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The Argosy [1865]

Total Issues: 431+9=440

Intended as a serious monthly magazine "of tales, travels, essays and poems" like The Cornhill, but its early serialization of the sensation novel "Griffith Gaunt" by Charles Reade (about bigamy) made it a racier magazine than planned. Under Mrs Wood it continued this trend. It published her "Johnny Ludlow" stories.

Had supplement called the "Summer Number" from 1884 to 1892, which ceased to be a separate publication in 1893, and became the June number of The Argosy.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1865 – Sep-1901: FictionMags Index

Publishers

  1865 – 1867: Alexander Strahan
  1867 – 1871: Charles W. Wood
  1872 – Jun-1898: R. Bentley & Son.
  Jul-1898 – Dec-1899: Macmillan and Co.
  Jan-1900 – Sep-1901: George Allen

Editors

  Dec-1865 – 1867: Isa Craig
  1867 – Jun-1887: Mrs Henry Wood
  Jul-1887 – 1898: Charles W. Wood
  1899 – 1901: Herbert Morrah

Formats

  5.5" x 8.5" (in 1884 - 1891)
  standard, modelled on Belgravia

Prices

  6d (in 1891)

Pagecounts

  88pp (in 1891)

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  The Age of the Storytellers

The Argosy [1882]

Total Issues: 312+299+1543+411+4+5+3+1+1=2579 (as at Oct-2017)

Started as a boys' magazine; in 1888 widened its areas of interest but was still basically juvenile. In Oct-1896 became an all-fiction magazine. Remained one of the leading fiction pulps until 1943 when it changed to a men's adventure magazine. Circulation peaked at 500,000 in 1907.

Argosy carried the "combined with All-American Fiction Magazine" on its front cover in decreasing sizes of type from September 24, 1938 through December 17, 1938--a total of 11 issues.

The final issue of the main sequence of the magazine is "November - December 1978". It is Vol. 338, No. 3, a misnumbering since the preceding two issues (September and October) bore the volume number of 388. This was followed by at least four issues in 1979 from a different publisher for which Argosy was subtitled "for a Greater America" and was focussed on articles attacking the government.

The 1990 incarnation was a semi-pro version, with a good helping of SF. The origin of the numbering is not known, but does not derive from the earlier incarnations.

Issues & Index Sources

  9-Dec-1882 – 24-Nov-1888,as The Golden Argosy
General Fiction Index
  1-Dec-1888 – Dec-1895,as The Argosy
Index to F&SF in Munsey Publications (Missing: 7-Mar-1891)
General Fiction Index
  Jan-1896 – 18-Jan-1919,as The Argosy
The Argosy Index 1896-1943
General Fiction Index
  25-Jan-1919 – 24-May-1919,as Argosy and Railroad Man's Magazine
The Argosy Index 1896-1943
General Fiction Index
  31-May-1919 – 17-Jul-1920, as Argosy: The Argosy Index 1896-1943
General Fiction Index
  24-Jul-1920 – 28-Sep-1929, as Argosy All-Story Weekly: The Argosy Index 1896-1943
General Fiction Index
  5-Oct-1929 – Aug-1943, as Argosy: The Argosy Index 1896-1943
General Fiction Index
  Sep-1943 – Nov/Dec-1978, as Argosy: General Fiction Index (Missing: Apr-1978)
  Aug-1979 – Nov-1979?, as Argosy for a Greater America: General Fiction Index (Missing: Aug-1979; Oct-1979)
  May-1990 – mid-1994, as Argosy: General Fiction Index
  Jan/Feb-2004 – Mar/Apr-2004, as Argosy Magazine: General Fiction Index
  Spring 2005, as Argosy Quarterly: General Fiction Index
  Fall 2016 – present, as Argosy: General Fiction Index (Missing: any after Fall 2016)

Publishers

  9-Dec-1882 – 1-Sep-1883: E.G. Rideout
  8-Sep-1883 – 26-Dec-1925: Munsey Publications
  2-Jan-1926 – 4-Oct-1941: William T. Dewart
  1-Nov-1941 – Nov/Dec-1978: Popular Publications
  Aug-1979 – Nov-1979?: Lifetime Wholesalers, Inc., 535 Fifth Avenue, NY 10017
  May-1990 – mid-1994: Richard Kyle Publications, Long Beach, CA
  Jan/Feb-2004 – Spring 2005: Coppervale International, P.O. Box 1421, Taylor, AZ 85939
  Fall 2016 – present: Altus Press

Website

  www.altuspress.com/product-category/altus-press-products/pulp-magazines/

Editors

  9-Dec-1882 – 27-Nov-1886: Frank A. Munsey
  4-Dec-1886 – 2-Jun-1928: Matthew White Jr.
  9-Jun-1928 – Oct-1931: Archibald Bittner
  Oct-1931 – 1933: Don Moore
  1933 – 1934: Albert J. Gibney
  1934 – 1936: Frederick Clayton
  1936 – 1937: Jack Byrne
  1937 – 1939: Chandler H. Whipple
  1939 – 1942: George W. Post
  Jan-1943 – Feb-1944: Rogers Terrill
  Mar-1944 – Jul-1949: Henry Steeger
  Aug-1949 – Jun-1953: Jerry Mason
  Jul-1953 – Sep-1954: Howard J. Lewis
  Oct-1954: James B. O'Connell
  Nov-1954 – May-1955: Ken W. Purdy
  Jun-1955 – ?: Henry Steeger
  ?: Alden H. Norton
  in 1960s: Bruce Cassiday
  Aug-1979 – Nov-1979?: Garrik Roen
  May-1990 – mid-1994: Richard Kyle
  Jan/Feb-2004 – Mar/Apr-2004: Lou Anders
  Spring 2005 – Spring 2005: James Owen
  Fall 2016 – present: Matthew Moring

Formats

  9-Dec-1882 – 27-Nov-1886: slightly larger than tabloid
  4-Dec-1886 – 24-Nov-1888: tabloid
  1-Dec-1888 – 24-Mar-1894: small tabloid
  Apr-1894 – Sep-1896: standard size
  Oct-1896 – 1940: standard pulp
  1940 – Aug-1943: large pulp
  Sep-1943 – Sep-1979?: bedsheet quasi-slick
  May-1990 – mid-1994: quarto
  Jan/Feb-2004 – Spring 2005: trade paperback

Prices

  initially 5c
  ?-1979 – Sep-1979?: $1.50
  Jan/Feb-2004 – Spring 2005: $12.95
  Fall 2016 – present: $14.95

Pagecounts

  9-Dec-1882 – 27-Nov-1886: 8pp
  4-Dec-1886 – 24-Nov-1888: 16pp
  1-Dec-1888 – Sep-1896: 32pp
  Oct-1896 – Oct-1918: mostly 192pp
  Nov-1918 – 6-Dec-1919: 176pp
  13-Dec-1919 – 20-Mar-1920: 160pp
  27-Mar-1920 – 193?: 144pp
  Jan/Feb-2004 – Spring 2005: 224pp

Frequency

  9-Dec-1882 – 24-Mar-1894: weekly
  Apr-1894 – Sep-1917: monthly
  6-Oct-1917 – 4-Oct-1941: weekly
  1-Nov-1941 – 15-Jun-1942: bimonthly
  Jul-1942 – Nov/Dec-1978: monthly
  May-1990 – mid-1994: intended as quarterly but irregular
  Jan/Feb-2004 – Mar/Apr-2004: bimonthly
  Spring 2005: quarterly
  Fall 2016 – present: semiannual

Title Changes

  Aug-1899 – Jun-1900: The Argosy and the Peterson Magazine (on cover only?)
  Apr-1902 – Summer 1903: The Argosy and the Junior Munsey (on cover only?)

Related Sites

  The Pulp Magazines Project
  MagazineArt
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, It's a Man's World, Dime Novel Bibliography
Issue Checklist

Argosy All-Story Weekly

see under The Argosy

Argosy (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Argosy, with some stories from elsewhere.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: General Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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The Argosy [1926]

Total Issues: 164+407=571

Predominantly a reprint magazine of the world's best short stories, much in the style of the US Golden Book, in later years it frequently published new fiction, notably "Bianca's Hands" by Theodore Sturgeon.

Absorbs Suspense in May-1961.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1926 – Jan-1940: General Fiction Index
  Feb-1940 – Feb-1974, as Argosy: General Fiction Index

Publishers

  1926 – 1927: Cassells
  1927 – Sep-1959: The Amalgamated Press
  Oct-1959 – Jan-1969: Fleetway Publications
  Feb-1969 – Feb-1974: IPC Magazines

Editors

  1926 – 1935?: E.V. Odle
  in 1939: Clarence Winchester
  1941 – 1944: Harold W. Snoad
  1945 – 1964: Dorothy M. Sutherland
  1965 – 1974: Lawrence Hammond

Formats

  Jun-1926 – Jan-1940: pulp
  Feb-1940 – Feb-1974: digest

Prices

  May-1940 – Sep-1941: 1/-
  Mar-1942 – Dec-1947: 1/3d
  Feb-1948 – May-1956: 1/6d
  Jun-1956 – Dec-1958: 2/-
  Jan-1959 – Jun-1964: 2/6d
  Jul-1964 – Jul-1970: 3/6d
  Aug-1970 – Jan/Feb-1971: 4/-
  Mar-1971 – Apr-1971: 20p
  May-1971 – Feb-1974: 25p

Pagecounts

  May-1940: 192pp
  May-1941: 160pp
  Jun-1941 – Nov-1942: 128pp
  Feb-1944 – Nov-1946: 112pp
  Dec-1946 – Apr-1947: 128pp
  May-1947 – Jul-1947: 96pp
  Aug-1947 – May-1949: 128pp
  Jun-1949 – Jul-1949: 144pp
  Aug-1949 – Aug-1951: 160pp
  Sep-1951 – Jan-1962: 144pp (except Apr-1958, Dec-1958 & May-1960 were 160pp & Nov-1959 was 152pp)
  Feb-1962 – Apr-1964: 136pp
  May-1964: 152pp
  Jun-1964 – Sep-1966: 168pp
  Oct-1966 – Jan-1968: 160pp
  Feb-1968 – Mar-1969: 144pp
  Apr-1969 – Feb-1974: 128pp

Frequency

  monthly (but no issue for Aug-1959 and double issue for Jan/Feb-1971)

Sources

  The Age of the Storytellers
Issue Checklist

Argosy [2013]

Total Issues: 3 (as at Oct-2017)

"Revival of the classic pulp format for the digital age, publishing low-cost, quality pulp fiction in ebook format".

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-2013 – present: General Fiction Index (Missing: any after v3 #1)
Publishers:   Argosy Magazine, Herons Rise, Andover, Kent
Website:   www.argosymagazine.co.uk
Editors:   Daniel Bazinga
Formats:   paperback (#1-#2); ebook (#3)
Issue Checklist

Argosy Weekly

see under The Argosy

Ariel

Issues & Index Sources:  1890 – 1892
Editors:   Israel Zangwill
Frequency:   weekly?

Ariel Library

Total Issues: 7

Issues & Index Sources:  1890 – 1895
Publishers:   F. J. Schulte & Co.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Ariel: A Quarterly Review of Arts and Letters in Israel

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1962 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Formats:   trade paperback

Ariel: The Book of Fantasy

Total Issues: 4

Emphasis on artwork and graphics. Attracted good writers but fiction took a back seat. Authors include Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Roger Zelazny, Larry Niven.

Issues & Index Sources

  v1, 1976 – v4, 1978: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  1976: Morning Star Press, Leawood, Kansas
  1977: Ballantine
  1978: Ariel Books/Ballantine, Kansas City, MO

Editors

  Thomas Durwood

Formats

  large size (122 x 9")

Prices

  1976: $5.95
  1977 – 1978: $6,95
  1978: $7.95

Pagecounts

  80pp (96pp last two)

Frequency

  irregular

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Issue Checklist

Arioch

Fanzine that featured a Roger Zelazny story in the first issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1967 – ?
Publishers:   Doug Lovenstein, 425 Collville Ridge, Athens, OH 45701
Editors:   Doug Lovenstein

Arizona Quarterly

Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literatures, Culture, and Theory publishes articles offering a variety of scholarly approaches to canonical and non-canonical works of American literature and film. The journal sponsors an annual symposium, bringing together senior scholars, advisory board members, and newly established academics, to renew our commitment to the study of American texts.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1945 – present: Index to (American) Little Magazines (to 1947 at least)
Publishers:   1731 E. Second Street, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0014 (in 2005)
Website:   azq.arizona.edu
Editors:   Albert F. Gegenheimer at outset; Edgar A. Dryden (in 2005)
Prices:   $5 (in 2005)

Arizona Western

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1949: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Brown Watson
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   32pp
Issue Checklist

Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies

see under Kansas Magazine/Quarterly

The Arkham Collector

Total Issues: 10

A house booklet for Arkham helping promote books, published some short fiction including first/early stories by Brian Lumley, James Wade, Alan Dean Foster, Gary Myers.

The publisher held back a limited number of each issue and, after the tenth issue was published, issued bound sets.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1967 – Summer 1971: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Arkham House, Sauk City, WI
Editors:   August Derleth
Formats:   small digest booklet
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   24pp-48pp
Frequency:   twice yearly
Issue Checklist

The Arkham Sampler

Total Issues: 12

A series of small booklets, issued as supplements to Etchings and Odysseys. Most issues were thematic with minimal fiction, with the nature of the contents changing from issue to issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  v1 #1, 1983 – v3 #4, 1986: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   The Strange Company, Madison, WI
Editors:   R. Alain Everts
Formats:   small chapbook
Prices:   $2.50
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
Issue Checklist

The Arkham Sampler [1948]

Total Issues: 8

An attempt at a fantasy literary review with emphasis on non-fiction but a high quota of fiction, mostly Lovecraftian or Weird Tales school.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1948 – Fall 1949: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Arkham House, Sauk City, WI
Editors:   August Derleth
Formats:   large digest (9" x 6")
Prices:   $1.00
Pagecounts:   96pp-128pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
Issue Checklist

Arkham Tales

Total Issues: 8

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-2008 – Oct-2010
Publishers:   Cold Fusion Media Empire (#1 - #5); Leucrota Press, Murrieta, California (#6 - #8)
Editors:   Nathan Shumate


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