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Munsey's Magazine

Total Issues: 133?+457=590?

Had early hit with Hall Caine's "The Christian" (1896-97); also published F. Marion Crawford, H. Rider Haggard, Anthony Hope in early years. Later was a major market for O. Henry.

Issues & Index Sources

  2-Feb-1889 – 18-Aug-1891, as Munsey's Weekly
  Oct-1891 – Oct-1929, as Munsey's Magazine: General Fiction Index

#becomes All-Story Love (Stories/Tales/Magazine)

Publishers

  Frank A. Munsey

Editors

  Feb-1889 – Jun-1889: J. K. Bangs
  Jul-1889 – ?: Richard H. Titherton
  ?: Robert Hobart Davis

Formats

  Feb-1889 – Jun-1921: standard quality periodical
  Jul-1921 – ?: pulp

Prices

  Feb-1889 – Sep-1893: 25c
  Oct-1893 – ?: 10c

Frequency

  monthly (weekly 2-Feb-1889 - Sep-1891)

Related Sites

  The Pulp Magazines Project
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Munsey's Popular Series

Total Issues: 22

Issues & Index Sources:  1887 – 1889
Publishers:   Munsey
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Murdaland

Total Issues: 2

Subtitled "Crime Fiction for the 21st Century", Murdaland is "a literary magazine dedicated to fiction that evokes the spirit and motifs of classic crime novels and film noir: dread, lust, violence, greed, nasty habits, bad feelings and worse decisions".

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 2007 – #2, 2007: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Mug Shot Press, 1739 East Carson St., #355, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Formats:   tall digest
Prices:   $12.00
Pagecounts:   267pp
Frequency:   twice yearly
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Murder

Total Issues: 5

Launched after the success of Manhunt, Murder featured the same mix of contemporary murder and crime-adventure stories, but was discontinued in the face of fierce competition before establishing its identity with the reading public.

Title on the cover is Murder!.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1956 – Sep/Oct-1957: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Flying Eagle, NY; Decker Publications
Formats:   digest (last issue pulp size)
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
 
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Murder Mysteries [1929]

Total Issues: 5

Short lived pulp magazine about which little is known.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1929 – Aug-1929: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Aug-1929)
Publishers:   Magazine Publishers, Inc. (Ace Magazines)
Editors:   Harold Hersey
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Murder Mysteries [1934]

Total Issues: 5+9=14

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1934 – May-1935: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: May-1935)
  Dec-1936 – May-1938, as Detective and Murder Mysteries: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Oct-1936; Jan-1938)

Publishers

  Oct-1934 – Apr-1935: Associated Authors, Inc., Hollis, Long Island, NY.
  Dec-1936 – Nov-1937: Associated Authors, Inc., 1008 W. York Street, Philadelphia, PA.
  May-1938: Shade Printing Co., Inc., 1008 W. York Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Murderous Intent

Total Issues: 19

Semi-professional magazine with a mix of fiction, interviews, and nonfiction articles.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1995 – Winter 1999: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Madison Publishing, PO Box 5947, Vancouver, WA 98668
Editors:   Margo Power (initially with Marie Gerules)
Email Address:   madison@teleport.com
Formats:   A4
Prices:   $5
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   quarterly
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Murder Shorts

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1946 – 1946?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #2)
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Formats:   digest
Prices:   7d
Pagecounts:   36pp
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Murder Stories

Total Issues: 3

Short-lived pulp magazine published by Harold Hersey about little is known.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul/Aug-1931 – Nov/Dec-1931: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Good Story Magazine (Harold Hersey)
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   20c
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Murky Depths

Total Issues: 19

A quarterly comic-book-sized anthology that features top quality speculative fiction with sprinklings of horror and fantasy that push the boundaries of science fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  2007 – Dec-2011: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Terry Martin
Website:   www.murkydepths.com
Editors:   Anne Stringer
Formats:   6.5" x 10"
Prices:   £6.99
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Murray's Magazine

Total Issues: 60

A fairly stuffy magazine with marginal acceptance of fiction (Murray's were not great fiction publishers at this time). Nevertheless published some interesting items by Emily Lawless, Thomas Hardy, Vernon Lee ("Amour Dure," Jan-1887), Lucas Malet, Margaret L. Woods.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1887 – Dec-1891: Indexes to Fiction #4: Time, Murray's Magazine and The Quarto

Publishers

  John Murray

Editors

  Jan-1887 – Apr-1890: Edward Arnold
  May-1890 – Dec-1891: W.L. Courtney

Formats

  standard, monthly, 1/-

Frequency

  monthly

The "Murrell" Series

Total Issues: 20

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1860s
Publishers:   Peterson
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Muscle Builder

Total Issues: 29

Another of Bernarr Macfadden's "Physical Culture" magazines, which published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1924 – Jul-1926: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Physical Culture Publishing Corporation
Editors:   Bernarr Macfadden
Formats:   s/s bedsheet
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   48pp
Frequency:   monthly

Muse Fantastique

Total Issues: 2?

Issues & Index Sources:  1977 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Muse Fantastique, Coronado, CA
Editors:   Frank Hallock

Musketeer

Listed in "The Howell Magazines" by John Marim, a spoof article first published in Peon #26, Feb-1953. Supposedly published "The Atomic Humans" by David H. Keller, and supposedly merged with Golden Book Magazine in Feb-1931 to form Musketeer-Golden Book Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1890 – 1931 (spoof)
Publishers:   John F. Howell Publishing Company
Editors:   Bob J. Risley
Formats:   standard pulp
Pagecounts:   224pp
Frequency:   weekly

Muzzy

Mimeographed side stapled fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Claudius R. Hall, Austin, Texas
Editors:   Claudius R. Hall
Prices:   20c
Pagecounts:   58pp


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