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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

The Quaker

Total Issues: 27

One of Frank Munsey's many short-lived magazines that was ultimately merged into Junior Munsey. Described itself as "A magazine to entertain, it has no other mission."

Issues & Index Sources:  1897 – 1900: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Frank A. Munsey
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 22

Amateur online magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1989 – Jul-1995: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Daniel K. Appelquist, Washington D.C.
Editors:   Daniel K. Appelquist
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Quantum [1990]

see under Thrust

Quantum [1975]

Science fiction and fantasy fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1975 – 1978
Publishers:   1171 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238
Editors:   Ric Bergman, Allen Curry, Marla Gold, Paula Gold, Art Metzger & Mike Streff
Related Sites:   ZineWiki

Quantum Kiss

Total Issues: 15

Amateur cumulative online magazine of speculative romance. One or two stories per posting.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-2006 – Mar-2010
Publishers:   Jerry J. Davis, Chicago
Editors:   Mary Jo and Bill Ledbetter

Quantum Muse

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1999 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Editors:   Michael Gallant, Raymond M. Coulombe and Timothy O. Goyette


Total Issues: 4

A quarterly of speculative fiction which was produced more as a magazine than an anthology.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1970 – Aug-1971: Index to SF Anthologies & Collections
Publishers:   Paperback Library
Editors:   Samuel R. Delany & Marilyn Hacker
Formats:   pocketbook
Prices:   $1.25
Pagecounts:   240pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Quarry Magazine

Issues & Index Sources

  Spring 1952 – 2000?


  in 2000: P.O. Box 1061, Kingston, Ontario, K7K 4Y5, Canada
  in 2002: P.O. Box 74, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4V6, Canada


  1962 – 1967: Tom Eadie
  1988 – 1994: @Steven Heighton
  in 1998: Mary Cameron
  in 2000: Rob Payne
  in 2001 – 2002: Andrew Griffin



Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Quarry West

Quarry West was founded by Raymond Carver, who taught at Porter College, University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1971. The first four issues were called Quarry; then it was discovered that there was already a Canadian literary journal of that name -- hence Quarry West. Now on an annual publication schedule, Quarry West is a nationally distributed magazine devoted to printing the finest poetry, poetry in translation, fiction, art, essays and reviews available, with a particular emphasis on encouraging quality new voices alongside the best new works of more established writers.

Ceased with #35/36.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1971 – Spring 2000
Publishers:   University of California, Santa Cruz

The Quarterly

Total Issues: 31

Published much short fiction; authors include Rick Bass, Cooper Esteban, Gary Lutz.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1987 – Fall 1995
Publishers:   650 Madison Avenue, Suite 2600, New York, NY 10022
Editors:   Gordon Lish
Frequency:   quarterly

The Quarterly Review

A heavyweight journal of literary importance (chief rival to The Edinburgh Review throughout the 19th century), it published essays by Sir Walter Scott and many other famous writers, but may not have published any fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  1809 – 1967: Index to Periodical Literature (Poole 1809 - 1906 only; Well1 1824 - 1900 only)
The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals Volume 1


  John Murray


  1809 – 1824: William Gifford
  1825 – ?: J.G. Lockhart



Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 2, British Literary Magazines Vol. 4

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