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Modern Reading

Total Issues: 23

Arguably an anthology.

Issues & Index Sources:  1941 – 1953
Publishers:   Staples & Staples to #5; Wells Gardner & Darton to #13, then Phoenix House Ltd. 38 William IV St., London WC2
Editors:   Reginald H. Moore; Vera M. Snelling
Formats:   hardcover
Prices:   6/-
Frequency:   quarterly but irregular

Modern Review [1880]

Issues & Index Sources:  1880 – 1884: The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals Volume 3

The Modern Review [1991]

A journal of commentary on the popular arts ("low culture for high brows"); sometimes nicknamed "The Youngie" in contrast with Richard Ingrams's The Oldie (which was launched soon after).

Issues & Index Sources

  1991 – 1995
  1997 – ?


  Julie Burchill & others, London


  1991 – 1995: Toby Young
  1997: Charlotte Raven





Modern Romances

Purportedly full of true stories (some serialised across multiple issues), it is likely that much of the content was fictional, although none of it is credited.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1931 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Dell Publishing
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   10c (in 1941)
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Modern Romances (Australia)

Total Issues: 10?

A series of Australian booklets, numbered but not dated.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: FictionMags Index (Missing: #1, #2, #5, #6, #7, #8)
Publishers:   Malian Press, Sydney
Formats:   digest

Modern Screen

Modern Screen ran for over 50 years featuring articles, pictorials and interviews with movie stars (and later television and music personalities) and the occasional piece of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1930? – 1985?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

Modern Short Stories

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1988 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Claggk Publications, Farmingdale, NY
Editors:   Glenn E. Steckler
Formats:   digest
Prices:   $1.95
Pagecounts:   128pp

Modern Stories [1889]

Total Issues: 90

Issues & Index Sources:  1889 – 1897
Publishers:   F. B. Warner
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Modern Stories [1934]

Total Issues: 5?

Imitation Argosy all-reprint magazine, featuring work by G.K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, John Buchan and others.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1934 – Dec-1934?: General Fiction Index (Missing: all except #4 & #5)
Publishers:   World's Work
Editors:   possibly H. Norman Evans
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Modern Stories [1983]

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1983: Science Fiction Index
Editors:   Lewis Shiner
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $2.00
Pagecounts:   24pp
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Modern Story Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1946 – ?
Publishers:   Winter Brothers Press, 14 Bennett's Hill, Birmingham
Editors:   Bevis Winter
Formats:   "a midget magazine"
Prices:   1/-
Frequency:   quarterly

Modern Weekly

Issues & Index Sources:  24-Apr-1926? – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Prices:   2d
Pagecounts:   52pp (in 1928); 40pp (in 1936)
Frequency:   weekly

Modern Woman

Published a number of Richmal Crompton's later "William" stories (Aug-1940 - May 1946).

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1925 – Feb-1966: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

#incorporated into Everywoman('s)


  George Newnes


  in 1949: Kay Smallshaw
  in 1962: Trevor Spooner


  1/- (in 1949)



Modern Women

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1900s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The George Livingston Richards Co., Boston, MA
Frequency:   monthly

Modern Wonder(s)

Total Issues: 148+54=202

A boy's magazine that was a cross between the American Boys' Life or American Boy and Mechanics Illustrated. Early issues measured 16" by 10½". Somewhere in the fall of 1937 they became 14" by 10¼". There were at least two title changes. In late 1939 it became Modern Wonders and then in March of 1940 it became Modern World. Early covers were brightly colored affairs featuring machines in action. Towards the end covers became monochrome photographs concentrating on military matters. There was also a full color centerfold of a cross section of a machine or some military theme. Interior illustrations were usually black and white.

Issues & Index Sources

  22-May-1937 – 2-Dec-1939, as Modern Wonder: FictionMags Index
  9-Dec-1939 – 16-Mar-1940, as Modern Wonders: FictionMags Index
  23-Mar-1940 – 29-Mar-1941, as Modern World: FictionMags Index


  Odhams Press, London


  tabloid (later became a smaller tabloid)






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Modern World

see under Modern Wonder(s)

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