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Author's Choice Monthly

Tota Issues: 29

Each issue is a single author collection of new and reprint stories. All volumes were issued in three states, all unpriced. Initially at least, they were available at $4.95 paperbound, $25.00 hardbound, and $50.00 deluxe leatherbound edition.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1989 – #29, 1992: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Pulphouse Publishing; Eugene, OR
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Author's Library

Total Issues: 14

Issues & Index Sources:  1893
Publishers:   International News
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Automobile and Trailer Travel Magazine

Automobile magazine that published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1936 – 1939?, as Trailer Travel Magazine
  1940? – 1946?, as Automobile and Trailer Travel Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  1947? – ?, as Trailer Travel Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  in 1970s, as Woodall's Trailer and RV Travel Magazine


  Jan-1936 – 194?: K. H. Dixon Co., Chicago, IL
  194? – ?: Woodall Publishing Co., Chicago, IL


  Jan-1936 – 194?: Karl Hale Dixon
  194? – ?: T. Wallach, Bea Ross, Jeanne Florian


Total Issues: 16

Magazine about Arthur Machen, with the occasional short story by him.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring/Summer 1987 – Winter 1997: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   The Arthur Machen Society
Formats:   pamphlet

The Avalonian

Total Issues: 1

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1952: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Lilith Lorraine; New Orleans, LA
Editors:   Lilith Lorraine
Formats:   octavo
Prices:   $1.50
Pagecounts:   56pp
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Avant Garde

Total Issues: 14

Magazine (practically a book) issued by Ralph Ginzburg and sold only through the mail. Contains a small amount of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1968 – 1971?
Editors:   Ralph Ginzburg
Formats:   11" by 11"
Pagecounts:   78pp
Frequency:   initially bimonthly; later quarterly


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: FictionMags Index (partial issues only)
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


  Street & Smith Publications, Inc.


  John L. Nanovic


  standard pulp






  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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Total Issues: 2


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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