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Champion Detective Series

Total Issues: 30

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1880s: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   57 Rose Street, J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, New York
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   125-250
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Champion for Men

Total Issues: 9

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1959 – Feb-1960
Publishers:   Stanley Publications
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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The Champion Journal for Boys

Total Issues: 147

Issues & Index Sources

  8-Sep-1877 – 24-Jul-1880

#merges with The Boys' World


  Ritchie & Co.
  Useful Literature Society


  large tabloid (folio)







The Champion Library [1881]

Total Issues: 56

Dime novel series containing primarily frontier and western, comic and travel and exploration stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  8-Oct-1881 – 21-Oct-1882
Publishers:   Champion Publishing Co.
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Champion Library [1885]

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  1885
Publishers:   Charles Fox
Frequency:   monthly

Champion Library [1929]

Total Issues: 274

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1929 – Jun-1940
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Pagecounts:   68pp
Frequency:   2 per month)
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Champion Novels

Total Issues: 40

Issues & Index Sources:  1871 – 1877: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Robert M. DeWitt, 33 Rose Street, New York
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Champion Series

Total Issues: 10

The earliest recognisable 'library' series traced. "The stories were like the stories for boys at that time, very bloodthirsty." (W.O.G. Lofts)

Issues & Index Sources:  1880
Publishers:    (none given)
Prices:   3d

Champion Sports

Total Issues: 13

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1937 – May-1939: Sports Fiction Index
Publishers:   Periodical House, Inc. (Ace Magazines)
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   bimonthly (with 1 gap)
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Sports in the Pulp Magazines
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Chance International

A men's monthly magazine, modelled on Playboy and Penthouse that published articles and short stories from new authors of note.

Issues & Index Sources:  1966? – 1971
Publishers:   Gareth Powell

Chaney's Union Novels

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1866
Publishers:   Chaney & Williams
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography



Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Nova Press, c/o LASFS, 637 S. Bixel, Los Angeles, CA

Chaos Theory: Tales Askew

Online magazine with occasional podcasts of additional stories. Podcasts began May 2005 and continued to June 2009.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring/Summer 2002 – Winter 2009
Editors:   A.A. Roberts

The Chap-Book

Attracted contributions from Henry James, Max Beerbohm, W.E. Henley, H.G. Wells, and set the tone for US little magazines.

Merged into The Dial.

Issues & Index Sources:  15-May-1894 – 1-Jul-1898: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970 (FicMags: sample issues only)
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Publishers:   Stone & Kimball, Chicago
Editors:   Herbert Stuart Stone
Formats:   slim digest
Prices:   5c
Frequency:   semi-monthly


Noted as Scotland's leading literary magazine; mostly non-fiction but does publish a short story or two.

Issues & Index Sources:  1970 – present: Index to Commonwealth Little Magazines (1974 - 1992 only)
Publishers:   Joy M. Hendry, Edinburgh
Editors:   Joy M. Hendry
Frequency:   quarterly

Chapman's Magazine

Total Issues: 42+50=92

An all-fiction magazine. Authors include Bret Harte, Violet Hunt ("The Story of a Ghost" Xmas 95), Arthur Machen ("The Red Hand" Xmas 95), Frank R. Stockton, Eden Phillpotts, F. Frankfort Moore, Ernest Bramah (the "Kai Lung" series), R. Andom, etc.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1895 – Oct-1898: FictionMags Index (Missing: Jan-1898; Feb-1898; Mar-1898; Apr-1898)
  Nov-1898 – Dec-1902, as Crampton's Magazine: FictionMags Index (Missing: all after Apr-1899)


  May-1895 – Oct-1898: Chapman & Hall, London
  Nov-1898 – Sep-1900: New Century Press, London
  Dec-1901 – Dec-1902: Anthony Treherne


  May-1895 – Sep-1900?: Oswald Crawfurd
  Oct-1900 – Nov-1901: George H. Perris
  Dec-1901 – Dec-1902: Harold Tremayne


  standard, unillustrated, on quality coated stock


  May-1895 – Oct-1898: 112pp (Xmas issue 148pp)
  Nov-1898 – Dec-1902: 92pp - 120pp



Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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