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The Royal Magazine

Total Issues: 385+18+31+6+51=491

The first issue states that the initial print order for The Royal was one million copies, the total of which weighed nearly 300 tons and stood nearly 5 miles high. Published first stories by William Hope Hodgson (1904) and Sax Rohmer (1905); other authors include Baroness Orczy, M.P. Shiel.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1898 – Nov-1930: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Dec-1930 – May-1932, as The New Royal Magazine
  Jun-1932 – Dec-1934, as The Royal Pictorial: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Jan-1935 – Jun-1935, as The Royal Screen Pictorial
  Jul-1935 – Sep-1939, as The Screen Pictorial


  C. Arthur Pearson, London


  Nov-1898 – Apr-1901: Peter Keary
  May-1901 – Dec-1911: Percy Everett
  Jan-1912 – Jun-1927: F.E. Baily
  Jul-1927 – May-1932: R. Stuart Macrae
  Jun-1932 – Dec-1934: John Reed Wade
  Jan-1935 – 1937: William J. Makin
  1937 – Sep-1939: David Chancellor


  Nov-1898 – Nov-1930: standard on coated stock (Strand imitation)
  Dec-1930 – Sep-1939: large flat slick




  The Age of the Storytellers
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The Royal Novelette

Issues & Index Sources:  1898?
Publishers:   Harry Shurey
Editors:   Charles Shurey
Formats:   large tabloid (folio)

Royal Series [1898]

Total Issues: 125

Issues & Index Sources:  1898
Publishers:   George Munro
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Royal Series [1900]

Total Issues: 145

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

Royal Series [1910]

Total Issues: 127

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1920
Publishers:   Ottenheimer
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Royal Series [1910]

Total Issues: 127

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1920
Publishers:   White
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 20

Issues & Index Sources

  20-Jan-1923 – 2-Jun-1923

#incorporated into The Schoolgirls' Weekly


  Amalgamated Press



Ruby Library

Total Issues: 26

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1932 – Jul-1933
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Editors:   Ernest L. McKeag
Formats:   6½" x 4½"
Prices:   2d
Pagecounts:   64pp+
Frequency:   2 per month

Rugby Library

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  1892
Publishers:   Seaside Pub. Co.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 4+

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1957 – Aug-1957?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Rugged Men

Total Issues: 3+10+4+5=22

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1956 – Aug-1956
  Nov-1957 – Mar-1959
  Apr-1959 – Sep-1959, as Spur
  Oct-1960 – Jun-1961, as Rugged Men


  Stanley Publications


  It's a Man's World
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Ruminator Review

A St. Paul literary magazine which typically features a mix of reviews, interviews and poetry, with a lot of attention given to small-press titles. Contributors have included such writers as Robert Bly, Andrei Codrescu, Jane Hamilton and Arundhati Roy.

Issues & Index Sources

  1986 – 2000, as Hungry Mind Review
  2001 – Fall 2005, as Ruminator Review


  2001 – 2004: Margaret Todd Maitland

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Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1974: Science Fiction Index
  v1 #2, 1976 – v3 #1, 1978, as Starwind: Science Fiction Index
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The Running Man

Popularly-slanted literary journal; probably lasted only a few issues; published some fiction, including J. G. Ballard's "Love and Napalm: Export USA" (Jul/Aug. 1968)

Issues & Index Sources:  May/Jun-1968 – ?
Frequency:   bimonthly

Rural Progress Magazine

A product of the depression which was mailed free to all farmers in towns of fewer than 1,000 population. It carried fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1934 – 1939
Publishers:   Maurice V. Reynolds, Chicago, Illinois
Editors:   Glenn Frank

Russell's Magazine

Total Issues: 36

Modelled on Blackwood's. Tales and serials by Mrs H.C. King, Essie Cheseborough; also translations.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1857 – Mar-1860
Publishers:   Russell & Jones, Charleston, SC.
Editors:   Paul Hamilton Hayne.
Formats:   standard
Frequency:   monthly

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