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The Halfpenny Journal

Total Issues: 240+50=290

An illustrated weekly "for all who can read"! It serialised Mary Braddon's anonymous notorious "The Black Band".

Incorporates: Boys' Herald Incorporated into Every Week (adult).

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Jul-1861 – 29-Jan-1866
  19-Oct-1878 – 27-Sep-1879, as Boy's Halfpenny Journal of Miscellaneous and Entertaining Literature


  1-Jul-1861 – 29-Jan-1866: Ward & Lock, London
  19-Oct-1878 – 27-Sep-1879: John Dicks





The Halfpenny Magazine

Total Issues: 36+

Issues & Index Sources:  2-May-1840 – Jan-1841
Publishers:   H. Hetherington, London
Formats:   large digest (octavo)
Pagecounts:   8pp
Frequency:   weekly

The Halfpenny Marvel Library

see under The Marvel

The Halfpenny Miscellany

Total Issues: 29

There was also a Christmas number called The Good Intent. There may have been more issues as Waite refers to 5 volumes.

Issues & Index Sources:  1861
Formats:   small tabloid (imperial quarto)
Pagecounts:   8pp
Frequency:   weekly

The Halfpenny Monarch

Total Issues: 24 (approximately)

A mixture of long, complete stories and comic strips. Issues were bound and sold as The Monarch Novels, which gathered 12 issues at a time, priced 6d. The first issue was said (by the publishers) to have gone to three editions.

Issues & Index Sources:  6-Mar-1894 – 1894?
Publishers:   Trapps Holmes, 3 Bouverie Street
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly

Halfpenny Picture Magazine for Little Children

Issues & Index Sources

  1854 (12)

#becomes Pictorial Magazine for Little Children



The Halfpenny Standard Journal

Total Issues: 85

Entitled The Halfpenny Standard Journal; Standard Journal Reprints from The Boys' Standard.

Issues & Index Sources:  18-Mar-1896 – 20-Oct-1897
Publishers:   Charles Fox, London
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly

Halfpenny Surprise

Total Issues: 600

Issues & Index Sources

  2-Nov-1894 – 28-Apr-1906

#becomes New Surprise


  E.J. Brett, 6 West Harding Street, London E.C.






  weekly (every Friday)

The Halfpenny Wonder

see under The Wonder

Hamilton T. Craig's Short Story Newsletter

Mike Cook in MYSTERY, DETECTIVE, AND ESPIONAGE MAGAZINES lists this as having been announced in the April 1982 issue of {Mystery} but it doesn't seem to have been published.

Hammer and Bolter

Total Issues: 26

Magazine of stories set in the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-2010 – Nov-2012: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Black Library
Editors:   Christian Dunn
Formats:   ebook
Frequency:   monthly
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Hammock Series

Total Issues: 104

"An entirely new series of American copyright novels embracing the works of such well-known and popular authors as Mrs. Emma D.E.N. Southworth, Mrs. Ann S. Stephens, Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett, John Habberton, Mrs. Caroline Lee Hentz, Emerson Bennett, Mrs. C.A. Warfield and Eliza A. Dupuy, many of which can be had in no other edition. Printed in large type, leaded, on much better paper than the ordinary 25 cent novels."

Issues & Index Sources:  1-Mar-1893 – 24-Feb-1894: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   F.M. Lupton, 72-76 Walker St., New York
Formats:   7 x 4 3/4"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   500-550
Frequency:   Semi-weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Hampton Shorts

Fiction plus from the Hamptons & The East End.

Issues & Index Sources:  1990 – 2003
Publishers:   P.O. Box 1229, Water Mill, NY 11976 (in 2000 - 2002)
Editors:   Barbara Stone (in 2000 - 2002)
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
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Hampton's Magazine

Circulation rose from 13,000 in 1906 to 444,000 in 1911. At peak authors included Jack London, O. Henry, Damon Runyon, P.G. Wodehouse, Ellis Parker Butler, Edwin Balmer.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1898 – Nov-1907, as Broadway Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Dec-1907 – Sep-1908, as The New Broadway Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Oct-1908 – Jan-1909, as Hampton's Broadway Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Feb-1909 – Sep-1911, as Hampton's: FictionMags Index
  Oct-1911 – Jan-1912, as Hampton-Columbian: FictionMags Index
  Feb-1912 – May-1912, as The Hampton Magazine: FictionMags Index


  ?: Benjamin Hampton
  1904 – 1905: Courtland Young


  ?: Theodore Dreiser
  ?: Harris Merton Lyon
  ?: Ray Long


  Apr-1898 – Jan-1912: standard, coated stock
  Feb-1912 – May-1912: letter-size




  312pp (130 of advertising)



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The Handshake

A trade catalogue produced by a department store, Mortons' of Highbury which published some short stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1910s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Mortons of Highbury
Formats:   24.5 cms by 18.5 cms
Prices:   free
Frequency:   quarterly?

Hands in the Dark

Total Issues: 1?

Fanzine containing primarily short stories, poetry and weird artwork.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1976
Publishers:   Starr Publishing
Editors:   Daniel A. Reed & Henry D. Malanowski

Handsome Harry

Total Issues: 16

"Stories of Land and Sea. The Best Little Library Published. Handsome Harry is a brave, fearless young man, who goes through all sorts of adventures while in pursuit of a villain who has wronged him. He is assisted in his search by Tom True, his lieutenant, Bill Grant, his boatswain, Ching-Ching, a faithful Chinese friend, and Sampson, a negro, who would go through fire and water for Handsome Harry."

This is a reprint of "Handsome Harry" published in England a number of times during the latter part of the 19th century.

Issues & Index Sources:  27-Jan-1899 – 12-May-1899: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Frank Tousey, 29 West 26th St., New York
Formats:   8¾ x 5¾"
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   Weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Hands Up!

Total Issues: 3

Subtitled "Dynamic Stories of the West".

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1946 – 1947: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Western Book Distributors Limited, Glasgow
Prices:   1/6d
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The Handy Library

Issues & Index Sources:  1901 – 1906
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press

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