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Life and Letters

Total Issues: 154

A literary review which published one or two stories each issue, often experimental. Authors include Enid Bagnold, Nugent Barker, Lord Dunsany, D.H. Lawrence, Sean O'Casey.

Note: Life & Letters became the sponge that absorbed other literary/ critical magazines: To-Day in 1935, The London Mercury and Bookman in May-1939.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1928 – Apr-1935: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970
  Sep-1935 – Jun-1945, as Life and Letters Today: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970
  Jul-1945 – Jan-1946, as Life and Letters and the London Mercury and Bookman: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970
  Feb-1946 – Jun-1950, as Life and Letters: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970


  1928 – 1934: The Statesman Publishing Co.
  1935 – 1950: Constable


  1928 – 1934: Desmond McCarthy
  1934: Hamish Miles
  1934 – 1935: R. Ellis Roberts
  1935 – 1950: Robert Herring


  monthly (but mostly quarterly, 1932 - 1938)


  British Literary Magazines Vol. 4

Life (Australia)

Australian literary magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1920s

Life in Rio

Pin-up magazine that contained some stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s

The Life of Gene Tunney

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1927: Sports Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Dell
Formats:   pulp
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Life's Romances

Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1941 – Dec-1941: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Bell Syndicate
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Life Story Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Country Press
Editors:   Geraldine Rhoads
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   25c

The Lightbearer Twopenny Stories

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  1933
Publishers:   John Ritchie, Kilmarnock
Pagecounts:   32pp

The Lighter Side

Subtitled "The Colour Magazine Bi-Annual".

Issues & Index Sources:  1921 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

Lighthouse [1960s]

Total Issues: 15


Issues & Index Sources:  1961? – Aug-1967: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Editors:   Terry Carr & Pete Graham

Lighthouse Magazine [2003]

Total Issues: 7

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-2003 – #7, 2006: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Lighthouse Magazine, P.O. Box 106, Jarrow, NE32 3WZ
Editors:   Paul Calvin Wilson
Formats:   A4
Prices:   £5.00
Pagecounts:   50pp
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Total Issues: 92 (to Jan-2018)

Online magazine which also publishes monthly e-book versions.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-2010 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #92, Jan-2018)
Publishers:   John Joseph Adams
Editors:   John Joseph Adams
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Lights Up

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   St Paul, Minnesota
Editors:   Frances Mazo (in 1940)


Subtitled "the Jewish Women's Magazine"

Issues & Index Sources:  1976 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


Total Issues: 276

One of the most popular magazines of the 1940s with a circulation of around 200,000 (dropping to 75,000 in the 1950s). Photography and personal anecdotes featured highly, but fiction was a key part. Authors include V.S. Pritchett, Wyndham Lewis, Evelyn Waugh, Lord Dunsany, L.A.G. Strong, Sylvia Townsend-Warner, Georges Simenon, Doris Lessing, Maurice Richardson, John Wyndham, John Christopher.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1937 – Jul-1960: General Fiction Index

#merges with Men Only


  Jul-1937 – Apr-1941: Pocket Publications, Lincoln's Inn Chambers, 40-43 Chancery Lane, London, WC2
  May-1941 – Jan-1960: Hulton Press
  Feb-1960 – Jul-1960: Longacre Press


  1937 – 1940: Stefan Lorant
  1940 – 1947: Tom Hopkinson
  1947 – 1950: Richard Bennett
  1951 – Sep-1955: Jack Hargreaves
  Oct-1955? – Dec-1959: William Richardson
  Jan-1960 – Jul-1960: Denis Pitts


  Jul-1937 – Feb/Mar-1954: digest
  Apr-1954 – Jul-1960: octavo full-flat size


  Jul-1937 – Dec-1939: 6d
  Jan-1940 – Jun-1940: 7d
  Jul-1940 – Dec-1940: 8d
  Jan-1941 – Apr-1941: 9d
  May-1941 – Nov-1950: 1/-
  Dec-1950 – May/Jun-1951: 1/3d
  Jun/Jul-1951 – Dec-1951: 1/6d
  Jan-1952 – Jul-1960: 2/-


  Jul-1937 – Dec-1940: 128pp
  Jan-1941 – Apr-1942: 112pp
  May-1942 – Dec-1946: 104pp
  Jan-1947 – Nov-1948: 120pp
  Dec-1948 – Dec-1949: 132pp
  Jan-1950 – Feb/Mar-1954: 96pp - 136pp
  Apr-1954 – Dec-1955: 88pp
  Jan-1956 – Dec-1959: 80pp
  Jan-1960 – Jul-1960: 72pp




  British Literary Magazines Vol. 4
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Lilliputian Magazine

Full title was "Lilliputian Magazine; or, The Young Gentleman & Lady's Golden Library".

Issues & Index Sources:  1751 – 1752
Publishers:   T. Carnan, St. Paul's Church Yard, London
Editors:   John Newbury
Prices:   3d


Total Issues: 14 (to Winter 2017/18)

Online speculative poetry magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Autumn 2014 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #14, Winter 2017/18)
Editors:   Shira Lipkin & Mat Joiner
Formats:   online
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