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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
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: 106 (as at Jan-2018)

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 "The On Spec editors are looking for original, unpublished speculative fiction (SF) and poetry -- fantasy, horror, ghost stories, fairy stories, magic realism, etc.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 #106, 2017)
Publishers:   The Copper Pig Writers' Society, Box 4727, Edmonton T6E 5G6, Canada
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
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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)
Editors:   Raymond J. Smith (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   152pp
Frequency:   twice yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Subtitled "A New Literary Magazine".

Issues & Index Sources:  1989? – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Bombshelter Press, Los Angeles
Editors:   Jack Grapes
Prices:   $7.00

On the Spot Detective Tales

see under New All-Action Stories

On-Time Railroad Stories

see under Near-Miss Western

Oomph Bedtime Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London

Opaline Series

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  1895
Publishers:   Hobart Pub.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Open City

Total Issues: 30

Tries to emulate Partisan Review from the 1940s. Has published Cyril Connolly, Jim Thompson. Publishes perhaps 10 stories per year. Circulation 5,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  1990 – Dec-2010
Publishers:   Open City, 225 Lafayette Street, Suite 1114, New York, NY 10012 (in 2000 - 2002)
Editors:   Thomas Beller, Daniel Pinchbeck (in 2000 - 2002)
Email Address:
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   200pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Open Confessions

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  1948?
Publishers:   Scion Ltd.
Prices:   1/3d
Pagecounts:   30pp

The Open Road

Boys magazine encouraging the outdoor life. Ran regular stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1919 – Jul-1925?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Oct-1925 – Mar-1950, as The Open Road for Boys: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Apr-1950 – Jun-1953, as Open Road: The Young People's Magazine: FictionMags Index (Missing: all issues)
  Jul-1953 – Oct-1954?, as American Boy and Open Road: FictionMags Index (Missing: all issues)


  Open Road Publications, Illinois


  in 1940: Clayton H. Ernst


  in 1940: 10c


  in 1940: 34pp



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Open Window

Total Issues: 12

An artistic and imaginative "new age" magazine with the emphasis on poetry, illustration, plays and stories. Authors include Lord Dunsany, E.M. Forster, Frank Swinnerton, Katherine Mansfield ("A Fairy Story" Dec-1910).

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1910 – Sep-1911
Publishers:   Locke Ellis, London
Editors:   Vivian Locke Ellis
Formats:   an early "little" magazine (6" x 4.5")
Pagecounts:   65pp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

Operation Fantast

Total Issues: 17


Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1949 – May-1955: FictionMags Index
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Operator #5

Total Issues: 17+31=48

A character pulp. The lead novels are all SF but the back-up stories almost never are. The novels from June 1936 to March 1938 are sequential and tell the story of the "Purple Invasion." Another sequence, featuring an invasion by the "Yellow Vulture," was begun in May 1939 and had not been resolved when the magazine folded.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1934 – Aug-1935: Adventure Fiction Index
  Sep-1935 – Nov/Dec-1939, as Secret Service Operator #5: Adventure Fiction Index


  Popular Publications


  Rogers Terrill with Henry Sperry


  standard pulp




  Apr-1934 – Sep-1935: 128pp
  Oct-1935 – Nov/Dec-1939: 112pp


  monthly to Apr-1936; then mostly bimonthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia


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