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The Violet Magazine

Total Issues: 309

The romantic-fiction companion to The Red Magazine and The Yellow Magazine. Contributors include G.H. Teed, Gwyn Evans, Coutts Brisbane.

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  Jul-1922 – Nov-1939

#incorporated into Girls' Friend Library (New Series)


  Amalgamated Press


  Jul-1922 – Dec-1929: probably Leonard Pratt


  small pulp




  Jul-1922 – Oct-1922: monthly
  Nov-1922 – 3-Jan-1930: fortnightly
  Feb-1930 – Nov-1939: monthly


  The Age of the Storytellers
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The Violet Novels

Total Issues: 340

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – 6-Apr-1933
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Frequency:   2 titles per month

Violet Series

Total Issues: 107

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1890s
Publishers:   F. M. Lupton
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Virginia Quarterly Review

A noted literary magazine. Published works by D.H. Lawrence, Conrad Aiken, and more recently Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Olin Butler, Ann Beattie. Circulation 3,200.

Issues & Index Sources:  1925 – present: Short Story Index (Missing: all before 1974 at least)
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Publishers:   University of Virginia, One West Range, P.O. Box 400223, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4223 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Archibald Bolling Shepperson (in 1940), Staige D. Blackford (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   digest
Prices:   $5
Pagecounts:   188pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Full title was "Vis a Vis, An Interdisciplinary Journal"

Issues & Index Sources:  1975 – ?
Publishers:   California State University, Fullerton


Total Issues: 18


Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1990 – #18, 1993: Science Fiction Index
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Visionary Tongue

Small press horror magazine containing at least 1 story by D.F. Lewis.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s
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Vision of Tomorrow

Total Issues: 12

While edited and printed in England, the publisher was in Australia. Note that a change in printers resulted in the third issue coming out before the old printer got #2 out.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1969 – Sep-1970: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Ronald E. Graham, Yagoona, NSW
Editors:   Philip Harbottle
Formats:   slick
Prices:   5/-
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   monthly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Total Issues: 9

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1987 – Fall 1991: Science Fiction Index
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Total Issues: 5

A magazine of new stories. Subtitled "A literary and philsophical review".

Issues & Index Sources:  1946 – 1949
Publishers:   Roy Day Publications, Woodford Green, Taunton
Editors:   Roy Day
Frequency:   quarterly but irregular

Vital Detective Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1943 – ?
Publishers:   Volitant Publications, 103 Park Ave., New York, NY, and 105 E. 35th St., New York, NY
Frequency:   bimonthly


Total Issues: 9

Small press magazine featuring "a queer person who has an adventure, rather than a person who has an adventure because they are queer" with a particular emphasis on "fantasy, sci-fi, horror, mystery, thriller, steampunk, comedy, travel, & historical fiction."

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-2014 – Apr-2016: Science Fiction Index
Editors:   Jaylee James (pen name of Jesse Ellorris)
Formats:   ebook
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Published occasional fiction, e.g. Ellison's "The Diagnosis of Dr. D'arque Angel" (Jan-1977).

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1973 – 1980
Publishers:   Curtis
Formats:   slick
Frequency:   monthly
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

Vivid Stories

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  1946?
Publishers:   Brown Watson


It began modestly, but was built by Nast into a big glossy high-society fashion magazine which has been known to bill itself as "the most famous magazine in the world." Fiction was never a significant component in what is basically a platform for luxury advertising, but it has published writers of literary quality. A British edition has appeared since 1916.

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  Dec-1892 – present


  1909 – ?: Conde Nast



  1914 – 1952: Edna Woolman Chase
  in 1990s: Anna Wintour


  large-format slick


  initially weekly, later monthly

Voice of Experience

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines

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