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Literal Chaos

Features poems, some very short stories, and photography.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 2000s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Landlocked Media LLC, PO Box 270611, St. Louis, MO 63127
Editors:   Amanda Wells
Formats:   5.5" by 8.5"
Prices:   $7
Pagecounts:   26pp

Literal Latté

Distributed free in art centres and bookstores in NY. Circulation estimated at 25,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  1994 – present
Publishers:   Literal Latte, Suite 240, 61 East 8th Street, New York, NY 10003 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Jenine Gordon Bockman & Jeff Bockman (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   tabloid
Pagecounts:   24pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
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Literary Album

Total Issues: 225

Issues & Index Sources:  23-Dec-1865 – 9-Apr-1870: Bibliographic Listing: Literary Album
Publishers:   Street & Smith
Formats:   15½" x 11"
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Literary Cavalcade

"Features contemporary and modern classic literature: dramatic scripts, stories, essays, poetry and writing lessons for high-school students, grades 9-12."

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1948 – May-2005: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Scholastic
Frequency:   monthly (during term time)
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The Literary Digest

Issues & Index Sources

  1890 – 1938: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

#merges with Time


  Funk & Wagnalls


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The Literary Emporium

Subtitled "A Compendium of Religious, Literary, and Philosophical Knowledge" contained mainly non-fiction and poetry with the occasional short story.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1845 – ?: FictionMags Index (Missing: all after Dec-1845)
Publishers:   J.K. Wellman, No. 118 Nassau Street, New York, NY

The Literary Gazette

Mostly non-fiction. Calls itself 'Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, etc.' as per Drabble;Oxf; BL states 1823-1874

Issues & Index Sources:  1817 – 1862
Publishers:   Henry Colburn
Editors:   William Jerdan, S. Phillips, L. Reeve, J.M. Jephson
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 2

The Literary Magazine of Fantasy and Terror

Fanzine. See also Toadstool Wine and Fantasy and Terror, the latter a quasi-revival.

Issues & Index Sources:  1973 – 1975: Science Fiction Index
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The Literary Post

Total Issues: 20

Ran one or two stories per issue though mostly a literary miscellany.

Issues & Index Sources:  15-Mar-1910 – Sep-1910
Publishers:   Eveleigh Nash, London
Editors:   Eveleigh Nash (assisted by Maude ffoulkes)
Formats:   tabloid
Frequency:   weekly (last issue monthly)

The Literary Review (US)

Brings together new works and literary translations from around the world. Circulation 2,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Autumn 1957 – present: Short Story Index (Missing: all before 1974 at least)
Publishers:   Farleigh Dickinson University, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Walter Cummins (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
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The Literary Review (UK)

A literary review and focus for new poetry and prose, book reviews, cultural essays; circulation about 15,000. Occasional fiction, but not so much now as originally.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1979 – Nov-1982?
Publishers:   Namara, London
Editors:   Ann Smith, Auberon Waugh
Formats:   small slick
Frequency:   monthly


Total Issues: 221

Forerunner of the Times Literary Supplement. According to Sullivan, Brit. Lit. Mags. 1837 - 1913, "though the publication of poems and short stories makes up a small part of Literature, the contributors include Kipling and Meredith as well as Emily Lawless, Fiona MacLeod, Evelyn Nisbet, Ernest Rhys, Alice Herbert and Grace Ellery Channing."

Issues & Index Sources

  23-Oct-1897 – 11-Jan-1902

#merges with The Academy


  London Times


  H.D. Traill to 1900





Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

Littell's Living Age

An all-reprint magazine selecting the best fiction, essays and verse from magazines published abroad.

Issues & Index Sources

  11-May-1844 – 1897: Index to Periodical Literature (FicMags sample issues only)
FictionMags Index
  1897 – 1941, as Living Age: Index to Periodical Literature (Poole to 1906 only; FicMags sample issues only)
FictionMags Index


  1844 – 1896: Littell
  1896 – 1919: Frank Foxcroft
  1919 – 1928: Atlantic Monthly Press
  1928 – 1941: World Topics


  1844 – 1870: Eliakim Littell
  1870 – 1896: Robert Littell
  1896 – 1919: Frank Foxcroft
  1919: Ellery Sedgwick
  1920 – 1928: Victor S. Clarke
  1928 – 1941?: John Bakeless


  octavo; slightly smaller from 1853


  weekly to 1927, then monthly

Little Bear Library

Total Issues: 46

Issues & Index Sources:  1928
Publishers:   Sampson Low

Little Boys and Girls

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1900s
Publishers:   Little Boys and Girls Co. of Plainfield, Indiana
Frequency:   monthly

Little Boys' Friend

Total Issues: 27+24=51

The first 11 issues were published privately for subscribers only.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1873 – Dec-1875
  Jan-1876 – Dec-1877


  Hodder & Stoughton



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