Pulp magazines are available to view in the BPCL, but be aware of our policies for use.
Publication of pulp magazines began in the 1890s and continued for about 60 years. These popular pieces of fiction were made of wood pulp paper with untrimmed edges and were about 7" X 10" in size. Additionally, they had richly illustrated color covers and covered such topics as: adventure stories, detective stories, westerns, romance, sports, and science fiction. They launched the careers of Dashiell Hammett, H.P. Lovecraft, and Isaac Asimov.
This is a selective list of bibliographies, checklists, histories, and critical sources for information about popular fiction in pulp magazines.
Completed by Dana Sergent, September 1989. Editorial assistance provided by Holly Roddy, Kelly Roddy, Teresa McComber, and Brenda McCallum. Revised and updated by Jenny Piasecki, October 2002, and Regeena Morgan, April 2003. Further revisions by Stefanie Hunker, June 2007 and January 2014.