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Swan American Magazine

Total Issues: 17

A rotating genre magazine, with contents of issues varying between detective, sf and western magazines, mostly reprinted from Columbia Magazines. Each individual issue carried the name of an individual magazine, as follows:
  #1 Western Yarns, 1948
  #2 Detective Yarns, 1948
  #3 Crack Detective Stories, 1948
  #4 Famous Western, 1948
  #5 Western Yarns, 1948
  #6 Famous Western, 1948
  #7 Hooded Detective, 1948
  #8 Famous Western, 1948
  #9 Crack Detective, 1948
  #10 Famous Western, 1948
  #11 Future Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1948
  #12 Complete Cowboy Wild Western Stories,
  #13 Famous Western,
  #14 Complete Cowboy Wild Western Stories,
  #15 Science-Fiction Quarterly, 1950
  #16 Black Hood Detective, 1950

There is also at least #1 of a New Series, which is identical to #1 of the original series.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1946 – 1950: Crime Fiction Index
Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Editors:   Gerald G. Swan
Formats:   small pulp
Prices:   9d (#1 - #13), 6d (#14 - #16)
Pagecounts:   36pp (#1 - #13), 48pp (#14 - #16)
Frequency:   irregular but vaguely quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Swank

Total Issues: 7+6+650=663

There appear to be three distinct series of the magazine. The first was subtitled "For the Man Who Knows" and looks somewhat like an Esquire clone. It ran from August 1941 to March 1942, and possibly only lasted for 7 issues. Later in the mid 1940s it reappeared as an all-reprint digest subtitled "The Modern Digest for Men", with pieces by known figures like Ambrose Bierce, Humphrey Bogart, Oscar Levant, Earl Wilson.

Finally, in the mid 1950s, it reappeared as a men's magazine and published stories by Robert Bloch, Avram Davidson, Barry Malzberg, Norman Spinrad, Henry Kuttner and a whole bunch of others.

The volume numbering was restarted for each of the series, except that the final series started at Vol. 3 No. 1.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1941 – Mar-1942
  Sep-1945 – Sep-1946
  Jul-1955? – Feb-2016: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Aug-1941: Elite Publications, Inc. (Victor Fox)
  Sep-1941 – Mar-1942: Swank Magazine, Inc. (Victor Fox)
  in 1946: Swank Magazine Pub. Co.
  c. 1954: Medallion Publishing Corp (a Martin Goodman company)
  in 1961: Royal Publications
  in 1974: Magnum Communications
  Mar-1993: Broadway Pub. Corp
  Feb-1994: Swank Publications Inc. (Magna Publishing Group)

Editors

  in 1946: Arnold Shaw
  Feb-1956 – ?: Bruce Jay Friedman

Formats

  1941 – ?: large format
  Aug-1944? – ?: digest
  Feb-1956 – present: standard slick

Prices

  1941 – ?: 25c
  Aug-1944? – ?: 25c

Frequency

  Aug-1944? – ?: quarterly?
  Feb-1956 – 1959: roughly quarterly
  1960 – 1965: roughly bimonthly
  1966 – 1989: monthly
  1990 – present: 13 issues a year

Related Sites

  Wikipedia
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Swan Yankee Shorts

see under Yankee Shorts

Sweet Briar

Total Issues: 79

"Saturday supplement to "My Queen" Library.

Issues & Index Sources:  1898 – 1899
Publishers:   Aldine Publishing Co.
Prices:   ½d
Frequency:   weekly.

Sweet Dreams, Baby!

Total Issues: 1

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1990: Science Fiction Index
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Sweetheart Love Stories

Total Issues: 14

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1952 – Sep-1954: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Popular Publications
Editors:   Peggy Graves
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   114pp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Sweethearts

Total Issues: 44

Subtitled "a weekly story paper of wholesome reading for young women."

Issues & Index Sources

  19-Feb-1898 – 11-Jun-1898
  18-Jun-1898 – 17-Dec-1898, as The Girl's Favourite

Publishers

  Hamilton Publishing House

Formats

  large tabloid (folio)

Frequency

  weekly

Sweetheart Series

Total Issues: 312

Issues & Index Sources:  1898 – 1904
Publishers:   George Munro
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Sweetheart Spanking Stories

Total Issues: 1?

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

Sweetheart Stories

Total Issues: 324

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1925 – Apr/Jun-1943: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Dell Magazines, NY

Editors

  in 1931: Dorothy F. Grinnell
  in 1934 – in 1939: H. MacVichie

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  15c (in 1931 - in 1934); 10c (in 1938 - in 1939)

Frequency

  monthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Sweetheart Stories (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Sweetheart Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s
Formats:   standard pulp
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Swift Action Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  1939: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co. Ltd.
Prices:   9d
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Swift Story Magazine

Total Issues: 1

One-shot mystery/detection magazine with the tagline "It Fits Your Pocket", Replaced the following month by The Pocket Magazine (with the same tagline), which also only lasted for one issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1930: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gilbert Patten Corp.
Formats:   digest
Prices:   20c
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Swill

Total Issues: 7 (as at Jan-2014)

"Fiction For The Ill Literate - Literary Fiction, Noir, Pulp Fiction, Short Stories".

Issues & Index Sources:  2006 – present: FictionMags Index (Missing: #5, #6, any after #7)
Editors:   Rob Pierce & Sean Craven
Website:   www.swillmagazine.com

Swing Capers!

Total Issues: 1

A slender publication, featuring seven 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: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Teal Publishing
Pagecounts:   32pp

Swinton's Story-Teller

Total Issues: 19

A weekly of reprinted fiction edited by William Swinton. Among the selections are stories by Poe and Twain.

Issues & Index Sources:  10-Oct-1883 – 20-Feb-1884: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Barnes & Swinton, New York
Editors:   William Swinton
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   32pp

Swish

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:   R.S. Gray Publications, London
Pagecounts:   36pp


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