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Total Issues: 18?

Slick publication that published fiction, poetry and articles and had the occasional name that was reasonably well known.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Tony Ubelhor, Evansville, Indiana
Editors:   Tony Ubelhor

Pulse Pounding Adventure Stories

Total Issues: 2


Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1986 – #2, 1987: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Cryptic Publications, Mount Olive, NC
Editors:   Robert M. Price
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The most famous British humorous paper, for many years it was subtitled "The London Charivari." Achieved a circulation of circa 40,000 by 1860. Amidst its amusing essays and cartoons (the latter by Richard Doyle, John Tenniel, George du Maurier and many others), it has published a good deal of fiction, mostly in the form of short funny sketches and storyettes, some of which subsequently went to make up celebrated "novels," e.g. George & Weedon Grossmith's The Diary of a Nobody (1892) and H. F. Ellis's The Papers of A. J. Wentworth, B.A. (1949).

Issues & Index Sources

  17-Jul-1841 – Apr-1992
  Sep-1996 – Jun-2002


  Bradbury & Evans, later Bradbury & Agnew



  1841 – 1870: Mark Lemon
  1870 – 1874: Shirley Brooks
  1874 – 1880: Tom Taylor
  1880 – 1906: Francis Burnand
  1906 – 1932: Owen Seaman
  1932 – 1949: E. V. Knox
  1949 – 1952: Kenneth Bird
  1953 – 1957: Malcolm Muggeridge
  1957 – 1968: Bernard Hollowood
  1968 – 1977: William Davis
  1977 – ?: Alan Coren




  British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

Punch and Judy Tales

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Success Series; W.H.C.

Punk Planet

Semipro punkzine, that publishes some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1994 – 2007: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   POB 57479, Chicago, IL 60657
Editors:   Daniel Sinker (in 2002)
Formats:   bedsheet
Prices:   $4.95 (in 2002)
Pagecounts:   176pp (in 2002)

The Puritan [1897]

Total Issues: 51

An illustrated publication surrounding and about women from the publisher of the Munsey Magazine, filled with photos, illustrations, stories, and articles.

Absorbs Godey's Magazine in Oct-1898, and merges into Junior Munsey in Apr-1901.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1897 – Mar-1901: FictionMags Index (Missing: Jan-1898 - Jan-1899)
Publishers:   Frank A. Munsey
Frequency:   monthly
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Puritan [1981]

Featured "The Long Wet Dream of Rip Van Winkle" by Philip Jose Farmer.

Issues & Index Sources:  1977 – ?
Publishers:   Puritan Publishing, Inc., 834 Hamilton Mall, Allentown, PA 18101
Editors:   Richard Jaccoma
Prices:   $9.95
Pagecounts:   140pp

Purple Prose

Pulp-related newsletter.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1998
Publishers:   Michael Chomko, 2217 West Fairview St., Allentown, PA 18104-6542
Editors:   Michael Chomko
Prices:   $2.00

Purple Star Adventures

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1946: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Brown Watson
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   32pp
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Total Issues: 3

Horror magazine featuring a mixture of shock and flash fiction right through to to erotic poetry .

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – 2008
Publishers:   Darren Randle (via
Editors:   Darren Randle
Formats:   paperbacks


Total Issues: 2

Promising "Exciting Crime Fiction", Pursued was launched as a companion to Murder when Decker Publications acquired the latter title, with the first issue labelled v1 #4 to match the numbering of Murder. It lasted a mere two issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1957 – Sep/Oct-1957: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Decker Publications, NY
Formats:   standard pulp size
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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The Pursuit Detective Story Magazine

Total Issues: 18

The Pursuit Detective Story Magazine was launched by Star Publications in September 1953 but was really a throwback to the no-nonsense pulps of the 1940s. After a dozen (mainly) bimonthly issues, the formula was popular enough for the publisher to launch a second title, Hunted Detective Story Magazine, which was identical to Pursuit and appeared in alternate months. Both magazines ran for a further two years before folding at the end of 1956.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1953 – Nov-1956: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Star Publications, 1 Appleton Street, Holyoke, Mass
Editors:   L.B. Cole
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   mostly bimonthly
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Pursuit—The Phantom Mystery Magazine (Australia)

Total Issues: 10 (at least)

Australian crime magazine reprinting from American magazines such as The Pursuit Detective Story Magazine and Hunted Detective Story Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1955 – Dec-1955?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: v1 #10)
Publishers:   The Original Novels Foundation, 149 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
Pagecounts:   132pp (#6); 116pp (#8)
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Putnam's Monthly [1906]

A replacement for The Critic, the new Putnam's Monthly was "artistic and literary, but the scope was widened to allow the treatment of a greater range of subjects". Published Don Marquis, Gelett Burgess and merged with Atlantic Monthly after 4 years.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1906 – Dec-1906, as Putnam's Monthly and The Critic: FictionMags Index
  Jan-1907 – Feb-1908, as Putnam's Monthly: FictionMags Index
  Mar-1908 – Jan-1909, as Putnam's Monthly & The Reader: FictionMags Index
  Feb-1909 – Apr-1910, as Putnam's Magazine: FictionMags Index

#merges with The Atlantic Monthly


  G.P. Putnam's Sons


  Jeanette & Joseph Gilder





Putnam's Monthly [1853]

Subtitled "A Magazine of Literature, Science and Art". Has been called "the best all-round quality magazine ever published in America," though with minimal illustration, and was noted for work by Herman Melville, George W. Curtis, Fitz-James O'Brien, Parke Godwin, James Fenimore Cooper etc; it was likened to an American Blackwood's but more mellow and attractive.

Merged with Emerson's United States Magazine in 1857 to form Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly then relaunched in 1868 as Putnam's Magazine of Literature, Science, Art, and National Interests only to merge with Hours at Home after three years to form Scribner's Monthly.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1853 – Sep-1857: Index to Periodical Literature

#merges with Emerson's United States Magazine

  Jan-1868 – Nov-1870, as Putnam's Magazine: Index to Periodical Literature

#merges with Scribner's Monthly




  1853 – 1857: C.F. Briggs
  1868 – 1869: C.F. Briggs
  1869 – 1870: Edmund Stedman
  1870: Parke Godwin






Total Issues: 2


Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1966 – Feb-1967
Publishers:   Edwin W. Meyer, MIT SF Society, Room W20-443, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
Editors:   Edwin W. Meyer

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