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Snappy (UK)

Total Issues: 1

A slender publication, featuring six to eight racey short stories, interspersed with black and white nude or scantily-clad pin-up, purporting to be a US pulp magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   Teal Publications
Pagecounts:   36pp

Snappy Adventure Stories

Total Issues: 2

Following the initial success of Spicy Detective Stories the publishers attempted to reserve the "Spicy" adjective for themselves by producing ashcan issues for two proposed companion titles, Spicy Mystery Stories and Spicy Adventure Stories.

Simultaneously, the same publishers (Harry Donenfeld & Frank Armer) produced three more ashcan issues, for a parallel line of "Snappy" titles. Each of these issues was 12 pages long and was dated July 1934. The three Snappies never did achieve real publication but, for reasons unknown, a second set of ashcan issues was prepared and copyrighted. They were a bit more substantial than the first issues (36 pages) and were all dated May 1935.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1934 – May-1935: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Trojan Publishing (#1), Culture Publications (#2)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Snappy Detective Mysteries

Total Issues: 2+3=5

Short-lived risque companion to Snappy/Sizzling Romances and similar titles.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1935 – Jun-1935: Crime Fiction Index
  Jul-1935 – Sep-1935, as Sizzling Detective Mysteries: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  May-1935 – Jun-1935: Edmar Publishing Co., Inc., 125 W. 45th Street, New York
  Jul-1935 – Sep-1935: Nudeal Publishing Co., Wilmington.

Formats

  large pulp

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
 
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Snappy Detective Stories

Total Issues: 2

Following the initial success of Spicy Detective Stories the publishers attempted to reserve the "Spicy" adjective for themselves by producing ashcan issues for two proposed companion titles, Spicy Mystery Stories and Spicy Adventure Stories.

Simultaneously, the same publishers (Harry Donenfeld & Frank Armer) produced three more ashcan issues, for a parallel line of "Snappy" titles. Each of these issues was 12 pages long and was dated July 1934. The three Snappies never did achieve real publication but, possibly in response to the launch of Snappy Detective Mysteries by a rival publisher, a second set of ashcan issues was prepared and copyrighted. They were a bit more substantial than the first issues (36 pages) and were all dated May 1935.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1934 – May-1935: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Trojan Publishing (#1), Culture Publications (#2)
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Snappy Mystery Stories

Total Issues: 2

Following the initial success of Spicy Detective Stories the publishers attempted to reserve the "Spicy" adjective for themselves by producing ashcan issues for two proposed companion titles, Spicy Mystery Stories and Spicy Adventure Stories.

Simultaneously, the same publishers (Harry Donenfeld & Frank Armer) produced three more ashcan issues, for a parallel line of "Snappy" titles. Each of these issues was 12 pages long and was dated July 1934. The three Snappies never did achieve real publication but, possibly in response to the launch of Snappy Detective Mysteries by a rival publisher, a second set of ashcan issues was prepared and copyrighted. They were a bit more substantial than the first issues (36 pages) and were all dated May 1935.

The contents of the second issue are not known; the Library of Congress can no longer find its copy, and no other has yet surfaced.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1934 – May-1935: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: May-1935)
Publishers:   Trojan Publishing (#1), Culture Publications (#2)
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Snappy Romances

Total Issues: 2+3+6?=11?

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1935 – Jun-1935: FictionMags Index (Missing: Jun-1935)
  Jul-1935 – Sep-1935, as Sizzling Romances: FictionMags Index (Missing: Sep-1935)
  Jan-1936 – Jul-1936, as Real Breezy Romances: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

Publishers

  May-1935 – Jun-1935: Edmar Publishing Co., Inc.
  Jul-1935 – Sep-1935: Nudeal Publishing Co.
  Jan-1936 – Jul-1936: Best Publishers

Formats

  May-1935 – Jun-1935: standard pulp
  Jul-1935 – Jul-1936: bedsheet

Prices

  25c

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Snappy Stories

Total Issues: 316+ (possibly 321)

An early example of liberated fiction full of free women!

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1912 – Mar-1927: FictionMags Index (incomplete)
  Apr-1927 – May-1928, as Snappy Stories and Pictures: FictionMags Index (incomplete)
  1930 – 1932?, as Snappy Stories

Publishers

  1912 – 1928: The New Fiction Publishing Corporation (Clayton Magazines)
  1930 – ?: Lowell Publications Inc.

Editors

  Virgina O'Day, Alexander Samalman

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  20c

Frequency

  Aug-1912 – Aug-1915: monthly
  Sep-1915 – Nov-1926: twice-monthly
  Dec-1926 – May-1928: irregular

Related Sites

  The Pulp Magazines Project

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Snappy Stories [1948] (UK)

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1948: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   The Wesley Press, Bebington, Liverpool

Snappy Stories [1949] (UK)

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1949: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Utopian Press, 22 Roland Gardens, London SW7
Pagecounts:   32pp

Snaps: A Comic Weekly of Comic Stories by Comic Authors

Total Issues: 72

All stories reprinted from Five Cent Comic Library.

Issues & Index Sources:  11-Oct-1899 – 20-Feb-1901
Publishers:   Frank Tousey, NY
Formats:   8" x 11"
Prices:   5c
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Snap Shots

Total Issues: 905

Humorous magazine created chiefly from advance proofs and blocks of the American papers Puck, Life, and Judge. Possibly published some Sherlock Holmes parodies.

Issues & Index Sources:  9-Aug-1890 – 19-Nov-1907
Prices:   1d

Society Spanking Stories

Total Issues: 3?

Flagellation magazine containing various stories about corporal punishment and a correspondence section on the same. Despite being published in France, this was targeted at a British audience.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s
Publishers:   Les Beaux Oeuvres, Establissement H. P., 43 Chaussee d'Antin, Paris
Prices:   2/6d

Socko

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London
Prices:   2/6d

Soldiers of Fortune

Total Issues: 4

Soldiers of Fortune lasted 4 issues from October 1931 to May 1932. It specialized in historical adventure, and in that sense, was a precursor to another short-lived pulp, Golden Fleece. Subtitled "Stories of Glamorous Romance and Adventure In All Lands In All Times", the covers were all painted by Jerry Delano and featured a knight in plate armor (10/31), a Robin Hood-type (12/31), a samurai warrior (2/32) and a Davy Crockett lookalike (5/32).

Perhaps its greatest claim to fame today is the indirect hand it played in the launch of Astounding Stories, as related by Harry Bates in the introduction to Alva Rogers' A REQUIEM FOR ASTOUNDING. At the end of 1929, William Clayton was going to publish a historical adventure pulp, to be called Torchlights of History. The editor he tabbed for the task was Harry Bates, who begged off and instead convinced Clayton to publish a SF magazine. However, Bates could not so easily escape his fate--when Soldiers of Fortune was launched in 1931, he was its editor.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1931 – May-1932: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Clayton Magazines
Editors:   Harry Bates
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Soldier Stories

see under Detective Classics

Sol Reader

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1962 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Thomas Schlueck, Hannover, West Germany
Editors:   Thomas Schlueck
Pagecounts:   30pp

Something Doing

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1900s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Fairman Publishing Co., 51-57 Shelby St., Detroit, Michigan
Editors:   Ellery D. Preston
Prices:   10c
Frequency:   monthy


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