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Simple, Fast search of the FictionMags Index
Simple, fast search of the FictionMags Index. It’s finally here. https://pulpflakes.com/fmisearch/ The FictionMags Index (FMI) is the biggest online index of English language fiction published in periodicals. Search the FMI by author or artist name, magazine title or look for a specific issue by date or issue number. Tips and tricks While search tolerates partial… Continue reading Simple, Fast search of the FictionMags Index
Feeling down? Cheer up with free illustration art
A collection of illustration art links. In the “But is it pulp?” department: Glenn Bray’s 800-page book of comic book, pulp magazine, and book covers is available for pre-order Eyes on the stars The pulp magazines were printed on cheap paper, their covers were often colored brightly and done amateurishly. But there’s nothing like those… Continue reading Feeling down? Cheer up with free illustration art
The Story is the Thing: A. H. Bittner
Archie Bittner (1897-1966) worked as editor under Doubleday’s Harry E. Maule on Short Stories and Frontier before going on to edit Munsey’s Argosy in the early 1930s. Then, he put his theories int practice as a writer, writing under the pseudonym Wayne Rogers for the weird menace pulps. He also ghosted several stories for the… Continue reading The Story is the Thing: A. H. Bittner
Ten crimes for your dime: Ten Detective Aces, Feb 1935 (free at Archive.org)
This New Year, I made a resolution to live healthy. That resolution includes a commitment to a regular intake of pulpy goodness. This month’s pick-me-up is a 1930s issue of Ten Detective Aces, a magazine started by Harold Hersey before being bought by A. A. Wyn. Its gimmicks were ten stories every issue, all complete,… Continue reading Ten crimes for your dime: Ten Detective Aces, Feb 1935 (free at Archive.org)
Clayton pulps closing down sale – 1933
An earlier version of this article appeared in the Author and Journalist, August 1933. The finis of the Clayton Publishing Company was written on July 13, 1933, when its more important magazines and titles were disposed of by the bankruptcy court at a public sale, various attempts at reorganization of the company having failed. At… Continue reading Clayton pulps closing down sale – 1933
it stuns me that ASTOUNDING STORIES sold for only $100; the cheapest title on this list. That the magazine was…
> This publisher was one of the last to stop publishing the pulp format > They just had problems accepting…
I see Texas Western lasted only 4 issues in 1953, just long enough for the publisher to see that the…
Fantastic! This is an excellent tool in helping navigate the excellent resource that is the FMI. Cheers!
Yes. S&S certainly got a bargain.