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Picture Play

A magazine devoted to movie news and features; included a successful film converted into a short story.

Issues & Index Sources

  10-Apr-1915 – 27-Nov-1915, as Picture-Play Weekly: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  1-Dec-1915 – Feb-1927, as Picture-Play Magazine
  Mar-1927 – 1941?, as Picture Play: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  Street & Smith Publications, Inc.


  Sep-1915 – ?: Gerald Duffy


  large format semi-slick


  5c at outset, but rose rapidly to 10c and then 15c


  10-Apr-1915 – 27-Nov-1915: weekly
  1-Dec-1915 – Feb-1916: semimonthly
  Mar-1916 – Feb-1927: monthly

Picture Play Library

Total Issues: 33

Issues & Index Sources:  1916 – 1917: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Picture Politics

A penny popular monthly issued by the Westminster Gazette and Budget. Typically published some fiction in each issue, including pieces by Saki.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1894 – Feb-1914: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Westminster Gazette
Editors:   F. Carruthers Gould (in 1902)
Frequency:   monthly
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Picture Show

A movie magazine edited by Maud Hughes, very well known in its time, which ran fiction in most (all?) issues up to the 1930s at least. These were short story adaptations of current movies, published anonymously.

Issues & Index Sources:  3-May-1919 – 31-Dec-1960: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Maud Hughes
Frequency:   weekly (except every two weeks during 30-Aug-1941 - 3-Jul-1949)


Total Issues: 1?

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

Pierce Egan Novels

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1860s
Publishers:   Dick & Fitzgerald
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Pierce Egan Stories

Total Issues: 16

Issues & Index Sources:  1871
Publishers:   DeWitt
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Piffle & Other Trivia

University SF club magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  1979 – Sep-1997?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  2003 – ?, as Piffle: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  UniSFA -- the University of Western Australia Science Fiction and Fantasy Association


  Chris Coman (in 2003)





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Piggly Wiggly

Children's Magazine of Animal Stories with Great Illustrations, Short Stories, Comics And Games.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1953 – ?
Publishers:   Parents' Magazine, Concord, NH.
Formats:   5-3/8" X 7-5/8".
Pagecounts:   130pp

Pig Iron

A literary magazine. #10 (1982) was a special all-SF issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1980s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Pig Iron Press of Youngstown, Ohio
Editors:   Rose Sayre and Jim Villani

The Pillar-Box

Total Issues: 1

A fiction magazine produced entirely by members of the Union of Post-Office Workers. Although intended as a periodical, only one issue was published.

Issues & Index Sources:  1923: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   43 Cromwell Road, London SW7
Editors:   Geo. Middleton, M.P.
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   86pp


Total Issues: 131

Boys' story paper.

Issues & Index Sources

  5-Oct-1935 – 2-Apr-1938

#incorporated into Wild West Weekly (UK)


  Amalgamated Press


  Hedley O'Mant; G. Cecil Graveley (Assistant Editor); Clifford Gates (Assistant Editor)


  11½" x 9"







The Pinch

In its early years the journal published such well-known writers as Robert Bly, Phillip Levine, Mary Oliver, Robert Penn Warren, and Margaret Atwood. From 2006 on it focussed more on poetry.

Issues & Index Sources

  1980 – 1988?, as The Memphis State Review
  1988 – 2005, as River City
  Spring 2006 – present, as The Pinch


  English Dept., The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152-6176 (in 2000 - 2002)


  Thomas Russell (in 2000 - 2002)


  twice yearly

Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Pinkerton Detective Series [1887]

Total Issues: 31

Issues & Index Sources:  1887 – 1889
Publishers:   Laird & Lee
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Pinkerton Detective Series [1891]

Total Issues: 62

Issues & Index Sources:  1891 – 1901
Publishers:   Laird & Lee
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Pioneer [1843]

Total Issues: 3

Although short-lived published important fiction and poetry by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett, Maria White.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1843 – Mar-1843
Publishers:   Leland & Whiting, Boston
Editors:   James R. Lowell & Robert Carter
Frequency:   monthly

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