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Decade of Short Stories

A slim magazine featuring "New Trend Fiction at its Best". Most of its contributors were and remained unknown, although there were a few established authors, such as August Derleth & Jesse Stuart, and there were a few newcomers who would later make names for themselves, such as Jessamyn West and a teenage Truman Capote.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1939 – Spring 1952?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Decade, 2952 Belden Ave., Chicago, Illinois
Editors:   Lee Lukes
Frequency:   bimonthly (May-1939 - Mar/Apr-1942); quarterly (Summer 1942 - Spring 1952)
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December: A Magazine of the Arts & Opinion

Runs fiction, poetry and opinion. Circulation about 1,200

Issues & Index Sources:  1958 – present: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970 (to 1970 only)
Publishers:   December, Highland Park, Illinois
Editors:   currently Curt Johnson
Formats:   review
Frequency:   irregular
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

Decision: A Review of Free Culture

Early issues included Virginia Woolf, Christopher Isherwood.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1941 – Jan/Feb-1942: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970
Publishers:   Decision Inc., NY
Editors:   Klaus Mann
Formats:   review
Frequency:   monthly?

Deep Magic

Total Issues: 49+10=59 (to Dec-2017)

Initially a small press online downloadable magazine. Relaunched as a bi-monthly e-zine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-2002 – Jun-2006: Science Fiction Index
  Jun-2016 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Dec-2017)


  Amberlin, Pocatello, Idaho



  Jun-2002 – Jun-2006: Jeremy Whitted
  Jun-2016 – present: Jeff Wheeler
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Delicious Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1951
Publishers:   Utopian Press, 22 Roland Gardens, London SW7

Delights for the Ingenious

Total Issues: 8

Superseded Ladies' Diary. A miscellany with the emphasis on stories, epigrams, dialogues and wit. Magazine folded when a tax on pamphlets was introduced.

Issues & Index Sources:  1711
Publishers:   John Tipper, Coventry
Editors:   John Tipper
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 1

The Delineator

Started as a women's fashion magazine; fiction began appearing in 1896 and serials in 1902, still aimed at women, but broadened under successive editors. Authors include L. Frank Baum, Charles G.D. Roberts, Zona Gale, Hamlin Garland, Anthony Hope, Carolyn Wells, F. Marion Crawford, Mary E. Wilkins, Arnold Bennett, Hall Caine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1873 – Apr-1937: The Standard Index of Short Stories (Hannigan Jan-1900 - Dec-1914 only, FicMags sample issues only)
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#merges with The Pictorial Review


  Butterick Co., Fitchburg (moved to NY in 1894)


  1873 – 1884: Robert O'Loughlin
  1885 – 1894: H.F. Montgomery
  1895 – 1906: Charles Dwyer
  1906: Ralph Tilton
  1907 – 1910: Theodore Dreiser
  1914 – 1920: Honore Willsie Morrow
  1921 – 1926: Mrs William Brown Meloney
  1926: Loren Palmer
  1927 – 1937: Oscar Graeve


  standard, later slick



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Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 2000 – #4, 2001: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Delirium Books; Warsaw, IN
Editors:   Shane Ryan Staley
Formats:   octavo
Prices:   $5.00
Pagecounts:   64
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Dell Mystery Novels Magazine

Total Issues: 1

Dell Mystery Novels Magazine published a combination of short, hard-boiled, mystery novels and novelettes. Its first (and only) issue featured a new. short, Mike Shayne novel.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan/Mar-1955: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Dell Publishing, NY
Editors:   Don Ward
Formats:   digest
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   planned as quarterly
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Delphic Series

Total Issues: 39

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1890s
Publishers:   American Publishers Corporation
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 24

Online magazine. Continued from a straight horror magazine, Dementia.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1999 – Nov-2003
Publishers:   Martin L. Cahn (Fall 1999 - May/Jun-2002); Mythica Designs, Allentown, PA (Jul-2002 - Nov-2003)
Editors:   Martin L. Cahn (Fall 1999 - May/Jun-2002); Donna Thiel Cook (Jul-2002 - Nov-2003)


Total Issues: 1

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1986: Science Fiction Index
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Dementia 13

Total Issues: 14

Fanzine featuring some horror fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  1989 – 1994: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Pam Creais


  Pam Creais




  in 1992: £1.75
  in 1994: £2.30


  in 1992: 50pp
  in 1994: 66pp

Democratic Review

Alongside mostly political commentary it published many stories including work by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Poe, Whittier, Walt Whitman, J.H. Ingraham (although its full title for most of its life was The United States Magazine and Democratic Review)

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1837 – Oct-1859: Index to Periodical Literature


  many and varied, seldom for more than a year or two


  1837 – 1846: John L. O'Sullivan & S.D. Langtree
  1846 – 1851: Thomas P. Kettell
  1852: George N. Sanders
  1853: Theodore Foster
  1854 – 1855: D.W. Holly
  1856: Spencer Cone
  1857 – 1859: Conrad Swackhamer



Demorest's Monthly Magazine

Total Issues: 221

Printed R.L. Stevenson in the 1890s; briefly Demorest's Illustrated Monthly at outset; became Demorest's Family Magazine from 1889.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1865 – Oct-1899


  1865 – 1885: W. Jennings Demorest
  1885 – 1897: H.C. & W.C. Demorest
  1898 – 1899: Arkell Publishing


  small quarto; $3 a year




  Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1953
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London

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