The Western & Frontier Fiction Magazine Index (or Western Fiction Index in short) is an attempt to provide an index to western fiction magazines in the same style as the classic Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Weird Fiction Magazine Index compiled by Stephen T. Miller and William G. Contento, and the recent Crime, Mystery, & Detective Fiction Magazine Index compiled by Phil Stephensen-Payne, Stephen T. Miller and William G. Contento. Unlike previous genres, very few issues have been formally indexed previously, with the notable exception of:
Larry has kindly given permission for the inclusion of his data in the current data, as well as the contents of several hundred other issues that he collected a decade or so ago when planning a similar project.
This index is currently a work in progress and will not be completed until some time in 2014 (probably). Even then it is much more fragmentary than other indexes in the FictionMags Index Family and the compilers would welcome any offers of assistance from anyone who has access to some of these magazines and is prepared to help out.
A list of all the magazines that are being included in the index can be found here while a detailed list of the magazines and issues for which contents information is still needed can be found here.
If you think you can help with any of the above, or would just like more detail on the project, then please – all contributions are welcome, no matter how small!
Thanks, in particular, must go to my collaborators on the project:
However, the index would not have been possible without the many contributors mentioned above, and I would like to thank all of those who have already contributed (directly or indirectly) to the project:
Tiziano Agnelli Doug Ellis Ken Johnson Peter Rogner Mike Ashley Peter Enfantino Bruce Kiefer Karl Juergen Roth Rene Beaulieu Larry Estep John Larson James Rouse Kimberly Becker Shane Farmer Steve Lewis Bob Sankner Paul Berglund James Felton Dennis Lien David Saunders Richard Bleiler Richard Fidczuk John Locke Richard Saunders David Blyth Dave Fox Glenn Lord Frank Shortt Daniel Buck Gary Garner Ray Luce David Lee Smith Rusty Burke Douglas Greene Todd Mason Ray Steptoe Keith Chapman Hal Hall Steve Miller Joel Thoreson Mike Chomko Rick Hall Richard Moore Al Tonik Michael Colpitts Geoff Harrison Jess Nevins Virgil Utter Tom Daniels Monte Herridge Juri Nummelin Morgan Wallace Paul Di Filippo Steve Holland Jeff Pennington Mike Ward Alistair Durie Larry Hopper Rob Preston Martin Morse Wooster Stefan Dziemianowicz Richard Horton James Reasoner Scott Edwards Morbus Iff Len Robbins John Eggeling Jonathan G. Jensen Frank M. Robinson Paul Herman and colleagues at the Robert E. Howard Foundation Paulette Schmidt and the researchers at AustLit