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Real Western (Canada)

Started as a locally-produced Canadian pulp called Real Western reprinting stories from assorted US pulps. Changed name briefly in 1945 to Western Magazine and then reappeared in the late 1940s, after the import restrictions had been lifted, as a Canadian reprint edition of Real Western.

Issues & Index Sources

  ? – Dec-1944: Western Fiction Index (sample issues only)
  Jan-1945 – Feb-1945, as Western Magazine (Canada): Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
  c. 1948, as Real Western (Canada): Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)


  Duchess Printing & Publishing Co.





Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Real Western Mystery Novels

There is rumoured to be a pulp magazine of this title, but no positive evidence of it has been found. (MDE)

Issues & Index Sources:  ?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues; possibly phantom)
Western Fiction Index
Sources:   The Pulp Western
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Real Western Romances

Total Issues: 57?

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1949 – Dec-1951: Western Fiction Index
  Apr-1952 – Jul-1952, as Western Romances: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Jul-1952)
  Oct-1952 – Mar-1957, as Real Western Romances: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Apr-1953, Oct-1953, Jul-1954, Nov-1954, Jan-1957, Mar-1957)
  May-1957 – Dec-1960?, as Western Romances: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Nov-1958, Jul-1959, Nov-1959, Dec-1960)


  Columbia Publications


  in 1951: Robert W. Lowndes
  c. 1952 – Sep-1957?: Marie Antoinette Park


  standard pulp


  mostly bimonthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Real Western Stories

see under Real Western (Stories)

Real Western Stories (UK)

Total Issues: 8?

British reprint edition of Real Western Stories. Renamed Western Magazine at some point.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: #1, #2, any after #6)
Formats:   standard pulp
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Recent Detective Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1946 – ?
Publishers:   Associated Weekly Newspapers (1946); Export Publishing Enterprises Ltd. (1949)

The Recluse

Total Issues: 1

A one-shot amateur journalism publication with a high concentration of fantasy and fantasy-related material. Often considered the first fanzine, though it predates the formation of SF fandom by several years. A "facsimile" reprint (actually a Xerox) was issued by Moshassuck Press, Glenview, IL in 1990.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1927: Science Fiction Index
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Total Issues: 4 (as at Jan-2018)

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-2015 – present
Publishers:   Alliteration Ink, PO Box 20598, Dayton, OH 45420
Editors:   Leslie J. Anderson & Anton Cancre

Records of Love, or Monthly Amusement for the Fair

A magazine aimed primarily at women and featuring serial 'genteel histories'.

Issues & Index Sources:  1710
Frequency:   monthly?

Red Arrow

Total Issues: 52

Issues & Index Sources

  19-Mar-1932 – 18-Mar-1933

#incorporated into Adventure


  D.C. Thomson


  small format



Red-Blooded Stories

Total Issues: 5+4=9

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1928 – Feb-1929: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
  Mar-1929 – Jun-1929, as Tales of Danger & Daring: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index


  New Metropolitan Fiction Inc. (Macfadden)


  Oct-1928 – Feb-1929: standard pulp
  Mar-1929 – Jun-1929: quasi-slick, large format





Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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The Red Book

Total Issues: 1373 (to Dec-2017/Jan-2018)

Founded in the early years of the twentieth century, along with Green Book and Blue Book, Red Book originally carried fiction aimed at women and might have been considered a pulp magazine. By the end of 1929 it had become Redbook and was carrying material similar to other women's magazines. It still continued to publish fiction well into the 1980s, although less and less frequently as the years progressed. The August 1993 issue is the last issue known to have contained any fiction.

Early authors little known but later included Ellis Parker Butler, Octavus Roy Cohen, George Allan England, Gilbert Parker, Albert Payson Terhune; became 'the Magazine for Young Readers' in 1949 before becoming an upmarket women's magazine in the 1960s. Absorbed American Home in Mar-1978.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1903, as The Red Book Illustrated: General Fiction Index
  Jun-1903 – Apr-1905, as The Red Book: General Fiction Index
  May-1905 – Dec-1929, as The Red Book Magazine: General Fiction Index
  Jan-1930 – Nov-1942, as Redbook Magazine: General Fiction Index
  Dec-1942 – Aug-1983, as Redbook: General Fiction Index (incomplete after 1950; continued without fiction)


  1903 – 1929: Short Story Company [later The Consolidated Magazines Corporation]
  1929 – ?: McCall


  ?: Trumbull White
  ?: Karl Harriman
  1911 – 1918: Ray Long
  1929 – 1949: Edwin Balmer
  1949 – 1958: Wade Nichols
  1958 – ?: Robert Stein
  in 2000: Dawn Raffel


  May-1903 – Sep-1917?: standard
  Oct-1917 – 1920: quarto
  1920 – present: oversize slick


  initially 10 cents, rose to 15c and then 20c in Oct-1917



Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Red Clay Reader

Total Issues: 7

An annual magazine that published the work of Southern authors and artists.

Issues & Index Sources:  1964 – 1970: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Southern Review
Editors:   Charleen Whisnant
Formats:   8.5" x 11" hardcover

Red Cover Series

Total Issues: 87

Issues & Index Sources:  1880 – 1890
Publishers:   J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Red Dime Detective

Total Issues: 1?

Reprints stories from the US Dime Detective. The cover and Table of Contents of the issue seen both give the title as above, but it is also referred to internally simply as Dime Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1949: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Magazine Fiction Group, Cartoon Art Productions, 333 Victoria Road, Glasgow S2
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   1/-
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The Red Dragon

A monthly literary and general periodical that published articles on Welsh history, biographies and poetry.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1882 – Jun-1887: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Daniel Owen, Howell and Co., Cardiff, Wales

Red Eft

Total Issues: 3

An "occasional publication" fanzine with fiction, poetry and interviews, featuring authors such as Janet Fox, D.F. Lewis & Steve Sneyd, etc. Went online in 2005.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1994 – Fall 1997: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #1, Jul-1994)
Publishers:   Meg Smith, Lowell, Mass.
Editors:   Meg Smith
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