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Parting Gifts

Literary magazine; it publishes mostly poetry though the editors state their first love is fiction, but they have very high standards. Most stories are very short, 500-1000 words. Only 100 paid circulation!

Issues & Index Sources:  1988 – 2012?
Publishers:   March Street Press, 3413 Wilshire Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Robert Bixby (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   digest
Pagecounts:   60pp
Frequency:   twice yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Partisan Review

Serious journal of political and literary commentary, but also noted for its poetry and fiction. Authors include Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, Philip Roth, Doris Lessing, Joseph Brodsky, Cynthia Ozick. Circulation 7,800.

Issues & Index Sources

  1934 – Spring 2003: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970 (Missing: 1971-1974 at least)
Short Story Index


  in 1977: PR Inc., 522 Fifth Avenue, NY
  in 1998 – 2002: Partisan Review, 236 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215


  1934 – 1969: Philip Rahv
  1977 – 2003: William Phillips




  $2.50 (in 1977)


  160pp (in 1977)


  1977 – 2003: quarterly

Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Issues & Index Sources:  1979 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Partner Publishing Co., Inc., Columbus, OH


Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  1997 – 1999: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Necronomicon Press, West Warwick, RI
Editors:   Robert M. Price
Prices:   $4.50
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Pash Bedtime Stories

Total Issues: 1

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


Contains short fiction; circulation about 3,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  1987 – ?
Publishers:   Caldo Publications, Belfast
Frequency:   quarterly

Passages North

Total Issues: 36 (as at Sep-2015)

See Passages North Anthology ed. Elinor Benedict (Milkweed, 1990)

Issues & Index Sources:  1979 – present
Publishers:   English Dept., Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49007855-5363 (in 1998 - 2000)
Editors:   Robert Olmstead; Anne Ohman Youngs (in 1998 - 2000)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   twice yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2002)

The Passing Show

Total Issues: 1280

Regularly featured two or three stories per issue and sometimes a serial. Sometimes ran spoof fantasies, e.g. "Nasty Day Today, Sir" by Will Scott (27-Jun-1931) in which a professor builds a weather machine and makes it rain on Margate to spoil the holiday trade so he can buy up the town cheap, but also ran some serious sf e.g. "When Worlds Collide" Balmer & Wylie, 1932 (from Blue Book); "The Pirates of Venus" and "Lost on Venus" ERB, 1932/1933 (from Argosy); "The Secret People" John Beynon Harris, 1935. However, it would be fair to say that this society magazine of the 1920s had slipped down-market a bit by the 1930s.

Issues & Index Sources

  20-Mar-1915 – 19-Mar-1926
  26-Mar-1926 – 14-May-1926, as The New Passing Show: FictionMags Index
  21-May-1926 – 25-Feb-1939, as The Passing Show: FictionMags Index (Missing: 12-Oct-1935; 26-Oct-1935; 25-Jul-1936; 3-Apr-1937)

#merges with Illustrated


  Odhams Press


  1915 – 1919: W. Comyns Beaumont
  1920 – 1924: Augustus Muir
  1925 – 1939: W.A. Williamson


  heavily illustrated large-size slick



Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Passion Stories

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1934
Sources:   Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Pastime Series [1886]

Total Issues: 135

Issues & Index Sources:  1886 – 1894
Publishers:   Laird & Lee
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Pastime Series [1895]

Total Issues: 46

Issues & Index Sources:  1895 – 1896
Publishers:   Laird & Lee
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Patch-Box

Total Issues: 1

Published a selection of fiction, articles and poetry in its first (and apparently only) issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1914: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Hazell Watson & Viney, 30 Chester Street, Grosvenor Place, London, SW

The Pathfinder

Weekly news magazine, self-described as a "bright weekly national review", which published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1890s – 1930s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Pathfinder Publishing Company, Washington, DC

Pathway Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   Charleston, West Virginia

The Patriot-News

The largest newspaper serving the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, metropolitan area, formed by the merger of The Patriot and Evening News, which occasionally publishes fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1996 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Advance Publications
Editors:   Cate Barron (in 2018)
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

Patrol Detective Series

Total Issues: 7

Issues & Index Sources:  1891
Publishers:   Continental
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

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