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Political Barometer

Weekly newspaper founded (with Jesse Buel) and edited by Isaac Mitchell which serialised his novels ALBERT AND ELIZA (1802), MELVILLE AND PHALEZ (1803) and ALONZO AND MELISSA (1804).

The Political Barometer was a successor to The Guardian and was itself succeeded by the Republican Herald, both Poughkeepsie newspapers, but neither is known to have published any fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  8-Jun-1802 – 21-Aug-1811
Publishers:   Mitchell & Buel, Poughkeepsie, NY
Editors:   Isaac Mitchell (8-Jun-1802 - Aug-1806)
Formats:   newspaper

Pollard's Popular Publications

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1891
Publishers:   Pollard
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 10

Small press magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2008 – present
Publishers:   Dog Horn Publishing, Leeds
Editors:   Adam Lowe

Polly Pigtails [1946]

Total Issues: 43

Girl's comic that also published a couple of prose fictions stories in each issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1946 – Nov-1949: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Polly Pigtails, Inc. (sunsidiary of Parents' Magazine Institute)
Editors:   Jean M. Press
Frequency:   mainly monthly
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Polly Pigtails [1953]

See under Calling All Girls

Polly's Paper

Total Issues: 261

Contains one long story (22,000 words) plus an instalment of a serial "of the kind to appeal to working girls. Stories must be dramatic and it is preferred that the heroine is of the industrial classes."

Gifford says incorporated into Girls' Mirror, although that paper ends earlier.

Issues & Index Sources:  17-Nov-1919 – 30-Sep-1924
Publishers:   Shurey's Publications Ltd. (Charles Shurey), 11 Gough Square, London E.C.4
Editors:   J. Butler
Prices:   2d
Frequency:   weekly (every Monday)


Total Issues: 4

A quarterly anthology of short stories in science fiction, fantasy, horror, pulp, cyberpunk, and other genres of speculative fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-2009 – Jul-2010: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Polymancer Studios, Inc., 20 Weredale Park, Westmount, QC, H3Z 1Y6, Canada
Frequency:   quarterly
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Publishes articles and short stories with a 'horsy' theme aimed at 8-14 year-olds.

Issues & Index Sources

  1949 – present


  Haslemere, Surrey


  c. 1966 – 1971: Lt. Col. C.E.G. Hope
  c. 1978: Michael Williams
  c. 1983: Nancy Roberts
  c. 1993: Kate Austin
  c. 1998: Janet Rising




POP Literary Gazette

Billed as underground literature.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s
Publishers:   P.O. Box 02071, Detroit, MI 48202 (in 2000)
Editors:   Karl Wenclas & Max Sitting (in 2000)
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2001 or 2002)
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Poppy's Library

Total Issues: 208

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1928 – Jul-1937: Story Paper Index (Missing: #152, #206)
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Frequency:   2 per month.

Poppy's Paper

Total Issues: 520+139+27=686

"Complete stories with stong love interest containing sensational and quick action, of about 10,000 words in length. Must be full of exciting interest and colour. Good intriguing plots and curtains absolutely necessary."

Incorporates My Story Weekly.

Issues & Index Sources

  2-Feb-1924 – 20-Jan-1934: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  27-Jan-1934 – 19-Sep-1936
  26-Sep-1936 – 27-Mar-1937, as Fortune


  Amalgamated Press







The Popular

see under Hardboiled


see under The Penny Popular

Popular Authors' Series

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1891
Publishers:   American Publishers Corporation
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Popular Baseball

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1949 – Spring 1951: Sports Fiction Index
Publishers:   Standard Magazines
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Sports in the Pulp Magazines
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Popular Biography

Fictionalizes scenes from the lives of famous persons.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1929 – Jun-1930?
Publishers:   Quality Publications, Inc., New York, New York

Popular Books, Henry A. Dickerman & Son

Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  1900 – 1910
Publishers:   Dickerman
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Popular Complete Stories

see under Complete Stories

Popular Complete Stories (Canada)

see under Complete Stories (Canada)

Popular Detective

Total Issues: 133

Popular Detective is one of the basic detective pulps, both for its longevity (133 issues in 19 years) and for a consistent high quality of material from most of the top detective authors of the period.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1934 – Fall 1953: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1


  Nov-1934 – 1937: Beacon Magazines, Inc., 570 Seventh Avenue, later 22 West 48th Street, New York, NY.
  1937 – Fall 1953: Better Publications, Inc., 22 West 48th Street, New York, NY and later at 10 East 40th Street, New York, NY.


  standard pulp


  10c at outset




  monthly to Apr-1938, then bimonthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Popular Detective (Australia)

Total Issues: 14 (at least)

Another thin Australian digest, this one with a mixture of original stories and reprints from American pulps.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1954: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #1, #7, #13, any after #14)
Publishers:   Action Comics, 14 Bond Street, Sydney
Sources:   Australian Crime Fiction
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