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Week End Novels

A newspaper format publication issued on a weekly basis with each issue containing a complete novel. These were usually reprints of novels that had originally as hard-cover books, though occasionally a novel appearing in Week End Novels was the first UK appearance.

Issues & Index Sources:  1919 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Frequency:   weekly

Weekly Friend and Family Stories

Total Issues: 126

Issues & Index Sources:  12-Oct-1912 – 6-Mar-1915
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Frequency:   weekly

Weekly Illustrated

see under Illustrated

Weekly Lakeside

Total Issues: 46

Issues & Index Sources:  1882
Publishers:   Donnelly, Lloyd & Co.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Weekly Magazine

See Waite The Quest for Bloods p.103.

Issues & Index Sources:  22-Dec-1847 – Feb-1848
Publishers:   Wilkins
Formats:   small tabloid
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   8pp
Frequency:   weekly

The Weekly News

"Serial stories of 40,000 - 60,000 words, with strong plot and love interest".

Issues & Index Sources:  1855 – present
Publishers:   D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd, Courier Place, Dundee
Frequency:   weekly

Weekly Novelette

Total Issues: 312

Issues & Index Sources:  1857 – 1862
Publishers:   Ballou
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Weekly Novelist

Total Issues: 416

Issues & Index Sources:  1872 – 1880
Publishers:   Pictorial Printing
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Weekly Overseas Mail

see under Weekend (Magazine)

The Weekly Saturday Star Journal

see under Saturday Journal

The Weekly Tale-Teller

Total Issues: 365

Carried 7 or 8 short stories each issue with short serials. Noted for "Sanders of the River" stories by Edgar Wallace; usually carried a weird story each issue along with more general light-hearted stuff. Authors include A.M. Burrage, Alice & Claude Askew, Jessie Douglas Kerruish, Douglas Newton, M.P. Shiel.

Issues & Index Sources:  8-May-1909 – 29-Apr-1916: FictionMags Index (incomplete after 26-Sep-1914)
Publishers:   Harry Shurey, London
Editors:   Isabel Thorne
Formats:   slim, saddle-stapled magazine on pulp paper, usually unillustrated
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   48-56pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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The Weekly Telegraph

Probably a weekly supplement of The Sheffield Telegraph and sometimes referred to as the Sheffield Weekly Telegraph. Carried a considerable amount of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Frequency:   weekly

Weekly Welcome

Total Issues: 3142 (at least)

Issues & Index Sources

  15-Feb-1896 – 1-Oct-1938
  8-Oct-1938 – 9-Dec-1939, as Woman's Welcome
  16-Dec-1939 – 30-Jan-1960, as Weekly Welcome: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  D.C. Thomson, Dundee (moved to London in 1912)


  large digest (octavo)



Wee Wisdom

Issues & Index Sources:  1893 – 1991: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Unity School of Christianity, 917 Tracy, Kansas City 6, MO
Editors:   Myrtle Fillmore (in 1893); Jane Palmer (in 1948)
Formats:   10" x 7.25" (in 1948)
Prices:   15c (in 1948)
Pagecounts:   34pp (in 1948)
Frequency:   monthly
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Weird Adventures

Total Issues: 2


Issues & Index Sources:  May-1978 – Fall 1978: Science Fiction Index
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Weird and Occult Library

Total Issues: 3

Mixture of reprints from Columbia magazines and old material.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1960 – #3, 1960: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Editors:   Gerald G. Swan
Formats:   pocketbook
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   issues released simultaneously
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Weird and Occult Miscellany

Total Issue: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  1960: Science Fiction Index
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Total Issues: 38 (as at Apr-2018)

Semi-professional magazine, some issues were also done in hardcover as collectors' editions. See also Toadstool Wine and Eerie Country and its successors, which were issued to decrease the backlog of stories bought for Weirdbook, and Hollow Faces, Merciless Moons, a special issue of Weirdbook.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1968 – #30, 1997: Science Fiction Index
  #31, 2015 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #38, 2018)


  W. Paul Ganley, Buffalo, NY


  W. Paul Ganley


  A4 large format


  pagination varied 32pp-96pp


  annual, sometimes twice annual

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Weirdbook Encores

see under Eerie Country

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