Publishing History

One of the last long-term independent literary magazines in America - operating for 25 consecutive years without Federal, state, or local government grant funding, and without university affiliation - Sensations Magazine is a rare three-consecutive-year winner in the national American Literary Magazine Awards (1994-1996).  All of its issues have achieved "sold out" status, without bookstore returns or "remaindering." 

Here is a quick summary of our publication history:

  • Between December 1987 and April 2012, Sensations Magazine published 50 issues and five thematic supplements.  The Six Centuries Club has published Sensations Magazine between Issue 41, Spring/Summer 2007, and Issue 50, 2012.
  • Sensations Magazine published Final Issue 50, "Titanic," on Sunday April 15, 2012.
  • Sensations Magazine plans to publish a 25-year Sensations Magazine Index by December 31, 2013.
  • Snake Hill Press, the book division (1994-2006), has released six poetry collections penned by Publisher David Messineo.
  • "Freedom of the" Press is the book/chapbook division for poetry collections penned by Publisher David Messineo.  The first chapbook to be published under "Freedom of the" Press will be The Search for the Sapphire Robe, coming August 25, 2012.
  • The Six Centuries Club published three color 8-1/2 x 11 programs between September 2007 and December 2011, featuring microfilm research of local history, which together form "The Lafayette Township Heritage Research Series." 
  • The Six Centuries Club also published a Silver Anniversary Issue Alternative Motifs, a literary magazine of Fordham University that was the predecessor to Sensations Magazine

All of Mr. Messineo's publications - eight issues of Alternative Motifs, all 50 issues of Sensations Magazine, all 5 Sensations Magazine thematic supplements, the three color programs that form "The Lafayette Township Heritage Research Series," and all eight poetry books by Mr. Messineo - were all accepted for inclusion in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. in 2009, and will be archived, permanently preserved, and available for reading for future generations.