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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Superseded Ladies' Diary.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

Publishers

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

Editors

  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

Formats

  standard, later slick

Frequency

  monthly

Related Sites

  MagazineArt
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Delirium

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

Demensions

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)

Dementia

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)

Publishers

  Pam Creais

Editors

  Pam Creais

Formats

  A4

Prices

  in 1992: £1.75
  in 1994: £2.30

Pagecounts

  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

Publishers

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

Editors

  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

Frequency

  monthly

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

Publishers

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

Formats

  small quarto; $3 a year

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  Dime Novel Bibliography

Demure

Total Issues: 1?

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

Denver Quarterly

Address in 1998 was University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208.

One of the premier literary magazines of the American west. Encourages fiction and commentary which looks are changes in modern culture. Has published James Tate, Ann Lauterbach. Circulation about 900.

Issues & Index Sources

  Spring 1966 – present

Publishers

  University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 (in 2000 - 2002)

Website

  www.du.edu/denverquarterly

Editors

  in 1970: John Williams
  in 1998: Bin Ramke
  in 2015: Laird Hunt

Formats

  review

Pagecounts

  140pp

Frequency

  quarterly

Sources

  O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Descant (Canada)

Total Issues: 167

Publishes fiction, poetry, essays, drama, interviews with a variety of special thematic issues. See Paper Guitar: 25 Years of Descant ed. Karen Mulholland (HarperCollins, 1995)

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1970 – Jan-2015: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Descant, P.O. Box 314, Station P, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2S8 (in 1998)
Editors:   Karen Mulhallen
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   130pp
Frequency:   quarterly (#100 Spring 1998)
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

Descant (US)

A forum for fiction and poetry, descant seeks high-quality work in either innovative or traditional form. Fiction is customarily 5000 words or less, poems 60 lines or fewer. We do, however, occasionally accept MSS exceeding these lengths. descant specifies no particular subject matter or style.

Issues & Index Sources

  1957 – present

Publishers

  TCU Department of English, Box 297270, 2850 S. University Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76129

Website

  www.descant.tcu.edu

Editors

  in 1998: Neal Easterbrook, Editor
  in 2002: Dave Kuhne and Lynne Risser

Frequency

  twice-yearly

Descend

A thin side-stapled fan production revolving around graveyards and ghosts, with has short stories, poems and articles.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-2002 – ?
Publishers:   Rain Oubliette, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
Editors:   Rain Oubliette

The Designer

Originally a women's fashion magazine, in the 1920s it began to compete with The Delineator as a fiction-bearing publication; a sample 1925 issue contains: "'The Blind Goddess,' a new novel by Arthur Train," and "other fiction by Royal Brown, Octavus Roy Cohen, Dana Gatlin"; it absorbed The Woman's Magazine in April 1920.

Issues & Index Sources

  1894? – Jul-1898, as Standard Designer
  Aug-1898 – Mar-1920, as The Designer: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Apr-1920 – Oct-1926, as The Designer and The Woman's Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

Formats

  big slick

Frequency

  monthly


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