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People's Magazine

Total Issues: 82+14+39+78+24+42=279

Ran Frank L. Packard's "Jimmy Dale" stories; authors include H. Bedford-Jones, J. Allan Dunn, Harold Lamb, Achmed Abdullah, Perley Poore Sheehan, George Allan England, William Merriam Rouse.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1906 – Dec-1909: General Fiction Index
  Jan-1910 – Jun-1914, as People's Ideal Fiction Magazine: General Fiction Index
  Jul-1914 – Sep-1917, as People's: General Fiction Index
  10-Aug-1917 – 25-Nov-1921, as People's Favorite Magazine: General Fiction Index (incomplete)
  10-Dec-1921 – 25-Nov-1922, as People's Story Magazine: General Fiction Index
  10-Dec-1922 – 15-Aug-1924, as People's: General Fiction Index (incomplete)

#superseded by Complete Stories


  Street & Smith Publications, Inc.


  1906 – ?: Archibald L. Sessions
  1909 – 1910: John W. Harding
  ?: Gardner Hunting
  ?: Eugene Clancy


  Jul-1906 – 25-Jul-1919: standard pulp
  Sep-1919 – Sep-1920: bedsheet
  Oct-1920 – 15-Aug-1924: standard pulp


  1906 – 1908: 10c
  1908 – 11-Aug-1918: 15c
  25-Aug-1918 – 15-Aug-1924: 20c




  monthly, switched to twice-monthly 10-Aug-1917

Related Sites

  The Pulp Magazines Project


  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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The People's Penny Stories

Total Issues: 205

Mostly women's-orientated fiction, usually romantic or mystery. Mostly a serial episode each issue plus one or two stories; title contracted to People's Stories in 1909 (though cover showed it as People's 1d Stories).

Issues & Index Sources

  4-May-1906 – 1-Apr-1910: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  8-Apr-1910 – ?, as My Weekly


  John Leng, London









The People's Periodical and Family Library

Total Issues: 52

Serialised Prest's notorious "The String of Pearls" about Sweeny Todd.

Issues & Index Sources:  1846 – 1847
Publishers:   Edward Lloyd, London
Formats:   tabloid story paper
Frequency:   weekly

People's Pocket Edition of Novels

Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1860s
Publishers:   Jones & Co.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

People's Popular Monthly

Mainstream monthly, tabloid, on newsprint that featured some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1920s
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Best British Stories of 1922
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People's Series

Total Issues: 50

Issues & Index Sources:  1894 – 1895
Publishers:   Conkey
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


see under Pep Stories

Pep! (UK)

Total Issues: 1

A slender publication, featuring six to eight racey short stories, interspersed with black and white nude or scantily-clad pin-up, purporting to be a US pulp magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   Teal Publications
Pagecounts:   36pp


Featured "Features, Stories, Pictures".

Issues & Index Sources:  1961 – 1967
Publishers:   Selbee Associates, 1637 Broadway, New York, NY
Editors:   P. Fox
Prices:   $1.00
Pagecounts:   56pp
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Pepper-Pot Quarterly

Reprint magazine binding two unsold copies of Ginger Stories, and/or three back numbers of Snappy Stories and/or Live Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1929
Sources:   Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Peppy Poetry

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1929 – ?
Publishers:   Liberty Publishing Company, New York
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   50pp
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Peppy Stories

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Peppy Stories (UK)

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1949: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Utopian Press, 22 Roland Gardens, London SW7
Prices:   2/6d
Pagecounts:   32pp

Peppy Tales

Total Issues: 7?

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1939/1940: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Consolidated Magazine Co.
Prices:   25c
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Pep Stories

Total Issues: 142?

The first few issues were titled Pep!.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1926 – Dec-1938?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   The King Publishing Co., Wilmington, Delaware to ?; thereafter DM Publishing
Editors:   Natalie Adele Messenger
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   112pp (68pp in 8/35)
Frequency:   monthly?
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Pep Tec (Stories/Tales)

Total Issues: 6

Listed in Haining's "American Pulp Magazines", which includes covers for the Jun-1937 & Oct-1937 issues, and mentions a Nov-1937 one. The Jun-1937 issue is titled Pep Tec on cover and Table of Contents; the Sep-1937 is titled Pep Tec Stories on the table of contents and Pep "Tec" Tales on the cover; while the Oct-1937 and Nov-1937 issues are titled Pep Tec Tales on the table of contents and Pep "Tec" Tales on the cover.

The issues seen are partial reprints of US saucy pulps such as Vice Squad Detective and Spicy Detective Stories, so it is quite likely that this is actually a UK magazine (as the only known issues are in the UK) and that the listed publisher(s) and price are a smokescreen.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1937? – Nov-1937?, as Pep Tec: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues before Jun-1937)
  Sep-1937, as Pep Tec Stories: Crime Fiction Index
  Oct-1937 – Nov-1937?, as Pep Tec Tales: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after Nov-1937)


  Graphic Arts, Inc., 501 7th Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minn. (6/37, 10/37, 11/37); H.M. Publishing Co., 115 West 27th Street, New York City (9/37)










  Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Favours an international selection of fiction, poetry and essays. Occasional special issues. Contributors include Donald Hall, Louise Gluck, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike. Circulation, up to 2,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1974 – ?
Publishers:   New York University, NY
Editors:   Mark Rudman
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   200pp
Frequency:   twice yearly

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