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Railroad Stories (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Railroad Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s: General Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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The Railroad Trainman

Magazine of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen that published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1884? – 1948: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Cleveland, Oho
Editors:   D.L. Cease (in 1907)

The Rainbow

Total Issues: 2

Fanzine that first published Lovecraft's "Celephaïs".

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1921 – May-1922: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Sonia H. Greene, Brooklyn, NY
Editors:   Sonia H. Greene

Rain Crow

Total Issues: 3 (to Dec-2002)

The magazine features prose poems, short-shorts, short stories and novellas in many genres and styles from established and emerging writers alike. The occasional piece of non-fiction and poetry may find its way into the magazine as well.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-2001 – 2003
Publishers:   Rain Crow Publishing, 2127 West Pierce Avenue #2B, Chicago, IL 60622-1824 (in 2002)
Editors:   Michael S. Manley (in 2002)
Formats:   5.5" x 8.5" perfect bound
Prices:   $7.00
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   three times a year
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Rain Taxi

Total Issues: 76 (to Winter 2014)

Although primarily a magazine of reviews, interviews and essays, it also runs fiction with an emphasis on pushing the boundaries of language and genre. Circulation 20,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  1996 – present
Publishers:   Rain Taxi, Minneapolis, MN
Editors:   Eric Lorberer
Formats:   A4
Prices:   $2.50
Pagecounts:   56pp
Frequency:   quarterly

The Rake

A monthly magazine, with free, controlled circulation in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) metro area. Its format is 10" x 12", stitched and trimmed, with glossy cover, heatset printing, and lots of color throughout: "sort of a casual version of your favorite glossy or literary magazine". Occasionally publishes fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  2002 – Mar-2008: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Rake Publishing, Inc, 800 Washington Av. N., Suite 504, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Formats:   10" x 12"
Prices:   free

The Rambler [1750]

Issues & Index Sources:  1750 – 1752
Editors:   Samuel Johnson
Frequency:   twice-weekly
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 1

The Rambler [1848]

Total Issues: 180

Serialised several novels, e.g. Cecilia Caddell's "Seymour's Curse".

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Jan-1848 – May-1862: The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals Volume 2


  James Burn (later Burns & Lambert) to May-1862, then Williams & Norgate


  1848 – 1852: John Moore Capes
  1852 – Sep-1854: James Spencer Northcote
  Oct-1854 – Feb-1859: Richard Simpson
  Mar-1859 – Jul-1859: John H. Newman
  Aug-1859 – ?: Sir John Acton


  1-Jan-1848 – 26-Aug-1848: weekly
  Sep-1848 – Feb-1859: monthly
  Mar-1859 – ?: bimonthly

Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

The Rambler Magazine [2004]

A magazine of good writing and good conversation featuring interviews as well as selections of fiction, poetry, essays, original drawings, and photography.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan/Feb-2004 – Jul/Aug-2005, as The Village Rambler: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Sep/Oct-2005 – Mar/Apr-2009, as The Rambler Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  Rambler Publications, LLC, PO Box 5070, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5001


  Elizabeth Oliver










A glossy illustrated American political and literary magazine which occasionally published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1962 – 1975: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Robert Scheer
Related Sites:   Wikipedia


"An important outlet for Canadian poetry and fiction".

Issues & Index Sources:  1979 – present
Publishers:   81 Thornloe Crescent, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 4J4
Editors:   Karl E. Jirgens
Formats:   chapbook

Ranch Love Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1950: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Interstate
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Ranch Romances

Total Issues: 884?

The "last of the pulps," it continued throughout the 1960s and into the early 1970s as a quasi-pulp, although in 1967 the magazine went entirely reprint.

In early 1958 the issue numbering went from v209 #1 to v210 #2. It is unclear if this was a temporary glitch or not; if not the count of issues should be reduced to 880.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1924 – Nov-1968: Western Fiction Index (sample issues only)
  Feb-1969 – Nov-1971, as Ranch Romances & Adventures: Western Fiction Index (sample issues only)


  Dec-1924 – May-1931: Western Stories Publishing (Clayton Magazines)
  Jun-1931 – Sep-1933: Clayton Magazines
  Nov-1933 – Sep-1950: Warner Publications, Inc.
  Oct-1950 – Feb-1955: Best Books, Inc.
  Mar-1955 – 1958: Literary Enterprises, Inc
  1959 – Nov-1971: Popular Library, Inc.


  Dec-1924 – 20-Nov-1953: Fanny Ellsworth
  4-Dec-1953 – 27-Dec-1957: Helen Tono (nee Helen Davidge)
  17-Jan-1958 – 1968: Jim Hendryx, Jr.
  Feb-1970 – Nov-1971: Sharon Moore


  standard pulp


  Dec-1924 – ?: monthly
  ? – 17-Jan-1958: fortnightly
  Jun-1958 – Jan-1959: irregular
  May-1959 – 1971: quarterly

Related Sites

  The Pulp Magazines Project

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Ranch Romances (Australia)

see under American Ranch Romances

Ranch Romances (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Ranch Romances.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Western Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   America News Company
Formats:   standard pulp
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Ranch Romances (UK)

Total Issues: 8+5=13

British reprint edition of Ranch Romances.

Issues & Index Sources

  1952 – Feb-1954: Western Fiction Index (Missing: #1; #3; #4; #6)
  Sep-1956 – Jan-1957: Western Fiction Index

#merges with Thrilling Western (UK)


  1952 – Feb-1954: Pemberton's (of Manchester) Ltd.
  Sep-1956 – Jan-1957: Atlas Publishing & Distributing


  standard pulp
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Random Realities

Total Issues: 8

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1992 – #8, 1995: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   The Graphos Fiction Writers Group of Norcross, Georgia (#1); Random Realities Publications, Norcross, GA (#2-#8)
Editors:   Jeff Dennis, Norcross, GA.
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