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Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Total Issues: 268 (to 3-Jan-2019)

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  9-Oct-2008 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all after 3-Jan-2019)
Publishers:   Firkin Press, Reston, Virginia
Editors:   Scott H. Andrews
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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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)



Sources:   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: 37 (as at Mar-2018)

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

Berlin Quarterly

"Berlin Quarterly is a European review of long form journalism, literature and the Arts."

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 2013/14 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Cycling Bear Publishing GmbH, Schwedter Strasse 34b, 10435 Berlin
Editors:   James Guerin

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



Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 4

The Bertha Clay Library

Total Issues: 512

"This line is devoted to the works of the popular Bertha M. Clay and other writers of the same school. Many of the titles listed herein are copyrighted and cannot be found in any other edition. This author has successfully demonstrated her ability to write high-class love stories which charm the reader, from the moment the book is opened until the last line is read. Her style is particularly her own. She has the happy faculty of making the reader feel that he is interested, personally in the welfare and ultimate success of the principal charactrs."

Issues & Index Sources:  16-Jun-1900 – Jan-1917: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Street & Smith, 79-89 Seventh Avenue, New York
Formats:   7 x 5"
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   200-300pp
Frequency:   1-117 semi-weekly; 118-141 bi-weekly; 142-237 weekly; 238-270 monthly; 271-512 bi-monthly
Related Sites:   American Women's Dime Novel Project
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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Best Detective Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1948 – ?
Publishers:   Universal Crime Stories Inc., 366 Madison Ave., New York, NY
Frequency:   quarterly

Best Detective Cases (Canada)

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Golden Books of America

Best Detective Magazine

Total Issues: 95+24+26=145

As Best Detective Magazine it was predominantly reprint, but when relaunched as Crime Busters it featured "all new stories" mainly with series characters such as "The Gadget Man" and "The Death Angel".

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1929 – Sep-1937: Crime Fiction Index
  Nov-1937 – Oct-1939, as Crime Busters: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Nov-1939 – May-1943, as Street & Smith's Mystery Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1


  Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 79 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY


  Nov-1929 – Sep-1937: Frank E. Blackwell
  Nov-1937 – May-1943: John L. Nanovic


  standard pulp


  Nov-1929 – Aug-1935: 25c
  Sep-1935 – May-1943: 10c (rose to 15c in 1940)


  Nov-1929 – Aug-1935: 160pp
  Sep-1935 – May-1943: 128pp


  monthly to Jul-1940; then bimonthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Best Detective Magazine (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Best Detective Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1935: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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