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Love Stories (1898)

Advertised in Pearson's Short Stories in Jan-15-1898; no other details known.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1890s
Publishers:   C. Arthur Pearson
Prices:   ½d

Love Stories [1929]

Total Issues: 101+65=166

Issues & Index Sources

  2-Nov-1929 – 10-Oct-1931
  17-Oct-1931 – 7-Jan-1933, as Nan's Novels


  Amalgamated Press



Love Story Annual

see under Street & Smith's Love Story Annual

Love Story Library

Total Issues: 170

Series reprinting the love stories of Ruby M. Ayres.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1926 – Dec-1932: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Formats:   7 x 4 7/8"
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   250 to 300
Frequency:   Bi-weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Love Story Magazine

Total Issues: 1158+14=1172

Biggest selling pulp. Circulation around 600,000 in 1929 but settled closer to 300,000 by 1938.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1921 – 14-Mar-1931: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  21-Mar-1931 – Feb-1947, as Street & Smith's Love Story Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Jun-1952 – Sep-1954, as Love Story Magazine


  May-1921 – Feb-1947: Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
  Jun-1952 – Sep-1954: Popular Publications


  1921 – 1923: Amita Fairgrieve
  ?: Ruth Ebeling
  1929 – ?: Daisy Bacon






  twice monthly until Aug-1922; weekly to Jan-1943; then fortnightly; monthly from Jul-1944.

Related Sites

  The Pulp Magazines Project

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Love Story Magazine (Canada)

see under Street & Smith's Love Story Magazine (Canada)

Love Western Stories

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1950 – ?: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Popular Publications
Formats:   standard pulp
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Loving Hearts

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1929 – Sep/Oct-1929: FictionMags Index (Missing: Jun-1929, Aug-1929, Sep/Oct-1929)
Publishers:   Magazine Publishers, Inc. (Ace Magazines)
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Loving You!

The first issue promised "ten complete romantic fiction stories in this issue".

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1973 – ?

The Lowell Offering

A magazine of literature by women textile workers in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Issues & Index Sources:  1840 – 1845

Low Orbit

Science fiction/fantasy/science fanzine with three to four short stories an issue, columns from Canada, Australia, the USSR, and Europe, and other non-fiction..

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   R'ykandar Korra'ti, 252 East Loudon Avenue, Lexington, KY 40505-3636
Editors:   R'ykandar Korra'ti
Frequency:   quarterly

Lucky for Men

Total Issues: 2

Mainly non-fiction, but first issue contained "The Case of the Poisoned Lips" by Mike Avallone.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1961 – Jun-1961
Publishers:   Agard Publishing Corp
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Lucky Series

Total Issues: 114

"This series of books contains Stories of Adventures, and of Army, Navy and Detective life."

Issues & Index Sources:  5-Sep-1898 – 1905: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   George Munro's Sons, 17 to 27 Vandewater St., New York
Formats:   7 1/4 x 4 7/8"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   150pp
Frequency:   Weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Lucky Star

Young women's story paper. Incorporated: Peg's Paper from 21-Aug-1950

Issues & Index Sources

  19-Sep-1935 – 7-Aug-1950
  21-Aug-1950 – 9-Jan-1960, as Lucky Star and Peg's Paper: Story Paper Index (sample issue only)

#merges with Silver Star


  C. Arthur Pearson


  9.75" x 11.5" (in 1950)


  3d (in 1950)


  20pp (in 1950)


  fortnightly (in 1950)

Lucky Star Library

Total Issues: 236?

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1950 – 1961?
Publishers:   C. Arthur Pearson
Pagecounts:   68pp
Frequency:   monthly?

Lucky Stories

see under Thrills of the Jungle

Ludd's Mill

Fanzine featuring articles on various aspects of alternative culture, including music, art, books, fiction and poetry, with features on bands such as Devo, and The Fugs, among others, as well as reviews of books, records and tapes.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1970s
Editors:   Andrew Darlington
Related Sites:   ZineWiki

The Ludgate Monthly

Total Issues: 30+24+64=118

The first cheap competitor to The Strand Magazine, but not a very successful one; authors included Walter Besant, James Barr, Rafael Sabatini, Helen Mathers, D.F. Hannigan, Richard Dowling, Hawley Smart, George R. Sims, C.L. Pirkis.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1891 – Oct-1893: FictionMags Index
  Nov-1893 – Oct-1895, as The Ludgate Illustrated Magazine: FictionMags Index
  Nov-1895 – Feb-1901, as The Ludgate: FictionMags Index (Missing: Feb-1897; Mar-1897; Apr-1897; all after Apr-1900)

#merges with The Universal Magazine


  May-1891 – Oct-1894: The Ludgate Monthly Limited, 4 and 5 Creed Lane, London, E.C.
  Nov-1894 – Oct-1895: Messrs. Horace Marshall & Son, 125 Fleet Street and Temple House, Temple Avenue, London
  Nov-1895 – Oct-1897: The "Black and White" Publishing Co.
  Nov-1897 – Feb-1901: F.V. White & Co., 14 Bedford Street, Strand, W.C.


  May-1891 – Apr-1894?: Phil May
  Nov-1895 – 1897: James Nicol Dunn
  1897 – 1898: Henry D. Lowry
  1899 – Feb-1901: Vharles Hyatt-Woolf
  ?: Alexis Maria de Beck




  May-1891 – Oct-1892: 3d
  Nov-1892 – Feb-1901: 6d


  Nov-1891 – Oct-1892: 64pp
  Nov-1892 – Oct-1895: 112pp
  Nov-1895 – Apr-1898: 106/112pp
  May-1898 – Feb-1901: 96pp



Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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The Ludgate Weekly Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  5-Mar-1892 – ?
Editors:   Charles Ogilvie
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   32pp

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