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Western Stories (Australia)

Total Issues: 2?

A thin Australian digest printing original stories by Australian authors.

Issues & Index Sources:  late 1940s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: any issues after #2)
Publishers:   Atlas Publications Pty. Ltd., 48 Queen Street, Melbourne
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Western Stories (UK)

see under Pocket Reader Series

Western Story Annual

Total Issues: 7

Issues & Index Sources:  1941 – 1950: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Formats:   large pulp (except 1948, which was digest)
Frequency:   annual (with gaps)
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Western Story Library

Total Issues: 75

Initially reprinted stories from Rough Rider Weekly; later issues contained new material and reprinted stories from Wild West Weekly.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1923 – Feb-1928
Publishers:   Street & Smith
Formats:   5" x 7"
Prices:   15c
Frequency:   bi-weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography
 

Western Story Magazine

Total Issues: 591+356+8+1282+11=2248

Started as a dime-novel library called The Buffalo Bill Stories which then changed into New Buffalo Bill Weekly, both featuring the adventures of the eponymous hero. The title changed in 1919 to Western Story Magazine but the first 8 issues contined to be a dime-novel series featuring Buffalo Bill before changing to a pulp magazine on 5-Sep-1919 (v8#1) although the first two pulp issues, at least, continued to have Buffalo Bill stories.

Note that in 1943 the frequency of the magazine changed: up to the February 13th 1943 issue Western Story Magazine was a weekly, then there was six-week gap until 20th March, before then settling down to a fortnightly publication schedule. Note also that there were NO issues in February 1920.

Issues & Index Sources

  18-May-1901 – 7-Sep-1912, as The Buffalo Bill Stories: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  14-Sep-1912 – 5-Jul-1919, as New Buffalo Bill Weekly
  12-Jul-1919 – 30-Aug-1919, as Western Story Magazine
  5-Sep-1919 – 14-Mar-1931, as Western Story Magazine: Western Fiction Index (Missing: 5-Sep-1919; 5-Oct-1919 - 5-Nov-1919 & 20-Apr-1920 - 20-Sep-1920)
  21-Mar-1931 – 1-Jun-1940, as Street & Smith's Western Story Magazine: Western Fiction Index
  8-Jun-1940 – Aug/Sep-1949, as Street & Smith's Western Story: Western Fiction Index
  Oct-1952 – Jun-1954, as Western Story Magazine: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Apr-1954; Jun-1954)

Publishers

  18-May-1901 – 1-Mar-1930: Street & Smith Corporation
  8-Mar-1930 – Aug/Sep-1949: Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
  Oct-1952 – Jun-1954: Popular Publications

Editors

  Frank Blackwell
  ? – 1937: Dorothy Hubbard
  1937 – 1948?: John Burr

Formats

  18-May-1901 – 30-Aug-1919: dime novel
  5-Sep-1919 – 1943: standard pulp
  1943 – Aug/Sep-1949: digest
  Oct-1952 – Jun-1954: pulp

Prices

  5-Sep-1919 – 20-Sep-1919: 10c
  20-Nov-1919 – 31-Oct-1936: 15c
  7-Nov-1936 – 13-Feb-1943: 10c
  20-Mar-1943 – Jan-1947: 15c
  Feb-1947 – Jun-1954: 25c

Pagecounts

  18-May-1901 – 30-Aug-1919: 32pp

Frequency

  18-May-1901 – 30-Aug-1919: weekly
  5-Sep-1919 – 20-Sep-1920: semi-monthly
  7-Oct-1920 – 19-Feb-1944: weekly
  Mar-1944 – Aug/Sep-1949: monthly
  Oct-1952 – Jun-1954: bimonthly

Related Sites

  The Pulp Magazines Project

Sources

  The Pulp Western, The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Dime Novel Bibliography
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Western Story Magazine (Australia)

see under Street & Smith's Western Story Magazine (Australia)

Western Story Magazine (Canada)

see under Street & Smith's Western Story Magazine (Canada)

Western Story Magazine (UK)

British reprint edition of Western Story Magazine. Subtitled "incorporating Star Western Magazine" from Jul-1953 issue.

Issues & Index Sources

  1939? – Jul-1944?, as Street & Smith's Western Story Magazine (UK): Western Fiction Index (incomplete)
  Sep-1944? – Jan-1953, as Street & Smith's Western Story (UK): Western Fiction Index (incomplete)
  Mar-1953 – Mar-1955, as Western Story Magazine (UK): Western Fiction Index (incomplete)
  Apr-1955 – Mar/Apr-1960, as Western Story (UK): Western Fiction Index (incomplete)
  Oct-1961, as Western Story Magazine (UK): Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)

Publishers

  Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co., Ltd.

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  Apr-1940 – Nov-1941: 6d
  Feb-1942 – Mar-1942: 7d
  Apr-1942 – Dec-1953: 9d
  1/-

Pagecounts

  Sep-1939 – Apr-1940: 96pp
  May-1940 – Dec-1940: 80pp
  Jan-1941 – Dec-1953: 64pp

Sources

  The Age of the Storytellers
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Western Story Magazine (UK) [1966]

Total Issues: 2?

"This issue contains stories by Steve Frazee, Bill Gulick, Noel Loomis, H.A. DeRosso and Ernest Haycox. This would be an impressive line-up even for an anthology, but it's pretty incredible for a monthly magazine. (Of course, they're all American reprints, so it is kind of like an anthology, but the selection is still remarkable. The American reprint mags I've seen have mostly been dreck.)" (Kent Johnson on #2)

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1966 – Jul-1966?: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Fleetway
Formats:   digest
Prices:   3/6d
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   monthly
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Western Story Roundup [1951]

see under All-Story Western

Western Story Roundup [1955]

see under Rangeland Romances

Western Supernovel Magazine

see under Complete Western Book Magazine

Western Tales [1941]

Total Issues: 2+115+13=130

When Fifteen Western Tales folded in 1955 the numbering was continued by the men's adventure magazine Men's Pictorial.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1941 – Feb-1942: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Dec-1941)
  Apr-1942 – Dec-1955, as Fifteen Western Tales: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Feb-1951; Jul-1954)
  Feb-1956 – Feb-1958, as Men's Pictorial

Publishers

  Popular Publications
  Feb-1956 – Feb-1958: New Publications

Formats

  Dec-1941 – Feb-1942: standard pulp
  Dec-1954 – Dec-1955: bedsheet

Frequency

  monthly, later bimonthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western, It's a Man's World
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Western Tales [1960]

Total Issues: 2?

Bylined "True Stories of the Old West" but contained a single novelette featuring "Jed Blade" in each issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1960 – Jun-1960?: Western Fiction Index (Missing: any after Jun-1960)
Publishers:   Great American Publications, Inc.
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Western Tales [1995]

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1995: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Nelson Publications; Granada Hills, CA
Editors:   Dorman Nelson
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $4.95
Pagecounts:   96pp
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Western Tales (UK) [1948]

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1948: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Brown Watson
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   32pp
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Western Tales (UK) [1950]

Total Issues: 19?

British Reprint Edition of Fifteen Western Tales.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Pemberton's (of Manchester) Ltd.
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   9d
Pagecounts:   64pp
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Western Trails

Total Issues: 174

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1928 – Apr-1949: Western Fiction Index (incomplete)

Publishers

  Oct-1928 – 1941: Magazine Publishers, Inc. (Ace Magazines)
  1941 – 1944: Periodical House, Inc. (Ace Magazines)
  1945 – May-1947: Magazine Publishers, Inc. (Ace Magazines)
  Oct-1947 – Apr-1949: A.A. Wyn, Inc. (Ace Magazines)

Editors

  A.A. Wyn (in 1938)

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  20c (10c in 1938)

Pagecounts

  112pp (in 1938)

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Western Trails (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Western Trails.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Western Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Formats:   standard pulp
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Western Weekly

Total Issues: 74

Originally a nickel weekly novel series which transformed to a story-paper in later months.

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Dec-1910 – 6-Jul-1911, as American Indian Weekly
  13-Jul-1911 – 25-Apr-1912, as Western Weekly

Publishers

  Arthur Westbrook

Formats

  quarto tabloid

Prices

  5c

Pagecounts

  32pp

Frequency

  weekly

Sources

  Dime Novel Bibliography
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Western Winners

Total Issues: 17

Merged with Cowboy Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1935 – Jun-1936: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Street & Smith Publications, Inc., NY
Editors:   F. Orlin Tremaine
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
 
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Western Yarns

Total Issues: 22?

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1938 – Summer 1944?: Western Fiction Index (incomplete)
Publishers:   Columbia Publications
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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