Shorts

Country: UK
Total Issues: 2

Small pamphlet magazines offering "Thrilling Tales of Crime and Punishment" issued toward the end of the Second World War when paper rationing was at its height.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1945 – May-1946: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Formats:   digest
Prices:   7d
Pagecounts:   36pp
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Ventura II

Country: US
Total Issues: 1


Issues & Index Sources:  1965
Publishers:   Phillip A. Harrell, 2632 Vincent Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23509
Editors:   Phillip A. Harrell

The Venture [1928]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 6

"The Venture, tastefully produced, adorned with woodcuts and filled with neo-Georgian poems and stories, was in reality an undergraduate heir to Sir John Squire's London Mercury."

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1928 – Jun-1930
Editors:   Anthony Blunt (Nov 1928-Jun 1929), H. Romilly Fedden & Michael Redgrave

Venture [1953]

Country: US

Small magazine with articles, short stories, poetry and book reviews. Subtitled "The Baylor Literary Quarterly".

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1953 – ?
Publishers:   Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Formats:   6" x 9¼"
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   42pp

Venture Action Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1940: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Venture, P.O. Drawer B, St. Elmo, TN
Formats:   large pulp
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps

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Venture Science Fiction

Country: US
Total Issues: 10+6=16

Suspended from 1958 to 1969, during which time it was "incorporated" into The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1957 – #10, 1958: Science Fiction Index
  #11, 1969 – #16, 1970: Science Fiction Index


  1st series, Fantasy House; 2nd series, Mercury Press


  1st series, Robert P. Mills; 2nd series, Edward L. Ferman




  35c; 2nd series 60c





Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Venture Science Fiction (UK)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 28

British reprint of stories from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and Venture Science Fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1963 – #28, 1965: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co., Ltd., London, England.
Editors:   Ronald Wickers
Formats:   digest
Prices:   2/6d-3/-
Pagecounts:   112pp-128pp
Frequency:   monthly
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Venture Science Fiction (Australia)

Country: Australia

Australian reprint edition of Venture Science Fiction. Identical to the equivalent British reprint issues published two months earlier, except for pricing.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s: Science Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Formats:   pulp
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