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Baker Street Miscellanea

Country: US
Total Issues: 76

Aherlock Holmes fanzine that featured some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1975 – 1993: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Donald K. Pollock

Bakka Magazine

Country: Canada
Total Issues: 6

A combination magazine/catalogue which contained articles on mystery, science fiction and fantasy, along with the occasional fiction. The 7th issue was described as a special "mystery and suspense" issue and was subtitled "Black Box", which has led some authorities to list it as a separate magazine called Black Box Mystery Magazine but this name was never used.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1975 – Fall 1977: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Bakka Book Stores, Toronto
Editors:   Kathleen Kuklinski
Formats:   large format (11" x 8.5")
Prices:   $1.50 in Fall 1977
Pagecounts:   80pp in Fall 1977
Frequency:   planned as quarterly.
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines


Country: US
Total Issues: 2


Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1976 – Feb-1977: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Simba Reproductions; Hurst, TX
Editors:   Clifford W. Bird
Formats:   quarto
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Ballou's Dollar Monthly Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 462?

The first all-fiction monthly ever published in the US; circulation reached 100,000 by 1857.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1855 – May-1863: FictionMags Index
  Jun-1863 – Dec-1865, as The Dollar Monthly Magazine: FictionMags Index
  Jan-1866 – Jun-1893, as Ballou's Monthly Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  Maturin Murray Ballou, Boston




  10c (in 1855)


  46pp (in 1855); 100pp (later)



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Ballou's Monthly Magazine

see under Ballou's Dollar Monthly Magazine

Ballou's Pictorial

see under Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion


Country: US
Total Issues: 86+6+2? = 94?

A humor magazine published by Dell. The fourth issue of the second series, Fall 1953, was SF-oriented, but none of the text features are substantial enough to warrant indexing, although a couple were reprinted in Science Fiction Digest. An Australian edition of this issue is also known to exist.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1931 – Feb-1939: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Summer 1953 – Winter 1954
  Feb-1962 – Jun-1962?


  1931 – 1954: Dell Publishing
  1962: Laurie Publications


  Aug-1931 – Feb-1939: Norman Anthony
  1948 – Winter 1954: Bill Yates


  8.5" x 11.5"


  15c (in 1934)




  Aug-1931 – Jul-1938: monthly
  Aug-1938 – Feb-1939: bimonthly/quarterly
  1948 – 1952: irregular
  Summer 1953 – Winter 1954: quarterly

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Ballyhoo (Australia)

Country: US

Australian edition of Ballyhoo.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Atlas Publications of Melbourne

Ballyhoo Magazine (UK)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 7

Featured "stories, joke and cartoons".

Issues & Index Sources:  1950 – 1951?
Publishers:   Bernard Kaye
Formats:   digest
Prices:   1/6d
Pagecounts:   60pp

Balmy Bedtime Stories

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London


Country: UK
Total Issues: 4


Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1971 – #4, 1972: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Jon M. Harvey; Cardiff, England
Editors:   Jon M. Harvey
Prices:   20p-25p
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Country: US

"A user's guide to the region, both in print and online" which has published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1907 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Baltimore magazine, 1000 Lancaster Street, Suite 400, Baltimore, MD 21202
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

Baltimore City Paper

Country: US

A free alternative weekly newspaper published in Baltimore, Maryland.

Issues & Index Sources:  1977 – 2017: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Russ Smith & Alan Hirsch (in 1977)
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

The Baltimore Review

Country: US

Published biannually, in the winter and the summer, The Baltimore Review is an eclectic collection of writing from Baltimore and beyond.

Issues & Index Sources:  1996 – present
Publishers:   P.O. Box 410, Riderwood, MD 21139 (in 2002); PO Box 36418, Towson, MD 21286 (in 2005)
Editors:   Barbara Westwood Diehl (1996 - 2003); Susan Muaddi Darraj (2003 - present)
Frequency:   twice-yearly
Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2000; in 2002)

Baltimore Saturday Visiter

Country: US

Notable for the story contest won by Edgar Allan Poe's "Ms Found in a Bottle" (19-Oct-1833).

Issues & Index Sources

  4-Feb-1832 – 26-Jan-1833, as Saturday Morning Visiter
  2-Feb-1833 – 1847, as Baltimore Saturday Visiter

#merges with The National Era


  Charles F. Cloud




Country: UK
Total Issues: 26

A literary journal of fiction, poetry and comment, featuring stories by Hilary Bailey, Ballard ("The Air Disaster," "Low-Flying Aircraft," "The Dead Time"), Beryl Bainbridge, Angela Carter ("The Company of Wolves"), Ruth Fainlight, Alan Sillitoe, John Sladek, Tennant, etc.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan/Feb-1975 – Apr-1981: FictionMags Index


  Bananas Publishing, 2 Blenheim Crescent, London W11


  Jan/Feb-1975 – Summer 1978: Emma Tennant (associate editors included J.G. Ballard)
  Autumn 1978 – Apr-1981: Abigail Mozley




  30p - 50p


  28pp - 40pp


  intended bimonthly, but soon became quarterly, then irregular
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Banana Wings

Country: UK
Total Issues: 58 (to Mar-2015)

"Banana Wings is a science fiction fanzine published from Croydon since 1996. It has been variously described as too long, too small, too serious, too fannish, too irregular and too frequent, but some people like it anyway."

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1995, as Banana Skins
  Apr-1996 – #3, 1996, as Waxen Wings and Banana Skins
  #4, 1996 – present, as Banana Wings: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  Claire Brialey & Mark Plummer

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Country: Ireland

Part printed in Gaelic script.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1920s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Gael Printing, Publishing & Trading Society, Dublin
Prices:   1/-
Frequency:   monthly

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