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Fiction [1972]

Total Issues: 63 (as at May-2018)

Academic literary magazine which has published work by Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Raymond Carver, Jerome Charyn, Albert Guerard, John Hawkes, Alice Hoffman, Joseph McElroy, Joyce Carol Oates, Ronald Sukenick, etc. Looks for innovation and the unusual. Circulation 3,000: 1972-1996, available online at website.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1972 – present
Publishers:   English Dept., The City College of New York, New York, NY 10031 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Mark Jay Mirsky (in 2000 - 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   200pp
Frequency:   twice-yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Total Issues: 9

Subtitled "a magazine for the arts of storytelling", the magazine was published irregularly, but was always filled with topnotch fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. It was the "elder sister" to Galileo.

The first four issues were produced as an amateur publication by an unpaid staff of two as a means of learning how to produce a professional publication.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1972 – 1976: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Avenue Victor Hugo Publishers, Boston
Editors:   Vincent McCaffrey
Formats:   A4
Prices:   $1.00 (last issue $1.50)
Pagecounts:   72pp
Frequency:   irregular

The Fiction Magazine [1982]

General literary fiction magazine; published special sf issue Jul/Aug-1987; retitled Fiction from Apr-1988

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1982 – Aug-1988?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Keith Young, London
Editors:   Judy Cooke; Chris Maillard from Apr-1988
Formats:   quarto for last five issues
Frequency:   quarterly; monthly from Apr-1988

Fiction [1988]

see also under The Fiction Magazine

Fiction Magazine [2007]

Total Issues: 3

Small press SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  2006 – 2007: Science Fiction Index
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Fiction and Fashion

Featured a short novel and assorted fashion items in each issue, along with book reviews and other miscellanea.

Issues & Index Sources:  27-Sep-1890 – 1891?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Fiction Publishing Co. Ltd., 6 Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, London
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   20pp
Frequency:   weekly

Fiction Feast

Companion fiction magazine to Take a Break, a weekly magazine of true-life stories, given as Take a Break's Fiction Feast on the cover.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1998? – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   H. Bauer Publishing
Editors:   John Dale
Formats:   tabloid
Frequency:   monthly

Fiction Furnace

Small press fiction magazine containing some sf and fantasy.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1993: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Hyperbook Publishing Company, 17 Ankermoor Close, Shard End, BRIMINGHAM, B34 6TF.
Editors:   John Williams
Formats:   A5
Prices:   £1.75
Pagecounts:   43pp
Frequency:   quarterly

Fiction Inferno

Total Issues: 7

Low paying online magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2002 – Fall 2003
Editors:   Max E. Keele

Fiction International

Total Issues: 50 (to Fall 2017)

Goes for controversial themes and treatment, with wide international coverage. It has published works by William Burroughs, Robert Coover, Edmund White, Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Abish, Kathy Acker, Alberto Moravia, Pierre Guyotat, George Perec, Michel Serres, Claribel Alegria, Tadeus Konwicki, J.M. Coetzee, Bessie Head, Roque Dalton, Luisa Valenzuela, Einar Schleef, Lya Luft, Mridula Garg, Kanuko Okamuto, Michael Morrisey.

Issues & Index Sources

  Fall 1973 – present


  Dept. of English & Comparative Literature, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182 (since 1983)


  1973 – ?: Joe David Bellamy
  1983 – 1992: Harold Jaffe & Larry McCaffery
  1992 – present: Henry Jaffe




  irregularly, one or two yearly

Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not 2001 or 2002)

Fiction Monthly

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  1893 – 1894
Publishers:   International News
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Fiction Parade

Total Issues: 34

Reprint magazine selecting mostly current material. When merged with Golden Book included balance of older material; merged with Golden Book under dual title in Oct-1935.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1935 – Feb-1938: General Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Fiction Parade, Inc., NY
Editors:   Francis R. Bellamy
Formats:   large digest
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   116pp
Frequency:   monthly
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Fiction Quarterly

Pulp magazine that reprinted remaindered copies of various Canadian pulps of various genres.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Crime Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   American News Company, Limited, Toronto
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   512pp
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Fiction River

Total Issues: 30 (as at Oct-2018)

An anthology magazine series featuring volumes that appear every two months. Each volume will have a different theme or genre, and often will have a different editor.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-2013 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #29, Sep-2018)
Publishers:   WMG Publishing
Editors:   Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Formats:   paperback
Prices:   $15.99
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Fictitious Force

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 2005 – #6, 2009: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Steep & Story Collective, 1024 Hollywood Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20904
Editors:   Jonathan Laden
Formats:   11" high by 4.25" wide
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   twice-yearly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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The Fiddlehead

Total Issues: 264 (to Summer 2015)

Canada's longest living literary magazine. See Fiddlehead Gold ed. Sabine Campbell & others (Goose Lane Editions, 1995). Circulation, 800. (#100 Winter 1974, #200 Summer 1999)

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1945 – present: Canadian Periodical Index


  University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada E3B 5A3 (in 1998 - 2002)


  in 1963: Fred Cogswell
  in 1967: Kent Thompson
  in 1974: Kent Thompson
  ?: Robert Gibbs
  in 1998: Don McKay
  in 2000 – 2002: Ross Leckie






  mostly quarterly but slipped a few issues

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Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Field and Stream

Serialized Zane Grey's "Riders of the Purple Sage" (1912), and still publishes occasional short stories, e.g. "The Gift Shot" by Joe Doggett (Dec-1993).

Issues & Index Sources:  1895 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Times Mirror Magazines (in 2002)
Formats:   slick?
Frequency:   weekly?, later monthly
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

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