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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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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

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


Semi-glossy erotic magazine featuring fiction, articles, features and nude pictorials in b/w and color.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1970s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Sunway Periodicals, Canoga Park, CA
Editors:   Herb Hills (in 1976)

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


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. 1953
Publishers:   R.S. Gray Publications, London
Pagecounts:   36pp


Total Issues: 13 (as at Jan-2020)

"Switchblade is a crime fiction print anthology featuring authors writing in the hardboiled/noir genre, and nothing else."

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-2017 – present: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after Tech Noir, 2019)
Publishers:   Caledonia Press
Editors:   Scott Rutherford
Prices:   $6.95; $2.98
Pagecounts:   110pp
Frequency:   quarterly
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Sword & Fantasy

Total Issues: 16 (as at Jan-2020)

Robert E. Howard fanzine that occasionally includes fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  2005 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #15, 2019; any after #16, 2019)
Editors:   James Van Hise
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The Sword Review

Total Issues: 27

Semi-professional online magazine which was available in print form from issue #10. It merged with Dragons, Knights and Angels to form MindFlights.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar/Apr-2005 – Jun-2007
Publishers:   Double-Edged Publishing, Inc., Cordova, Tennessee
Editors:   Selena Thomason

Swords and Sorcery Magazine

Total Issues: 95 (to Dec-2019)

Swords and Sorcery is a monthly magazine devoted to traditional fantasy stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-2011 – present
Publishers:   Curtis Ellett
Editors:   Curtis Ellett
Formats:   online
Frequency:   monthly

Swords of Adventure

Total Issues: 1 (as at Jan-2020)

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-2018 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #1)
Publishers:   Rainfall Books
Editors:   John B. Ford & Steve Lines
Formats:   A5
Prices:   £4.00
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Sword & Sorcery

Sword & Sorcery was to have been a companion magazine to Vision of Tomorrow and was funded by the same Australian entrepreneur, Ron Graham. The project collapsed when Graham pulled the plug on Vision of Tomorrow in 1970, and the magazine never appeared. A proof copy of the first issue does exist.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1970: Science Fiction Index (not published)
Publishers:   Ronald E. Graham, Yagoona, NSW
Editors:   Ken Bulmer
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Sword & Sorcery Annual

Total Issues: 1

Reprint magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1975: Science Fiction Index
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Sybil's Garage

Total Issues: 7

Sybil's Garage accepts all works of speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, etc.), but we have a tendency to prefer the strange.

Issues & Index Sources:  2004 – Jul-2010: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Senses Five Press
Editors:   Matthew Kressel
Prices:   $6.00
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Sycamore Review

Usually two or three stories per issue. Has published Billy Collins, David Young, Steve Almond. Circulation 1,000.

Issues & Index Sources

  Spring 1989 – present


  English Dept., Heavilon Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (in 1998 - 2002)


  ?: Henry Hughes
  ?: Bonnie Chasteen
  in 1998: Rob Davidson
  in 2000: Numsiri Kunakemajorn







Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

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