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While You Were Sleeping

Total Issues: 27 (to Mar-2004)

"While You Were Sleeping Magazine is an irreverent yet clever incarnation of stories, features, interviews, art, and photography that sates the devilish curiosity of freethinking young men and women worldwide. With our bimonthly publication, we strive to create a product that is appealing both for its imaginative visual designs and witty dis-sections of the world we live in."

Issues & Index Sources:  1997 – in 2000s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Morty Gudelsky, Bethesda, MD
Editors:   Nick Weidenfield & Neal Eckard (in 2003)
Formats:   bedsheet
Prices:   $4.99
Pagecounts:   98pp
Frequency:   bimonthly

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)
Frequency:   twice yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2001 or 2002)
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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

Sources:   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: 47 (to Fall/Winter 2017)

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 Fall/Winter 2017)
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

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