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The Merrythoughts' Magazine

The Most Cheery Order of Merrythoughts appears to have been a club formed for the readers of the Daily Chronicle. The only issue of the magazine seen included fiction by Barry Pain.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1932: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Most Cheery Order of Merrythoughts Ltd., London
Formats:   11.25" x 8.75"
Prices:   4d
Pagecounts:   24pp
Frequency:   monthly



Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Feh! Press, New York
Editors:   Simeon Stylites

The Messenger

Total Issues: 42?

Called the only radical negro magazine in America. Ran frequent stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1917 – May/Jun-1928
Publishers:   Messenger Pub. Co., NY
Formats:   large format
Frequency:   monthly?
Related Sites:   Spartacus Educational

Meta SF

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1982: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Dynasty, Master Designers of Hollywood, California
Editors:   John Dalmas
Prices:   $3.00
Frequency:   bimonthly
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The Metropolitan Magazine [1831]

Pioneered serialization of fiction, running several of Marryat's own novels (e.g. "Peter Simple" 1832-33). Although started as a highbrow magazine it soon shifted to a more dynamic policy with action-orientated fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1831 – Apr-1850


  1832 – 1847: Saunders & Otley


  1831 – 1832: Thomas Campbell
  1832 – 1836: Frederick Marryat
  ?: James Grant






  British Literary Magazines Vol. 2

The Metropolitan [1885]

Total Issues: 30

Issues & Index Sources:  1885 – 1888
Publishers:   Metropolitan
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Metropolitan Magazine [1895]

Total Issues: 365

Still a standard magazine in 1912, but became an oversize slick before 1920 (perhaps in 1915 - 1916). Titled The New Metropolitan from April to August 1903.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1895 – Oct-1913: FictionMags Index (incomplete)
  Nov-1913 – Dec-1922, as Metropolitan: The Standard Index of Short Stories (incomplete)
FictionMags Index
  Jan-1923 – Jun-1924, as Metropolitan with The Girl of To-day: FictionMags Index
  Jul-1924 – Sep-1924, as Metropolitan Magazine: FictionMags Index
  Oct-1924 – Aug-1925, as Macfadden Fiction-Lover's Magazine: FictionMags Index (Missing: Apr-1925 - Aug-1925)


  ?: John Brisben Walker
  Oct-1924 – Aug-1925: Bernarr Macfadden


  ?: John Brisben Walker
  1904 – ?: John Kendrick Bangs
  Oct-1924 – Aug-1925: F. Orlin Tremaine


  Feb-1895 – Sep-1911: standard, illustrated, often with posed photographs
  Nov-1911 – Feb-1922: 11" x 14"
  Feb-1922 – Aug-1925: 9.5" x 11"





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Metropolitan [1993]

Total Issues: 9

Dedicated to the short story; seeking to develop new writers but also publishes Russell Hoban, Colum McCann.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1993/1994 – Winter 1997/1998
Publishers:   John Ashbrook, Manchester
Editors:   Elizabeth Baines & Ailsa Cox
Frequency:   twice-yearly

The Metropolitan Review

On indefinite hiatus in Dec-2002.

Issues & Index Sources:  1998 – 2001?
Publishers:   1 Embarcadero Center, P.O. Box 26470, San Francisco, CA 94126-6470 (in 2000)
Editors:   Mary Claire Ray (in 2000)
Frequency:   twice yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2001 or 2002)

Metropolitan Series

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  1892
Publishers:   Hovendon
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Michigan Quarterly Review

Mostly non-fiction and poetry but runs fiction. Has published Margaret Atwood, Louise Gluck. Circulation 1,800. Supersedes The Michigan Alumnus Quarterly Review.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1962 – present: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970 (Missing: 1971-1974 at least)
Short Story Index
Publishers:   The University of Michigan, 3032 Rackham Building, 3032 Rackham Building, Ann Arbor, MI 41809-1070 (in 2000 - 2002)
Editors:   Laurence Goldstein (in 2000 - 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Mid-American Review

Total Issues: 38 (to 1-2000)

A strong literary review. Has published Stuart Dybek, Albert Goldbarth, David Foster Wallace, Stephen Dunn, took over from the in-house magazine Itinerary.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1980 – present: website
Publishers:   Dept. of English, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Robert Early to 1984, Ken Letko to 1988, George Looney to Spring 1999, now Wendell Mayo (in 2000 - 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   twice yearly (Spr, Fall)
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1946/1947: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Mid-Day Publications Ltd., Holywell Press, 9 Alfred Street, Oxford
Formats:   digest
Prices:   2/6d
Pagecounts:   56pp

Midget Library

Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Fairylite
Formats:   pocket library
Pagecounts:   20pp

The Midland

Little magazine of the Middle West.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1915 – May/Jun-1933: Index to (American) Little Magazines

#merges with The Frontier


  John T. Frederick, Iowa


  John T. Frederick, plus Frank Luther Mott from 1925



Midland Series

Total Issues: 28

Issues & Index Sources:  1892
Publishers:   Morrill, Higgins
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

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