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South Atlantic Quarterly

Claims to be the second oldest US literary review. See 50 Years of SAQ ed. William B. Hamilton (Duke Univ Press, 1952).

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1902 – Fall 2004: Index to Periodical Literature (to 1906 only)
Publishers:   Trinity College (Duke University), Durham, SC
Editors:   many and varied
Frequency:   quarterly

South Carolina Review

Noted for its short fiction - listed as one of the top 20 most outstanding literary magazines. Has published Stephen Dixon, Joyce Carol Oates, Leslie Fiedler. Circulation 600.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1969 – present
Publishers:   Clemson University, SC
Editors:   Wayne Chapman
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   200pp
Frequency:   one double-issue per year
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2000 or 2002)

South Dakota Review

Poetry, fiction, essays with emphasis on American West. Occasional special issues. Circulation 500. No payment.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1963 – present
Publishers:   University of South Dakota, Box 111, University Exchange, Vermillion, SD 57069 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   John R. Milton at outset; Brian Bedard (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   150+pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

The Southern and Western Monthly Magazine and Review

Total Issues: 12

Mostly written by Simms.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1845 – Dec-1845
Publishers:   Burges & Janes, Charleston, SC
Editors:   William Gillmore Simms
Frequency:   monthly

Southern Exposure

Journal of Southern politics and culture that publishes some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1973 – 2011?
Publishers:   Institute for Southern Studies, P.O. Box 531, Durham, NC 27702 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   in 1998: Jo Carson (fiction editor); in 2000 - 2002: Chris Kromm
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Wikipedia
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Southern Humanities Review

Publishes fiction, poetry, essays, commentary. Has published Noam Chomsky, Robert Morgan, Donald Hall. Circulation 700.

Issues & Index Sources:  1967 – present: Short Story Index (Missing: all before 1974 at least)
Publishers:   9088 Haley Center, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Dan R. Latimer & Virginia M. Kouidis (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   small digest
Pagecounts:   100pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

The Southern (Literary) Magazine

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1923 – Feb-1924
  Mar-1924 – Jul-1924, as The Southern Magazine


  The Harman Publishing Company, Atlanta, GA



Southern Literary Messenger

Total Issues: 345

Noted because of Poe's editorship and contributions: he raised circulation to 3,500; thereafter dwindled in literary importance, focusing more on military and naval affairs.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1834 – Jun-1864: Index to Periodical Literature


  1834 – 1843: Thomas Willys White, Richmond, Va.
  1843 – 1847: Benjamin Minor
  1847 – 1852: J.R. Thompson
  1853 – 1863: Macfarlane & Ferguson


  1834 – 1835: James E. Heath
  Dec-1835 – Jan-1837: Edgar Allan Poe
  1837 – 1843: Matthew F. Maury
  1843 – 1847: Benjamin B. Minor
  1847 – 1860: J.R. Thompson
  1860 – 1864: George W. Bagby
  1864: Frank H. Alfriend


  mostly monthly

Southern Magazine [1986]

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1986 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Southern Limited Partnership in Association with Arkansas Writer's Project, Little Rock, Arkansas
Frequency:   monthly

The Southern Review [1828]

This contained no fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1828 – 1832: Index to Periodical Literature
Frequency:   quarterly

The Southern Review [1867]

Total Issues: 52

'An ardent advocate of Southern ideas and writers'.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1867 – Oct-1879: Index to Periodical Literature


  Bledsoe & Herrick, Baltimore


  1867 – 1877: Albert T. Bledsoe
  1877 – 1879: Sophia Bledsoe Herrick



The Southern Review [1935]

Total Issues: 28+?=?

Publishes poetry, criticism, essays and fiction, including novel extracts or work in progress. see Stories from the Southern Review (1953) ed. Brooks & Warren. Circulation 3,100.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1935 – Apr-1942
  1965 – present: Short Story Index (Missing: all before 1974 at least)


  43 Allen Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5005 (in 1998 - 2002)



  ?: C.W. Pipkin
  ?: Cleanth Brooks
  ?: Robert Penn Warren
  in 1998 – 2002: James Olney & Dave Smith


  small quarto






  O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

The Southern Star

Total Issues: 5

Science fiction fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1941 – 1945
Editors:   Joe Gilbert & Art B. Schnert
Related Sites:   ZineWiki

Southern Woman's Magazine

Total Issues: 65

Many issues carry no volume or number. Vol. 10, nos. 1-2 omitted in numbering. Circulation: 125,000

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1913 – Dec-1918
Publishers:   Southern Woman's Magazine Co., Nashville, Tenn.
Editors:   Anne P. Rankin
Frequency:   Monthly (no May-1918; combined Jul/Aug-1918 & Sep/Oct-1918)

South Sea Stories [1939]

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1939 – Oct-1940: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
Publishers:   Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., Chicago
Editors:   B.G. Davis
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   20c
Pagecounts:   144pp
Frequency:   bimonthly (no Apr-1940 issue)
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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South Sea Stories [1961]

Total Issues: 25

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1960 – Nov-1964
Publishers:   Counterpoint Inc.
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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