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Practical Computing

UK computer magazine that published some fiction by Dave Langford.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1978 – 1987: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   IPC Electrical Electronic Press Ltd
Editors:   Peter Laurie
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

Practical Electrics

A popular science magazine which regularly published fiction. Title was changed to The Experimenter with the November 1924 issue, in which incarnation, it published only one piece of fiction, a serialized reprint of Ark of the Covenant by Victor MacClure, from November 1924 to January 1926.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1921 – Oct-1924: Science Fiction Index (only fiction indexed)
  Nov-1924 – Feb-1926, as The Experimenter: Science Fiction Index

#merges with Science and Invention

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Practical English

see under Scholastic Voice

Practical Ideals

Total Issues: 134?

Official organ of the Woman's International League of Right Thinking and Right Living. Probably mostly non-fiction but did run some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1900 – Jan-1912?
Publishers:   Starr Publishing, Boston, MA
Editors:   Paul Gierasch
Formats:   standard
Frequency:   monthly

Prairie Fire

Canadian literary magazine; #67 Summer 1994 special speculative fiction issue; 'literary immortality' series provides for donors to be written into stories and poems. Circulation 1,500

Issues & Index Sources

  Spring 1979 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  Prairie Fire, 423-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1H3 Canada (in 1998 - 2002)


  ?: Candas Jane Dorsey
  1998 – present: Andris Taskans


  review size



Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
Email Address:

Prairie Library

Total Issues: 57

Issues & Index Sources

  15-Apr-1919 – 10-Jul-1920

#incorporated into Nugget Library (UK)


  Amalgamated Press


  Len Pratt; John Nix Pentalow (Managing Editor?)





Prairie Pranks

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1949: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Utopian Press, 22 Roland Gardens, London SW7
Prices:   2/6d
Pagecounts:   32pp

Prairie Schooner

Regularly publishes two or three stories per issue. Authors include Tennessee Williams, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Russo, Willa Cather, Loren Eiseley, Ron Hansen, Marilyn Hacker, Steve Stern. Circulation 3,200.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1927 – present: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970 (Missing: 1971-1974 at least)
Short Story Index


  201 Andrews Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0334 (in 1998 - 2002)


  1926 – 1956: Lowry C. Wimberly
  1956 – 1963: Karl Shapiro
  1963 – 1980: Bernice Slote
  1980 – 1987: Hugh Luke
  1987 – present: Hilda Raz







Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

The Prairie Star

Issues & Index Sources:  1999 – 2000
Publishers:   P.O. Box 923, Fort Collins, CO 80522-0923 (in 2000)
Editors:   Mark Gluckstern (in 2000)
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2001 or 2002)

Prairie Westerns

Total Issues: 1?

Thin Australian digest.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Ayers & James
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Prairie Wings

Poetry magazine that published some early poetry by Louis L'Amour.

Issues & Index Sources:  1936 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The North Dakota Poetry Society
Editors:   Grace Brown Putnam (1936-1948)

Pravic Magazine

Total Issues: 5

Subtitled "a new grammar for SF"

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2012 – Jun-2014: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #2; #5)
Editors:   David Gill & Nathaniel K. Miller
Prices:   $3.00
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Prelude to Fantasy

Total Issues: 5


Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1978 – #5, 1988: Science Fiction Index
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The Premier Magazine

Total Issues: 256

Published a lot of atmospheric adventure, mystery and weird fiction. Authors include Achmed Abdullah, Bertram Atkey, L.J. Beeston, Marjorie Bowen, J.B. Harris-Burland, Mrs Champion de Crespigny, Beatrice Grimshaw, William Hope Hodgson, F. Morton Howard, William Le Queux, C. Randolph Lichfield, Victor MacClure, Douglas Newton, Sax Rohmer, Rafael Sabatini, Andrew Soutar, Albert Payson Terhune, Guy Thorne, Edgar Wallace, Fred M. White.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1914 – Mar-1931: FictionMags Index (FicMags sample issues only)
Index to The Premier Magazine


  Amalgamated Press, London


  David Whitelaw


  May-1914 – 6-Feb-1923: standard pulp
  Mar-1923 – Sep-1926: standard slick, on coated stock
  Oct-1926 – Mar-1931: standard pulp


  May-1914 – 6-Feb-1923: 6d (initially 4d)
  Mar-1923 – Sep-1926: 1/-
  Oct-1926 – Mar-1931: 6d


  May-1914 – 6-Feb-1923: 160pp (first six issues 176pp) reducing to 112pp by 1919
  Mar-1923 – Sep-1926: 136pp
  Oct-1926 – Mar-1931: 96pp


  May-1914 – May-1919: monthly
  Jun-1919 – 6-Feb-1923: fortnightly
  Mar-1923 – Mar-1931: monthly

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  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Premium Library

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1893
Publishers:   Home Book Co.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Premium Library

Total Issues: 70

Issues & Index Sources:  1899
Publishers:   Mershon
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 6

Small press sf/horror fiction magazine. After #4 became an irregular original anthology series.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1992 – #6, 2008: Science Fiction Index
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