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The Anvil

Total Issues: 13

The Anvil, subtitled "Stories For Workers", stands as one of the highpoints of leftist literary periodical publishing of the 1930s until its short-lived union with Partisan Review in 1936. Contributors of short fiction, articles, poetry and interviews include Seaver, Hicks, Caldwell, Rolfe, Morang, Le Seur, Wright, Macleod, Algren, Maas, Johns, Geddes, Hughes, Appel, et al.

Later subtitled "The Proletarian Fiction Magazine".

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1933 – Oct/Nov-1935
Publishers:   The Anvil Press, Moberly, MO.
Editors:   Jack Conroy (and later, with Walter Snow and associates)
Formats:   quarto

Aoife's Kiss

Total Issues: 44

Aoife's Kiss is a magazine of fantasy, science fiction, horror, sword & sorcery, and slipstream, published quarterly in March, June, September, and December. Aoife's Kiss publishes short stories, poems, illustrations, articles, and movie/book/chapbook reviews.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-2002 – Mar-2013: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   White Cat Publications, LLC
Editors:   Tyree Campbell
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $6.00
Pagecounts:   40pp
Frequency:   quarterly
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A-OK for Men

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1962 – Oct/Nov-1963
Publishers:   Jalart House
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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AOPA Magazine

Total Issues: 10

Automobile insurance company magazine which generally published a short story in each issue.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1919 – Oct-1920: FictionMags Index
  Jan-1921, as Western Motor: FictionMags Index


  Automobile Owners' Protective Association, 322 Guardian Trust Building, Denver, Colorado


  Aug-1919 – May-1920: Edgar C. MacMechen
  Jul-1920: J. E. Murphy
  Oct-1920: De S. De Lappe



Apalachee Quarterly

Mostly a poetry magazine that runs some fiction. Circulation about 500. (Winter 1997=#46)

Issues & Index Sources:  1971 – ?
Publishers:   Apalachee Press, P.O. Box 10469, Tallahassee, FL 32302 (in 2000)
Editors:   a collective under Barbara Hamby
Formats:   review size
Prices:   $5.00 (in 1999)
Pagecounts:   100-200pp
Frequency:   two single + 1 double issue per year
Sources:   Directory of Literary Magazines 1999, O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2002)


Total Issues: 1

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1987: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Dragon's Tale Enterprises
Editors:   Ramona Pope Richards
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $3.50
Pagecounts:   44pp
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Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest

Total Issues: 16+103=119 (to Jan-2018)

Went online after #12 in 2008.

Issues & Index Sources

  Spring 2005 – #12, 2008: Science Fiction Index
  Dec-2008 – present, as Apex Magazine: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #104, Jan-2018)


  Apex Publications, LLC, 4629 Riverman Way, Lexington, KY 40515



  Jason Sizemore
  Jan-2012 – Dec-2013: Lynne M. Thomas
  Jan-2014 – present: Sigrid Ellis







Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Aphelion (online)

Total Issues: 204 (to Mar-2016)

Online SF magazine, continuation of Dragon's Lair.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1997 – present
Editors:   Dan Hollifield

Aphelion Science Fiction Magazine

Total Issues: 5

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Summer 1985 – Summer 1986: Science Fiction Index


  Aphelion Publications; Stirling, South Australia


  Peter McNamara




  Summer 1985 – Spring 1986: A$4.95
  Summer 1986: A$5.95


  c. 100pp

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Women's literary and arts journal.

Issues & Index Sources:  1969 – 1976
Publishers:   Springtown, Pennsylvania
Frequency:   quarterly

Apocalypse Fiction

Total Issues: 9

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-2001 – 2003
Publishers:   Scott C. Carr, Pine Bush, New York
Editors:   Scott C. Carr

Appalachian Heritage

Devoted to Southern Appalachian life and culture.

Issues & Index Sources

  1973 – present


  Berea College, Berea, Kentucky 40404 (in 2000 - 2005)



  in 1998: Sidney Saylor Farr
  in 2000 – 2002: James Gage
  in 2004: George Brosi




  O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Appalling Stories


Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s

Apparel Arts

see under Gentlemen's Quarterly


Fiction magazine whose aim was "to amuse, interest and tantalise the reader with the lively mind."

Issues & Index Sources:  1946 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Knowsley, Altrincham
Editors:   A.W. Bell
Prices:   1/6d
Pagecounts:   80pp
Frequency:   quarterly


Total Issues: 2?

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1953 – c. 1953: FictionMags Index (Missing: #2)
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London
Prices:   "75c"
Pagecounts:   36pp


Total Issues: 28 (as of Sep-2010)

Publishes poetry, fiction, interviews, photographs & graphics/artwork. Among the fiction writers who contributed to the magazine were Peter Cherches, Dennis Cooper, Judy Lopatin, and many others.

Issues & Index Sources:  1976 – present
Publishers:   Appearances, 165 West 26th St., New York, NY 10001
Editors:   Robert Witz, Ron Kolm & Bill Mutter
Prices:   $5.00
Frequency:   twice-yearly
Sources:   Directory of Literary Magazines 1999

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