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Collier's Weekly

Noted for its popular fiction and high payment rates; secured first publication rights to many of Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" stories, and serialized Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw" (1898); in later years published many "Fu Manchu" serials by Sax Rohmer; other writers included Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Jack Finney; started life as Once-a-Week (1888 - 1898).

Issues & Index Sources

  24-Apr-1888 – 1889, as Collier's Once a Week
  1889 – 1895, as Once a Week, An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper
  1895 – 28-Jan-1904, as Collier's Weekly, An Illustrated Journal: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  4-Feb-1905 – 1949, as Collier's, The National Weekly: FictionMags Index (incomplete)
  1949 – 4-Jan-1957, as Collier's: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  26-Jun-2011 – present, as Collier's


  1888 – 1919: P. F. Collier & Son
  1919 – 1957: Crowell-Collier
  26-Jun-2011 – present: American Brands, 1235 Westlakes Drive, Suite 320, Berwyn, PA 19312



  1888 – 1903: Peter Fenelon Collier
  1903 – 1912: Norman Hapgood
  1914 – 1917: Mark Sullivan
  1917 – 1919: Peter Finley Dunne
  1925 – 1943: William Ludlow Chenery
  1944 – 1946: Henry La Cossitt
  1946: Walter Davenport
  1949 – 1952: Louis Ruppel
  1955 – 1957: Kenneth McArdle
  1957: Edward Anthony
  26-Jun-2011 – present: John T. Elduff


  became a big slick by the 1900s


  weekly; fortnightly from Aug-1953

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Collins' for Boys and Girls

"This has been described as "the last of the British high-quality children's periodicals" (Humphrey Carpenter & Mari Prichard, Oxford Companion to Children's Literature). Before its demise it became a 'teenage' magazine." (Mike Ashley)

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1948 – Mar-1950: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Apr-1950 – Mar-1953, as Collins' Magazine: FictionMags Index (incomplete)
  Apr-1953 – Dec-1954, as Collins Young Elizabethan: FictionMags Index (incomplete)
  Jan-1955 – Apr-1958, as Young Elizabethan: FictionMags Index (incomplete)
  May-1958 – Jun-1973, as Elizabethan


  Collins; Periodical Publications; Brontpress Ltd


  Pamela Whitlock
  Kaye Webb
  c. 1966 – 1971: Lewis Sheringham


  smaller format from Vol.11 No.1 (Jan 1958)


  c. 1966: 2s.
  c. 1971: 15p


  72pp; 44pp



Collins Magazine

see under Collins' for Boys and Girls

Collins Young Elizabethan

see under Collins' for Boys and Girls

The Colonel

Man's magazine with pin-ups, cartoons, features and fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Norman Book Co.
Related Sites:

Colonial Monthly

see under Australian Monthly Magazine

Colonies Science Fiction Magazine

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 2000: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #1)
Publishers:   John Dunne, 14 Honor Avenue, Goldthorn park, Wolverhampton, WV4 5HH
Editors:   John Dunne
Formats:   A5
Prices:   £3.00
Pagecounts:   60pp
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Featured occasional fiction by Lord Dunsany.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1950 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Derek Tatham & Co., Oxford St., London
Editors:   Peter Tatham
Formats:   small digest
Prices:   1/-
Frequency:   monthly

Colorado Quarterly

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1952 – Winter 1980
Publishers:   University of Colorado, Boulder
Frequency:   quarterly

Colorado Review

Has published fiction, poetry and essays by Marilyn Hacker, Stanley Elkin, Barbara Guest, Stephen Berg, Raboer Hass, W.S. Merwin, James Tate, Alberto Rios etc. Circulation 1,300.

Note: not to be confused with the Colorado State Review (Winter 1966- ?) which included work by Joyce Carol Oates.

Issues & Index Sources

  Winter 1956/1957 – ?
  Spring 1974 – present


  Colorado State University, Dept. of English, Fort Collins, CO 80523 (in 1998 - 2002)



  1st series, John Lewis & Jay Pell; 2nd series, David Milofsky (in 1998 - 2002)






  twice yearly


  O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

The Colored American Magazine

"An illustrated monthly devoted to Literature, Science, Music, Art, Religion, Facts, Fiction and Traditions of the Negro Race". Often featured fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1900 – Nov-1909
Publishers:   The Colored Co-operative Publishing Company, 232 West Canton Street, Boston, Mass
Editors:   Walter W. Wallace
Prices:   15c
Frequency:   monthly

The Colored Lens

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Autumn 2011 – present
Editors:   Dawn Lloyd


Total Issues: 116+11+42=169

Each issue is highly illustrated and contains fiction, poetry, and non-fiction (often art news and criticism, etc.)

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1914 – Sep/Oct-1924: FictionMags Index
  Jan-1925 – Jan-1927: FictionMags Index
  Nov-1928 – May-1932: FictionMags Index


  1914 – 1924: William Dawson, London
  1925 – 1927: Suttley & Silverlock
  1928 – 1932: New Colour


  A. Wilson Barrett (in early 1920s)


  full slick






  The Age of the Storytellers

Colportage Library

Total Issues: 91

Issues & Index Sources:  1893 – 1900
Publishers:   Bible Institute
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Colt Western Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Feature Productions Ltd., Box 5065, Wellington, New Zealand
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A Catholic periodical which published 1 or 2 stories per issue and sometimes a serial.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1921 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Knights of Columbus, New Haven, CT
Editors:   John B. Donahue (in 1940)
Formats:   small tabloid
Frequency:   monthly

Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art

Total Issues: 50 (as at Aug-2015)

Has published Aimee Bender, Madison Smartt Bell, Neil Gaiman, Jeannette Winters. Circulation 2,200. Possibly originally called "Columbia: A Journal of Poetry and Prose".

Issues & Index Sources:  1978 – present
Publishers:   New York School of Arts, 404 Dodge Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027-6902 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   rotating editorship
Email Address:
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   220pp
Frequency:   annual at outset; now twice yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Columbia Library

Total Issues: 44

Issues & Index Sources:  1898 – 1903: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Columbian Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine

Known for its beautiful coloured fashion plates; authors include Poe, J.K. Paulding, C.F. Hoffman, and many women contributors

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1844 – Feb-1849
Publishers:   Israel Post to 1846; then Orsonby & Hackett
Editors:   John Inman to Apr-1848; Stephen Chester to Dec-1848; then Darius Mead
Frequency:   monthly

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