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Pages [2003]

Magazine aimed at "consciously bookish folk", occasionally containing some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 2003: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Sandra Miller Christie, Creation Integrated Media, Inc
Editors:   John Hogan
Formats:   bedsheet slick
Prices:   $3.95
Pagecounts:   96pp
Frequency:   bimonthly

Paget's Superior Confessions

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   32pp

Paget's 1/- Westerns

Total Issues: 4

Pulp magazine that published at least two novelettes by John Russell Fearn. Three of the issues had a single full-length story while the fourth had three stories (by Norman Firth).

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1948: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   32pp
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Palace Corbie

Total Issues: 8

Semi-prozine.

Issues & Index Sources:  v1 #1, 1992 – #8, 1998: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Merrimack Books, PO Box 80702, Lincoln, NE 68501
Editors:   Wayne Edwards
Formats:   first issue quarto, but thereafter digest
Prices:   various
Pagecounts:   various
Frequency:   began as two per year but now occasional
Email Address:   we21011@navix.net
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Pall Mall Budget

Contents were initially almost all reprinted from the daily Pall Mall Gazette, but from 1892 increasingly published much original fiction, including several early short stories by H.G. Wells.

When Harry Furniss bought the title from William Waldorf Astor in 1895, the name changed to The New Budget (as Astor owned the Pall Mall 'brand') but he failed to make a success of it and it died soon after.

Issues & Index Sources

  3-Oct-1868 – 28-Mar-1895
  4-Apr-1895 – 30-Oct-1895, as The New Budget

Editors

  1893 – 1895: C.L. Hind

Formats

  tabloid

Frequency

  weekly

The Pall Mall Magazine

Total Issues: 257+29=286

One of the more visually impressive magazines of the 1890s, championing art nouveau. Authors include Thomas Hardy, Hall Caine, H.G. Wells, E.F. Benson, Rudyard Kipling, Bret Harte, George Meredith, E. Nesbit, Anthony Hope, Israel Zangwill, G.K. Chesterton, Joseph Conrad and Jack London.

It was financed by the US millionaire William Waldorf Astor, so occasionally ran his own stories.

In 1909 began a section called 'The Pall Mall Storybook' on book paper. Merged with Nash's Magazine in 1914; relaunched May-1927; re-merged with Nash's Magazine in 1929.

A US edition of the magazine has been seen in 1898, 1899 and 1914, in each case a direct reprint of the UK edition and with the same dates, but it is thought this did not exist for most of the life of the magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1893 – Sep-1914: FictionMags Index

#merges with Nash's Magazine

  May-1927 – Sep-1929

#merges with Nash's Magazine

Publishers

  May-1893 – Dec-1912: Routledge
  Jan-1913 – Aug-1914: Iliffe
  1914 – ?: Hearst's National Magazine Company

Editors

  May-1893 – Aug-1896: Lord Frederic Hamilton & Sir Douglas Straight
  Sep-1896 – Dec-1900: Lord Frederic Hamilton
  Jan-1901 – Jun-1905: George R. Halkett
  Jul-1905 – Dec-1912: Charles R. Morley
  Jan-1913 – Sep-1914: Hubert Fitchew
  May-1927 – Sep-1929: Ivor Nicholson

Formats

  standard, on quality stock

Frequency

  monthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3, The Age of the Storytellers
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Pall Mall. A New Entertainment for Men

Total Issues: 32 (at least)

One or two familiar names appeared in Clubman but generally contributors are low key, although it did publish a couple of stories by Agatha Christie - "The Face of Helen" in Summer 1955 (No.55) and "The Man from the Sea" in Winter 1955-56 (No.60).

Some issues were titled Holiday Clubman.

Presumably related to Bedside Clubman.

Issues & Index Sources

  1950
  Jul-1950 – ?, as Clubman: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Bayard Productions (London 1951) Ltd., 30 Cork Street, London W.1
  Escort Publication Ltd.
  in 1955: The Princedale Press Ltd., Pelican Passage, 148 Cambridge Heath Road, London E.1

Editors

  John S. Watson

Pall Mall Series

Total Issues: 15

Issues & Index Sources:  1907 – 1908
Publishers:   Arthur Westbrook (Cleveland)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Pals [1895]

Total Issues: 31

Issues & Index Sources:  7-Oct-1895 – 6-May-1896
Publishers:   Charles Shurey
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   weekly

Pals [1922]

Total Issues: 42+17=59

"Commenced Boys' Friend size, when it contained stories and articles of interest. Main serial stories were by John Hunter." (W.O.G. Lofts)

Issues & Index Sources

  9-Oct-1922 – 23-Jul-1923
  30-Jul-1923 – 19-Nov-1923: Story Paper Index (sample issue only)

#incorporated into The Boys' Magazine

Publishers

  Edward Hulton; London Publishing Company

Editors

  Edward Hulton

Formats

  9-Oct-1922 – 23-Jul-1923: large
  30-Jul-1923 – 19-Nov-1923: 6" x 9"

Pagecounts

  28pp

Frequency

  weekly

Pals (Australia)

"Inspired by the longrunning British juvenile magazine CHUMS, PALS was a fiction paper for boys published in Melbourne commencing as a fortnightly on 28-Aug-1920, went weekly after the first year and ran to 2-Apr-1927. It was also issued in annual volumes, but it should be noted that these did not reprint the complete year, only about 34 issues from August to April with minor re-editing." (Graham Stone)

It was "the official organ of the Australian Boy Scout Scouts' Association (Victorian Section)".

Issues & Index Sources:  28-Aug-1920 – 2-Apr-1927
Publishers:   Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne
Frequency:   initially fornightly, then weekly
Sources:   Notes on Australian Science Fiction

Pam's Paper

Total Issues: 179

Young women's story paper.

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Dec-1923 – 14-May-1927

#becomes Up-to-Date

Publishers

  Allied Newspapers

Pagecounts

  36pp

Frequency

  weekly

Pan

Total Issues: 3+46+35=84

The first series was a slight ephemeral magazine with a bohemian outlook that never got off the ground. It was relaunched as Pan: A Journal for Saints and Cynics which published some fiction, but was generally too aimless. From Jul-1921 it became an all-fiction pulp magazine companion to 20-Story Magazine and featured a lot of mystery and weird fiction as well as adventure stories. Authors include E.C. Vivian, Edgar Wallace, Douglas Newton, Elliott O'Donnell, Guy Dent, Michael Arlen and UK publication of stories by H. Bedford-Jones, George Allan England, Stephen Vincent Benet, Edwin Baird. First English publication of Maurice Level's "Night and Silence" (Jan-1922) later in Weird Tales.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1919 – Jun-1919
  8-Nov-1919 – Jun-1921, as Pan: A Journal for Saints and Cynics: FictionMags Index (Missing: 17-Jan-1920; Dec-1920; Feb-1921; Mar-1921; Apr-1921; May-1921; Jun-1921)
  Jul-1921 – May-1924, as Pan: The Fiction Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Feb-1919 – Jun-1921: Pan, Long Acre, London
  Jul-1921 – May-1924: Odhams Press

Editors

  Feb-1919 – 1920: W. Comyns Beaumont
  1920 – 1921: A.D. Peters
  1921 – 1924: W.A. Williamson

Formats

  Feb-1919 – Jun-1921: tabloid
  Jul-1921 – May-1924: standard pulp

Frequency

  Feb-1919 – Jun-1919: monthly (but no Apr-1919 or May-1919)
  8-Nov-1919 – 3-Jul-1920: weekly
  Aug-1920 – May-1924: monthly

Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Pan Demos

Total Issues: 2?

A well-produced amateur magazine with tipped-in illustrations by Roy Hunt and others. At least four issues were projected, but only two were published.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1949 – Mar-1949?
Editors:   Donald M. Kunde, Austin Miller, & Paul Dennis O'Connor

Pandora

Total Issues: 29

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1978 – #29, 1993: Science Fiction Index
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Pandora Magazine

Billed as a "multi-media, cross-genre art and culture magazine" this has a very glossy website with cover scans of 4 issues, but never actually appeared.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 2007
Publishers:   Mabelyn Arteaga & Robert Mendoza
Editors:   Ed Mathews & Victoria Slocum
Website:   www.pandoramagazine.com


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