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Below is a summary of known (primary English language) magic periodicals. Over 1,000 periodicals devoted to magic have appeared, beginning with [[Mahatma]] in 1895 as the first substantial publication. See also [[:Category:Periodicals]].
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Below is a summary of many known (primary English language ones) magic periodicals. Over 1,000 periodicals devoted to magic have been published, beginning with [[Mahatma]] in 1895 as the first substantial publication. See also [[:Category:Periodicals]].
  
 
== Sortable List ==
 
== Sortable List ==

Revision as of 15:03, 1 December 2008

Below is a summary of many known (primary English language ones) magic periodicals. Over 1,000 periodicals devoted to magic have been published, beginning with Mahatma in 1895 as the first substantial publication. See also Category:Periodicals.

Sortable List

Title Date End Date Editor Notes
A-B-C of Magic Sets 1980 2004 Hans-Guenter Wittus-Witt 73 issues
Abraxas 2000/11/10 2004/12/10 Daniel Rhod Paris. SIAM's Bulletin. 12 issues
American Magician 1910-04-10 1912-09-10 Charles J. Hagen New York
Antinomy 2005-01-10 -- Gene Taylor
Apocalypse 1978-01-10 1997-12-10 Richard Kaufman & Harry Lorayne the first year, then Harry Lorayne.
Arcane 1980-10-10 1995-10-10 Jeff Busby
Avatar 1973-01-01 1973-12-01 Jon Racherbaumer 2 issues. www.jonracherbaumer.com
Bat 1943-02-10 1951-02-10 Lloyd Jones
Bat, Jr. 1951-01-10 1955-08-10 Lloyd Jones
Behind The Smoke and Mirrors 1998-03-10 -- David London Potomac, MD
Big Bob's Magic Club News 1969-03-10 1976-04-10 Robert Shvegzda Cicero, IL. 5.5" x 8.5".
Boy Magician 1909-04-10 1910-03-10 Charles J. Hagen New York. Later renamed The American Magician
Bulletin for Friends of Magic History 1976-01-10 1978-01-10 Steven S. Tigner Toledo, OH
Cardiste 1957-02-10 1958-08-10 Rusduck Philipsburg, PA. No. 1-11
Channel One 1999-09-10 -- Anthony Miller Radio Free Atlantis. Powell, OH
Chap's Scrapbook 1938-07-10 1940-06-10 Frank Chapman Magazine from July 1938 to June 1940.
Chronicles 1978-01-10 1988-01-10 Karl Fulves
Clear The Decks 1986-07-10 -- Anonymous 52 Plus Joker. Ontario, Canada
Crandall Comments 1974-06-10 1975-08-10 Clarke Crandall Hollywood, CA
Conjurer 1975-01-10 1976-01-10 Michael Albright CA I
Conjurors' Magazine 1945-02-10 1949-09-10 Walter B. Gibson New York City
Conjurers' Monthly Magazine 1906-09-10 1907-08-10 Harry Houdini
Conjuriana 1951-04-10 1951-11-10 C. Blythe USA. 3 issues. N1 Spring 1951 thru N3 Autumn 1951
Crimp 1992-01-10 -- Jerry Sadowitz Glasgow, Scotland
Eagle Magician 1915-11-10 1935-07-10 Collins Pentz Minneapolis, MN
Edwards' Monthly 1909-02-10 1910-06-10 W.G. Edwards Bridgeburg, Canada
Epilogue 1967-11-10 1975-07-10 Karl Fulves Illustrated by Joseph K. Schmidt. Nov. 1967 - July 1975. Sp. issue: 1976
Facsimile 1983-09-01 1997-09-01 Jon Racherbaumer 4 issues www.jonracherbaumer.com
Felsman's Magical Review 1919-10-10 1924-01-10 Arthur P. Felsman Chicago
Gen 1945-12-10 1971-01-10 Harry Stanley then Lewis Ganson Published by Unique Magic Studio. UK
Genii 1936-09-10 -- William W. Larsen, Sr. Genii
Gibecière 2005-12-01 -- Mike Caveney Periodical of the Conjuring Arts Research Center
Goldston Magical Quarterly 1934-07-10 1940-09-10 Will Goldston London, England
Abracadabra 1946-02-20 -- Goodliffe A weekly magical magazine from the UK.
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine 1948-11-10 1949-09-10 U.F. Grant Columbus, OH
Half-Baked:The Journal of Ideas That Aren't 2000-07-01 2003-04-01 Anonymous Published quarterly. 12 issues were released
Hierophant 1969-09-10 1980-06-10 Jon Racherbaumer 8 issues
Hocus Pocus 1978-07-1 1982-04-10 Dick Brooks New York V
Houdini Magic Magazine 1977-08-10 1978-03-10 Gene Wright Englewood Cliffs, NJ. No.1-2
Hugard's Magic Monthly 1943-06-10 1965-04-10 Jean Hugard
Ibidem 1955-06-10 1979-04-10 P. Howard Lyons
Illusionniste 1902-01-10 1914-07-10 Jean Caroly Paris, France
Innovations 1972-01-10 1976-01-10 Charles Reynolds Only 3 issues.
Interlocutor 1975-07-10 1988-01-10 Karl Fulves Teaneck, NJ
Invocation 1974-07-10 1978-04-10 Tony Raven (also Publisher), Waldwick, NJ.
Jinx 1934-10-10 1941-12-15 Theodore Annemann Waverly, NY
Kabbala 1971-09-10 1974-12-10 Jon Racherbaumer
Key Ring 1969-11-10 1969-12-10 Phil Goldstein (Publisher) Waltham, MA. Only one issue."
Labyrinth 1994-01-10 -- Stephen Hobbs A Journal of Close-Up Magic released intermittently.
Legerdemain 1977-02-10 1981-08-10 John Fabjance Bethalto, IL
Linking Ring 1923-01-10 2007-01-10 Ernest K. Schieldge & Gene Gordon (Founders) IBM magazine. Publisher Len Vintus
Looking Glass 1995-01-10 1998-01-10 Richard Kaufman Stephen Hobbs & Jon Racherbaumer Quarterly magazine. Genii
M-U-M 1911-10-01 -- Milbourne Christopher New York City. M-U-M (Magic, Unity, Might) official organ of the Society of American Magicians
M-U-M (Roltare) 1911-10-10 1927-07-10 Charles Roltare New York City
Maddock's Magic Searchlight 1919-10-10 1920-03-10 A.H. Maddock Glasgow, Scotland
Magazine of Magic 1914-10-10 1922-04-10 Will Goldston London. Vol.1-9
Magic Around The World 1969-10-10 1972-09-10 Benjamin Kleinman & Tan Bah Chee Singapore. 12 issues.
Magic : The Magazine of Wonder 1910-01-10 1911-04-10 A.M. Wilson Kansas City, MO
Magic Bar & Grill 1995-10-10 2000-01-10 Bill Goldman (not sure of end date)
Magic Cauldron 1962-02-10 1977-06-10 F. William Kuethe, Jr. Glen Burnie, MD.
Magic Circular 1906-07-10 -- Nevil Maskelyne London, England
Magic Info 1972-05-10 -- Hugh Caddy London, England. International Magic Studio.
Magic Key 1917-04-10 1918-06-10 H.F. Heith Carroll, Iowa
Magic: A Magazine for Magicians 1991-09-10 -- Stan Allen Lakewood, CA
Magic Man Examiner 1991-00-00 1992-09-01 Chris Kenner & Homer Liwag. A periodical consisting of four issues. The magazine was known for its excellent magic and satirical tone.
Magic Magazine For All Magicians 1952-04-01 1956-09-01 Max Andrews London, England. Monthly. 7.25 x 9.75. 54 issues
Magic Magazine (Kardwell) 1975-08-01 1977-08-01 Joseph Kardwell New York City. Monthly. 8.5 x 11. Dates need to be confirmed!
Magic Manuscript 1979-03-10 1990-11-10 Adam J. Fleischer Published by Frazee's Magic then by Tannen's.
Magic Menu 1995-09-10 2000-08-10 Jim Sisti
Magic Sounds 1973-01-10 -- Alex Redans (Craige Snader) Mexico City, Mexico. 17 issues? Need end date
Magic Wand 1910-09-10 1957-12-10 Harry Leat et al. London, England
Magical Arts Journal 1986-08-10 1990-01-00 Michael Ammar & Adam J. Fleischer
Magical Bookie 1960-04-10 1974-10-10 Stephen Patrick Fairport Harbor, Ohio
Magical Review 1962-01-10 1963-01-10 Max Underwood New Lexington, OH
Magical World 1910-11-20 1911-05-10 Max Sterling UK
Magical World, New Series 1913-06-04 1914-02-04 Max Sterling
Magic World News 1965-05-10 1965-11-10 Edward Konstant Stamford, CT. Monthly. 7 issues.
Magick 1970-07-17 1993-11-12 Bascom Jones 496 issues
Magician Monthly Magazine 1904-12-10 1939-3-10 Will Goldston Vol. 1 to Vol. 36
Magicol 1950-08-10 1952-08-10 Robert Parrish then David Meyer Official journal of the Magic Collectors Association
Magigram 1966-09-10 1995-02-10 Ken de Courcy Bideford, England. Supreme Magic.
Mahatma 1895-03-10 1906-02-10 George H. Little Vol 1-9
Marlophile 1996-01-01 1997-01-01 Jon Racherbaumer #1 (1996) #2 (1997) Jon Racherbaumer
The Midget Magician 1951-01-10 1960-09-10 Wilf Huggins Published quarterly, only 2 1/2 inches by 4 inches, 38 issues.
Minotaur 1988-11-10 -- Marvin J. Leventhal & Daniel D. Harlan Still publishing?
Modern Magi 1943-08-10 1956-07-10 R.C. Buff Knoxville, TN
Mr. Gadfly 2001-05-10 2002-05-10 Aaron Smith Tulsa, OK. Bi-monthly. 5 issues. Magic Depot
MO (Modus Operandi) 1993-03-01 1996-01-01 Jon Racherbaumer 8 issues
Mystic Quarterly 1976-01-10 1981-01-10 James Hagy Euclid, OH. Published quarterly. Total of 15 issues.
New Directions 1985-05-10 1986-08-10 Ben Harris Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 3 known issue + supplement
New Invocation 1979-10-10 1996-07-40 Tony Raven Waldwick, NJ. No. 1 - 83
New Jinx 1962-04-10 1968-04-10 Bill Madsen Boston, MA
New Pentagram 1969-03-10 1989-02-10 Peter Warlock Bideford, England
New Phoenix 1954-02-10 1965-10-10 Jay Marshall Don Tanner Karl Fulves
New Tops 1961-01-10 1994-12-10 Neil Foster Abbott's Magic Co. Colon, MI
Numismagic Newsletter 1979-02-10 1986-03-10 Max Goodall USA. N1 February 1979 thru N21 March 1986
Olram File 1990-12-10 1993-01-10 Lee Freed, Ed Marlo and Jon Racherbaumer
Pabular 1974-09-10 1985-05-10 Fred Robinson London, England
Pallbearers Review 1965-11-10 1975-10-10 Karl Fulves
Pentagram 1946-10-10 1959-12-10 Peter Warlock
Penumbra 2002-05-10 2004-07-10 Gordon Bean & Bill Goodwin
Phoenix 1942-02-10 1954-02-10 Walter B. Gibson Bruce Elliott Assistant Editor then Editor in 1944
Piddlings & Pettifoggery 1972-01-01 1972-01-31 Jon Racherbaumer (January - 1972) 50 Xerox copies www.jonracherbaumer.com
Magic World 1917-04-15 1924-02-10 J. E. Pierce (Dr.) Philadelphia, PA
Psycho-Gizmo 1951-01-01 1965-01-01 Teral Garrett Devoted to Mental Magic. 48 issues
Richard's Almanac 1982-09-10 1985-11-10 Richard Kaufman (also Publisher) New York City, New York
Ruminations 1986-07-10 1988-01-10 Steve Schneiderman (also Publisher) Flushing, NY
Seance 1988-10-10 1990-07-10 Scott Davis Quarterly Magazine devoted to Spirit Magic, reprinted in one volume by Kaufman and Company in 1996.
Servais LeRoy's Magical Monthly 1911-11-10 1913-10-10 Max Sterling England. N1 November 1911 thru N12 October 1913.
Seven Circles 1931-04-10 1934-06-10 Walter B. Gibson Three Rivers, MI
S.O.B., Jr. 1970-01-10 1978-12-10 Lloyd Jones Oakland, CA. Magic Limited. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11.
Sorcerer's Attic 1988-09-10 1990-12-10 Davey Marlin-Jones Washington, DC. Monthly. Need to confirm dates!
Spell-Binder 1981-05-10 1984-04-10 Stephen Tucker St. Helens, England. Monthly, Ran for three years and had 36 issues
Sphinx 1902-03-10 1953-03-10 William J. Hilliar et al. Chicago, IL
Stanyon's Magic 1900-10-10 1920-06-10 Ellis Stanyon London. (1900-1914, 1919-1920) Vol.1 - Vol.15
Sticks & Stones 1976-01-10 1977-12-10 Jon Racherbaumer 1-12 (1976) 13-24 (1977) www.jonracherbaumer.com
Swami 1972-01-10 1974-12-10 Sam Dalal (also Publisher) Calcutta, India. Reprinted with Mantra in book form by Kaufman and Company in 1997.
Mantra 1975-04-10 1977-12-10 Sam Dalal (also Publisher) Calcutta, India. Reprinted with Swami in book form by Kaufman and Company in 1997.
Swipe 1991-01-01 1993-01-01 Jon Racherbaumer N° 1-7 (1991-93) www.jonracherbaumer.com
Syzygy 1994-07-10 -- Lee Earle Phoenix, AZ
Talisman 1970-03-06 1971-08-13 Jules Lenier Resida, CA. Weekly
Thayer's Magical Bulletin 1914-01-10 1925-05-10 Louis Christianer USA
Tops 1936-01-10 1957-03-10 Percy Abbott Colon, MI
Trapdoor 1983-01-10 1998-01-10 Steve Beam (also Publisher) NC. http://stevebeam.com
West Coast Quarterly 1984-11-10 1985-08-10 Earl Nelson (also Publisher)
Wiegleb's Naturliche Magie 1782-01-10 1805-01-10 Anonymous Need to verify start and end
Wizard 1947-04-10 1956-07-10 George Armstrong and Jack Lamonte Enfield, England
Wizard (Selbit) 1905-09-10 1910-08-10 P. T. Selbit London
Wizard Monthly 1946-01-01 1964-01-01 Charles Bohem Atlantic city, then Philadelphia. Began with 3 issues of The Escape Wizard


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