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The Nursery (US)

Full title is "The Nursery, A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers".

Issues & Index Sources:  1867 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample copy only)
Publishers:   John L. Shorey, 36 Bromfield Street, Boston
Editors:   Fanny P. Seaverns
Prices:   15c
Frequency:   monthly

Nursery World

Contains "Authoritative articles on all aspects of child- and parenthood, short stories and nature articles for children, poems."

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1934 – 1947
Publishers:   Benn Bros. Ltd., Bouverie House, 154 Fleet Street, London E.C.4
Editors:   Joan Viner
Prices:   3d; 6d
Frequency:   weekly


Total Issues: 18

Amateur magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1970 – Apr-1991: Science Fiction Index
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Edgy monthly women's magazine with occasional fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1999 – present
Publishers:   394 West Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012
Editors:   Gloria M. Wong
Frequency:   monthly
Related Sites:   Wikipedia
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2000 or 2002)
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Oak Leaves

Fanzine dedicated to the writings of Otis Adelbert Kline. It did not normally publish fiction but one issue (#8) was all fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1970 – ?
Publishers:   Modern Limited Publications
Editors:   David Anthony Kraft
Frequency:   Quarterly


Has published James Sallis, Wendell Mayo. Token payment. Circulation 300.

Issues & Index Sources:  1992 – ?
Publishers:   P.O. Box 626, Largo, FL 34649-0626 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Neal Storrs (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   quarto
Pagecounts:   70pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
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Oasis Journal

Total Issues: 15 (as at Mar-2017)

Oasis Journal is an annual anthology of short fiction, short nonfiction, and poetry by writers over fifty.

Issues & Index Sources:  2002 – present
Publishers:   Imago Press
Editors:   Leila Joiner

The Observer

Britain's oldest Sunday newspaper; latterly it has published fiction in its supplement, The Observer Magazine, e.g. J.G. Ballard's "Love in a Colder Climate" (16 Jul-1989; reprinted from the US magazine Interview).

Issues & Index Sources:  1791 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Frequency:   weekly

Obsidian III

Subtitled "Literature in the African Diaspora".

Issues & Index Sources:  1975 – 2012: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   North Carolina State University


Total Issues: 8 (as at Jan-2014)

"Obsolete! Magazine is a quarterly tabloid publication in the tradition of the International Times and the other great underground rags of days past."

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-2010 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Victor, Iowa
Editors:   Rich Dana
Frequency:   weekly


Series 2 revived as a separate magazine, after being issued 4-Sep-1933 - 25-Apr-1934 as Literary supplement of the Daily Californian. Arbitrarily called ser. 2. Revived subsequently in 1945, 1967, 1979 and 1988. Vol. 83 omitted in numbering. Publication suspended Mar-1926 - Apr-1930.

Issues & Index Sources

  11-Aug-1881 – Apr-1933
  Sep-1934 – Nov-1937
  Spring 1945 – Spring 1964
  Spring/Summer 1967 – Spring 1975
  Fall 1979 – Fall 1981 (plus 2 issues in 1988 & 1990)


  Feb-1907 – Mar-1926: The English Club of the University of California
  Apr-1930 – Apr-1933: The Associated Students of the University of California

Occult Detective Quarterly Magazine

Total Issues: 3 (as at Apr-2018)

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 2016/2017 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Fall 2017)
Publishers:   Electric Pentacle Press
Editors:   Sam Gafford & John Linwood Grant
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Occult (Shorts)

Total Issues: 2

First issue is entitled Occult; second is Occult Shorts.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1945 – #2, 1946: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Editors:   Gerald G. Swan
Formats:   pocketbook
Prices:   7d
Pagecounts:   36pp
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The Ocean

Total Issues: 11+8=19

One of the first specialist pulp magazines, dealing with sea stories. Authors include Charles F. Bourke, George Bronson-Howard, Edwin C. Dickinson, Steven Chalmers, Clarence B. Kelland. When revamped as The Live Wire, it was the first pulp to have all its illustrations in two colours. Absorbed into The Scrap Book in Sep-1908.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1907 – Jan-1908: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
  Feb-1908 – Sep-1908, as The Live Wire: FictionMags Index
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#merges with The Scrap Book


  Frank A. Munsey









Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Oceans of the Mind

Total Issues: 19

After the first (print) issue, distributed in PDF format via e-mail.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2001 – Spring 2006: Science Fiction Index
Editors:   Richard Freeborn
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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The Octopus

see under The Western Raider

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