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Whiskey Island Magazine

Total Issues: 66 (as at Sep-2015)

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – present
Publishers:   University Center, Cleveland State University, 1860 East 22nd Street, Cleveland, OH 44114 (in 1998 - 2000)
Editors:   rotating editorship; Pat Stansberry (in 1998)
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Frequency:   twice yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2001 or 2002)


Total Issues: 39

Continues after Sep-1953 as a tabloid-style magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1946 – Sep-1953
Publishers:   Harrison; Whispers, Inc. (1953)
Editors:   Nils Larsen (in 1953)
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Whispered Legends

Total Issues: 1

This could be considered an anthology, since the publisher never planned to do more than one, but has a sufficiently magazine-like format to justify its inclusion here. Another similar one-shot was issued several years later as Violent Legends.

Issues & Index Sources:  1984: Science Fiction Index
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The Whisperer

Total Issues: 14+10=24

Laurence Donovan wrote all of the Whisperer novels in the first run of The Whisperer pulp. All of the novels in the second run were written by Alan Hathway.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1936 – Dec-1937: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Oct-1940 – Apr-1942: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1


  Street & Smith Publications, Inc.


  John L. Nanovic


  standard pulp






  1st monthly, 2nd bimonthly


  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Whispering Willow (Mysteries)

Total Issues: 5

Very elusive small press crime magazine that ran for five issues, each labelled with names like "Dagger Edition" rather than being dated. First issue was called Whispering Willow.

Issues & Index Sources

  Spring 1997, as Whispering Willow: Crime Fiction Index
  Summer 1997 – 1999, as Whispering Willow Mysteries: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Poison Quill Edition)


  Whispering Willows Ltd, 2517 South Central, POB 890294, Oklahoma City, OK, 73189-0294


  Peggy D. Farris


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Total Issues: 16

Semi-professional magazine. Several issues were also done in hardcover as collectors editions. A final issue was bound back-to-back with Weirdbook #30, Spring 1997. See also Toadstool Wine. Gave rise to a short-lived anthology series

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1973 – 1997: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Whispers Press
Editors:   Stuart Schiff
Formats:   digest
Prices:   $1.50-$5
Pagecounts:   64-176pp
Frequency:   irregular
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Whispers (anthology)

Total Issues: 6

A selection of the best stories from Whispers, plus new material.

Issues & Index Sources:  1977 – 1987: Science Fiction Index
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Whispers from Beyond

This is a reprint of the book Bloch and Bradbury compiled by Kurt Singer (Tower 1969) with additional filler material.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1972: Science Fiction Index
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Whispers from the Dark

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

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1995

Whispers From The Shattered Forum

Total Issues: 13

An eclectic journal of powerful, terrifying fiction and poetry. Shattered Forum is dedicated to bringing readers the best in a wide range of work from unpublished and underpublished writers, poets, and artists -- those creative voices which truly whisper from the dark corners where we dare not tread.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1999 – Jun-2003: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Undaunted Press, 11 San Miguel Drive, Apt. B, St. Charles, MO 63303
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Whispers of Wickedness

Total Issues: 16

Issues & Index Sources:  2003? – 2009: Science Fiction Index
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Whistling Shade: A Twin Cities Literary Journal

Total Issues: 44 (to Spring/Summer 2016)

A free quarterly literary journal. "The idea of a popular literary journal, cheaply or freely distributed in cafes or book stores, has never been tried in Minneapolis or Saint Paul, as far as I know. This is strange, because it is such an inexpensive and childishly easy thing to do. WHISTLING SHADE is an attempt to bring poetry and short fiction to a wider audience."

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 2001 – present: FictionMags Index (Missing: any after Spring/Summer 2016)
Publishers:   Joel Van Velin, PO Box 7084, Saint Paul MN 55107
Editors:   Joel Van Velin
Formats:   approximately 11" x 14" tabloid on newsprint

White Dwarf

Total Issues: 300 (to Dec-2004)

Gaming magazine which publishes the ocasional piece of related fiction. Preceded by the fanzine Owl & Weasel which ran for 25 issues from Feb-1975 to 1977.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1977 – 30-Jul-2016: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Games Workshop (in 2000)


  Jun-1977 – 1986: Ian Livingstone
  Ian Marsh
  Paul Cockburn
  Mike Brunton
  Sean Masterson
  Phil Gallagher
  Simon Forrest
  Aug-1991 – Sep-1995: Robin Dews
  Oct-1995 – Nov-1998: Jake Thornton
  Dec-1998 – present: Paul Sawyer


  £3.50 (in 2000)


  136pp (in 2000)


  Jun-1977 – Jun-1982: bimonthly
  Aug-1982 – present: monthly

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The White Elephant

Total Issues: 16

Authors include W.W. Cook, Cleveland Moffett, Julian Hawthorne, L. Frank Baum.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1896 – Nov-1896, as Poker Chips: FictionMags Index
  Dec-1896 – Sep-1897, as The White Elephant: FictionMags Index


  Frank Tousey, New York



White House Fairy Corner

Total Issues: 63?

Gifford says "Free promotional magazine for the White House shop".

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1934 – Aug-1940
Publishers:   White House

White Knuckles

Total Issues: 8

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1995 – Summer 1998: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   John R. Platt, New Providence, NJ.
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