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 John Eggeling Morbus Iff Frank M. Robinson Richard Aldrich Doug Ellis Jonathan G. Jensen Peter Rogner Mike Ashley Peter Enfantino Ken Johnson Karl Juergen Roth Rene Beaulieu Joseph Erhardt Bruce Kiefer James Rouse Kimberly Becker Larry Estep John Larson Bob Sankner Paul Berglund Shane Farmer Steve Lewis David Saunders Richard Bleiler James Felton Dennis Lien Richard Saunders David Blyth Richard Fidczuk John Locke Frank Shortt Dave Brzeski Dave Fox Glenn Lord David Lee Smith Daniel Buck Gary Garner Ray Luce Ray Steptoe Rusty Burke Douglas Greene Todd Mason Joel Thoreson Keith Chapman Hal Hall Steve Miller Al Tonik Mike Chomko Rick Hall Richard Moore Virgil Utter Michael Colpitts Geoff Harrison Jess Nevins Morgan Wallace Tom Daniels Monte Herridge Juri Nummelin Mike Ward Paul Di Filippo Steve Holland Jeff Pennington Martin Morse Wooster Alistair Durie Larry Hopper Rob Preston Stefan Dziemianowicz Richard Horton James Reasoner Scott Edwards Theo Hristakos Len Robbins Paul Herman and colleagues at the Robert E. Howard Foundation Paulette Schmidt and the researchers at AustLit