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St. Nicholas

Total Issues: 796+4=800

Notable children's magazine with good quality fiction (often heavily illustrated) by G.A. Henty, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Frank R. Stockton, Mark Twain, Howard Pyle, Palmer Cox, Frances Hodgson Burnett ("Little Lord Fauntleroy," 1885 - 1886), Louisa May Alcott, Susan Coolidge, John Trowbridge, Horace E. Scudder, even F. Scott Fitzgerald.

UK edition published by Frederick Warne to-1885, then T. Fisher Unwin.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1873 – Feb-1940: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Mar-1943 – Jun-1943


  1873 – 1881: Scribner
  1881 – 1930: Century
  1930 – 1940: American Educational Press/Education Publishing


  1873 – 1905: Mary Mapes Dodge
  1873 – 1876: Mary Mapes Dodge & Frank Stockton
  1905 – 1927: William Fayal Clarke
  1928 – 1929: George F. Thompson
  1930: Albert G. Lanier
  1930 – 1932: May Lamberton Becker
  1932 – 1934: Eric J. Bender
  1935: Chesla Sherlock
  1936 – 1940: Vertie A. Coyne
  1940 – 1943: F. Orlin Tremaine


  standard, quality coated stock


  initially 48pp (rising to 96pp)



Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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The Saint Paul's

Total Issues: 78

Although intended as a political review with a close association with the Church, the magazine relied heavily on fiction to sustain its readership. It ran several works by Trollope ("Phineas Finn" 1869; "Ralph the Heir" 1871), plus works by George Macdonald, Margaret Oliphant and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1867 – Mar-1874: The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals Volume 3


  1867 – 1869: James Virtue
  1869 – 1872: Strahan & Co.
  1872 – 1874: Henry S. King


  Oct-1867 – Jul-1870: Anthony Trollope
  Aug-1870 – Oct-1872: Henry S. King
  Nov-1872 – Mar-1874: Alexander Strahan





Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

The Saint's Choice

Total Issues: 7

More of an anthology series than a magazine, The Saint's Choice, with one exception, reprinted stories from a variety of sources.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1945 – #7, 1946: Crime Fiction Index


  #1, 1945: Bond-Charteris Enterprises
  #2, 1945 – #3, 1945: Jacobs Publishing Company
  #4, 1945: The Shaw Press
  #5, 1945: Bond-Charteris Enterprises
  #6, 1946 – #7, 1946: Saint Enterprises, 314 North Robertson Boulevard, Hollywood 34, CA.

Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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St Louis Literary Supplement

A review of literature, politics, and the arts, founded by John Heidenry.

Issues & Index Sources:  1976? – ?
Publishers:   St Louis, Missouri


Total Issues: 40 (to Spring/Summer 2015)

Encourages writers who need a wider audience. Circulation 1,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1992 – present
Publishers:   48 Ackers Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445-4160 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Jennifer Barber (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   80pp
Frequency:   twice yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1987 – #4, 1987: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #1; #2)
Publishers:   J&R Publishing
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Total Issues: 184 (to Fall 2014)

Emphasis on critical essays and studies but also runs fiction and poetry. See Boyers's The Salmagundi Reader (Indiana Univ Press, 1983) and The New Salmagundi Reader (Syracuse Univ Press, 1996). Circulation 4,850.

Issues & Index Sources:  1965 – present: Short Story Index (Missing: all before 1974 at least)
Publishers:   Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Robert & Peggy Boyers (in 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   160+pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Wikipedia
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Salt Hill Journal

Total Issues: 34 (as at Sep-2015)

Committed to printing celebrated global writers, as well as to discovering and nurturing writers who have not found a significant audience. Publishes poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, book reviews and art.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – present
Publishers:   Syracuse University, English Dept., Syracuse, NY 13244 (in 2000 - 2002)
Editors:   Joshua Cohen
Frequency:   6 issues per year
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Salty Bedtime Stories

Total Issues: 1

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

Salty Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1950
Publishers:   Utopian Press, 22 Roland Gardens, London SW7


Total Issues: 3

Subtitled "Finest Foxhole Fiction - The Blood, Lust, Terror of Combat".

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1957 – Apr-1957
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Total Issues: 5 (to 26-Mar-2018)

A quarterly magazine of and about translated speculative fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  27-Mar-2017 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all after 26-Mar-2018)
Formats:   online

Sander's Journal

Total Issues: 13?

Issues & Index Sources:  25-Oct-1913 – Aug-1914
Formats:   tabloid
Frequency:   fortnightly at outset

The Sandhills Review

see under St Andrews Review

Sandow's Magazine

Total Issues: 212

Launched as a magazine to educate people in all forms of popular culture, it also published one or two stories per issue that were nothing to do with fitness but were adventure or mystery fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1898 – Mar-1899, as Physical Culture
  Apr-1899 – 25-Jul-1907, as Sandow's Magazine


  Harrison & Sons


  Eugene Sandow

Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers

The San Franciscan

Authors include Mark Twain, Ina Coolbrith, Ella Sterling Cummins.

Issues & Index Sources:  16-Feb-1884 – 1886
Publishers:   Joseph T. Goodman
Formats:   small tabloid
Frequency:   weekly

San Francisco Quarterly

Issues & Index Sources:  1935 – ?
Publishers:   University of San Francisco

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