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The Black Cat (US)

Total Issues: 299+12+5?=316?

A very off-trail magazine which liked to publish unusual stories and featured a large amount of fantasy in its early years. Authors include Jack London, Octavus Roy Cohen, Ellis Parker Butler, Cleveland Moffett, Harry Stephen Keeler, Frank Lillie Pollock.

It is unclear how many issues were published in 1922 and the magazine may have lasted until Apr-1923.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1895 – Oct-1920: General Fiction Index
  10-Jan-1922? – Dec-1922?: General Fiction Index (Missing: 10-Jan-1922; 10-Feb-1922; 10-Apr-1922 - Jul-1922; Sep-1922; Dec-1922)


  1895 – 1919: The Shortstory Publishing Co.
  1920: Black Cat
  1922: William Kane


  1895 – 1912: Herman D. Umbstaetter
  1912: Theresa Dyer
  1914: T.H. Kelly
  1915 – 1921: Harold E. Bessom
  1922: William R. Kane


  1895 – 1914: 6" x 9"
  1915 – 1922: standard






  Oct-1895 – Oct-1890: monthly
  10-Jan-1922 – 25-Jun-1922: bimonthly
  Jul-1922 – Dec-1922: monthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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The Black Cat (UK)

Total Issues: 25

Subtitled "A monthly magazine of Short Stories and Bright Literature by the Best Writers," this was not a British edition of the American original. Published mostly mystery stories and some ghost stories. Material by Fergus Hume, J. Colne Dacre, Percy J. Barrow, E.M. Critchley and Erskine M. Hamilton.

Styled itself The Black Cat Penny Stories on the cover of the final two issues.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1898 – Feb-1900: FictionMags Index


  Feb-1898 – Dec-1898: John Davis & Co., Granville House, Arundel St., The Strand, London
  Jan-1899 – Jun-1899: Davis & Company, Granville House, Arundel St., The Strand, London
  Jul-1899 – Feb-1900: New Century Press, London


  George C. Dusart


  large booklet (roughly 9" x 6")




  Varied considerably. First issue 32pp of text, 24pp advertising. Thereafter settled chiefly at 48pp but April 1898, 64pp; January 1899, 96pp; February 1899, 64pp; July and August 1899, 36pp; September to November 1899, 40pp; final three issues, 32pp.



Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers

The Black Cat [1970]

Total Issues: 1

Semi-professional magazine. One of many publications issued by George Henderson, a prominent Toronto dealer in "nostalgia" merchandise. This collection of public domain reprints was his only all-fiction title. The magazine was cancelled when the distributor went bust.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1970: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Memory Lane Productions, Toronto
Editors:   George Henderson
Formats:   review sized
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   planned as quarterly

Black Cat Mystery Magazine/Quarterly [1981]

Total Issues: 6

Mixture of reprint and new stories, both mystery and supernatural. All issues of this magazine have the same cover illustration — the head of a black cat in a circle.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1981 – #3, 1981, as Black Cat Mystery Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
  #4, 1981/1982 – #6, 1982, as Black Cat Mystery Quarterly: Crime Fiction Index


  March Chase Publishing, Toronto


  Faith Clare-Joynt








  quarterly, but irregular
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Black Cat Mystery Magazine [2017]

Total Issues: 3 (to Summer 2018)

"Named in honor of our company mascot, Black Cat Mystery Magazine will focus on contemporary and traditional mysteries, as well as thrillers and suspense stories."

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 2017/2018 – present: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after Summer 2018)
Publishers:   Wildside Press
Editors:   John Gregory Betancourt & Carla Coupe
Prices:   $10.00
Frequency:   quarterly
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Black Clock

Total Issues: 21

"Features work by some of the most prominent writers of our time, talented regional authors, and the very best of what is produced within the MFA Writing Program".

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-2004 – Spring/Summer 2016: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   CalArts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355
Editors:   Steve Erickson
Prices:   $10
Frequency:   bi-annual

Black Dirt: A Journal of Contemporary Writing

see under Farmer's Market

Black Flames


Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1946 – ?
Publishers:   Los Angeles
Editors:   Jim Daugherty
Pagecounts:   22pp

Black Gate

Total Issues: 15

"Black Gate is a quarterly magazine of epic fantasy fiction. It publishes news, reviews, interviews, and original short stories from the best names in adventure fantasy. Black Gate covers virtually every aspect of modern fantasy -- books, movies, comics, adventure gaming, role playing games, and much more."

Went online after #15.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2001 – Spring 2011: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   New Epoch Press, 815 Oak Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
Editors:   John O'Neill
Prices:   $7.99
Pagecounts:   240pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Email Address:
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Black Girl Magic Lit Mag

Total Issues: 5 (as at Jan-2019)

"Black Girl Magic Lit Mag is a literary magazine created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority voices and characters in speculative fiction, especially Black women's voices."

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, Jan-2016 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #5, Jan-2017)
Publishers:   Black Girl Magic Mag, PO Box 3322, Winchester, VA 22604
Editors:   Kenesha Williams
Formats:   ebook
Frequency:   quarterly
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Black Highwayman Novels

Total Issues: 26

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1870s: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   N. Munro
Formats:   small booklet
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   100
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Black Hole

University fanzine that published some fiction by Brian Stableford.

Issues & Index Sources:  1974? – 1993?
Publishers:   Leeds University

Black Hood Detective

see under Crack Detective (and Mystery) (Stories)

Black Infinity Magazine

Total Issues: 3 (to Fall 2018)

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2017 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Fall 2018)
Publishers:   Rocket Science Books, an imprint of Dead Letter Press, P.O. Box 134, New Kent, VA 23124-0134
Editors:   Tom English
Prices:   $9.95
Frequency:   twice yearly
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Black Ink Horror

Total Issues: 10

Digest-sized, black and white magazine of horror fiction and art with a classical aesthetic.

Issues & Index Sources:  #0, 2006 – #7, 2011: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Sideshow Press
Formats:   digest
Prices:   $7.50
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Black Lace

Issues & Index Sources:  1961 – 1962?
Publishers:   Rilgac Publishing Co., 1350 North Highland, Room 3, Hollywood 28, CA.
Editors:   Charles S. Fritch; Bert Theel
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The Black Lily

Total Issues: 10?

Side stapled fanzine featuring stories and poems on medieval fantasy.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Southern Goblin Productions, Sarasota, Florida
Editors:   Vincent Kuklewski

Black Lite

Total Issues: 4


Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1976 – Jan-1978: Science Fiction Index
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