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Gangland-Racketeer Stories

Mike Cook in MYSTERY, DETECTIVE, AND ESPIONAGE MAGAZINES lists this as a Blue Band magazine in the 1930s, but this is probably a confusion for the merger of {Gangland Stories} and {Racketeer Stories}.

Gangland Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 14+3=17

Merged with Racketeer Stories in May 1932, with corresponding change in title, but numbering continued from Gangland Stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun/Jul-1930 – Mar/Apr-1932: Crime Fiction Index
  May-1932 – Jul-1932, as Racketeer and Gangland Stories: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  Good-Story Magazine Co., last three issues as Blue Band Publishing.

Editors

  Harold Hersey

Formats

  standard pulp

Frequency

  mostly bimonthly, but monthly Oct-1930 - Mar-1931 and May-1932 - Jul-1932.

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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The Gang Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 3

One of the innumerable magazines introduced to capitalise on the reading public's fascination with gangsters and gun molls, The Gang Magazine was less successful than most and lasted a mere three issues.

Authors include Paul Ernst, Anatole France, Steve Fisher.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1935 – Sep-1935: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Lincoln Hoffman, NY
Editors:   Jack Phillips
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Gang Shorts

Country: UK
Total Issues: 4

Small pamphlet magazines issued toward the end of the Second World War when paper rationing was at its height.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1944 – Jul-1946: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #2)
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Editors:   Gerald Swan
Formats:   large digest
Prices:   7d
Pagecounts:   36pp
Frequency:   irregular
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Gangster Pay-Off

Although advertised as a one-shot magazine in other Grant Hughes publications, this is actually a novel by N. Wesley Firth.

Gangster Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 31+13=44

Initially one of Hersey's more successful pulps, Gangster Stories was sold in 1932, along with all his magazine assets. The new owners boastfully renamed the magazine Greater Gangster Stories but the readers were less impressed and the magazine folded after only 13 issues.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1929 – Nov-1932: Crime Fiction Index
  Apr-1933 – May-1934, as Greater Gangster Stories: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  Nov-1929 – Nov-1931: Good Story Magazine Co.
  Dec-1931 – Nov-1932: Blue Band Publishing
  Apr-1933 – May-1934: ?See Publishing Corp., Myrick Building, Springfield, MA

Editors

  Nov-1929 – Nov-1932: Harold Hersey

Formats

  standard pulp

Frequency

  mostly monthly, but Jun/Jul-1930, and no Sep-1930; between Jun-1932 and Apr-1933 only one issue (Nov-1932).

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Gangster Women Detective

Country: Canada

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1945 – ?
Publishers:   ABC Publishing Company, Toronto (1945); Acme Publishing Co. (1947); Fireside Publications Ltd. (1949)

Gang World

Country: US
Total Issues: 25+7=1932

Gang World was one of the first gangster pulps, created by Popular Publications in 1930 and running for 25 monthly issues. When it folded in November 1932, the title was picked up by Spencer Publications, but by then the pressure against gangster pulps was growing and the magazine only lasted for a further seven issues.

Authors include Erle Stanley Gardner, J. Allan Dunn, Robert Sidney Bowen, Arthur J. Burks. The Feb-1932 and Apr-1932 issues are the same as the Mar-1932 and Jun-1932 Blue Steel Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1930 – Nov-1932: Crime Fiction Index
  Dec-1933 – Jul-1934: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Apr-1934)

Publishers

  Oct-1930 – Nov-1932: Popular Publications, NY
  Dec-1933 – Jul-1934: Spencer Publications, Inc., 4600 Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  Oct-1930 – Nov-1932: 20c
  Dec-1933 – Jul-1934: 15c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  monthly, but no Aug-1932

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Ganymede Science Fiction

Country: UK
Total Issues: 3

Small press SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1976 – #3, 1976: Science Fiction Index
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Garage Floor

Country: US

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1957 – ?
Publishers:   Larry Stark and Jean Young, 11 Buene Vista Park, Cambridge, MA
Editors:   Larry Stark and Jean Young

Garden of Eden

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1?

"Fantasy/Call of Cthulhu/Runequest" fanzine including a story by D.F. Lewis.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s
Editors:   Dave Heath

Gardiner's Magazine

Country: US

Contained "Clever Short Stories for Every Reader, Tales of Adventure, Sense and Nonsense, Metropolitan Swelldom, Men's Furnishings, Page for Little People, Artistic Home Decorations."

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1901 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   A.P. Gardiner Pub. Co., 320 Broadway, New York (for F.W. Chase)
Formats:   bedsheet
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   20pp
Frequency:   monthly

Garfield Boys' Journal

Country: UK
Total Issues: 45

aka Aldine Garfield Boys' Journal

Issues & Index Sources

  26-Sep-1894 – 31-Jul-1895

#becomes The Aldine Cheerful Library

Publishers

  Aldine Publishing Co.

Pagecounts

  24pp

Frequency

  weekly

Garfield Library

Country: UK
Total Issues: 92+8=100

The second series reprints the first eight numbers of the original Garfield Library from 1890.

Issues & Index Sources

  1890 – 1897
  Feb-1901 – Mar-1901

Publishers

  Aldine Publishing Co.

Prices

  2d (in 1901)

Pagecounts

  84pp; 192pp

Frequency

  monthly (1890-1897); 4 per month (in 1901)

Gargoyle [1920s] (France)

Country: France

Carried fiction by Malcolm Cowley, Robert Coates, and others as well as poetry and articles reflecting on the Paris literary scene of the day.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1921 – Oct-1922?: FictionMags Index (partial issues only)
Publishers:   7, Rue Campagne-Premiere, Paris, France
Editors:   Arthur Moss
Frequency:   monthly

Gargoyle [1940] (UK)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 6

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1940 – Apr-1941: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   David McIlwain
Editors:   David McIlwain

Gargoyle [1950] (US)

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

One-shot fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1950: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Michael DeAngelis, 1526 East 23 Street, Brooklyn 10, NY
Editors:   Michael DeAngelis
Related Sites:   ZineWiki

Gargoyle [1970s] (US)

Country: US
Total Issues: 63 (as at Aug-2015)

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1976 – present
Website:   www.gargoylemagazine.com
Email Address:   atticus@atticusbooks.com
Publishers:   Atticus Books, P.O. Box 6216, Arlington, VA 22206-0216; 1508 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Richard Peabody & Lucinda Ebersole (in 1998 - 2002)
Frequency:   irregular
Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)



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