PulpMags

The official blog for the Pulp Magazines Project, an open-access digital archive of early twentieth-century pulp magazines

History of Detective Story Magazine now available; New Contexts (12/10/2011)

With its premiere issue on October 5, 1915, Street & Smith’s Detective Story Magazine became the first of many pulp magazines to devote itself entirely to the genre of crime fiction. Born out of the early nickel paper Nick Carter WeeklyDetective Story published from 1915 until the summer of 1949 a total of 1,057 issues, a longer run than any other detective pulp in history…

For a brief history of this seminal magazine, click here.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new Contexts pages featuring publishers’ Index Card Files, Rejection Letters, and Canceled Checks for pulp magazine purchases, authors, and serials from WWI to the late 1940s.

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