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Spies Confidential

Total Issues: 1

Possibly non-fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1960
Publishers:   H.S. Publishing
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Music magazine (?) with some literary content.

Issues & Index Sources:  198? – ?
Frequency:   monthly

Spinetingler Magazine

Total Issues: 1 (as at Jan-2019)

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2017 – present: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after Fall 2017)
Publishers:   Down & Out Books, 3959 Van Dyke Rd., Suite 265, Lutz, FL 33558
Editors:   Sandra Ruttan
Formats:   trade paperback
Prices:   $10.99
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Spinning Whorl

Total Issues: 3

A literary zine devoted to fantastic fiction, Spinning Whorl prints fantasy, science fiction, or work from any other genre, so long as it possesses a fantastical "edge."

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2006 – Spring 2007: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Jungle Boy Publications, Columbus, Ohio
Editors:   Samuel Tinianow
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Spirit of the Times

Originally a sports and humour magazine but ran increasingly more short stories, especially tales of the frontier; superseded by The Spirit of the Times and Sportsman, retitled Wilkes's Spirit of the Times from 1861 - 1902.

Issues & Index Sources

  10-Dec-1831 – 1856
  1856 – 1861, as Porter's Spirit of the Times


  William T. Porter, to 1856; then George Wilkes


  William T. Porter

Spirit's Tincture

Total Issues: 5 (as at Jan-2019)

Subtitled "Speculative Fiction and Poetry".

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-2016 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #5, Nov-2017)
Editors:   A.A Robinson, Sage Brown & Cara Ashing
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Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine

Total Issues: 76 (to Spring 2015)

Started as a baseball poetry journal, it quickly evolved into a broader literary magazine that included baseball short fiction, prose, art, and book reviews.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1981 – present: FictionMags Index (Missing: any after #67)
Publishers:   Spitball, P.O. Box 333, Annville, PA 17003
Editors:   Mike Shannon
Prices:   $6
Frequency:   Irregular; bi-annual in 2004

Spit in the Ocean

Total Issues: 6

Literary arts magazine founded by Ken Kesey

Issues & Index Sources:  1974 – 1981: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Different editor for each issue
Formats:   5.5" x 8.5"
Prices:   $2.00
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   annual (no issues for 1975 & 1980)

The Spook

Total Issues: 15

The Spook is the world's first fully downloadable consumer magazine in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. It features short fiction by some of today's finest writers, celebrity profiles, and reviews. The Spook is a free publication sponsored by its advertisers.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-2001 – Dec-2002: Science Fiction Index
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Spoor Anthology

Total Issues: 2

Fanzine that ran fiction of the Lovecraft and R.E.Howard type.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1974 – #2, 1974: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   The Strange Company of Madison, Wisconsin
Editors:   Edward P. Berglund
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A literary journal, containing poetry, short stories, novel extracts, essays and art, which has published contributions from many of New Zealand's leading and up-and-coming writers.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1988 – 2015
Editors:   Fergus Barrowman

Sport Adventure

Men's magazine that published some stories by Barry Malzberg.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1957 – Aug-1957
  Oct-1957 – ?, as Ace: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Four Star Publications, 880 Third Avenue, NY

Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Sport and Adventure

Total Issues: 26

Story paper aimed at both girls and boys; really a continuation of Marvel.

Issues & Index Sources

  29-Apr-1922 – 21-Oct-1922

#superseded by Pluck


  Amalgamated Press


  John Nix Pentalow


  octavo story paper



The Sporting New Yorker

see under The New Sensation

Sport Life

Total Issues: 15

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1954 – Jun-1957
Publishers:   Select Publications
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Sports Action

Total Issues: 23

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1937 – Dec-1948: Sports Fiction Index (Missing: Dec-1942 - probably phantom)
Publishers:   Red Circle
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Sports in the Pulp Magazines
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Sports Budget

Total Issues: 595+241=836

Contains "serials of about 4000 word instalments and long complete stories of 18000 words in length. Also 4000 word short stories, usually series. All with love interest."

The title of the second series became The New Sports Budget for two issues, but reverted to Sports Budget with issue 3. Contained long complete stories and serials relating to sport, but towards the end carried more general features and fiction.

Incorporates: Football Weekly from 30-Jan-1937 (Gifford gives 23-Jan-1937)

Issues & Index Sources

  6-Oct-1923 – 2-Mar-1935
  9-Mar-1935 – 14-Oct-1939

#incorporated into Detective Weekly


  Amalgamated Press






  weekly (every Thursday)

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