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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: 101 (to Oct-2018)

Online magazine which also publishes monthly e-book versions.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-2010 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #101, Oct-2018)
Publishers:   John Joseph Adams
Editors:   John Joseph Adams
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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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



Sources:   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: 17 (to Autumn 2018)

Online speculative poetry magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Autumn 2014 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #17, Autumn 2018)
Editors:   Shira Lipkin & Mat Joiner
Formats:   online
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Liminal Stories

Total issues: 5 (to Spring/Summer 2018)

"An online literary magazine publishing the beautiful, heartbreaking and strange."

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring/Summer 2016 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Spring/Summer 2018)
Frequency:   twice-yearly
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Line-up Detective Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1946 – ?
Publishers:   Alval Publishers
Frequency:   quarterly

Line-up Detective Crime

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   William H. Wise & Co., 50 W. 47th St., New York, NY

Lion Adventures

Total Issues: 2?

Sleaze, featuring pin-ups and occasional fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1960? – Jul-1960?
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Lion Library

Total Issues: 28

Published detective and adventure stories; possibly started monthly , but was advertised (in Lot-o-Fun for November 27, 1909) with four numbers that month. The Maxwell Kean adventures are reprints of American dime novels featuring Nick Carter.

Issues & Index Sources

  27-Apr-1909 – Nov-1909: Story Paper Index (incomplete)

#incorporated into Nugget Library (UK)


  James Henderson



Lippincott's Magazine

High-quality fiction, one of the first to adopt the "complete novel" approach. Authors include Gertrude Atherton, Stephen Crane, Rebecca Harding Davis, Bret Harte, Julian Hawthorne, Lafcadio Hearn, Henry James, Frank R. Stockton. Also first publication of Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray," Kipling's "The Light That Failed" and Doyle's "The Sign of the Four."

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1868 – Dec-1899: Index to Periodical Literature (FicMags sample issues only)
FictionMags Index
  Jan-1900 – Aug-1915: The Standard Index of Short Stories
FictionMags Index
  Sep-1915 – Apr-1916, as McBride's Magazine: FictionMags Index

#merges with Scribner's Magazine


  1868 – 1914: Lippincott, Philadelphia
  1914 – 1916: McBride, Nast, New York


  1868 – 1884: John Foster Kirk
  1885: J. Bird
  1885 – 1889: William S. Walsh
  1889 – 1896: Henry Studdart
  1898: Frederic M. Bird
  1898 – 1905: Harrison S. Morris
  1905 – 1914: J. Berg Esenwein
  1914: Louise Bull
  1914 – 1916: Edward Frank Allen




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Lippincott's Magazine Series of American Copyright Novels

Total Issues: 264

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1880s – 1890
Publishers:   Lippincott
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

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