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The Australian Horror and Fantasy Magazine

Total Issues: 5

Semi-professional magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1984 – #5, 1986: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Barry Radburn, Penrith, NSW, Australia
Editors:   Barry Radburn & Stephen Studach
Formats:   digest
Prices:   A$1.50 (price increased)
Pagecounts:   40pp (pagination increased)
Frequency:   irregular
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The Australian Journal

Subtitled "A Weekly Record of Amusing and Instructive Literature, Science and the Arts", The Australian Journal was one of Australia's longest lived and most influential literary magazines.

Each issue had three serials, plus short stories. Most of the fiction was by Australian writers, but there was a good deal of imported stuff especially in the 1870s and 1880s. It contained a good mixture of romance, adventure, crime/detective, historical, supernatural/horror.

Fitz James O'Brien's famous short story, What Was It?, was published there in 1866, plus, over the years, various serials by the likes of Sylvanus Cobb, Eugene Sue, BL Farjeon, Harriet Lewis, Carlotta Kingsley; and, later on, short stories by the likes of BM Croker and Robert Murray Gilchrist.

Issues & Index Sources

  2-Sep-1865 – 1965: FictionMags Index (sample issues)

Publishers

  A.H. Massina, Melbourne

Editors

  1865 – ?: G.A. Walstab
  1870 – 1871: Marcus Clarke
  1874 – 1875: R.P. Whitworth
  1875: E. Kidgell
  1878 – 1909: William Smith Mitchell

Prices

  1865 – 1869: 3d
  1869 – ?: 6d

Pagecounts

  1865 – 1869: 16pp
  1869 – ?: 64pp

Frequency

  weekly (1865 - 1869); monthly (1869 - ?)

Sources:   Australian Crime Fiction

The Australian Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1900s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Australian Monthly Magazine

Total Issues: 18?+29?=47?

This was an early colonial magazine that was bought by Marcus Clarke in 1867 and renamed the Colonial Monthly. Mostly colonial content, and lots of pseudonymous and anononymous content.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1865 – Feb-1867?: FictionMags Index
  Sep-1867 – Jan-1870?, as Colonial Monthly: FictionMags Index (Missing: Oct-1868)

Editors

  Sep-1867 – 1869: Marcus Clarke
  1869 – 1870: J.J. Shillinglaw

Pagecounts

  80pp

Frequency

  monthly

Australian Short Stories

Total Issues: 65

Magazine publishing contemporary Australian fiction with some guest contributions from overseas authors.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1982 – 2000: FictionMags Index
Editors:   Bruce Pascoe
Frequency:   quarterly

The Australian Way

Total Issues: 69

Inflight magazine of Australian Airlines/Quantas Airways.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1986 – Mar-1999
Publishers:   Australian Airlines (Aug-1986 - Jun-1993); Quantas Airways (Jul-1993 - Mar-1999)

The Australian Woman's Magazine and Domestic Journal

A monthly journal published in Melbourne between 1882-1884. 15% fiction, 100% Australian content, 100% female authors, most of whom used pseudonyms.

Issues & Index Sources:  1882 – 1884: FictionMags Index (Missing: Vol. 1)
Prices:   6d
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   monthly

The Australian Women's Weekly

Women's magazine that published a lot of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1933 – present
Publishers:   Bauer Media Group (in 2017)
Editors:   George Warnecke (in 1933); Kim Doherty (in 2017)

The Australian Women's Weekly Omnibook

Total Issues: 7

Australian edition of Omnibook Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1948 – Aug-1948
Publishers:   Consolidated Press, Sydney

The Auteur

"Literary magazine... new fiction and poetry".

Issues & Index Sources:  1992 – ?
Publishers:   London
Editors:   Danny Rosenbaum & Rupert Vandervell
Frequency:   quarterly

Authentic Detective Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s

Authentic Detective Stories Magazine

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1946 – Jan-1947?
Publishers:   Pioneer Publications (Jan-1947)

Authentic Romances

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1948 – Apr-1950: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Martin & Reid, London
Formats:   10.5 in x 8.625 ins
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   32pp

Authentic Science Fiction

Total Issues: 85

Initially issued as a series of paperback books. Additional features were gradually added to make it a true magazine. Title changed to Science Fiction Fortnightly with issue #3, then to Science Fiction Monthly with issue #9, then back to Authentic Science Fiction with issue #13.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1951 – #2, 1951, as Authentic Science Fiction Series: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
  #3, 1951 – #8, 1951, as Science Fiction Fortnightly: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
  #9, 1951 – #12, 1951, as Science Fiction Monthly: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
  #13, 1951 – #85, 1957, as Authentic Science Fiction: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines

Publishers

  Hamilton & Co., London

Editors

  1-Jan-1951 – 15-Nov-1952: L.G. Holmes (Gordon Landsborough)
  15-Dec-1952 – 15-Jan-1956: H.J. Campbell
  15-Feb-1956 – Oct-1957: E.C. Tubb

Formats

  pocketbook until Feb-1957, then digest

Frequency

  twice monthly to 15-Apr-1951, then monthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Authentic Science Fiction (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Authentic Science Fiction. As far as is known the contents are identical to the UK issues, but are dated a month or two later.

Issues & Index Sources:  #37, 1953 – #47, 1954?: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #39; #43; #44; #45; #47)
Publishers:   Modern Distributors Ltd., 267 Wellington St. West, Toronto, Ontario
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The Author

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1890 – ?
Publishers:   Society of Authors, London
Editors:   Walter Besant (1890 - 1901)
Frequency:   monthly, later quarterly
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3


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