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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (UK) [1959]

Total Issues: 55

British reprint edition of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

From Jul-1964 to Jul-1970 variant versions of the US edition were produced with a UK price on the cover for distribution in the UK and related markets, but these were identical to the US issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1959 – Jun-1964: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co. Ltd., London.
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Magazine of Fiction

see under Monthly Magazine of Fiction

Magazine of Horror

Total Issues: 36

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1963 – Apr-1971: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Health Knowledge Inc., NY
Editors:   Robert A.W. Lowndes
Formats:   digest
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   mostly bimonthly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Magazine of Short Stories

Total Issues: 807+

Issues & Index Sources

  12-Jan-1889 – 8-Jul-1893: FictionMags Index (first volume only)
  15-Jul-1893 – 18-Jun-1904, as Short Stories
  25-Jun-1904 – 10-Aug-1907, as Smith's Weekly: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  12-Jan-1889 – 8-Jul-1893: E. & H. Bennett, 20 Bedford Street, Strand, London WC
  15-Jul-1893 – 17-Feb-1900: C.A. Pearson





Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers

The Magazine of Speculative Poetry

Total Issues: 35

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1984 – Fall 2013: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #2; #24; #26; #33)
Publishers:   Magazine of Speculative Poetry, PO Box 564, Beloit, WI 53512
Editors:   Roger Dutcher
Formats:   octavo
Prices:   $3.50
Pagecounts:   28
Frequency:   irregular
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The Magazine of the Year

Full title was "'47: The Magazine of the Year" in 1947 and "'48: The Magazine of the Year" in 1948. Published a couple of pieces of fiction in each issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1947 – 1948: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Associated Magazine Contributors, New York
Editors:   Richard E. Lauterbach

Magazine World

Literary magazine "filled with short stories, poetry, essays, and the like".

Issues & Index Sources:  1925 – 1931: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   American Education Press, Columbus, Ohio
Prices:   25c

The Mage

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 198? – #7, 1987: Science Fiction Index
  #8, 1987, as The Best of the Mage: Science Fiction Index
  #9, 1988 – #13, 1990, as The Mage: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #13, Fall 1990)
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The Magi

Total Issues: 1?

A scarce school magazine devoted to weird fiction and edited by Joel Lane when he was 16.

Issues & Index Sources:  1979: FictionMags Index
Editors:   Joel Lane & Laurence Westwood
Prices:   10p

Magical Blend

Magical Blend was a "New Age" magazine which "tracked the changes that society is undergoing; we endorse no one pathway to spiritual growth, but attempt to explore many alternative possibilities to help transform the planet". Many issues contained some fiction

Issues & Index Sources:  1980 – 2007
Publishers:   CSI Media, P.O. Box 600, Chico, CA 95927-0600
Editors:   Katherine Zunic & Michael Peter Langevin

The Magic Carpet Magazine

see under Oriental Stories

Magic Love

Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1945 – Jan-1947: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Arrow Publishing, NY; last issue as Trojan Magazines
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Magic Realism

Total Issues: 10

Runs stories of magic realism, literary fantasy, folktales and fable.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1990 – #10, 1995: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #1, #2, #3)
Publishers:   PYX Press, P.O. Box 922648, Sylmar, CA 91392-2648 (in 1998)
Editors:   C. Darren Butler
Formats:   digest
Pagecounts:   70pp
Frequency:   quarterly
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The Magnet (Library) (UK)

Total Issues: 1120+563=1683

Probably the best known British boys' story paper. Famous for its stories of Billy Bunter and Harry Wharton & Co. which appeared under the byline of Frank Richards; the characters were the creation of Charles Hamilton, who wrote over 1,380 of the Richards yarns, and wrote almost the entire magazine in the 1930s. Hitherto other contributors were S. Rossiter Shepherd, Edwy Searles Brooks and S.E. Austin.

The Magnet was the centrepiece of the A.P.'s Companion Papers, which also included The Gem.

Incorporated into Knock-Out Comic (comic).

Further Reading: The Magnet Companion (London, Howard Baker Press, 1971); The Concise Magnet Companion by George Beal (London, Howard Baker, 1986, expanded as The Complete Magnet Companion (Surbitan, Surrey, Quartermain Press, 1996).

Issues & Index Sources

  15-Feb-1908 – 3-Aug-1929, as The Magnet Library: Story Paper Index (StyIdx: incomplete; IdxMgn: lead stories only)
The Magnet Companion
  10-Aug-1929 – 18-May-1940, as The Magnet: Story Paper Index (StyIdx: incomplete; IdxMgn: lead stories only)
The Magnet Companion


  Amalgamated Press


  1908 – 1911: Percy Griffith
  1911 – 1916: Herbert A. Hinton
  1916 – 1919: John Nix Pentelow
  1919 – 1921: Herbert A. Hinton
  1921 – 1940: Charles M. Down
  1908 – 1911: Herbert A. Hinton [Assistant Editor]
  1911 – 1914: C.M. Down [Assistant Editor]
  1914 – 1917: G.R. Samways [Assistant Editor]
  1915 – 1917: William Pike [Assistant Editor]
  c. 1918 – 1920: Stanley Austin [Assistant Editor]
  1919 – 1921: G.R. Samways [Assistant Editor]
  c. 1921: Hedley O'Mant [Assistant Editor]
  c. 1923 – ?: Noel Wood-Smith [Assistant Editor]
  1933 – 1936: Reginald S. Taylor [Assistant Editor]


  small tabloid


  1910: 1d from #106
  1918: 1½d from #529
  Nov-1922: 2d from #770


  20pp; 16pp from #437



Magnet Library (US)

Total Issues: 1363

Issues & Index Sources:  1897 – 1934
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Magnet Series

Total Issues: 15

Issues & Index Sources:  9-Apr-1892 – 16-Jul-1892: Dime Novel Bibliography (Missing: #5-#8)
Publishers:   Hurst & Company, 134 & 136 Grand St., New York
Formats:   7 1/8 x 4 3/4"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   100 to 300pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Magnolia, or Southern Apalachian

Originally a 'parlor' magazine. Came alive under Simms who wrote much of its fiction and poetry inc. the controversial "The Loves of a Driver".

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1840 – Dec-1840, as The Southern Ladies' Book
  Jan-1841 – Jun-1842, as The Magnolia or Southern Monthly
  Jul-1842 – Jun-1843, as The Magnolia, or Southern Apalachian


  George F. Pierce & Philip C. Pendleton, Macon, GA, 1840; then Pendleton alone in Savannah, GA, 1841 and Charleston, SC, 1842/1843


  Pierce & Pendleton, 1840; Pendleton, 1841/1842; W.G. Simms, 1842/1843.



The Magpie [1911]

Total Issues: 28

With the slogan "Live stories for clever people", published a high level of intelligent rather than sensational fiction, without being too "literary".

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1912 – Dec-1914


  Aug-1912 – Oct-1912: Everett & Co., London
  Nov-1912 – Dec-1914: Horace Marshall


  Alderson Anderson


  Slim standard pulp


  Aug-1912 – Sep-1913: 3d
  Oct-1913 – Dec-1914: 1½d


  Aug-1912: 52pp
  Sep-1912 – Sep-1913: 64pp
  Oct-1913 – Dec-1914: 112pp


  monthly (but no issue for Nov-1914)

Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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