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Country: US
Total Issues: 1?

Featuring "Fantasy, Aesthetic, Subculture, Legend & Erotica".

Issues & Index Sources:  2001
Publishers:   Sabretooth Press, 260 W. 26th St., New York, NY
Editors:   Lady Melanie


Country: US
Total Issues: 6?

Fanzine - "a humourzine with fiction, sercon articles and poetry".

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1952 – Jul-1953?
Editors:   Norman G. Browne

Vandeloecht's Fiction Magazine

Country: US


Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Mike Vandeloecht


Country: Australia


Issues & Index Sources:  1991 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Kate George

The Vanguard [1923]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 136

Boys' story paper.

Issues & Index Sources:  15-Oct-1923 – 22-May-1926
Publishers:   D.C. Thomson, 12 Fetter Lane, London E.C.4
Prices:   2d
Pagecounts:   28pp
Frequency:   weekly (every Wednesday)

Vanguard [196?]

Country: UK

Religious paper which published "stories, features and pictures on Christian themes for youth; heroic, sport, missionary, etc."

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – in 1970s
Editors:   Bernard Watson (c. 1966); Malcolm Bale (c. 1971)
Prices:   9d; 7p
Frequency:   monthly

The Vanguard Library

Country: UK
Total Issues: 152

A change occurred in 1910 which saw the original run of the Vanguard as a Magnet-sized weekly come to an end and announced (#137) that the following week the paper would become Vanguard Library of Football, Sport and Adventure; however, the new paper was relaunched with issue 139. Had a larger paper size thereon, but lasted only three months.

Entitled The Vanguard Library, 1-137; Vanguard Library of Football, Sport and Aventure, 139-153

Issues & Index Sources:  4-May-1907 – 12-Apr-1910: Story Paper Index (Missing: all after #137)
Publishers:   Trapps Holmes
Editors:   Henry T. Johnson (c. 1910)
Prices:   ½d
Pagecounts:   20pp
Frequency:   weekly (every Tuesday)

Vanguard Science Fiction

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1958: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Vanguard Science Fiction, New York
Editors:   James Blish
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps

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Vanity Fair (US) [1859]

Country: US

Humour magazine with cartoons and poetry. Ran serials (often spoofs) inc. work by Charles F. Browne (as Artemus Ward) and FitzHugh Ludlow.

Issues & Index Sources:  31-Dec-1859 – 4-Jul-1863
Publishers:   L.H. Stepens
Editors:   W.A. Stephens
Frequency:   weekly (but Jan-1861 and Feb-1861 monthly)
Related Sites:   Wikipedia
Online Sources:   Online Books

Vanity Fair (UK) [1868]

Country: UK

Subtitled "A Weekly Show of Political, Social and Literary Wares", Vanity Fair was founded by Thomas Gibson Bowles, who aimed to expose the contemporary vanities of Victorian society. It offered its readership articles on fashion, current events, the theatre, books, social events and the latest scandals, together with serial fiction, word games and other trivia.

In 1914 it merged with Hearth and Home.

Issues & Index Sources

  7-Nov-1868 – 5-Feb-1914
  1914 – Jun-1928, as Vanity Fair and Hearth and Home


  Thomas Bowles to 1889; Arthur Evans to 1904, then Harmsworth


  7-Nov-1868 – 1889: Thomas Bowles
  1889 – 1900: A.G. Witherby
  1900 – 1904: Oliver Fry
  1904 – 1907: B. Fletcher Robinson
  1907 – 1911: Frank Harris to 1911
  1911 – 1913: T.R. Allinson


  initially large tabloid (folio)





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Mentioned in:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

Vanity Fair (US) [1896]

Country: US

A quarterly concerned with "the gayer side of life and many dashing pictorial novelties" it became a monthly after August 1896 and promised "Short Stories, Beautiful Women, Art and Artists". Merged with Saturday Standard.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1896, as Vanity Fair and Standard Quarterly
  Aug-1896 – Jan-1902, as Vanity Fair

#merges with Standard

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Vanity Fair (US) [1913]

Country: US

Launched in 1913 by Nast after he purchased the rights to the name (possibly from Standard possibly from Vanity Fair (UK), accounts differ) it became one of the leading society arts magazines in America under Crowninshield's famous editorship. Authors of fiction included Lord Dunsany. In its revived latter-day form, it has continued to publish some fiction, including work by Norman Mailer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Italo Calvino, etc.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1913 – Dec-1913, as Dress and Vanity Fair
  Jan-1914 – Dec-1936, as Vanity Fair: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

#merges with Vogue

  Mar-1983 – present, as Vanity Fair



  Conde Nast


  Mar-1914 – Feb-1936: Frank Crowninshield
  Mar-1983 – Jun-1983: Richard Locke
  Jul-1983 – Mar-1984: Leo Lerman
  Apr-1984 – Jun-1992: Tina Brown
  Jul-1992 – Dec-2017: Graydon Carter
  Jan-2018 – present: Radhika Jones


  standard format, later a big slick


  weekly, then monthly

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Online Sources

  Online Books

Vanity Fair (UK) [1949]

Country: UK

A British version of the American title (which was not actually extant in 1949, but revived later).

Issues & Index Sources:  1949 – ?
Publishers:   Conde Nast, London
Formats:   big slick
Frequency:   monthly

Vanity Fair and Saturday Standard

see under Standard

Vanity Fair Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 9?

Issues & Index Sources:  1891: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Edward Brandus & Co., 30 Broad St., New York
Formats:   7 x 4 3/4"
Prices:   25 to 50c
Pagecounts:   300
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Vargo Statten Science Fiction Magazine

Country: UK
Total Issues: 19

Issues & Index Sources

  v1 #1, 1954 – v1 #3, 1954: Science Fiction Index
  v1 #4, 1954 – v1 #5, 1954, as Vargo Statten British Science Fiction Magazine: Science Fiction Index
  v1 #6, 1954 – v1 #12, 1955, as British Science Fiction Magazine: Science Fiction Index
  v2 #1, 1955 – v2 #7, 1955, as British Space Fiction Magazine: Science Fiction Index


  Scion to Nov-1954 then Dragon Publications, Luton.


  Alistair Paterson to Nov-1954, then John Russell Fearn


  v1 #1, 1954 – v1 #3, 1954: small pulp
  v1 #4, 1954 – v1 #9, 1954: large digest
  v1 #11, 1955 – v2 #7, 1955: pocketbook




  v1 #1, 1954 – v1 #3, 1954: 64pp
  v1 #4, 1954 – v2 #7, 1955: 128pp


  mostly monthly, but gaps

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Country: US
Total Issues: 4

Fanzine - the official magazine of the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1947 – ?
Publishers:   Allison Williams, Philadelphia
Editors:   Allison Williams
Related Sites:   Fancyclopedia 3

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