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Fanzine which claims that it has no editor and will publish anything sent to it.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1995 – ?
Publishers:   J. Lance c/- E. Hartley, Kippenduff, via Rappville, NSW 2469

Ave Maria

Started as a religious magazine for Catholic families, it was published by the Holy Cross Fathers out of Notre Dame and published at least one piece of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1-May-1865 – Mar-1970
Publishers:   Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, Indiana
Editors:   A. Harrop
Frequency:   irregular

The Avenger

Total Issues: 24

One of the last new hero pulps. The Avenger lead novels were written by Paul Ernst under the Kenneth Robeson house name. After first few issues only 1 or 2 supporting short stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1939 – Sep-1942: Adventure Fiction Index

Publishers

  Street & Smith Publications, Inc.

Editors

  John L. Nanovic

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  Sep-1939 – Jul-1940: monthly
  Sep-1940 – Sep-1942: bimonthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Avesta

Total Issues: 2

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1969 – Nov-1969
Editors:   Don Blyly

Aviation Stories

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1929 – Jul-1930: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: Jul-1930)
Pulp Magazine Index 4
Publishers:   Story Publishing Co., Inc. (Harold Hersey)
Editors:   Harold Hersey, probably with Douglas Dold
Formats:   standard pulp
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   irregular
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Aviation Stories and Mechanics

Total Issues: 8

Aviation magazine that published at least one story (a reprint of Poe's "The Balloon Hoax"). Merged with Practical Mechanics and/or Popular Aviation.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1927 – Dec-1928
Publishers:   The Flying Publishing Company, New York
Editors:   J.G. Burten
Prices:   25c

The Avon Annual

Total Issues: 4

Contained literary reprints.

Issues & Index Sources:  1944 – 1947: General Fiction Index
Publishers:   Avon Books, NY
Formats:   digest
Frequency:   annual
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Avon Detective Mysteries

Total Issues: 3

Arguably a reprint anthology like Avon Fantasy Reader, though it carried a few new stories. Magazine folded when Herbert Williams left Avon.

Issues & Index Sources:  1947: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Avon Book Company, 432 Fourth Avenue, New York 16, New York
Editors:   Herbert Williams
Formats:   digest
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Avon Fantasy Reader

Total Issues: 18

A series of digest-sized anthologies. Don Day indexed them as magazines and SF fans have traditionally considered them as such.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1947 – #18, 1952: Science Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
Publishers:   Avon
Editors:   Donald A. Wollheim
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Avon Modern Short Story Monthly

Total Issues: 51

A halfway house between a magazine and paperback anthology series, this was a generic title for a series of (mainly) single-author reprint collections which ran for a number of years; authors included John O'Hara, William Saroyan, Sinclair Lewis, Somerset Maugham, John Steinbeck, Louis Bromfield, Fannie Hurst.

Issues & Index Sources:  1943 – 1949: General Fiction Index
Publishers:   Avon Books, NY
Formats:   digest
Frequency:   monthly
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Avon Science Fiction and Fantasy Reader

Total Issues: 2

A merger in magazine form of two previous digest-format primarily reprint anthology series, Avon Fantasy Reader (1947 - 1952) and Avon Science Fiction Reader (1951 - 1952, 3 issues) both edited by Donald A. Wollheim. This magazine ran new stories of good quality. Authors include Jack Vance, Arthur C. Clarke, John Christopher, Alfred Coppel, Theodore Cogswell.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1953 – Apr-1953: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Jan-1953: Avon Novels Inc., New York
  Apr-1953: Stratford Novels Inc., New York

Editors

  Sol Cohen

Formats

  digest

Prices

  35c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  quarterly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Avon Science Fiction Reader

Total Issues: 3

A series of digest-sized anthologies. Don Day indexed them as magazines and SF fans have traditionally considered them as such.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1951 – #3, 1952: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Avon
Editors:   Donald A. Wollheim
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Avon Western Reader

Total Issues: 4

A halfway house between a magazine and paperback anthology series, this reprinted western stories and lasted for a handful of issues in 1947.

Issues & Index Sources:  1947: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Avon Books, NY
Editors:   Herbert Williams (initially)
Formats:   digest
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Awesome Tales

Total Issues: 8 (as at Oct-2018)

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2014 – present: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: any after #8, Summer 2018)
Publishers:   Bold Venture Press
Editors:   R. Allen Leider
Website:   www.boldventurepress.com
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Ayjay Westerns

Total Issues: 62?

Thin Australian digest.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all except #62)
Publishers:   Ayers & James
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The Babbler

Total Issues: 105?

Roman Catholic newsletter; no visible fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1948 – 1972?
Publishers:   in London
Editors:   A. Harrop
Frequency:   irregular


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