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Pocket Man

Total Issues: 230+

Offshoot from Man with the same mix of pin-ups, cartoons, features and fiction, it was effectively a replacement for Man Junior when that title shifted to full-size format.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1954 – 1973?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   K.G. Murray, Sydney
Formats:   digest
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Pocket Reader Series

Total Issues: 33?

A series of small paperbacks that are variously listed as anthologies or magazines. Contents of issues varied between detective, romance and westerns, at least. The detective issues were entitled Detective Tales and mainly reprinted stories from the Popular Publications magazine of the same name and Dime Detective, leading it to be listed sometimes as a British reprint edition of the former magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1947 – 1951?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #115; #120; all after #130)
Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   T.V. Boardman, 14 Cockspur St., London, SW1
Editors:   Tom Boardman
Formats:   small digest (4" x 5.5") for #101 - #112; then digest (4.75" x 6.75")
Prices:   6d
Pagecounts:   96pp (#101 - #112); 64pp (#113 - #122); 96pp (#123 - #130)
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Pocket Series

Total Issues: 50

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Pocket Editions
Formats:   pocket library

Pocket Sketch

Men's humour magazine that published several pieces of fiction in each issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1940 – ?
Formats:   9" x 6"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   94pp

Pocket Western Magazine [1937]

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1937 – Oct-1937: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Formats:   pocketbook
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Pocket Western Magazine [1950]

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1950 – Nov-1950: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Trojan Magazines
Formats:   Pocketbook
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   96pp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Pocket Wonder Library

Total Issues: 12?

Issues & Index Sources:  1946: Story Paper Index
Publishers:   P.M. Productions
Formats:   60 x 91 mm
Pagecounts:   32pp

Poe Forevermore

Total Issues: 1

Subtitled "Tales of Mystery & Imagination", features a mix of feature and non-fiction dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe.

Issues & Index Sources:  Autumn 2012: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Damfino Media LLC., P.O. Box 19428, Baltimore, MD 21206
Editors:   Mark Redfield
Prices:   $9.95
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The Poet and the Critic

Total issues: 2?

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1930 – Sep-1930: FictionMags Index (partial issue only)
Publishers:   Alan Frederick Pater, New York
Editors:   Alan Frederick Pater


One of the leading monthly poetry journals in the English-speaking world.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1912 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Poetry Foundation
Editors:   Harriet Monroe (in 1912)
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

The Poetry Review of America

Poetry magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1916 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Poetry Review Co., Cambridge, MA
Editors:   W.S. Braithwaite and J. Lebowich

Poker Chips

see under The White Elephant


Journal promoting economic opportunities in Poland to American companies and industries which also included various stories by Polish authors.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1920 – Feb-1922?, as Journal of the American-Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  Mar-1922? – May-1931, as Poland: FictionMags Index (partial issues only)
  Jul-1931 – Mar-1933, as Poland America
  Apr-1933 – Dec-1933, as Poland


  American Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New York

Polaris [1940]

Important early fanzine with stories by R.H. Barlow, Damon Knight, Robert W. Lowndes, Don Wollheim, Ray Bradbury and others.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1939 – Jun-1941: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Paul Freehafer, Payette, Indiana
Editors:   Paul Freehafer
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Polaris [1980]

A nicely printed sf fanzine of 60 pages which featured an interview with C.J. Cherryh and a story by Darrell Schweitzer among others.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1980s
Publishers:   Starfire Press, Lindewald, New Jersey
Editors:   Colin White and J. Allyson Johnson
Pagecounts:   60pp

Polemic: A Journal of Contemporary Ideas

Polemic published symposia, articles, poetry, graphics, and the occasional story. Included a couple of woodcuts by Roy Lichtenstein.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Polemic Society, 302 Thwing Hall, Western Reserve University, Cleveland 6, Ohio

Police Casebook Annual

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1956
Publishers:   Detective House Inc., 114 E. 32nd St., New York, NY, and 441 Lexington Ave., New York, NY
Frequency:   annual

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