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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

Midnight [1960]

Issues & Index Sources

  1960 – 1969?


  in 1961: American Art Agency, Inc., 7311 Fulton Avenue, North Hollywood, CA.
  in 1970: Jaybird Enterprises, Inc., 7311 Fulton Avenue, North Hollywood, CA.


  in 1961: Ron Black
  in 1964: Colin Stanley
  in 1966 – 1969: Phillip Sparrow
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Midnight [1922]

Total Issues: 24

Midnight is an extremely scarce, early, bedsheet, crime magazine that initially featured a mixture of fiction, true confessions, and exposes, but later became all fiction under the names Midnight Mysteries and Midnight Mystery Stories. Some of the early issues were destroyed by court order as being too risque.

Issues & Index Sources

  19-Aug-1922 – 11-Nov-1922: Crime Fiction Index
  18-Nov-1922 – 15-Nov-1922, as Midnight Mysteries: Crime Fiction Index
  2-Dec-1922 – 3-Feb-1923, as Midnight Mystery Stories: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: 20-Jan-1923)


  Midnight Publishing imprint of Macfadden


  P. L. Atkinson


  tabloid/bedsheet (9^14" x 12^14")






  Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Midnight Carnival

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  v1 #1, 1998 – v1 #4, 2002: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Pentagram Publications; Kirkland, WA
Editors:   John Navroth
Formats:   octavo
Prices:   $3.00
Frequency:   irregular
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Midnight Echo

Total Issues: 12 (as at Jan-2018)

The Magazine of the Australian Horror Writers Association.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-2008 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #12, Dec-2017)
Publishers:   The Australian Horror Writers' Association, Elphinstone, Victoria
Editors:   various
Formats:   A4 (Oct-2008 - Nov-2013); ebook (Apr-2015 - present)
Prices:   $12.95
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