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Peterson's Magazine

At outset closely associated with Mrs Ann Stephens, who was listed as co-editor till 1853. Attracted all the popular female writers of America including Caroline Kirkland, Emma Southworth, Rebecca Harding Davis, Louise Chandler Moulton, Frances Hodgson Burnett; bought Ella Wheeler Wilcox's first sale. Also ran Edgar Fawcett, Julian Hawthorn. Circulation 165,000 in 1870s, largest of any ladies' magazine.

Absorbed The Artist in Jun-1843, and the running title in the Jun-1843 issue (only) was given as The Artist and Lady's World.

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  Jan-1842 – Dec-1842, as The Lady's World of Fashion
  Jan-1843 – Jun-1843, as The Lady's World
  Jul-1843 – Dec-1847, as The Ladies' National Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Jan-1848 – Nov-1892, as Peterson's Magazine
  Dec-1892 – Aug-1894, as New Peterson Magazine
  Sep-1894 – Apr-1898, as The Peterson Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

#merges with The Argosy


  Charles Peterson, Philadelphia


  1842 – 1887: Charles Peterson
  1887 – 1892: Mrs C. Peterson
  1892 – 1893: Frank Lee Benedict
  1893 – 1898: Roderic C. Penfield


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Peterson's Series of Choice Fiction

Issues & Index Sources:  1875 – 1888
Publishers:   T.B. Peterson
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 2?

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1953
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London


Incorporates: Trend from 9-Sep-1967

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  19-Feb-1966 – 10-May-1975

#incorporated into Hi!


  City Magazines




Fanzine publishing fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  May/Jun-1934 – Jan-1935, as The International Science Fiction Guilds Bulletin: FictionMags Index
  Mar-1935 – May-1935, as The Bulletin of the Terrestrial Fantascience Guild: FictionMags Index
  Jun-1935 – Jan-1946, as The Phantagraph: FictionMags Index
  12-Feb-1946, as The Daily Phantagraph: FictionMags Index


  Wilson Shepherd, Donald A. Wollheim
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Total Issues: 1

Fanzine. The single issue featured cover art by Virgil Finlay, an article by Lin Carter and two pieces of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1970
Publishers:   Andrew D. Smith
Editors:   Andrew D. Smith
Pagecounts:   50pp


Total Issues: 4


Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1994 – #4, 1997: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Iniquities Publishing, Pasadena
Editors:   J.F. Gonzalez
Formats:   slick quarto
Prices:   $4
Pagecounts:   48pp
Frequency:   occasional
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Total Issues: 3?

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1924 – Jul/Aug-1924?: FictionMags Index (partial issue only)
Publishers:   J.G. Edmonds
Editors:   Phantasmus Inc.,632 Duquesne Way, Pittsburgh, PA

Phantasy Digest

Total Issues: 3

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1976 – #3, 1977: Science Fiction Index
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Phantasy Province

Total Issues: 3


Issues & Index Sources:  Sep/Oct-1992 – 1993: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Phantasy Province, P.O. Box 6, Fraserburgh, AB43 5ZX
Formats:   A5
Prices:   £2.50
Pagecounts:   38pp (first 2 issues); 54pp (issue #3)
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Total Issues: 7 (as at Jan-2019)

A science fiction & fantasy literary magazine featuring short stories and artwork from around the world!

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-2016 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Nov-2017)
Publishers:   Moonriser Publishing, Hamilton, ON
Editors:   Carter J. Hughes
Frequency:   monthly; quarterly
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Phantom [1957]

Total Issues: 16

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1957 – Jul-1958: Science Fiction Index


  Apr-1957: Vernon Publications, Bolton
  Jun-1957 – Mar-1958: Dalrow Publications, Bolton
  Apr-1958 – Jul-1958: Pennine Publications, Bolton


  Leslie Syddall


  large digest






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Phantom Magazine [2006]

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2006: Science Fiction Index
Editors:   Nick Mamatas
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The Phantom Detective

Total Issues: 170

The Phantom Detective was Standard Magazine's response to the launch of The Shadow Magazine by Street & Smith. Although it ran for far fewer issues (170 instead of 325) its less frequent schedule meant it held the record for the longest-running single-character pulp, lasting for over 20 years.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1933 – Summer 1953: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
Publishers:   Standard Magazines
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   10c (increased during war years)
Pagecounts:   128pp (but varied during war years)
Frequency:   monthly to Feb-1942, bimonthly to Mar-1949, then quarterly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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The Phantom Detective (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of The Phantom Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Crime Fiction Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   American News Co., Toronto
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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The Phantom Detective (UK)

British reprint edition of The Phantom Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all except #2 & #4)
Publishers:   Pemberton's of Manchester
Formats:   standard pulp
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