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Parkside Library

Country: US
Total Issues: 39?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1890s: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Continental Publishing Co., Chicago, IL
Formats:   7 3/8 x 5"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   250
Frequency:   weekly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Parlor Car Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1892 – Dec-1892: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Parlor Car Publishing Co., 23 Vandewater St., New York, NY
Formats:   7 3/8 x 5"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   150 to 200
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Parlor Library

Country: US
Total Issues: 22

Issues & Index Sources:  1878: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Pictorial Printing, 74 and 76 Randolph St., Chicago, IL
Formats:   11 3/4 x 8 3/4"
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   16
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Parlour Journal and London Magazine

Country: UK
Total Issues: 150 (approximately)

Issues & Index Sources:  22-Jun-1859 – Jun-1862
Frequency:   weekly

Parlour Papers

Country: US

Desk top publication specializing in short horror fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1996 – ?
Publishers:   Straight Jacket Publications, Cleveland, Minnesota
Editors:   Melissa Gish

Parsec [1995]

Country: Canada
Total Issues: 21

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1995 – Spring 2001: Science Fiction Index (Missing: v1#2, Oct/Nov-1995; v1#3, Dec-1995/Jan-1996; v2#1, Spring 1997; v2#6, Summer 1998; v3#1, Winter 1998/9; v3#2, Spring/Summer 1999; v3#3, Summer/Fall 1999)
Publishers:   c/o Plaza 69 Post Office, 1932 Paris Street, PO Box 21019, Sudbury P3E 6G6, Canada
Editors:   Chris Krejlgaard
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   C$4.25
Pagecounts:   96pp

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ParSec [2021]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 4 (as at Oct-2022)

Issues & Index Sources:  Autumn 2021 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Summer 2022)
Publishers:   PS Publishing, Grosvenor House, 1 New Road, Hornsea, East Yorkshire, HU18 1PG
Editors:   Ian Whates
Formats:   ebook

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Country: US
Total Issues: 7?


Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1960 – Jun-1961
Publishers:   George C. Willick, 856 East Street, Madison
Editors:   George C. Willick

Parting Gifts

Country: US

Literary magazine; it publishes mostly poetry though the editors state their first love is fiction, but they have very high standards. Most stories are very short, 500-1000 words. Only 100 paid circulation!

Issues & Index Sources:  1988 – 2012?
Publishers:   March Street Press, 3413 Wilshire Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Robert Bixby (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   digest
Pagecounts:   60pp
Frequency:   twice yearly
Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Partisan Review

Country: US

Serious journal of political and literary commentary, but also noted for its poetry and fiction. Authors include Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, Philip Roth, Doris Lessing, Joseph Brodsky, Cynthia Ozick. Circulation 7,800.

Issues & Index Sources

  1934 – Spring 2003: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970 (Missing: 1971-1974 at least)
Short Story Index


  in 1977: PR Inc., 522 Fifth Avenue, NY
  in 1998 – 2002: Partisan Review, 236 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215


  1934 – 1969: Philip Rahv
  1977 – 2003: William Phillips




  $2.50 (in 1977)


  160pp (in 1977)


  1977 – 2003: quarterly

Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

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  Online Books


Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1979 – Oct-1990?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Partner Publishing Co., Inc., Columbus, OH

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Country: US
Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  1997 – 1999: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Necronomicon Press, West Warwick, RI
Editors:   Robert M. Price
Prices:   $4.50

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Pash Bedtime Stories

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London


Country: UK

Contains short fiction; circulation about 3,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  1987 – ?
Publishers:   Caldo Publications, Belfast
Frequency:   quarterly

Passages North

Country: US
Total Issues: 36 (as at Sep-2015)

See Passages North Anthology ed. Elinor Benedict (Milkweed, 1990)

Issues & Index Sources:  1979 – present
Publishers:   English Dept., Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49007855-5363 (in 1998 - 2000)
Editors:   Robert Olmstead; Anne Ohman Youngs (in 1998 - 2000)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   twice yearly
Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2002)

The Passing Show

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1280

Regularly featured two or three stories per issue and sometimes a serial. Sometimes ran spoof fantasies, e.g. "Nasty Day Today, Sir" by Will Scott (27-Jun-1931) in which a professor builds a weather machine and makes it rain on Margate to spoil the holiday trade so he can buy up the town cheap, but also ran some serious sf e.g. "When Worlds Collide" Balmer & Wylie, 1932 (from Blue Book); "The Pirates of Venus" and "Lost on Venus" ERB, 1932/1933 (from Argosy); "The Secret People" John Beynon Harris, 1935. However, it would be fair to say that this society magazine of the 1920s had slipped down-market a bit by the 1930s.

Issues & Index Sources

  20-Mar-1915 – 19-Mar-1926
  26-Mar-1926 – 14-May-1926, as The New Passing Show: FictionMags Index
  21-May-1926 – 25-Feb-1939, as The Passing Show: FictionMags Index (Missing: 12-Oct-1935; 26-Oct-1935; 3-Apr-1937)

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  Odhams Press


  1915 – 1919: W. Comyns Beaumont
  1920 – 1924: Augustus Muir
  1925 – 1939: W.A. Williamson


  heavily illustrated large-size slick



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