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Total Issues: 392+14=406

Circulation peaked at 18,000 in 1868; published much of Braddon's early work, also G.A. Sala and Sheridan Le Fanu; C&W took the magazine more upmarket with fiction by Charles Reade, Wilkie Collins, Mark Twain, Thomas Hardy and early work by Conan Doyle; under White quality declined.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1866 – Jun-1899: Indexes to Fiction #14: Belgravia


  Nov-1866 – Apr-1876: John Maxwell
  May-1876 – Sep-1889: Chatto & Windus
  Oct-1889 – Mar-1897: F.V. White
  Apr-1897 – Dec-1897?: Biggs & Co.
  Jan-1898? – Oct-1898: May, Wyatt & Co.
  Nov-1898 – Jun-1899: A.F. May


  Nov-1866 – Apr-1876: Mary E. Braddon
  May-1876 – Sep-1889: Andrew Chatto


  standard (in imitation of The Cornhill)




  monthly, plus an Annual 1876 - 1889


  British Literary Magazines Vol. 3, The Age of the Storytellers

Believe It or Not

see under Story Digest Magazine

The Bell

Although this was a review of Irish art, literature, the theatre, music and other crafts its core was fiction, it even called itself "The Magazine of Creative Fiction" for a while. It published works by W.B. Yeats, Frank O'Connor, Elizabeth Bowen, Flann O'Brien, Lord Dunsany, Liam O'Flaherty.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1940 – Dec-1954


  Cahill & Co., Dublin


  Oct-1940 – Mar-1946: Sean O'Faolain
  Apr-1946 – Dec-1954: Peadar O'Donnell


  monthly (no issues Apr-1948 - Nov-1950)


  British Literary Magazines Vol. 4


Women's magazine that publishes some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1987 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   H. Bauer Publishing (in 2002)
Editors:   Jackie Highe (in 1998); Jayne Marsden (in 2004)
Prices:   66p (in 2002); 70p (in 2004)
Pagecounts:   58pp (in 2002)
Frequency:   weekly

Belles & Beaux

Total Issues: 13

Issues & Index Sources:  1874
Publishers:   Beadle
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Belles of England

Total Issues: 52

Issues & Index Sources:  10-Sep-1871 – 1-Sep-1872
Publishers:   Charles Fox, London
Editors:   George Emmett
Frequency:   weekly

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: 240 (to 21-Dec-2017)

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  9-Oct-2008 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all after 21-Dec-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

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