|Vintage Pulp||Feb 10 2010|
Reaching the end of a long story.
Short Stories was one of the most successful and longest-running pulp magazines ever published, appearing on the tenth and twenty-fifth of every month from 1890 to 1949, at which point it became a monthly. In 1918 it adopted a distinctive red sun motif, and kept this visual identifier—with rare deviations—until the magazine was redesigned in the late 1950s in an effort to attract a wider readership. But the pulp market was dying and change failed to save Short Stories. After more than 1,100 issues it closed it doors in August, 1959. The issue above was published today in 1947, and you can see our previous post on this subject here.