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British Boys' Paper

Total Issues: 86

Formerly the New Boys' Paper, relaunched after a two-week gap. Numbered to issue 46, dated thereafter.

Issues & Index Sources

  13-Mar-1888 – 19-Oct-1889

#incorporated into Guy Rayner's Boys' Own Journal


  Aldine Publishing Co.; Popular Publishing Co. (Guy Rayner) from #46





British Columbia Magazine

see under Westward Ho!

British Girl

Total Issues: 24

Issues & Index Sources:  23-Jul-1921 – 31-Dec-1921
Publishers:   United Newspapers Ltd
Frequency:   weekly

The British Girl's Annual

Total Issues: 25?

Issues & Index Sources:  1909? – 1933?: Story Paper Index (incomplete)
Publishers:   Cassell and Co.
Frequency:   annual

British Juvenile

Total Issues: 166

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1886 – Oct-1879
Publishers:   Willoughby
Frequency:   monthly

British Library

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Howe

The British Magazine

Perhaps the first magazine to be edited by a major novelist; contributors included Smollett (his novel "Launcelot Greaves," 1760-1) and Oliver Goldsmith.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1760 – Dec-1767
Publishers:   James Rivington & James Pletcher; H. Payne; later John Newbery
Editors:   Tobias Smollett (assisted by Oliver Goldsmith)
Formats:   Octavo
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 1

British Quarterly Review

Issues & Index Sources:  1845 – 1886: The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals Volume 4
Index to Periodical Literature

British Science Fiction Magazine

see under Vargo Statten Science Fiction Magazine

British Space Fiction Magazine

see under Vargo Statten Science Fiction Magazine

The British Weekly

Published much of the internationally popular "Kailyard" school of Scottish regional fiction in the late 19th century (J.M. Barrie, S.R. Crockett, Ian Maclaren, etc). Still going in 1933 when its editor encouraged James Hilton to write his famous novella "Goodbye, Mr Chips."

Issues & Index Sources

  5-Nov-1886 – 7-Dec-1961
  14-Dec-1961 – ?, as The British Weekly and Christian World


  publication shifted to Edinburgh in Jan-1959


  1886 – 1923: William Robertson Nicoll
  in 1934: Rev John A. Hutton



The British Workman

"World famous for its healthy, elevating literature, and first-class pictures." Was running a serial at least in 1904, which was given as it's Jubilee year.

Issues & Index Sources:  1855? – ?
Publishers:   S.W. Partridge & Co., 8 & 9 Paternoster Row, London E.C.
Editors:   Thomas Bywater Smithie (initially)
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   c. 12pp
Frequency:   monthly

The Briton

Total Issues: 11

Issues & Index Sources:  4-Jun-1927 – 17-Aug-1927
Publishers:   Peel Publishing Co.
Frequency:   weekly

Briton's Own Library

Total Issues: 18

Contains complete stories of 70-80,000 words.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1914 – Feb-1916
Publishers:   Aldine Publishing Co., 1 Crown Court, London W.C.
Editors:   Percy Bishop
Pagecounts:   132pp

Broadsheet Novels

Total Issues: 6

Each issue was a complete (but perhaps condensed) novel.

Issues & Index Sources:  25-Jul-1936: Story Paper Index
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Formats:   broadsheet
Prices:   2d
Pagecounts:   24pp
Frequency:   6 per month


Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1995 – #4, 1996: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Dreamscape International, Barking
Editors:   Nancy Sparling
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   £2.50
Pagecounts:   40pp
Frequency:   roughly quarterly
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Broadswords and Blasters

Total Issues: 6 (to Summer 2018)

Subtitled "Pulp Magazine with Modern Sensibilities".

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-2017 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #6, Summer 2018)
Editors:   Matthew X. Gomez & Cameron Mount
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $6.99
Pagecounts:   108pp
Frequency:   quarterly
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The Broadway

Heavy emphasis on serials plus quality short fiction but fell short of its aims. Authors include Henry Kingsley, Mrs Pender Cudlip.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1867 – Dec-1872: Index to Periodical Literature
Publishers:   Routledge, London
Formats:   standard (imitation Cornhill)
Prices:   1/-
Frequency:   monthly

Broadway Follies

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1933 – Jan-1934?: FictionMags Index (Missing: Jul-1933; Oct-1933; Jan-1934)
Publishers:   White Way Publications NYC
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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