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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: Story Paper Index
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: 116 (to Jan-2020)

Online magazine which also publishes monthly e-book versions.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-2010 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #116, Jan-2020)
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: 22 (to Winter 2019/20)

Online speculative poetry magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Autumn 2014 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #22, Winter 2019/20)
Editors:   Shira Lipkin & Mat Joiner
Formats:   online
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Liminal Stories

Total issues: 5 (as at Jan-2020)

"An online literary magazine publishing the beautiful, heartbreaking and strange." On hiatus after #5.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring/Summer 2016 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Spring/Summer 2018)
Frequency:   twice-yearly
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Lincolnshire Echo

A weekly British regional newspaper for Lincolnshire that regularly published fiction in the 1940s.

Issues & Index Sources:  31-Jan-1893 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Trinity Mirror (in 2018)
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

Lines Review

Scottish poetry journal that also published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1952 – 1998: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   M. Macdonald; Edinburgh
Editors:   Robert Fulton (in 1971); William Montgomerie (1977 - 1984)
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

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
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