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Playtime (UK)

Total Issues: 103

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1900 – Jun-1909
Publishers:   5 Agar Street, Strand, London E.C.
Prices:   1d
Frequency:   monthly (1st of month)

Playtime [1958] (US)

Total Issues: 1?

Subtitled "Fun for Fellows and Femmes".

Issues & Index Sources:  1958: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
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Playtime [1960s] (US)

Total Issues: 2?

Subtitled "The New Fun Magazine for Males". First issue contained "Lady for Rent" by Gil Brewer.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s
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Total Issues: 48

Although listed by Gifford as starting in 1953, this title was listed in the Author's and Writer's Who's Who for 1948 which says the magazine contains "Well written stories, simple models & puzzles suitable for children of 4-8 years old."

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1953 – Dec-1956
Publishers:   Lutterworth Periodicals Ltd., Reigate Road, Redhill, Surrey
Editors:   Mrs. C. Goodall
Prices:   4d
Frequency:   monthly

The Pleasant Hour

Total Issues: 24

Subtitled "For young people & the home".

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1908 – Dec-1909
Publishers:   (?), London
Frequency:   monthly

Pleasure (UK) [1893]

Total Issues: 9

"This was issued monthly price 1d and was subtitled "The Catholic Boys Journal", a paper no doubt issued for Catholic boys of London. This paper however contained some very interesting stories of pirates and school life, although its editorial contents were of a religious nature. After No.4, dated June 1893, the sub-title was dropped and replaced by "Monthly Journal", the change made perhaps to increase circulation. In issue No.8 the Editor made the announcement that owing to financial reasons he had sold the copyright of the paper to The Arundel Printing and Publishing Co., Strand, and that from next week that company would produce that paper. The new publishers most certainly made a bigger mess that this editor, as only one issue appeared." (W.O.G. Lofts) The latter issue was sub-titled "The Boys Halfholiday Journal". Large-size with 16 pages. Was reputedly sub-edited by William Clarke Russell, the famous writer of sea stories. The lead story was entitled "The Adventures of a Young Stowaway" by Mrs. George Corbett.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1893 – 4-Nov-1893
Publishers:   Henry Potter; Arundel Publishing Co. from issue 9
Editors:   Henry Potter; Henry St. John Cooper (Sub-editor)
Prices:   1d
Frequency:   monthly

Pleasure (US) [1937]

Includes travel, entertainment, sports, fiction, cartoons & fashions.

Issues & Index Sources:  1937 – ?
Publishers:   Pleasure Publishing Co., Chicago
Editors:   J.C Godfrey
Pagecounts:   90pp

Pleasure (UK) [1950]

Total Issues: 1?

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

Pleasure (US) [1960]

Issues & Index Sources:  1960: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
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Pleasure (Aust) [1965]

Issues & Index Sources:  1965? – ?
Publishers:   I.C.A. Publications, Sydney


Authors include Leroy Quintana, Rita Ciresi, Shirley Geoklin Lim, Sondra Spatt Olsen, and Jim Sanderson. Circulation 2,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  1981 – present
Publishers:   Pleiades Press, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO 64093 (in 2000 - 2002)
Editors:   R.M. Kinder & Kevin Prufer (in 2000 - 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   140pp
Frequency:   twice-yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London
Prices:   2/6d


Total Issues: 45

Hugo-winning fanzine that occasionally published fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1996 – Apr-2011: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Alison Scott, Steve Davies and Mike Scott


Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1994 – #9, 1997: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Calypso Publishing, Sugar Land, TX.
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Total Issues: 127 (to Summer 2015)

Known for its compelling fiction and poetry. Each issue is guest-edited by a prominent writer who explores personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Authors include Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Tony Hoagland, Marilyn Hacker, Andre Dubus. Circulation 6,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1971 – present: Short Story Index (ShStIdx missing all before 1974 at least; FicMags sample issues only)
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Publishers:   Emerson College, 100 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   founding editor DeWitt Henry; originally edited by a committee but now has guest editors
Formats:   pocketbook
Frequency:   thrice-yearly (Apr,Aug,Dec)
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Pluck [1894]

Total Issues: 519+594+103=1216

Started with only true stories but soon switched to fiction; ran Nelson Lee stories plus Charles Hamilton's St Jim. 1st 46 issues of original series entitled Stories of Pluck. The second series took over from Sport and Adventure.

Third series included an 8pp supplement from issue 1 entitled Star Library.

Issues & Index Sources

  24-Nov-1894 – 5-Nov-1904: Story Paper Index (sample issues only)
  12-Nov-1904 – 18-Mar-1916

#incorporated into The Boys' Realm (Gifford)

  28-Oct-1922 – 11-Oct-1924

#becomes The Triumph


  Harmsworth; Amalgamated Press


  William H. Maas
  J.H. Pym
  c. 1890: Percy C. Bishop
  Somers J. Summers
  Hamilton Edwards [Editor in Chief]
  Harold J. Garrish
  c. 1912: Rex Haydon
  1915: Horace Phillips
  c. 1907: Charles Manders [Assistant Editor]
  F. Addington Symonds
  John W. Wheway [Assistant Editor]
  c. 1924: Alfred Edgar [Assistant Editor]


  small tabloid (octavo)


  20pp; 28pp


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