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Cabaret Stories

Total Issues: 8

One of the rarest "crime pulps", Cabaret Stories seems to have been an early attempt at a gangster pulp and is believed to have run for eight issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1928 – Mar-1929: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Nov-1928, Feb-1929)
Publishers:   B.L. McFadden, Inc., 1860 Broadway, New York, NY
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Cabinet des Fées

Total Issues: 3

Subtitled "A fairy tale journal", retelling old fairy tales and publishing new ones.

Issues & Index Sources:  2006 – 2010: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Prime Press
Editors:   Helen Pilinovsky and Erzebet Barthold-YellowBoy
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Total Issues: 6


Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1959 – Winter 1961
Editors:   Sture Sedolin


Total Issues: 21

Men's magazine; published Harlan Ellison's "A Prayer for One's Enemy" (Mar-1966) and "Sex Gang" (Mar-1969). Unsold issues were rebound and sold as Cad Banner Editions.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1965 – Sep-1970: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   CAD Publishing Co., 8060 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif., 90046
Editors:   Merrill Miller
Formats:   review
Prices:   $1.00
Pagecounts:   88pp
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Total Issues: 19

Substantially fiction with a small scattering of accessible poetry and a letters page.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – 2009
Publishers:   Jo Good, P.O. Box 1768, Rugby, CV21 4ZA
Editors:   Jo Good; Zoe King
Formats:   A5
Prices:   £15.50 for 4 issues
Pagecounts:   60pp

Café Irreal

Total Issues: 68 (to Nov-2018)

Online magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1999 – present
Editors:   Alice Whittenburg and G.S. Evans


Primarily a poetry magazine with an initial emphasis on "alternative medicine, personal growth and spiritual practice"; also published some fiction, including a reprinted story by Brian Stableford.

Issues & Index Sources:  1982? – ?
Editors:   Linda Chase & Oli Senior (1982 - 1987)

The Cairn

Total Issues: 49 (as at Mar-2018)

"In publishing the Cairn we look for writing that "Knows who it is and what it is about": short fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry with intelligence, insight and artful language"

Issues & Index Sources:  1970 – present
Publishers:   St Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinsburg, North Carolina
Frequency:   annual

The Calendar of Modern Letters

Published fiction by Isaac Babel, A.E. Coppard, William Gerhardi, D.H. Lawrence, William Plomer.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1925 – Feb-1926: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970
  Mar-1926 – Jul-1927, as Calendar: A Quarterly Review: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970


  Edgell Rickword & others


  monthly, then quarterly

Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 4

The Californian [1864]

The Californian was a San Francisco literary newspaper which featured poetry and condensed novels by Bret Harte and Mark Twain. Twain also contributed regular articles and occasional stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  28-May-1864 – 1-Feb-1868
Publishers:   P.J. Thomas, A.A. Stickney and John Collner
Editors:   Charles Henry Webb

The Californian [1880]

Total Issues: 36

Authors include Emma Frances Dawson, W.C. Morrow.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1880 – Dec-1882: Index to Periodical Literature

#superseded by The Overland Monthly


  Jan-1880 – Apr-1880: Frederick Somers
  May-1880 – Dec-1882: Anton Roman


  Jan-1880 – Apr-1880: Frederick Somers
  May-1880 – Dec-1882: Charles Henry Phelps


  standard (imitation Harper's)





The Californian [1891]

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1891 – Apr-1894: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Californian Publishing Co., San Francisco, CA
Editors:   Charles Frederick Holder

The Californian [1933]

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1933 – Summer 1938: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Los Angeles, CA
Editors:   Hyman Bradofsky

The Californian [1946]

Slick woman's magazine that published a story each issue including some early pseudonymous pieces by Ray Bradbury.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1946 – Fall 1952?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Californian, Inc., 210 W. Seventh St., Los Angeles, CA
Editors:   J.R. Osherenko


An African and African-American literary journal, publishes original works by and critical studies of black writers worldwide. This journal offers a rich mixture of fictions, poetry, plays, critical essays, cultural studies, interviews, and visual arts. Circulation 1,400.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1976 – present
Publishers:   John Hopkins University Press (but produced by University of Virginia, Baton Rouge); Department of English, 322 Bryan Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (in 2000 - 2002)
Editors:   Charles H. Rowell (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   quarto
Pagecounts:   256pp
Frequency:   quarterly (though sometimes thrice yearly)
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1949: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Decor Contemporary Art and Design, 46 Broadmead, Bristol 1
Formats:   digest
Prices:   6d
Pagecounts:   32pp

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