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Burr McIntosh Monthly

Total Issues: 86

Promoted as a magazine of cheerful wholesome philosophy, it was a calculatedly commercial proposition. The bulk of the publication consisted of pictures (usually beautiful women/actresses) and sentimental mottoes printed on heavy paper and suitable for framing. The pictures were strictly moral, but managed to include a fair amoun of exposed flesh in the way of arms, legs, and carefuly draped breasts.

In its late life it also ran some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1903 – May-1910: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Burr Publishing Company, 24 West Thirty-Ninth St., New York

Burroughs Bulletin


Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Editors:   Vern Coriell
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Burten's Follies

Seems to have started life as Cap'n Joey's Jazza-ka-jazza in February 1922, then changed to Cap'n Joey's Follies sometime in 1922/23. By 1924 it had changed to Follies and then in November 1924 to Burten's Follies.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1922 – ?-1922, as Cap'n Joey's Jazza-ka-jazza
  ?-1922 – ?, as Cap'n Joey's Follies
  c. 1924, as Follies
  Nov-1924 – Dec-1933, as Burten's Follies: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  Burten Publications


  Jo Burten
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Burt L. Standish Library

Total Issues: 41

Dime novel series containing primarily reissues of Frank Merriwell stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1930 – Jan-1932
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Burton's Gentleman's Magazine

Published several of Poe's stories (inc. "The Fall of the House of Usher" Sep-1839); also J.H. Ingraham.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1837 – Dec-1840

#merges with Atkinson's Casket


  Jul-1837 – Feb-1839: Charles Alexander
  Mar-1839 – Dec-1840: William E. Burton


  Jul-1839 – Jun-1840: Burton, assisted by Edgar Allan Poe
  Dec-1840: George R. Graham


  royal octavo



Bushranger Western

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
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The Business Magazine

see under Maclean's

Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens

Total Issues: 12

Subtitled "The Journal of Absurd and Surreal Fiction" the magazine offers a home for "for stories who have never felt like they fit in, stories that want to take time off from their 9 to 5 work week of searching for the meaning in the universe, stories that take a moment out of their nightly television programming to see what has always been there but doesn't show itself until someone changes the channel".

Issues & Index Sources:  2003 – Fall 2011: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   P.O. Box 190, Amherst, MA 01004
Editors:   Bradley Sands
Prices:   $5.00
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The Busy Man's Magazine

see under Maclean's

The Butterfly

Total Issues: 10+12=22

Subtitled "a Humorous and Artistic Monthly"; essentially a humorous magazine that ran occasional short stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1893 – Feb-1894: FictionMags Index (Vol 1 No 1 - Vol 2 No 4)
  Mar-1899 – Feb-1900: FictionMags Index (Vol 1 No 1 - Vol 2 No 12)


  May-1893 – Oct-1893: Walter Haddon
  Nov-1893 – Feb-1894: Morland, Judd
  Mar-1899 – Aug-1899: Grant Richards for The Butterfly Press
  Sep-1899 – Feb-1900: The New Century Press, Ltd.


  May-1893 – Feb-1894: Leonard Raven-Hill and Arnold Golsworthy




  May-1893 – Feb-1894: 64pp



Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers

Butterfly Series

Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  1891
Publishers:   Benedict Book Store
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 14

Calls itself "New England's tiniest magazine of poetry, fiction, and gracious living". Small payment. Circulation 1,200.

Issues & Index Sources:  1993 – 2003?
Publishers:   Box 26, Lunenburg, MA 01462 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Sally Cragin (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   booklet (5" x 4")
Pagecounts:   28pp
Frequency:   started twice yearly, now annual.
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


A West-Coast magazine which publishes fiction under the banner "L.A. stories." Authors have included Scott Bradfield.

Address in 1998 was 11835 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 450, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

Issues & Index Sources:  1990 – 1998
Publishers:   in Los Angeles
Editors:   Marilyn Bethany
Formats:   slick??
Frequency:   monthly


Total Issues: 36

"Claimed to be the biggest boys' paper ever existed, although this was not quite correct, the Boys' Own Picture Gallery 1872 being larger. Quite a good paper containing 8 complete stories every week, plus comic strips in the centre pages. Its most striking feature was its brilliant coloured cover which Newnes hoped, no doubt, would attract many thousands of boys." (W.O.G. Lofts)

Issues & Index Sources:  16-Oct-1937 – 18-Jun-1938: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Newnes
Formats:   broadsheet?
Pagecounts:   36pp
Frequency:   weekly
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Total Issues: 31

Emphasis on "the lighter side of short fiction". Became a web-only magazine in October 2003.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – 2006
Publishers:   Zoe King, Calvers Farm, Thelveton, Diss, Norfolk, IP21 4NG (in 2001)
Editors:   Zoe King
Formats:   A5
Prices:   £3.00
Pagecounts:   64pp
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"A monthly magazine for writers. The magazine presents articles on the craft or business of writing, including regular columns on writing poetry, fiction, nonfiction and children's literature. We also publish short stories and poetry, and a special feature for student writers."

Listed as "closed to Submissions" in 2002.

Issues & Index Sources:  1981 – May/Jun-2008?
Publishers:   ByLine, PO Box 5240, Edmond, OK 73083-5240
Editors:   Marcia Preston
Frequency:   monthly

Byrnes-Hawthorne Series

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  1888
Publishers:   Cassell
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Bystander

Total Issues: 1924

Published a regular short story every issue from 1935 onwards (not sure how regular it was earlier).

Issues & Index Sources

  9-Dec-1903 – 30-Oct-1940: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

#merges with The Tatler


  1903 – ?: Comyns Beaumont
  in 1920s: A. Spenser Allberry


  small tabloid weekly miscellany



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