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McBride's Magazine

see under Lippincott's Magazine


Became a large-format women's magazine after the turn of the century; circulation had reached 6 million by 1960. Published copious fiction, authors including Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gelett Burgess, Ray Bradbury, Jack Finney, Anne Tyler, Tim O'Brien.

Began as a small pattern magazine entitled The Queen Illustrated Magazine of Fashion on 1-Apr-1876.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1897 – Mar-2001: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  May-2001 – Dec-2002, as Rosie, the Magazine




  1921 – 1928: Harry Payne Burton
  1928 – 1949: Otis L. Wiese


  standard, later big slick



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McClure's Magazine

Total Issues: 409

Modelled on The Strand, it was originally planned as a US edition of The Idler and initially reprinted much material from it. Cheaply priced, it became the 1890s trend-setter for American illustrated magazines (Munsey's Magazine soon copied it); known for its exposes and muckraking, it was also a major vehicle for popular fiction. Authors included Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Jack London, Joel Chandler Harris, W.A. White.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1893 – Sep-1921: FictionMags Index
  Mar-1922 – Aug-1924: FictionMags Index
  May-1925 – Jan-1926: FictionMags Index
  Jun-1926 – Jun-1928: FictionMags Index (Missing: Jun-1926)
  Jul-1928 – Mar-1929, as The New McClure's: FictionMags Index

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  1893 – 1913: McClure's, NY
  1926 – 1928: Hearst
  1928 – 1930: James R. Quirk


  1893 – 1913: S.S. McClure
  1927 – 1928: Arthur S. Hoffman
  ? – 1929: Magus


  1893 – c. 1915: standard
  c. 1920: big slick
  ?: standard size
  ?: pulp paper


  monthly (suspended publication for a year in 1921/1922, a half-year in 1924/1925 and six months in 1926)

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  Spartacus Educational
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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McGirt's Magazine

An illustrated monthly on art, science, literature, and other subjects. Serialised "The Black Sleuth" by John Edward Bruce.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1903? – 1909
Publishers:   James E. McGirt, Philadelphia, PA
Editors:   James E. McGirt
Frequency:   monthly (Aug-1903? - Aug-1908); quarterly (1909)


Total Issues: 54 (as at Jan-2019)

McSweeney's began in September 2000 as a literary journal, edited by Dave Eggers, that published only works rejected from other magazines. McSweeney's has grown to be one of the country's best and largest-circulation literary journals with an expanding, loyal subscriber base and strong independent book store following. Original content also posted on Web site.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-2000 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   429 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215; 394A Ninth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (in 2000 - 2002)
Editors:   David Eggers (in 2000)
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
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Magazine for doctors which also published fiction. Possibly founded by Felix Marti-Ibanez in 1950?

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1957 – Jun-1994
Publishers:   MD Publications, New York


Women's magazine which publishes some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1989 – ?
Publishers:   London
Frequency:   weekly


Australia's leading literary magazine, which publishes occasional fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  1940 – 1946, as Meanjin Papers
  1946 – 1960, as Meanjin
  1961 – 1976, as Meanjin Quarterly
  1977 – present, as Meanjin


  1940 – 1974: C.B. Christesen
  1974 – 1982: Jim Davidson
  1982 – 1986: Judith Brett
  1987 – 1993: Jenny Lee
  1994 – 1998: Christina Thompson
  1998 – 2001: Stephanie Holt
  2001 – present: Ian Britain


Mean Streets

Total Issues: 17

Hardboiled crime quarterly. Mostly non-fiction but it usually had one or two stories per issue, several of them US reprints.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1990 – Dec-1996: Crime Fiction Index
Editors:   Stuart Coupe
Frequency:   quarterly
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Meccano Magazine

Closes in-Jul-1967 (Vol.52 No.7) and subsequently relaunched in-Jan-1968 (Vol.53 No.1). Contains "Engineering, scientific, geographical articles for thinking boys aged 15-16" as well as some occasional fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep/Oct-1916 – Jul-1967: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Jan-1968 – Dec-1972
  Spring 1973 – Summer 1981


  Sep/Oct-1916 – Feb-1924: Meccano Ltd.
  Mar-1964 – Jul-1967: Thomas Skinner &v Co.
  Jan-1968 – Dec-1972: Model Aeronautical Press
  Spring 1973 – Summer 1981: Meccano Ltd.


  Ellison Hawks (c. 1934); W.H. McCormick (c. 1948)


  colour from May-1924; smaller format from 1940






  Sep/Oct-1916 – Jul/Aug-1922: bimonthly
  Sep-1922 – Dec-1972: monthly (no issues Aug-1967 - Dec-1967)
  Spring 1973 – Summer 1981: mainly quarterly

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  Meccano Indexes
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Mechanical Boy

Total Issues: 29

Incorporated into Mechanical Age (adult).

Issues & Index Sources:  4-Sep-1924 – Jun-1925
Publishers:   Percival Marshall
Frequency:   weekly

Medal Library

Total Issues: 858

Issues & Index Sources:  1899 – 1915: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Medical Horrors

Total Issues: 1

Combination fiction and non-fiction. While the name Medical Horrors might lead one to believe that this magazine dealt with either horror or weird menace stories, its contents are much more mundane. There is an unattributed "article" about psychics ("I Am Thy Father's Spirit") and another about "a fiend incarnate - monster, madman, monstrosity" ("Dr. A.W. Waite: Satan's Personal Representative" by Mary Ellis). None the less the thrust of this publication is best captured by the sub-title of "Chloroformed" by Gordon Reynolds.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1932: General Fiction Index
Publishers:   Green Band Publishing (Harold Hersey)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Subtitled "A Literary Journal of the Health Professions", Mediphors was a literary magazine targeted to health professional authors and readers, featuring fiction, essays, poetry, art and photographs.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1993 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   P.O. Box 327, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Editors:   Eugene D. Radice

The Megaflow Manifesto

Total Issues: 4

Fanzine about Michael Moorcock.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1988 – May-1992: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   The Nomads of the Time Streams
Editors:   Paul W. Cashman
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Melbourne Series

Total Issues: 51

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1892 – 1896: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   E.A. Weeks & Company, Chicago
Formats:   7 5/8 x 5 1/8"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   250-500
Frequency:   Monthly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Mellifont All-Western Library

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all except #1, #3, #6)
Publishers:   Mellifont Press Ltd.
Formats:   digest
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