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The Bell

Country: Ireland

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)

Mentioned in:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 4


Country: UK

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

Country: US
Total Issues: 13

Belles & Beaux was one of the very first story papers devoted exclusively to young women and marked Beadle & Adams' first attempt to reach an all female audience

Issues & Index Sources:  31-Jan-1874 – 25-Apr-1874: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Beadle and Adams, No. 98 William Street, New York
Formats:   16 x 11¼"
Prices:   10c ea., $4.00/year
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly
Related Sites:   American Women's Dime Novel Project
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Belles of England

Country: UK
Total Issues: 52

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

The Bellingham Review

Country: US
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)
Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

The Bellman

Country: US
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
Online Sources:   Online Books

Bellowing Ark

Country: US

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
Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Belmore Series

Country: US
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
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Beloit Fiction Journal

Country: US

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
Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Country: US
Total Issues: 339 (to 23-Sep-2021)

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  9-Oct-2008 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all after 23-Sep-2021)
Publishers:   Firkin Press, Reston, Virginia
Editors:   Scott H. Andrews
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Bentley's Miscellany

Country: UK
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)



Related Sites


Mentioned in:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

Online Sources

  Online Books

Bentley's Quarterly Review

Country: UK

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

Benziger's Magazine

Country: US

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

Country: US
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

Country: Germany

"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

Country: UK
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



Mentioned in:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 4

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