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The Bellingham Review

Total Issues: 70 (as at Aug-2015)

A nonprofit literary arts magazine that runs poems, stories, essays, reviews, plays and photos. Circulation About 2,500.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1977 – present
Publishers:   Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225 (Signpost Press; in 2002)
Editors:   Robin Hemley (in 1996); Brenda Miller (in 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   120pp
Frequency:   quarterly to Spring 1978, then twice yearly (Winter and Summer)
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

The Bellman

Total Issues: 676

"Remarkable for the brilliance and power of its fiction" (Edward J. O'Brien)

Typically featured one short story per issue of circa 24-28 pages, with the balance filled with one or two articles and a number of regular columns featuring book and play reviews, political news, local social news, poetry, jokes, and so on.

Issues & Index Sources:  21-Jul-1906 – 28-Jun-1919: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   The Bellman Company, Minneapolis
Editors:   William C. Edgar
Formats:   large format
Prices:   10c
Frequency:   weekly

Bellowing Ark

Runs poetry, short fiction and serialised novels. Says it features "work in the American Romantic tradition." Does not pay for contributions. Circulation about 800.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1984 – ?
Publishers:   P. O. Box 45637, Seattle, WA 98145 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Robert R. Ward (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   tabloid
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Belmore Series

Total Issues: 35?

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1891 – Apr-1894: Dime Novel Bibliography (incomplete)
Publishers:   Lovell, Coryell & Co., 310-318 Sixth Ave., New York
Formats:   4 7/8 x 7 1/4"
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   300 to 400
Frequency:   Monthly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Beloit Fiction Journal

Founded by novelist Clint McCown; student-edited, but with a national circulation.

Issues & Index Sources:  1984 – present
Publishers:   Box 11, Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Fred Burwell (in 1998)
Frequency:   twice-yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Total Issues: 235 (to 28-Sep-2017)

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  9-Oct-2008 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all after 28-Sep-2017)
Publishers:   Firkin Press, Reston, Virginia
Editors:   Scott H. Andrews
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Bentley's Miscellany

Total Issues: 384

Always published fiction, its best years were its first decade -- later issues shifted to literary criticism. Strong on serials: began with "Oliver Twist" (1837 - 1839) and Ainsworth's "Jack Sheppard" (1839 - 1840), illus by Cruikshank. Also reprinted Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher" (Aug-1840).

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1837 – Dec-1868: The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals Volume 4
Index to Periodical Literature

#merges with Temple Bar


  Jan-1837 – Mar-1861: Richard Bentley
  Apr-1861 – Jun-1868: Chapman & Hall
  Jul-1868 – Dec-1868: Bentley, with other partners


  Jan-1837 – Feb-1839: Charles Dickens
  Mar-1839 – Dec-1841: William Harrison Ainsworth
  ?: Albert Smith
  ?: Shirley Brooks
  ?: George Bentley (final issues)




  British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

Bentley's Quarterly Review

Issues & Index Sources:  1859 – 1860: The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals Volume 2
Index to Periodical Literature

Benziger's Magazine

A Catholic magazine started for children but progressively adapted as a wider family magazine. Carried some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1898 – Mar-1900, as Our Boys' and Girls' Own
  Apr-1900 – Feb-1921, as Benziger's Magazine



Berkeley Fiction Review

Total Issues: 21 (to Dec-2001)

A journal of contemporary short fiction and flash fiction by emerging and established writers. Has published John Blair, Wayne Harrison, Susan Steinberg. No payment. Circulation about 500.

Issues & Index Sources:  1981 – present
Publishers:   University of California, Berkeley, Student Publications.
Editors:   various
Formats:   quarto review
Pagecounts:   180pp
Frequency:   twice yearly

The Bermondsey Book

Total Issues: 26?

Ran mostly working-class London fiction and non-fiction, but also published A. E. Coppard, Liam O'Flaherty.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1923 – Mar/Apr/May-1930


  Cecil Palmer to Mar-1925, then William Heinemann


  1923 – 1925: anonymous but likely to have been Ethel Gutman
  1925 – 1930: anonymous but likely to have been Frederick Heath




  British Literary Magazines Vol. 4

The Bertha Clay Library

Total Issues: 512

Issues & Index Sources:  1900 – 1917: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Bertha M. Clay Books

Total Issues: 10

"The best works of this popular author, each one being a love story of unparalleled interest. By her magic pen we are carried through the intricate maze of thrilling and romantic scenes until the plot of hate against love, of injustice against justice, and all the trials and tribulations of the hero and heroine are neded, when we lay the story aside with regret."

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1919: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 57 Rose Street, New York
Prices:   35c
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Women's magazine which publishes some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1987 – ?
Publishers:   London
Editors:   Julie Akhurst (in 1998)
Frequency:   weekly

Best Budget

Total Issues: 12

Incorporated into Larks (comic).

Issues & Index Sources:  15-Mar-1902 – 31-May-1902
Publishers:   Trapps Holmes
Formats:   tabloid
Pagecounts:   8pp
Frequency:   weekly

Best Detective

Total Issues: 1

Seemingly a one-shot pulp. Not to be confused with the long-running Best Detective Magazine from the 1930s.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1947: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all except Dec-1947)
Pulp Magazine Index 1
Publishers:   Exclusive Detective Stories, Inc.
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   132pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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