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True Mystic Confessions

Total Issues: 1

True Mystic Confessions featured articles on astrology and dreams but mainly carried fictionalized and sensationalized accounts of nudist camp orgies, drugs and sex crimes. Nearly all of the pieces are anonymous and that is understandable. Many of the stories do have a weird element to them but in general this magazine is only for the completist.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1937: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Country Press, Greenwich, CT
Formats:   large pulp
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   76pp
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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True Mystic Crimes

see under Mystic Magazine

True Mystic Science

Total Issues: 8

True Mystic Science contained articles on astrology, numerology, graphology, mediums, prophecies, famous crimes and unexplained events and various psychic phenomena. R.T.M. Scott was a frequent contributor, Talbot Mundy had an article on Mystic India in the second issue and Otis Adelbert Kline had articles in the second and fifth issues. Arthur J. Burks appeared in the eighth.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1938 – Jul-1939: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   The Continental News, Inc.
Formats:   9 x 12 inches
Prices:   25c
Frequency:   monthly (with 1 missed month)
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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True Photo Magazine

Total Issues: 2

The second issue was subtitled "Showdown for Men" and is often confused with the magazine of that name.

Issues & Index Sources:  1956
Publishers:   Sterling

True Pictorial Stories

Total Issues: 3?

The first issue exists with cover dates of both January and March.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1940 – ?
Publishers:   Macfadden

True Police Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources

  1936 – ?

Publishers

  in 1930s: Country Press Inc., 1100 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY, and Broadway and 11th, Louisville, KY
  in 1940s: Fawcett Publications, Fawcett Place, Greenwich, CT, and 22 W Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT

Frequency

  monthly

Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines

True Police Cases (Canada)

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Super Publications

True Police Stories

True crime magazine which featured some fiction including "The Glass That Laughed" by Dashiell Hammett (Nov-1925).

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1924 – Apr-1926
Publishers:   The International Police Conference, New York

True Police Yearbook

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1951? – 1973?
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True Prize-Winning War Stories

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True Romances

Macfadden; downmarket slick

Issues & Index Sources:  1923 – ?
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True Romances & True Story

Perhaps UK editions of the US magazines of the same titles (?); "first-person true stories with strong love interest... 7000 - 8000 words".

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   8-10 Temple Ave., London EC4
Editors:   Mrs J.M. Hadley (in 1962)
Frequency:   monthly

True Society Whipping Stories

Total Issues: 9?

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

True Spy and War Stories

Total Issues: 3?

Reprints from earlier magazines.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1966 – Feb-1967
Publishers:   Jalart House
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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True Story

The first of the so-called "confessions" magazines, hugely successful and a trail-blazer in its own downmarket way. Stories were purportedly true and many are anecdotal experiences; but by the mid-1920s many more had become staff-written or were professional submissions. Most were by Macfadden's stable of writers, e.g. Fulton Oursler, Lyon Mearson.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1919 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Bernarr Macfadden

Editors

  1919 – 1926: John Brennan
  1926 – 1942: Willian Jordan Rapp

Formats

  bedsheet on quality paper

Frequency

  monthly
 

True Story Magazine

UK edition of the US magazine but with some British material; stories uncredited.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1922 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Hutchinson's (The Argus Press in 1949)
Formats:   standard (better quality paper with photos)
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   160pp (48pp in 1949)
Frequency:   monthly

True Story Series

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  1923
Publishers:   McFadden
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

True Strange Stories [1929]

Total Issues: 8

The November issue says Strange Stories on the cover but says True Strange Stories on the spine and contents page.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1929 – Nov-1929: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   True Strange Stories Publishing Co., Inc. (Macfadden)
Editors:   Walter Gibson, though identified at Webster Scofield
Formats:   large format
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   96pp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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