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Rapid-Fire Western Stories

Total Issues: 8

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1932 – May-1933: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Mar-1933)
Publishers:   Rapid-Fire Publications (Clayton Magazines)
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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The Rapid Review

Total Issues: 34+4+6=44

Although the name was first changed to The Rapid in Dec-1906, the magazine was relaunched in Apr-1907 as a short-lived companion to Pearson's and The Novel, which ran some fiction but was chiefly a vehicle for comment on matters of social and human interest.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1904 – Nov-1906
  Dec-1906 – Mar-1907, as The Rapid
  Apr-1907 – Sep-1907, as The Rapid: FictionMags Index (Missing: May-1907, Jun-1907, Jul-1907)


  C. A. Pearson


  Percy Everett?






Issues & Index Sources:  1959 – 1968: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   American Art Agency
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Rare Constellations

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1993 – #2, 1993: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #1)
Publishers:   Rare Constellations, Princeton, WV
Editors:   Dana K. Allen
Formats:   octavo
Prices:   $5.00
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Rare Crime Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Fireside Publications Ltd.

Rare Detective Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Sparkling Publications/Albert Publications
Frequency:   monthly

Rare Detective (Stories)

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Classic Publishing Co. (1944); Fireside Publications Ltd. (1947-1949)


Subtitled "A Quarterly Review"; infrequently publishes fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1981 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Rutgers University, 31 Mine Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08093 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Richard Poirier (in 1988 - 2002)
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Contained "western and crime sleaze stories and lots of delicious cheesecake".

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s
Publishers:   Camerarts Publishing Company, 2715 North Pulaski Rd., Chicago, Illinois 60639
Editors:   Frank Sorren
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   50pp
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Australia's Monthly Satire Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1972 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Rats Publishing, Carlton North, Vics
Editors:   Piotr J. Olszewski
Prices:   A$0.45
Pagecounts:   40pp


Total Issues: 24 (as at Sep-2015)

Issues include poetry readings on CD.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – present
Publishers:   523 La Guardia Place, Suite 353, New York, NY 10012 (in 2000 - 2002)
Editors:   Martin Mitchell (in 2002); George Dickerson (in 2000)
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Frequency:   twice yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Rattler's Tale

General fiction fanzine, mainly publishing vignettes.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1992: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Anthony North Enterprises, BCM Keyhole, LONDON, WC1N 3XX
Editors:   North, Anthony
Formats:   A5
Prices:   £2.00
Pagecounts:   80pp


Mostly aimed at teenagers and containing features about pop entertainers, but also included "fiction involving action or adventure, romance, dialogue, and set among contemporary young people" of 1000-3500 words.

Issues & Index Sources:  1964 – early 1970s
Publishers:   Fleetway Publications; IPC
Editors:   P. Lamburn (c. 1966); Betty Hale (c. 1971)
Prices:   2/6d; 12½p
Frequency:   monthly

The Raven Chronicles

Total Issues: 22 (to Fall 2015)

Publishes work which reflects cultural diversity. Also publishes on the internet and occasional chapbooks. Circulation 1,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer/Fall 1991 – present
Publishers:   Raven Chronicles, Seattle, WA
Editors:   Phoebe Bosch^e'
Formats:   A4
Pagecounts:   48+pp
Frequency:   thrice yearly

Ravenwood Quarterly

Total Issues: 2 (as at Jul-2017)

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-2016 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #2, 2016)
Publishers:   Electric Pentacle Press
Editors:   Travis Neisler
Prices:   $15.00
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Ray Gun Revival

Total Issues: 57

Semi-professional downloadable online magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-2006 – #57, 2010: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Double-Edged Publishing, Inc., Cordova, Tennessee
Editors:   Johne Cooke, L. S. King, Paul Christian Glenn
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