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College Life

"Full of Snappy, Peppy and Breezy stories, cartoons and jokes".

Issues & Index Sources:  1926? – 1940?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Collegian Press, NYC
Editors:   Ned L. Pines
Prices:   25c (in 1928)
Pagecounts:   100pp (in 1928)
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College Sports

Total Issues: 2?

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1942 – Mar-1942?: Sports Fiction Index
Publishers:   Adam Publishing Co., Toronto
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College Stories [1920s]

Total Issues: 11

Issues & Index Sources:  1926 – Mar-1928: General Fiction Index (incomplete)
Publishers:   College Stories Pub. Co., New York
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College Stories [1930s]

see under Sea Stories

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: Story Paper Index (sample issues only)
  Apr-1950 – Mar-1953, as Collins' Magazine: Story Paper Index (incomplete)
  Apr-1953 – Dec-1954, as Collins Young Elizabethan: Story Paper Index (incomplete)
  Jan-1955 – Apr-1958, as Young Elizabethan: Story Paper 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.
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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

Sources:   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

Total Issues: 28 (to Summer 2018)

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Autumn 2011 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Summer 2018)
Publishers:   Light Spring
Editors:   Dawn Lloyd & Daniel Scott
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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





Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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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

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