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Subtitled "a magazine for the novice writer".

Issues & Index Sources:  1998 – ?
Publishers:   Jenine Boisits
Editors:   Jenine Boisits
Formats:   8" x 10"
Prices:   $5.50
Frequency:   thrice-yearly

Behind the Mask

Total Issues: 71

Facsimile reprints of classic pulp stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1989 – Winter 2005: Adventure Fiction Index


  Fading Shadows, Inc.


  Tom & Ginger Johnson




  May-1989 – Fall 1991: quarterly
  Jan-1992 – May-1995: bimonthly
  Summer 1995 – Winter 2005: quarterly
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Behind the Scene

see under Scene

The Belfast Magazine and Literary Journal

Issues & Index Sources:  1825
Publishers:   Morgan Jellett, Commercial Buildings, Belfast

The Belfast Monthly Magazine

Total Issues: 77

A general magazine that very, very occasionally published fiction

Issues & Index Sources:  1808 – 1814
Publishers:   published in Belfast
Editors:   Dr. William Drennan
Frequency:   monthly

Belford-Clark Co. Series

Total Issues: 550

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1890s
Publishers:   Belford, Clarke, & Co.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Belford's Chatterbox

Stories, poems, news events of the day, educational information -- a wide ranging collection of reading for young readers.

Issues & Index Sources:  1884 – 1890
Publishers:   Belford, Clarke, & Co., Chicago
Editors:   Thomas W. Handford
Frequency:   annual

Belford's Magazine [1876]

Total Issues: 19

Authors include Susanna Moodie, J.G. Bourinet, James Payne, Walter Besant, James Rice, Charles Sangster; merged with Canadian Monthly and National Review to form Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and National Review.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1876 – Jun-1878
Publishers:   Belford Brothers, Toronto
Formats:   standard
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   monthly

Belford's Magazine [1888]

Total Issues: 63

Many essays and reviews; one or two stories per issue.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1888 – Aug-1891
  Sep-1891 – Mar-1892, as Belford's Monthly and Democratic Review
  Apr-1892 – Jul-1893, as Belford's Monthly


  Belford, Clarke & Co., Chicago


  Donn Piatt except for approx. Jun-1889 - Jun-1891 when Alvah Milton Kerr was editor








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

Sources:   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)

Sources:   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: 75 (as at Mar-2018)

A nonprofit literary arts magazine that runs poems, stories, essays, reviews, plays and photos. Circulation About 2,500. Went online after #70.

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)

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