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Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine

Total Issues: 50

A small circulation fantasy magazine with the emphasis on short, often humorous stories, many by female writers.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1988 – Dec-2000: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   MZB Enterprises, Box 249, Berkeley, CA 94701
Editors:   Jan Burke; Rachel E. Holmen
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $5.95
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   quarterly
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The Marks and Spencer Magazine

Magazine published by the retail chain which featured some fiction in the 1930s at least.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Marks and Spencer Limited
Formats:   9" x 12"
Prices:   2d (in 1932)
Pagecounts:   84pp (in 1932)

Mark Trail

Boys' magazine which published a lot of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1951 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Wret Publishing Company
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   64pp

The Marlboro Review

Total Issues: 20

Usual literary miscellany. Has published Saul Bellow, Jean Valentine. Circulation 1,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  1996 – 2007
Publishers:   collective, Marlboro, VT
Editors:   collective under Ellen Dudley
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   112pp
Frequency:   twice yearly

Marriage Confessions

See under Marriage Stories

Marriage Stories

Total Issues: 14+34+30+10=88

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1924 – Apr-1925: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  May-1925 – Feb-1928, as True Marriage Stories: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Mar-1928 – Aug-1930, as Marriage Stories
  Sep-1930 – Jun-1931, as Marriage Confessions


  Corte Publishing Co. (Dell)


  standard pulp

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s
Publishers:   M.K. Productions, Columbiana, Ohio
Editors:   Michael & Kristina While

Mars Hill Review

Total Issues: 25 (as at Aug-2017)

Christian periodical that occasionally publishes fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – present: FictionMags Index (fiction in sample issues only)
Publishers:   The Mars Hill Forum
Editors:   Sarah Koops Vanderveen
Formats:   large little magazine format
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   Thrice yearly

Marspen Series

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1891
Publishers:   Marks & Spencer

The Martian Wave

Total Issues: 9 (as at Jan-2019)

Previously a webzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-2010 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after 2018 issue)
Publishers:   Sam's Dot Publishing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Nomadic Delirium Press
Editors:   J. Alan Erwine
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $9.00
Frequency:   annual
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Martin Speed Detective Library

Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  1945 – Feb-1948: Story Paper Index
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Pagecounts:   36pp
Frequency:   irregular

The Marvel

Total Issues: 3+224+306+952=1485

Ran early stories of Sexton Blake and Nelson Lee but was best known in its day for the adventures of three adventurers Jack, Sam and Pete by S. Clarke Hook.

The issues are not dated themselves and are usually dated for the Saturday following the Wednesday when they appeared; this convention is followed below.

Note that the magazine was renamed The Marvel Library somewhere in the early 1900s but no details of this have yet been located. Note also that some of the (Christmas) issues of The Halfpenny Marvel were "double issues" priced at 1d and hence were actually called The Marvel.

Incorporates: Nugget Library from 12-Mar-1921; Boys' Herald from 1-Apr-1922; (Sports Stories from 15-Oct-1921 (?))

Issues & Index Sources

  11-Nov-1893 – 25-Nov-1893, as The Halfpenny Marvel Library: Story Paper Index
  2-Dec-1893 – 12-Mar-1898, as The Halfpenny Marvel: Story Paper Index (sample issues only; numbered 4-227)
  19-Mar-1898 – 23-Jan-1904, as The Marvel: Story Paper Index (sample issues only; numbered 228-533)
  30-Jan-1904 – 22-Apr-1922, as The Marvel: Story Paper Index (sample issues only; numbered 1-952)

#superseded by Sport and Adventure


  Harmsworth (later Amalgamated Press)


  Somers J. Summers
  c. 1894: S. Clarke Hook
  ?: Hamilton Edwards [later editor-in-chief]
  c. 1922: John Nix Pentelow
  c. 1922: Stan Boddington [Assistant Editor]


  small tabloid (octavo) story-paper


  11-Nov-1893 – 12-Mar-1898: ½d (1d for double issues)
  29-Mar-1898 – 22-Apr-1922: 1d (2d for double issues)


  20pp; 36pp


  weekly (every Wednesday)
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The Marvellous Magazine

Contained often unauthorized and edited versions of famous gothic stories and novelettes, e.g. Anne Radcliffe's "Mysteries of Udolpho" was cut by one-tenth and became "The Veiled Picture, or the Mysteries of Gorgono." Nevertheless the first specialized horror periodical.

Note: Not to be confused with The Marvellous Magazine published in Dublin in 26 weekly parts in 1822 which was a miscellany of history, travel and science (all non-fiction).

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1802 – Apr-1804
Publishers:   Thomas Tegg
Editors:   probably also Tegg
Formats:   large folio
Frequency:   monthly (but also issued in weekly parts)

The Marvelous Library

Total Issues: 68

Issues & Index Sources:  27-Feb-1886 – 21-May-1887: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Franklin News Co., 1110 Sansom St., Philadelphia
Formats:   12 x 8 1/2"
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   16
Frequency:   Semi-Weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Marvel Science Fiction

see under Marvel Science Stories

Marvel Science Stories

Total Issues: 5+2+2+3+3=15

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1938 – Aug-1939: Science Fiction Index
  Dec-1939 – May-1940, as Marvel Tales: Science Fiction Index
  Nov-1940 – Apr-1941, as Marvel Stories: Science Fiction Index
  Nov-1950 – May-1951, as Marvel Science Stories: Science Fiction Index
  Aug-1951 – May-1952, as Marvel Science Fiction: Science Fiction Index


  Aug-1938 – Nov-1938: Postal Publications; Chicago
  Feb-1939 – Apr-1941: Western Fiction Publishing Co.; Chicago
  Nov-1950 – May-1952: Stadium Publishing Corp.; New York


  Feb-1939 – Apr-1941: Martin Goodman
  Nov-1950 – May-1952: R.O. Erisman


  Aug-1938 – Feb-1951: standard pulp
  May-1951 – Nov-1951: digest
  May-1952: standard pulp


  Aug-1938 – Apr-1941: 15c
  Nov-1950 – May-1952: 25c


  Aug-1938: 128pp
  Nov-1938 – Apr/May-1939: 132pp
  Aug-1939 – Apr-1941: 116pp
  Nov-1950 – May-1952: 132pp



Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Marvel Science Stories (UK)

Total Issues: 1

The single issue is a complete reprint of the February 1951 (US) issue, except for UK advertisements being substituted for the originals.

Earlier US issues were distributed in the UK with a price sticker but are otherwise identical.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1951: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Publishers:   Thorpe & Porter
Formats:   standard pulp
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Marvel Stories

see under Marvel Science Stories

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