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List of known (primary English language) magic periodicals. Over 1,000 periodicals devoted to magic have appeared with [[Mahatma]] beginning in 1895 as the first substantial publication.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:39, 30 August 2008

List of known (primary English language) magic periodicals. Over 1,000 periodicals devoted to magic have appeared with Mahatma beginning in 1895 as the first substantial publication.

Sortable List

Title Date End Date Editor Notes
A-B-C of Magic Sets 1980 2004 Wittus Witt Full colour from No. 49 till No 73-last issue
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. 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
Conjurers' Magazine 1945-02-10 1949-09-10 Walter B. Gibson New York City
Conjurers' Monthly Magazine 1906-09-10 1907-08-10 Harry Houdini
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 * #1(Sept. 1983)
  • #2 (1994)
  • #3 (1995)
  • #4 (1996)

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

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 The Hierophant No. 1, Fall (Sept) 1969
  • The Hierophant No. 2, Winter 1969
  • The Hierophant No. 3, Spring (March) 1970
  • The Hierophant No. 4, Summer (June) 1970
  • The Hierophant No. 5-6, Anniv. Issue, Fall-Spring 1970-71
  • The Hierophant No. 7, The Resurrection Issue, 1975
  • The Hierophant No. 8, The Last Hierophant, 1980
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 Later reprinted by Karl Fulves (issues 1 to 12) then in hardcover by Kaufman and Co. (vol. 1), and Hermetic Press (vol. 2 & 3).
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.

Later edited and published by Tony Andruzzi (aka Masklyn ye Mage)as The New Invocation. Reprinted in book form by Raven in a very rare and limited edition, then later reprinted by Kaufman and Greenberg as part of The Compleat Invocation set.

Jinx 1934-10-10 1941-12-15 Theodore Annemann Waverly, NY
Kabbala 1971-09-10 1974-12-10 Jon Racherbaumer Volume 1 (1-12) Sept. 1971 - August 1972

Volume 2 (1-8) Sept. 1972 - April 1973 (four issues missing)

Key Ring 1969-11-10 1969-12-10 Phil Goldstein (Publisher) Waltham, MA. One page, mimeographed on one side only and measures 8 1/2x11. N1 (n.d.). Teenage/junior publication. Only one issue is confirmed. Issued as a Supplement to V8N3 (November 1969) of "The Silent Messenger [6260] and listed as "No. One". In Father Stephen Fernandes' Magazine Bibliography, it states: "Correspondence from Mr. Goldstein indicated this one issue constitutes a complete file."
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 1941-06-01 -- Milbourne Christopher New York City. M-U-M (Magic, Unity, Might) the official organ of the Society of American Magicians

Need to verify start date

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. Quarterly. Printed. 8.25 x 10.75. Complete file is 12 issues, V1: N1 (Oct/Dec 1969) through V3: N12 (Sep 1972).
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. The Magic Cauldron is a small circulation periodical dedicated to collectors and historians. Each issue came with a supplement of some type, including reproductions of rare paper items, tokens, etc.

illusionata

Magic Circular 1906-07-10 -- Nevil Maskelyne London, England
Magic Info 1972-05-10 -- Hugh Caddy et.al. London, England. International Magic Studio.

Bimonthly. Printed 8 x 10. - 01. Vol. 1: No. 1 (May/June, 1972)

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 1975-08-01 1977-08-01 Joseph Kardwell et al. New York City. Monthly. Printed, 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 The International Journal for Professional Restaurant and Bar Magicians. Later republished in book form in multiple volumes by L & L Publishing.
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 Magazine Performance Material & Co-Publisher: Michael Ammar Editor-In-Chief, Art Director & Co-Publisher: Adam J. Fleischer Design Consultant: Phil Young Illustrator: Chris Kenner Portraitist: Dan Baxter Japanese Publisher: Ton Onosaka German Publisher: Harold Voit
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 Ran from June 4th, 1913 to February 4th, 1914.

Vol. One of the new series had 26 issues, Vol. Two only had 10.

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 Comprised of 496 issues with a special insert included with every other issue. There was a 497th issue published but this was not by Bascom but a blank edition published by a PEA member in honor of Bascom's passing ... on the back page in the place of Bascom's usual"The Mystic Word" column was a picture of Bascom (his well known logo) and the following: "Published No More Editor....Bascom Jones March 23, 1994 Dear Bascom, For 24 years you have filled our lives with magic. Thank you."
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. Bimonthly initially, later monthly. Printed. 8 x 10 initially, later 5.75 x 8.25. Complete file is 306 issues, V1: N1 (Sept/Oct 1966) - V27: N6 (Feb 1995).
Mahatma 1895-03-10 1906-02-10 George H. Little Vol 1-9
Marlophile 1996-01-01 1997-01-01 Jon Racherbaumer #1 (1996)
  1. 2 (1997)

Jon Racherbaumer

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: Journal For Card Magicians 2001-05-10 2002-05-10 Aaron Smith Tulsa, OK. Bi-monthly. total of 5 issues?

Magic Depot

MO (Modus Operandi) 1993-03-01 1996-01-01 Jon Racherbaumer Number One (March - 1993)

Number Two (June, 1993) Number Three (Sept. 1993) Number Four (1994) Number Five (1994) Number Six (1995) Number Seven (1996) Number Eight (1996) Jon Racherbaumer

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
Olram File 1990-12-10 1993-01-10 Lee Freed (also Publisher) Executive Publisher: Edward Marlo Managing

Executive Editor: Jon Racherbaumer Published by The Cardician Press Volume 1 (1-12) December 1990 - June 1992 Number 13 (September-1992) Numbers 14-16 (1993) www.jonracherbaumer.com

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.
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

illusionata

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
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

Jack Lamonte

Enfield, England
Wizard (Selbit) 1905-09-10 1910-08-10 P. T. Selbit London

See Also

References

  • Magic Periodical Timeline
  • Jacky Kahan's Magic Books Index
  • Conjuring Arts' Magazine Holdings
  • A Bibliography of Conjuring Periodicals in English: 1791 - 1983 by Alfredson, J.B. & Daily, G.L., Jr. - the authors attempt herewith to list the English-language periodicals from 1791 through 1983 in the major collections existing today ISBN 0916638375
  • MAGIC MAGAZINES OF THE SECOND MILLENNIUM: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CONJURING PERIODICALS, AUGUST 1791 - 1 JANUARY 2000 by Father Stephen A. Fernandes; Hyannis, MA; 2000. - Preface by Dr. Edwin A. Dawes and Foreward by James B. Alfredson. 448 pages, Appendices of: editors, collector/historical publications, teenage/junior publications, IBM/SAM/Independent club publications, dealer and foreign country publications. This picks up where the Alfredson/Daily Bibliography left off. ISBN B0006S4RPU
  • List of Periodicals for sale at Bradbury Books
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