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Total Issues: 4?

Elusive small press crime magazine that was a companion and/or successor to Whispering Willow Mysteries.

Issues & Index Sources:  1997 – Winter 1998/1999: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Coffin Edition)
Publishers:   Whispering Willows Ltd, 2517 South Central, POB 890294, Oklahoma City, OK, 73189-0294
Editors:   Peggy D. Farris
Formats:   quarto
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Sleuth Magazine

Total Issues: 1 (as at Oct-2017)

A Literary Vehicle for Crime Fiction, Suspense, Thrillers & other writing related to the Mystery genre.

Issues & Index Sources:  v1 #1, 2015 – present: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after v1 #1)
Publishers:   The Copper Pig Writers' Society, Box 4727, Edmonton T6E 5G6, Canada
Editors:   Constantine Kaoukakis
Formats:   tp
Prices:   $6.99
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Sleuth Mystery Magazine

Total Issues: 2

Published "in cooperation with the Mystery Writers of America, Inc.", Sleuth Mystery Magazine provided light-hearted, crime-adventure vignettes by well-known writers, in much the same style as Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. It folded after only two issues, possibly because of distribution problems.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1958 – Dec-1958: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Fosdeck Publications
Editors:   William Manners
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Slick Bedtime Stories

Total Issues: 1

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

Slick Detective Yarns

Total Issues: 1

One-shot thin magazine, reprinting stories from Black Hood Detective and Crack Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1951: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Prices:   3d
Pagecounts:   20pp
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Slimmer Bedtime Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1952
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London


Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London

Slinky Bedtime Stories

Total Issues: 1

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

Slipstream [1940s]

Subtitled "The Airman's Magazine" and published by the RAF in Souther Rhodesia - published a small amount of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   R.A.F., Thornhill, S. Rhodesia
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   6d
Pagecounts:   24pp

Slipstream [1981]

Total Issues: 35 (as at Sep-2015)

Experimental magazine of fiction, poetry and graphics. Publishes what it calls "vital writings". Sponsors annual chapbook competition with $1000 prize. Circulation 500.

Issues & Index Sources:  1981 – present
Publishers:   Slipstream, Niagara Falls, NY
Editors:   Dan Sicoli
Formats:   quarto
Pagecounts:   80pp
Frequency:   twice yearly

Smart Fiction

Total Issues: 614

Issues & Index Sources

  1913 – 1924: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

#merges with Smart Novels



Smart Love Stories

see under Ainslee's Smart Love Stories

Smart Novels

Total Issues: 3748

Each issue contained a lead novelette, in between the wars, also had a back-up serial, dropped during WW2 and seemingly never to return.

Issues & Index Sources

  17-Sep-1894 – 15-Sep-1902, as The Duchess Novelette
  22-Sep-1902 – 29-Aug-1966, as Smart Novels: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

#merges with Christian Novels


  ?: E.J. Brett
  1902? – in 1930s: Shurey Publications
  in 1930s – ?: WIlliam Stevens


  ?: Charles Shurey
  1914 – 1933: Isabel Thorne [at least]
  late 1940s: William Stevens









The Smart Set

Total Issues: 365?

Brought sophistication to muck-raking. Authors include William Rose Benet, Frank Harris, Lord Dunsany, W.B. Yeats, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thorne Smith, Sinclair Lewis, James Branch Cabell, Dashiell Hammett, Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, George Moore, James Joyce, Eugene O'Neill, Gelett Burgess, Ben Hecht, Michael Arlen. Circulation peaked at around 22,000 in early 20s.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1900 – Mar-1930: FictionMags Index (1900-1923 & sample issues only)
  Apr-1930 – Jul-1930, as The New Smart Set


  1900: Willian D'Alton Mann
  1900 – 1923: John A. Thayer
  1923 – Mar-1930: Hearst
  Apr-1930 – Jul-1930: Magus Publishing


  ?: Charles Hanson Towne & Arthur Griscom
  1913 – 1914: Willard Huntington Wright
  1914 – 1924: George Jean Nathan & H. L. Mencken


  still a standard magazine in 1920, but became a big slick by 1925


  initially 25c; 35c by Aug-1921


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The Smart Set (UK)

Total Issues: 290

Started as a reprint of the US magazine of the same name but in 1905, under the editorship of William James Thorold, it began adding photographs of leading British socialites and theatre personalities, cartoons, fashion columns, social notes, and, occasionally, English fiction and verse that did not find its way into the New York edition.

Always more heavily illustrated than its American parent and lacking the topical items in the New York edition and those with peculiarly American reference (all of the editorial departments and reviews, for instance, were omitted), the English Smart Set was really a distinctive periodical. Most of the magazine's American readers (and, indeed, the contributors themselves) remained blissfully unaware that there ever was such a thing as the London Smart Set and, to tell the truth, so did the vast majority of the British reading public. Even so, it prospered--in part because it had no need to wrestle with the problems that beset the parent journal (these were all solved before the material crossed the ocean), in part because, as a minor periodical with a very low 'overgead,' it was content with a small stake in the Fleet Street market.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1901 – Jun-1925: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

#merges with Standard Stories


  May-1901 – Dec-1913: Ess Ess Publishing Company, 90-93 Fleet St., London EC
  Jan-1914 – Apr-1918: W.H. Dawson
  May-1918 – Nov-1922: Rolls House Publishing
  Dec-1922 – Sep-1923: J.W. Milne
  Oct-1923 – Jun-1925: Hutchinson


  1905 – 1911: William James Thorold
  1911 – 1915: H. J. Gillespie
  1915 – 1924: James W. Milne
  1924 – Jun-1925: Kitty Shannon


  May-1901 – ?: 1/-


  May-1901 – ?: 160pp


  The Age of the Storytellers

Smash Detective Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1945 – ?
Publishers:   Detective House Inc., 114 E. 32nd St., New York, NY, and 441 Lexington Ave., New York, NY

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