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Modern Fairy Tales

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1938 – in 1940s
Publishers:   Popular Fiction; Phoenix; Anglo-American
Formats:   pocket
Pagecounts:   20pp

Modern Girl

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1938 – ?
Publishers:   Coudry
Pagecounts:   24pp
Frequency:   monthly

Modern Girl Book

Note that title given as "Modern Girl Book Magazine" on cover and "Modern Girl Book" on contents page.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1939 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Lex Publications, 381 Fourth Avenue, New York
Formats:   11.5" x 8.5"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   60pp
Frequency:   bimonthly

Modern Girl Stories

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Modern Life Stories

Total Issues: 1?

Contained stories plus many photo studies of stars and starlets.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1948
Publishers:   The Park Trading Company, 14 Portland Road, London W11
Prices:   6d
Pagecounts:   32pp

Modern Love Magazine

Total Issues: 6?

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1937 – Jun-1941?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Western Fiction Publishing Co.
Editors:   Carrie Vaughn
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Modern Love Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1950
Publishers:   Atlas News
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Modern Man

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1951 – Dec-1976: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Publishers Development Corp., 8150 North Central Park Avenue, Skokie, Illinois
Prices:   50c
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Modern Maturity

A very large-circulation glossy for old folks; publishes occasional fiction, e.g. "The Book Collector" by Leon Arden (Dec-1993/Jan-1994).

Issues & Index Sources

  1958 – 2002: Short Story Index
  2002 – present, as AARP: The Magazine


  American Association of Retired Persons




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Modern Mechanics and Inventions

A pulp-size science magazine. During the period from November 1928 to July 1929 it serialized reprints of three Edgar Rice Burroughs novels: The Moon Maid as "Conquest of the Moon" (Nov 28 to Feb 1929), At the Earth's Core as "Lost Inside the Earth" (Feb to Apr 1929), and Under the Moons of Mars as "Carter of the Red Planet" (Apr to Jul 1929). It published no original fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1928 – Jul-1929: Science Fiction Index (only fiction indexed)
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Modern Miss

Total Issues: 9

Subtitled "The Magazine for the Younger Set".

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1948 – May-1949: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Eric H. Hale
Editors:   Rita Boyce (1948); Rita Boyce & Joan Seager (1949)
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   24pp

Modern Mythology

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 199? – #2, 1993

The Modern Priscilla

Subtitled "A Fancy Work Magazine", aimed at women, particularly needlework fans, seems to have been running one, sometimes two stories per issue. Absorbed Everyday Housekeeping in Mar-1912, and Home Needlework Magazine in May-1917

Issues & Index Sources:  1887 – Jul-1930: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   The Priscilla Publishing Co., Boston, Mass.
Prices:   10c (in 1911); 20c (in 1927)
Frequency:   monthly
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The Modern Quarterly

The journal served as a major forum for intellectual debate and Marxist critique and was largely responsible for sustaining a distinctively American strain of independent radicalism through the Stalinist-dominated years of the 1930s.

Issues & Index Sources:  1923 – 1940
Publishers:   Baltimore, Maryland
Editors:   V.F. Calverton

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





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