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Total Issues: 29 (as at Jul-2018)

Small press SF/horror/fantasy magazine. After #17 became a series of original hardback anthologies.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2004 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #36/37, 2016)
Publishers:   PS Publishing
Editors:   Peter Crowther
Formats:   digest
Prices:   £6.00
Pagecounts:   170pp
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Postscripts to Darkness

An Ottawa-based online journal focused on dark speculative and weird fiction and poetry. There are no formal issues, but new stories are published on the website from time to time.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-2014 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after 26-May-2018)
Editors:   Sean Moreland
Frequency:   irregular

Post Yarns

Total Issues: 36

Series of booklets reprinting containing articles, stories, and cartoons from the Saturday Evening Post, selected by the authors especially for the armed forces in WWII.

Issues & Index Sources:  1944 – 1945
Pagecounts:   64pp
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Potato Monkey

Total Issues: 5

Australian magazine of science fiction, fantasy and horror

Issues & Index Sources:  2001 – 2007: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Darling Heights, Queensland
Editors:   Ben Payne
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Total Issues: 11

Fanzine. In September 1985 Lari Davidson came out with a paperback sized volume entitled The Box Hunters and Others. It was dated and referred to as the Potboiler edition on the copyright page. This may have been Potboiler #12 under a different format.

Issues & Index Sources:  v1 #1, 1980 – v1 #11, 1985: Science Fiction Index
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Potomac Review

Total Issues: 57 (as at Sep-2015)

A regionally rooted literary magazine at the heart of the mid-Atlantic.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – present
Publishers:   P.O. Box 354, Port Tobacco, MD 20677 (in 2000 - 2002)
Editors:   Eli Flam (in 2000 - 2002)
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Magazine of "stage, screen, humour, fiction and fashion".

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1946 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Hadley Publishing Co. Ltd., 92 Trafalgar Street, Brighton
Editors:   Michael Hadley


Short stories, poetry, essays; circulation 4,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  1989 – 2003?
Publishers:   P.O. Box 8278, Prairie Village, KS 66208 (in 1998 - 2000)
Editors:   Polly W. Swafford (in 1998 - 2000)
Formats:   quarto
Pagecounts:   76pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2001 or 2002)

Pottersfield Portfolio

"Pottersfield Portfolio is always looking for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and photography that provides fresh insights and delivers the unexpected. The work that captures our attention will effectively blend an intriguing voice with imaginative language. Our readers expect to be challenged, enlightened and entertained."

Dead acc. SGI Dec-2002.

Issues & Index Sources

  1979 – in 2000s


  in 1998: P.O. Box 27094, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4M8 Canada
  in 2000 – 2002: P.O. Box 40, Station A, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 6G9 Canada


  in 1985: Lesley Choyce
  in 1998: Ian Colford
  in 2002: Douglas Arthur Brown


  thrice yearly

Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
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Practical Electrics

A popular science magazine which regularly published fiction. Title was changed to The Experimenter with the November 1924 issue, in which incarnation, it published only one piece of fiction, a serialized reprint of Ark of the Covenant by Victor MacClure, from November 1924 to January 1926.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1921 – Oct-1924: Science Fiction Index (only fiction indexed)
  Nov-1924 – Feb-1926, as The Experimenter: Science Fiction Index

#merges with Science and Invention

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Practical English

see under Scholastic Voice

Practical Ideals

Total Issues: 134?

Official organ of the Woman's International League of Right Thinking and Right Living. Probably mostly non-fiction but did run some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1900 – Jan-1912?
Publishers:   Starr Publishing, Boston, MA
Editors:   Paul Gierasch
Formats:   standard
Frequency:   monthly

Prairie Fire

Canadian literary magazine; #67 Summer 1994 special speculative fiction issue; 'literary immortality' series provides for donors to be written into stories and poems. Circulation 1,500

Issues & Index Sources

  Spring 1979 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  Prairie Fire, 423-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1H3 Canada (in 1998 - 2002)


  ?: Candas Jane Dorsey
  1998 – present: Andris Taskans


  review size



Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
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Prairie Library

Total Issues: 57

Issues & Index Sources

  15-Apr-1919 – 10-Jul-1920

#incorporated into Nugget Library (UK)


  Amalgamated Press


  Len Pratt; John Nix Pentalow (Managing Editor?)





Prairie Pranks

Total Issues: 1

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

Prairie Schooner

Regularly publishes two or three stories per issue. Authors include Tennessee Williams, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Russo, Willa Cather, Loren Eiseley, Ron Hansen, Marilyn Hacker, Steve Stern. Circulation 3,200.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1927 – present: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970 (Missing: 1971-1974 at least)
Short Story Index


  201 Andrews Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0334 (in 1998 - 2002)


  1926 – 1956: Lowry C. Wimberly
  1956 – 1963: Karl Shapiro
  1963 – 1980: Bernice Slote
  1980 – 1987: Hugh Luke
  1987 – present: Hilda Raz







Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

The Prairie Star

Issues & Index Sources:  1999 – 2000
Publishers:   P.O. Box 923, Fort Collins, CO 80522-0923 (in 2000)
Editors:   Mark Gluckstern (in 2000)
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2001 or 2002)

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