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Rascal

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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Rats

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
 

Rattapallax

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)
Website:   www.rattapallax.com/issues
Editors:   Martin Mitchell (in 2002); George Dickerson (in 2000)
Email Address:   rattapallax@hotmail.com
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

Rave

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
Website:   www.ravenchronicles.org
Editors:   Phoebe Bosch^e'
Formats:   A4
Pagecounts:   48+pp
Frequency:   thrice yearly

Ravenwood Quarterly

Total Issues: 2 (as at Oct-2017)

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-2016 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #2, 2016)
Publishers:   Electric Pentacle Press
Website:   www.electricpentaclepress.bigcartel.com
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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Razar Magazine

Total Issues: 2

Thick, themed, horror magazine that contained considerable horror short fiction, articles, artwork and the occasional poem.

Issues & Index Sources:  2006 – 2007: Science Fiction Index
Editors:   Chris Bartholomew, Brian Hodges & Chuck Turner
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Read [1943]

A newsstand magazine containing a mixture of articles and short stories, including ones by Erskine Caldwell and John Cheever.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1943 – ?
Publishers:   Magazine Management Co., Dunellen, New Jersey
Editors:   Ralph Clark
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   68pp
Frequency:   monthly

Read [1970]

A supplementary publication for teaching reading and english. Each issue contains stories, poems, a short play based on a story, etc. Merged into Scholastic Scope.

Issues & Index Sources:  197? – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Xerox Education Publications, Middletown, Connecticut
Editors:   Edwin A Hoey

The Reader (Magazine)

Total Issues: 63

Subtitled "An Illustrated Monthly".

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1902 – Feb-1904, as The Reader
  Mar-1904 – Nov-1905, as The Reader Magazine
  Dec-1905 – Feb-1908, as The Reader

#merges with Putnam's Monthly


The Reader's Digest

Not important for fiction (although it has published condensed novels, but most fiction is reprint), but notable for two other factors: (a) it has achieved what is said to be the world's largest circulation of any magazine (circa 31 million in 1981); and (b) it established the so-called "digest" format (approx. 7.5" tall by 5.25" wide) which was later copied by many fiction magazines. A British edition has been published since 1938.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1922 – present
Publishers:   Reader's Digest Association (DeWitt Wallace)
Website:   www.rd.com
Editors:   DeWitt Wallace, Kenneth W. Payne and many others
Formats:   digest
Frequency:   monthly

The Reader's Library

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1932 – Jul-1932: General Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   E.F. Bordon (Clayton Magazines)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Reader's Scope

READER'S SCOPE was the antithesis of READER'S DIGEST, in format, at least. Some of the contributors are pretty impressive. Truman Capote, for one, was a regular columnist even before he hit 'The Big Time.' Other 'contributors' like Jack London and Poe are almost certainly all reprints, but a fair amount of the fiction was probably first appearance.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1942 – Jul-1944, as Picture Scope
  Aug-1944 – Jul-1948, as Reader's Scope

Publishers

  Lev Gleason Publications, Inc., 114 East 32nd Street, New York 16, N. Y.

Prices

  25c

The Readerville Journal

Magazine aimed at "consciously bookish folk", occasionally containing some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 2003: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Randall Stickrod
Editors:   Karen Templer
Formats:   bedsheet slick
Prices:   $4.95
Pagecounts:   80pp
Frequency:   bimonthly


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