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The Raven Chronicles

Total Issues: 22 (to Fall 2015)

Publishes work which reflects cultural diversity. Also publishes on the internet and occasional chapbooks. Circulation 1,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer/Fall 1991 – present
Publishers:   Raven Chronicles, Seattle, WA
Editors:   Phoebe Bosch^e'
Formats:   A4
Pagecounts:   48+pp
Frequency:   thrice yearly

Ravenwood Quarterly

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-2016 – #2, 2016: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Electric Pentacle Press
Editors:   Travis Neisler
Prices:   $15.00
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Ray Gun Revival

Total Issues: 57

Semi-professional downloadable online magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-2006 – #57, 2010: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Double-Edged Publishing, Inc., Cordova, Tennessee
Editors:   Johne Cooke, L.S. King, Paul Christian Glenn
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Razar Magazine

Total Issues: 2

Thick, themed, horror magazine that contained considerable horror short fiction, articles, artwork and the occasional poem.

Issues & Index Sources:  2006 – 2007: Science Fiction Index
Editors:   Chris Bartholomew, Brian Hodges & Chuck Turner
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Read [1943]

A newsstand magazine containing a mixture of articles and short stories, including ones by Erskine Caldwell and John Cheever.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1943 – ?
Publishers:   Magazine Management Co., Dunellen, New Jersey
Editors:   Ralph Clark
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   68pp
Frequency:   monthly

Read [1970]

A supplementary publication for teaching reading and english. Each issue contains stories, poems, a short play based on a story, etc. Merged into Scholastic Scope.

Issues & Index Sources:  197? – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Xerox Education Publications, Middletown, Connecticut
Editors:   Edwin A Hoey

The Reader (Magazine)

Total Issues: 63

Subtitled "An Illustrated Monthly".

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1902 – Feb-1904, as The Reader
  Mar-1904 – Nov-1905, as The Reader Magazine
  Dec-1905 – Feb-1908, as The Reader

#merges with Putnam's Monthly

The Reader's Digest

Not important for fiction (although it has published condensed novels, but most fiction is reprint), but notable for two other factors: (a) it has achieved what is said to be the world's largest circulation of any magazine (circa 31 million in 1981); and (b) it established the so-called "digest" format (approx. 7.5" tall by 5.25" wide) which was later copied by many fiction magazines. A British edition has been published since 1938.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1922 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Reader's Digest Association (DeWitt Wallace)
Editors:   DeWitt Wallace, Kenneth W. Payne and many others
Formats:   digest
Frequency:   monthly

The Reader's Library

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1932 – Jul-1932: General Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   E.F. Bordon (Clayton Magazines)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Reader's Scope

READER'S SCOPE was the antithesis of READER'S DIGEST, in format, at least. Some of the contributors are pretty impressive. Truman Capote, for one, was a regular columnist even before he hit 'The Big Time.' Other 'contributors' like Jack London and Poe are almost certainly all reprints, but a fair amount of the fiction was probably first appearance.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1942 – Jul-1944, as Picture Scope
  Aug-1944 – Jul-1948, as Reader's Scope


  Lev Gleason Publications, Inc., 114 East 32nd Street, New York 16, N.Y.



The Readerville Journal

Magazine aimed at "consciously bookish folk", occasionally containing some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 2003: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Randall Stickrod
Editors:   Karen Templer
Formats:   bedsheet slick
Prices:   $4.95
Pagecounts:   80pp
Frequency:   bimonthly

The Reading Room

Total Issues: 8 (as at Sep-2015)

An international literary quarterly of fiction, poetry, essays, discussion.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2000 – present
Publishers:   Great Marsh Press, P.O. Box 2144, Lenox Hill Station, New York, NY 10021 (in 2002)
Editors:   Barbara Probst Solomon (in 2002)
Formats:   review format
Prices:   $17.95
Pagecounts:   340pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Total Issues: 115

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1952 – Dec-1967: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Oct-1952 – Apr-1958: Literary Enterprises, Inc.
  Oct-1959 – Aug-1963: Excellent Publications, Inc.
  Feb-1964 – Feb-1967: PAR Publications, Inc.
  Apr-1967 – Dec-1967: Arizill Realty and Publishing

Sources:   It's a Man's World
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RE:AL: The Journal of Liberal Arts

Appears (by 2002) to be a web-only magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Fall 1974 – Spring/Fall 1988, as Re: Artes Liberales
  1989? – 1995?, as Re: Arts & Letters
  Spring 1996 – ?, as RE:AL: The Journal of Liberal Arts


  School of Liberal Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University, P.O. Box 13007, SFA Station, Nagodoches, TX 75962 (in 1998 - 2000)


  Dale Hearell (in 1998 - 2000)

Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2001 or 2002)

Real Action

Total Issues: 7

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1963 – Jun-1964: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Normandy Associates Inc.
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Real Action for Men

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1957 – Jan-1958: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Four Star Publications
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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