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Originally a magazine promoting the fresh outdoors and active pursuits; by early 1900s ran a lot of adventure fiction: authors included Jack London ("White Fang," 1905); plus Clarence E. Mulford's first "Hopalong Cassidy" stories (1906 - 1907).

Absorbed The Wheelman, a bicyling enthusiast magazine, in January 1884. Full title was Outing, a journal of recreation from May-1882 - Dec-1883.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1882 – Dec-1883: Index to Periodical Literature
  Jan-1884 – Mar-1885, as Outing and the Wheelman Magazine: Index to Periodical Literature (FicMags sample issues only)
FictionMags Index
  Apr-1885 – Jun-1905, as Outing: Index to Periodical Literature (FicMags sample issues only)
FictionMags Index
  Jul-1905 – Apr-1913, as The Outing Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  May-1913 – Apr-1923, as Outing


  in 1882: W.B. Howland, Albany
  1882 – 1883: Outing Pub and Printing Co, Albany
  1884 – 1885: The Wheelman Co, Boston


  Caspar Whitney (from 1900)


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The Outlander


Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   The Outlander Society, South Gate, California
Editors:   Rick Sneary and Len Moffatt


Total Issues: 1

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1946: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Outlands Publications, Liverpool
Editors:   Leslie J. Johnson
Formats:   digest
Prices:   1/6d
Pagecounts:   40pp
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Outlaw Legends

Subtitled "Fiction Built on Fact".

Issues & Index Sources:  1987? – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Outlaw Biker Enterprises, Inc., Suite 2305, 450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Prices:   $2.95

Outlaw Series

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  1900 – 1910
Publishers:   Stein
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Outlaws of the West

see under Western Outlaws

Outlaw Westerns

Total Issues: 1?

Thin Australian digest.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Ayers & James
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The Outlook [1870]

A religious paper which became a general family-interest weekly with much fiction. Authors include Louisa M. Alcott, George Macdonald, Harriet Beecher Stowe; absorbed The Independent in 1928.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1870 – Jun-1893, as The Christian Union
  Jul-1893 – 1932, as The Outlook: Index to Periodical Literature (Poole to 1906 only; Hannigan 1900 - 1914 only)
The Standard Index of Short Stories
  1932 – Jun-1935, as The New Outlook


  1870 – 1875: J.B. Ford
  1875 – 1893: Christian Union
  1893 – 1935: Outlook


  1870 – 1881: Henry Ward Beecher
  1881 – 1923: Lyman Abbott
  1923 – 1928: Ernest H. Abbott
  1928 – 1932: Francis R. Bellamy
  1932 – 1934: Alfred E. Smith
  1934 – 1935: Francis Walton


  1870 – 1932: weekly
  1932 – 1935: monthly

The Outlook [1898]

see also under The New Review

Out of the Gutter

Total Issues: 8

Subtitled "The Modern Journal of Pulp Fiction and Degenerate Literature", and concentrating on crime fiction with a degenerate edge. Went online after #7.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-2007 – 2012: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #6, #7)
Editors:   Matthew Louis
Formats:   trade paperback
Prices:   $13.50
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Out of the Shadows

Total Issues: 2 (as at Oct-2017)

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-2016 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #2)
Publishers:   Rainfall Books
Editors:   John B. Ford & Steve Lines
Formats:   A5
Prices:   £4.00
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Out of the Woodwork

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  1986 – 1987: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Simon G. Gosden, Rayleigh, England.
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Out of This World

Total Issues: 2

A short-lived companion series to Supernatural Stories; both volumes were later reprinted within that series. Four issues of Supernatural Stories were also entitled Out of this World on cover and spine. In both of these issues the interior pages are numbered 5 to 132.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1954 – #2, 1955: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   John Spencer & Co., London
Editors:   Maurice Nahum and Samuel Assael
Formats:   digest
Prices:   1/6d
Pagecounts:   128pp
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Out of This World

see also under Supernatural Stories

Out of This World Adventures

Total Issues: 2

The comic sections in this pulp are actually the entire contents of separately published Avon comic books. The comic section in issue #1 is the same as Out of This World #1, Jun '50. The comic section in #2 is the same as Strange Worlds #1, Nov '50.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1950 – #2, 1950: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Avon Periodicals, Inc.
Editors:   Donald A. Wollheim
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Out of This World Adventures (Canada)

Total Issues: 2

Canadian reprint edition of Out of this World Adventures. #2 has a different comic section and is the same as Avon's Flying Saucer Comic #1, 1950.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1950 – Apr-1951: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   The American NewsCo., Limited, 474 Wellington Street West, Toronto 2-B, Ontario
Editors:   Donald A. Wollheim
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Outposts of Beyond

Total Issues: 17 (to Jul-2017)

Outposts of Beyond is a magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and subgenres in that vein, such as steampunk, published quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-2013 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #17, Jul-2017)
Publishers:   Alban Lake Publishing
Editors:   Alban Lake & Tyree Campbell
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $8.00
Frequency:   quarterly
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Total Issues: 31

Subtitled "The World of UltraMedia", and devoted to the world of B-movies, psychotronic films, etc. Occasionally publishes fiction. Merged with Filmfax in 2004.

Issues & Index Sources:  1995 – 2003: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Frequency:   quarterly
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Fanzine which published a great deal of fan fiction. Some issues were entitled Outsider International.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s
Publishers:   L.E.P.E.R. Publications, St Paul, Minnesota
Editors:   A. M. Decker

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