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The Illustrated London News

Country: UK
Total Issues: 7150+

Initially founded for news and current affairs, it began to run fiction in the early 1880s, mostly serials, to rival The Graphic. Authors include Walter Besant, Hall Caine, H. Rider Haggard, Robert Louis Stevenson, Joseph Conrad. Frank Leslie was one of the early engravers on ILN and took the magazine concept to the US in 1848. Circulation peaked at about 300,000 in 1860s; by 1970s was around 50,000.

An American edition was published from 1900 to 1934 at least, using a different volume numbering system and different pagination, but seems to have published the same articles that appeared in the London edition about two weeks later. For instance, a photo essay by Julian A. Dimock ("The Wild Excitement of Fising for the Saw-Fish") that appeared in the London edition on August 24, 1908, in volume 133, pp. 268-269) appeared in the New York edition on September 5, 1908, in volume. 43, pp. 372-373.

Issues & Index Sources

  14-May-1842 – 2003: Indexes to Fiction: The Illustrated London News and the Graphic (IdxILN fiction to 1901 only, FicMags sample issues only)
FictionMags Index


  1842: Joseph Clayton
  1843 – 1857: William Little
  1858 – 1883: George C. Leighton
  1884 – 1905: Ingram Brothers
  1905 – 1961: Illustrated London News & Sketch
  1961 – 1985: Thompson Organisation
  1985 – 2003: Illustrated London News Group


  1842 – 1846: F.W.N. Bayley
  1846 – 1852: John Timbs
  1852 – 1859: Charles Mackay
  1859 – 1890: John Lash
  1891 – 1900: Clement Shorter
  1900 – 1963: Bruce Ingram
  1963 – 1965: Hugh Ingram
  1965 – 1970: Tim Green
  1967 – 1970: John Kisch
  1970 – 1994: James Bishop
  1995 – 2003: Mark Palmer


  14-May-1842 – 1970: folio (14" x 10"), heavily illustrated
  1971 – 2003: tabloid (12" x 9")






  weekly; monthly from May-1971

Related Sites

  Spartacus Educational

Mentioned in:   The Age of the Storytellers

Online Sources

  Online Books

The Illustrated Love Magazine

Country: US

Distributed only through the Woolworth's stores.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1929 – 1934?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  1935? – ?, as Serenade


  Tower Magazines, NY


  large format slick


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Illustrated Novelets

see under North•West Stories

The Illustrated Penny Novelist

Country: UK

Ran a serial on Captain Blood and the Crown Jewels.

Issues & Index Sources:  1844 (4 vols)
Formats:   octavo

Illustrated Publishing Co.'s Popular Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  1886 – 1887
Publishers:   Illustrating Pub. Co.
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

"Illustrated Series" of Good Fiction

Country: US
Total Issues: 7?

Not seen - possibly phantom.

Issues & Index Sources:  1895: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Lovell, Coryell & Company, 310-318 Sixth Ave., New York
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News

Country: UK

Carried a serial and a story or two per issue. Had special Christmas supplement called Holly Leaves which published several stories including Bram Stoker's "The Squaw" (2-Dec-1893) and "Crooken Sands" (1-Dec-1894)

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1890: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Formats:   tabloid
Frequency:   weekly

The Illustrated Sporting News

Country: US

Serialised "The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis starting 23-Apr-1904.

Issues & Index Sources:  1903 – 1905
Publishers:   7 West 22d Street, New York
Formats:   tabloid
Prices:   10c
Frequency:   weekly

The Illustrated Sporting New Yorker

see under The New Sensation

Illustrated Sunday Magazine

Country: US

One of the four Sunday Magazine Supplements published during the period 1902 to 1920 (roughly) the Illustrated Sunday Magazine appeared in The Boston Sunday Herald, The Buffalo Sunday Times, The Cleveland Leader, The Detroit Free Press, The Louisville Courier-Journal, The Milwaukee Sunday Sentinel, The Minneapolis Tribune, The New Orleans Daily Picayune (and later, Times Democrat), The Philadelphia Record, The Pittsburgh Gazette Times, The Providence Sunday Tribune, The Rochester Democrat, The Washington Post, and The Worcester Sunday Telegram.

Although the covers of the magazines were typically simply called The Sunday Magazine of the xxxx for each newspaper concerned, this syndicate can sometimes be identified because the masthead carries a small box including the word "Illustrated". In others, the magazine must be recognized instead by the distinctive typography of the masthead, in which (for example) the middle stroke of the S in Sunday is composed of two shaded bars interrupted by white space.

It published a considerable amount of original fiction and in 1915 it also ran reprints of "the best" 21 short stories from other American magazines of the preceding year, as selected by Edward J. O'Brien -- a succesful experiment that led to the founding of the long-running hardcover best-of-the-year anthology series edited by O'Brien.

Issues & Index Sources:  1906 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Illustrated Sunday Magazine, 200 Fifth Avenue, New York City
Editors:   1914 – 1915: Hiram M. Greene
Frequency:   weekly
Related Sites:   Enchantmenk Ink

The Illustrated War News

Country: UK

A weekly magazine published by The Illustrated London News during the First World War, publishing illustrated reports related entirely to the war.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1914 – 1918
Frequency:   weekly
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

The Illustrated Weekly

Country: US
Total Issues: 44?

Issues & Index Sources:  2-Jan-1875 – 30-Oct-1875: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Charles Clucas & Co.
Formats:   14 1/2 x 21"
Prices:   8c
Pagecounts:   8
Frequency:   weekly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Image [1974]

Country: Ireland

"Short stories of a high literary standard and of interest to women".

Issues & Index Sources:  1974 – ?
Publishers:   Dublin
Editors:   Jane McDonnell
Frequency:   monthly

Image [1989]

Country: US
Total Issues: 85 (as at Aug-2015)

A religious-based magazine that uses fiction to explore faith. Has published Philip Levine, Doris Betts, Kathleen Norris. Circulation 6,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  1989 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
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Publishers:   Gregory Wolfe, P.O. Box 674, Kennett Square, PA 19348 (in 1998 - 2000); 3307 Third Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119 (in 2002)
Editors:   Gregory Wolfe (in 2000 - 2002)
Formats:   quarto
Pagecounts:   136pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Imagination [1950]

Country: US
Total Issues: 63

William Hamling has stated that he was the editor & publisher from the beginning. The first 2 issues were published while Hamling was still employed at Ziff-Davis so Ray Palmer acted as a "front" and those issues give Palmer's company as the publisher. They do not, however, list an editor, allowing readers to assume that it was Palmer.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1950 – Oct-1958: Science Fiction Index


  Oct-1950 – Dec-1950: Clark Publishing, Evanston, IL
  Feb-1951 – ?: Greenleaf Publishing, Evanston, IL


  William Hamling






  Oct-1950 – Feb-1954: 160pp
  Apr-1954 – Oct-1958: 128pp


  Oct-1950 – Aug-1952: bimonthly
  Sep-1952 – Apr-1953: six-weekly
  May-1953 – Jul-1955: monthly
  Aug-1955 – Oct-1958: bimonthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Imagination [1971]

Country: US

Professional-looking fanzine, with professional fantasy art, and at least one story in each issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1971 – ?
Publishers:   David Jablin, Flushing, New York
Editors:   David Jablin

Imagination [1990s]

Country: UK


Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Editors:   Ian Murphy

Imaginative Fiction

Country: US

Classic fanzine which published some fannish fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s
Editors:   Oswald Train

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