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Omnibook Magazine

Contained "authorized abridgements of current best-selling books".

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1938 – 1957?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Omnibook Inc., 76 Ninth Avenue, New York

Editors

  Maxwell M. Geffen & Victor W. Knauth

Formats

  5.4" x 7.75"

Prices

  35c

Pagecounts

  194pp (in 1948); 162pp (in 1949); 145pp (in 1950)

Frequency

  monthly

Title Changes

  Dec-1938 – Feb-1939: Omnibook; selected current books in abridged editions
  Mar-1939 – Nov-1939: Omnibook magazine; select current literature in abridged form
  Dec-1939 – May-1950: Omnibook magazine; authorized abridgements of current best-sellers
  Jun-1950 – 1957?: Omnibook Best-Seller Magazine.
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Omnifan

Total Issues: 10

Omnifan started out as a run of the mill mimeod fanzine but became an offset semipro item. It had fiction by O. A. Kline and W. Paul Ganly. Darrell Schweitzer, Otto Binder and others did reviews and articles.

Issues & Index Sources:  1969? – 1974?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Modern Limited Publications, St. Michael, North Dakota
Editors:   David Anthony Kraft
 

Once a Month [1861]

Total Issues: 17

Subtitled "original tales by the most popular authors"

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1861 – Jan-1863
Frequency:   monthly

Once a Month [1868]

Total Issues: 33

Subtitled "a monthly magazine of general and amusing literature".

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1868 – Dec-1869
  Jan-1871
  Mar-1872 – Aug-1873

Editors

  1872 – 1873: Joseph Collins

Frequency

  monthly

Once a Week [1859]

Published serials as well as complete stories, some longer than average. Authors include Charles Reade ("The Cloister and the Hearth" 1859 as "A Good Fight"), George Meredith, George Du Maurier. Revamped as five different series during this period.

Issues & Index Sources

  2-Jul-1859 – May-1879: Index to Periodical Literature (1859 - 1874 only)

Publishers

  1859 – ?: Bradbury & Evans
  ? – 1873: James Rice
  1873 – 1879: George Manville Fenn

Editors

  1859 – 1865: Samuel Lucas
  1865 – 1867: Edward Walford
  Jan-1868 – Jul-1869: E.S. Dallas
  1869 – 1873: Mark Lemon
  1873 – 1879: George Manville Fenn

Formats

  tabloid but heavily illustrated

Prices

  6d

Frequency

  weekly

Sources

  British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

Once a Week [1871]

Primarily a fashion magazine that ran some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  4-Mar-1871 – 11-Nov-1871

#superseded by Frank Leslie's Ladies' Journal

Publishers

  Frank Leslie

Editors

  Mrs Squier

Frequency

  weekly

Sources

  Dime Novel Bibliography

Once a Week [1884]

Issues & Index Sources:  1884 – 1887
Editors:   Edgar Lee
Frequency:   weekly

Once-a-Week [1888]

see also under Collier's Weekly

Once a Week Library

Total Issues: 298

Issues & Index Sources:  1889 – 1894
Publishers:   P. F. Collier
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Once Upon a World

Total Issues: 10

Annual spiral bound fanzine with original fiction, poetry. art and book reviews, primarily SF but also some fantasy.

Issues & Index Sources:  1988 – 2001: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #4)
Publishers:   Emily Alward, Nineveh, IN
Editors:   Emily Alward
Frequency:   annual
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One

A literary magazine. #6 (1974) was a special all-SF issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1974: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Andarth Interrelated Projects, Highland Park, NJ

One at a Time Library

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  1888
Publishers:   Aldine Publishing Co.
Frequency:   monthly

108 - Celebrating Baseball

Total Issues: 3

A glossy magazine containing baseball related articles and fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 2006 – Summer 2007: Sports Fiction Index
Publishers:   Sandlot Media, Inc.
Prices:   $7.95

One Story

Total Issues: 209 (to Aug-2015)

A literary magazine that contains, simply, one story.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-2002 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Maribeth Batcha, PO Box 1326, New York, NY 10156
Website:   www.one-story.com
Editors:   Hannah Tinti
Frequency:   Every three weeks
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

One-Story Magazine

Total Issues: 73

One of the Happy Hour series of Popular stories featuring a long story each issue, sometimes with a filler. It was a companion to Happy Hour and Leisure Time Novels (1900-1932; 1416 issues).

Issues & Index Sources:  1909 – 1912
Publishers:   William Stevens, London

On Spec

Total Issues: 104 (as at Jul-2017)

Semi-prozine. "The On Spec editors are looking for original, unpublished speculative fiction (SF) and poetry -- fantasy, horror, ghost stories, fairy stories, magic realism, etc. Our mandate is to provide a market for the Canadian viewpoint, but we welcome submissions from writers everywhere, and have published authors from Canada, the U.S., Britain, New Zealand, South America, and more."

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1989 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any issues after #104, 2017)
Publishers:   The Copper Pig Writers' Society, Box 4727, Edmonton T6E 5G6, Canada
Website:   www.onspec.ca
Editors:   Marianne O. Nielsen to Fall 1998, then Jena Snyder; Diane Walton in 2013
Formats:   digest
Prices:   C$5
Pagecounts:   84pp
Frequency:   thrice yearly at outset but quarterly from Fall 1992
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Issue Checklist

Ontario Review

Total Issues: 57 (to Dec-2002)

Joyce Carol Oates one of the founders; has published work by Margaret Atwood, Pinckney Benedict, Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Saul Bellow, Raymond Carver, Doris Lessing, Philip Roth. Although it does not publish a huge amount of fiction, Ontario Review "has one of the highest batting averages for prize-winning fiction in the field," (DeWitt Henry, Wilson Library Bulletin). Circulation 1,100.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1974 – Spring 2008: website
Publishers:   Ontario Review Press, Windsor, Ontario; 9 Honey Brook Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540 (in 2000 - 2002)
Website:   www.ontarioreviewpress.com
Editors:   Raymond J. Smith (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   152pp
Frequency:   twice yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


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