Mystery Magazines, Ezines And Periodicals

mystery magazine Feb 1934There is just something about reading magazines (for its mystery magazines especially) that appeals to most of us. Flipping through the pages, discovering new authors, new short stories, reading reviews and blurbs make for a fun way to pass the time – and when they’re on subjects close to the heart, they take on a new meaning altogether, at least for me.

This list was long overdue. I keep lots of crime/mystery/noir/pulp magazine website addresses in my bookmarks, however having everything neatly in one place is so much easier to get access to all that information in one go.

Most of the magazines listed below are on crime, mystery, romantic suspense and related sub-genres, however you will find a few noteworthy magazines with a broader literature scope as well.

Of course magazines constantly go out of business, while new ones appear on a regular basis, so while I will try to keep the list up to date, it will not include everything at all times, as that is simply impossible. However it will include some of the most important, most popular ones, along with a few more obscure ones that I hope will become new favorite finds for many mystery book and magazine lovers.

If you know a good magazine which is not mention on this page, let us know in the Comments section and I will add it to the list.

The magazines are listed in alphabetical order.


Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine – original short stories at 10x a year with 2 double issues – subscription based

Apocrypha Abstractions – non-profit digital Literary journal publishing short fiction

AudioFile Magazine – includes a regular column for mystery audiobooks – monthly issues

All Due Respect – online magazine and publisher of down and dirty literature


Beat To A Pulp – pulp fiction ezine, publishing stories regularly

The Big Click – online magazine of crime fiction with bimonthly publications

Black Mask Magazine – premier pulp magazine

Black Petals & Yellow Mama – Sci-fi/horror magazine

Blood & Tacos – quarterly online magazine of pulp fiction

The Blood Letter – non-profit literary/educational organization in Portland, Oregon which promotes educational study in all things mystery fiction

The Bottle Street Gazette – offline publication, in its 3rd series now

Sister Fidelma Society – magazine dedicated to Sister Fidelma, a religious heroine of novels from the 17th Century in Island


CADS (Crime and Detective Stories) – offline magazine, not free

CLUES: A Journal of Detection – print only subscription based, publishes twice a year

Crime Cafe – podcast video blog by author Debbie Mack with interviews of various authors

Crime Factory – Australian online ezine for crime mystery, and a publishing house

Crime Spree – bimonthly crime fiction magazine

Crime Time – UK based online crime fiction magazine (can buy hard copies from the site)

The Crime Vault Live – crime mystery podcast with Michael Carson and Mark Billingham and Harry Holgate

Crimewave – UK based magazine, subscription based, with some free stories on the site


DAST – Swedish crime fiction magazine

Deadly Pleasures – America’s premier fan oriented mystery magazine – 4x a year, subscription based

Dorothy L. Sayers Society Bulletin – publication available to members


Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine – From the same people who publish the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

The Epistle – website and magazine dedicated to Simon Templar (awesome domain name, btw)


Fingerprints – online journal of flash crime non-fiction

Flashes In The Dark – magazine with horror stories

Foglio Giallo – Italian magazine for crime fiction

Futures Anthology Magazine – quarterly crime fiction online magazine


Gemini Magazine – online magazine on all things fiction and poetry

Grift Magazine – 3x yearly magazine of crime fiction, reviews, interviews and more

Gothic Journal – magazine for romantic suspense, gothic and paranormal mysteries


Hardboiled – crime and noir fiction magazine, subscription based

Hayakawa’s Mystery Magazine – Japanese monthly magazine


Il Gato Nero – Italian fanbased mystery magazine

Inkspill – free online UK magazine ‘for literary creatives’


James Bond Magazine – UK magazine dedicated to…James Bond, subscription based

Journal Of Criminal Justice And Popular Culture – research on the intersection of crime, criminal justice, and popular culture


Kiss Of Death –  Newsletter of the Romance Writers of America Mystery & Suspense Chapter


The Legendary – fiction, poetry, literary news

Literary Orphans – online magazine with short fiction


Mason’s Road – online literary journal sponsored by Fairfiled University’s MFA in creative writing

Mixer – showcases mostly noir fiction, but not only

Mysterical-E – online free ezine on pulp fiction

Mystery File – crime fiction research journal

Mystery News – online crime fiction magazine (cannot longer subscribe)

Mystery Readers Journal – quarterly subscription based online magazine

Mystery Scene – online subscription based magazine

Mystery Weekly – paid monthly online publication also available on Amazon, Google Play and the App Store


The New Flesh – flash fiction online and print versions

Noir Nation – print and ebook journal regarding all things international noir crime fiction


Out Of The Gutter Online – pulp fiction magazine, book and movie reviews


PI Magazine – Bimonthly subscription based trade magazine for investigator (non-fiction magazine)

Paperback Parade – Magazine on vintage and collectable paperback, subscription based

Plan-B Magazine – publishes crime and mystery stories, biweekly

Pulp Metal Magazine – pulp/noir fiction magazine

Pure Slush – monthly flash fiction and non-fiction magazine, online and in print

Prose’n Cons Mystery Magazine – quarterly subscription based magazine for mystery, crime, suspense


Ruumiin kulttuuri – Finnish quarterly magazine


Seven – annual review focusing on seven Christian authors

Shot Gun Honey – short crime fiction online

Shots – online crime and thriller ezine from the UK

Spinetingler Magazine – crime fiction online, reviews

Strand magazine – quarterly magazine, subscription based

Suspense magazine – Monthly subscription based magazine. Has also free editions on site


ThugLit – 6x yearly short fiction magazine can buy each edition at Amazon


The West Online – magazine dedicated to the Old West, fiction, artwork, book reviews

The Whispered Watchword – magazine by the Society of Phantom Friends, publishing 10x per year


  1. Hi,

    There is also Mystery Weekly Magazine ( which publishes monthly and is available on Amazon in print and digital, as well as through the App stores, Magzter and via subscription.


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