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Humour magazine that included some text vignettes. The first few issues were called The Goblin.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1921 – May-1929?
  Jun-1929? – 1930?, as The New Goblin


  The Goblins, Limited, 10 Adelaide St. East, Toronto


  J.E. McDougall



Goblin Fruit

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2006 – present
Editors:   Amal El-Mohtar

Goddess of the Bay


Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Sandra DeLuca

Godey's Lady's Book

Total Issues: 818

Noted for its coloured plates and ornate designs. The first really successful American magazine, it introduced the regular practice of payments to U.S. authors for their literary work. Published Poe, Longfellow, Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, W.G. Sims, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Gertrude Atherton, Julian Hawthorne. Merges with Puritan in October 1898.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1830 – Dec-1839, as The Lady's Book
  Jan-1840 – Aug-1892, as Godey's Lady's Book: Index to Periodical Literature (Poole: 1840 - 1882 only; FicMags sample issues only)
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  Sep-1892 – Aug-1898, as Godey's Magazine

#merges with The Puritan


  1830 – 1877: Louis A. Godey, Philadelphia
  1877 – 1883: Godey's
  1883 – 1886: Haulenbeek & Co.
  1886 – 1887: Striker
  1887 – 1888: Croly
  1888 – 1898: Godey's [moved to New York, 1892]


  1830 – 1835: Louis Godey
  1835 – 1877: Sarah Josepha Hale
  1878 – 1881: S.A. Shulas
  1881 – 1883: J. Harrison Jones
  1883 – 1886: Haulenbeek


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Go Girl

Total Issues: 31

Issues & Index Sources:  13-Jan-1968 – 10-Aug-1968
Publishers:   City Magazines
Frequency:   weekly

The Go-Go! Magazine

A regional monthly adult print publication.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1994 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

Going Down Swinging

Total Issues: 35 (as at Aug-2015)

An annual literary magazine featuring fiction, poetry and comics and, since ca. 2000 it has included spoken word items, all in the one book/CD package.

Issues & Index Sources:  1980 – present
Publishers:   Going Down Swinging, PO Box 24, Clifton Hill 3068, Victoria, Australia
Editors:   Myron Lysenko & Kevin Brophy (in 1980)
Frequency:   Annual



Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s

The Gold Book

Magazine using "stories of the action type, all complete in one issue. It aims to augment the interest of readers by means of prize offers for criticisms of its yarns and the "spotting" of anonymous authors."

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1921 – ?
Publishers:   444 Pearl Street, New York

Gold Dust Magazine

Total Issues: 27 (to Summer 2015)

Poetry magazine that publishes a small number of short stories in each issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 2004 – present
Editors:   Jo Copsey (in 2005)
Frequency:   quarterly

The Golden Annual for Girls

Total Issues: 14?

Issues & Index Sources:  1924? – 1937?: Story Paper Index (Missing: 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934)
Publishers:   The Fleetway House
Frequency:   annual

The Golden Argosy

see under The Argosy

Golden Atom

Total Issues: 10+1+1=2

Golden Atom was a fanzine of which 10 issues were published between October 1939 and 1943. Two special issues were later published. One in 1955 and one in 1959. Part 2 of the 20th Anniversary Issue was never published.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1939 – 1943: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Larry B. Farsaci, 48 Lewis Street, Rochester, NY


  Larry B. Farsaci
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The Golden Book Magazine

Total Issues: 129

A reprint magazine, primarily of older material.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1925 – Sep-1935: General Fiction Index

#merges with Fiction Parade


  Review of Reviews, NY


  Had editorial board plus guest celebrity editors for certain issues. Managing editor was Ralph Rockafellow in 1930/1931 and Mary Letha Elting in 1933.
  Editor in 1925 was Henry Wysham Lanier.
  Aug-1931 – ?: Frederica Pisek Field


  Jan-1925 – Jul-1931: small standard size (semi-slick in later issues but previously pulp)
  Aug-1931 – ?: large flat format




  Jan-1925 – Jul-1931: 128pp
  Aug-1931 – ?: 96pp



Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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The Golden Book Magazine (UK)

Total Issues: 10

Essentially a British reprint edition of the American Golden Book, which was edited by Lanier. Like the US edition, the UK one also had an Editorial Advisory Board consisting of W. Somerset Maugham, Laurence Binyon, J.B. Priestley and A.E. Coppard, though it is unlikely that they did much, if anything, as the contents were almost all lifted entirely from near concurrent US issues. Reprinted works by Victor Hugo, Anthony Chekhov, James Stephens, O. Henry, Zane Grey, Alexander Dumas, Guy de Maupassant and others. It did not seem to be able to tap into the same market carved out by the British Argosy.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1927 – May/Jun-1928: General Fiction Index (Missing: Aug-1927 - Jan-1928)
Publishers:   Fleetway Press, 3-9 Dane Street, High Holborn, London WC1
Editors:   Hugh Walpole and Henry W. Lanier
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   144pp (unnumbered)
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Golden Book Magazine

Listed in "The Howell Magazines" by John Marim, a spoof article first published in Peon #26, Feb-1953. Supposedly merged with Musketeer in Feb-1931 to form Musketeer-Golden Book Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1890 – 1932 (spoof)
Publishers:   John F. Howell Publishing Company
Editors:   Bob J. Risley
Formats:   large pulp
Pagecounts:   476pp
Frequency:   monthly

Golden Childhood

Issues & Index Sources:  1875 – 1880
Publishers:   Ward Lock
Frequency:   monthly

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