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Choice Stories

Country: UK
Total Issues: 21

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1903 – Mar-1905
Frequency:   monthly

The Choice Story Magazine

Country: UK
Total Issues: 171

Issues & Index Sources:  1923 – 1926: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Family Herald Press
Formats:   Pocket-Size (4.75in x 7.25in)
Prices:   2d (in 1924)
Pagecounts:   48pp (in 1924)
Frequency:   weekly

The Christian Century

Country: US

Christian magazine which is considered the flagship magazine of US mainline Protestantism and contains reports on religious news, comments on theological, moral, and cultural issues, reviews of books, movies, and music, and the occasional piece of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  1884 – 1900, as The Christian Oracle
  1900 – present, as The Christian Century: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)



  Christian Century Foundation


  David Heim (in 2018)

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Christian Herald

Country: UK

"Christian serial stories with plenty of movement, 50,000 - 80,000 words... also short stories, 1700 words". Christmas annuals c. 1963 were called "The Holly Bough" and a monthly supplement called The Victoria Penny Stories was published on the first of every month in the early 1900s (at least).

Initially titled The Signs of Our Times.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1874 – 28-Jan-2006: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   4 Western Esplanade, Portslade, Sussex
Frequency:   weekly
Online Sources:   Hathi Trust (could be US issues)

Christian Herald (US)

Country: US

US edition of Christian Herald.

Issues & Index Sources:  1878 – 1992
Publishers:   290-298 Bible House, New York City
Frequency:   weekly
Mentioned in:   The Best British Stories of 1922
Online Sources:   Hathi Trust (could be UK issues)

The Christian Leader

Country: UK

Religious periodical that occasionally publishing "uplifting" fiction for children.

Merged with Universalist to form The Universalist Leader.

Issues & Index Sources

  1869 – Nov-1897
  4-Dec-1897 – 26-Dec-1925, as The Universalist Leader: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  2-Jan-1926 – Dec-1952, as The Christian Leader
  Jan-1953 – Apr-1961, as The Universalist Leader


  Universalist Publishing House


  1869 – Jun-1948: weekly
  Jul-1948 – 1961: monthly

Online Sources

  Hathi Trust
  Hathi Trust

Christian Novels

Country: UK

"Fiction with plenty of incident and action, of about 21,000 words... No sex questions or controversial matter".

Issues & Index Sources

  1905 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Wm. Stevens Ltd, 1 Crane Court, Fleet St., London EC4


  mid 1930s: Agnes L. Carruthers
  late 1940s: G.W. James
  in 1962: L. Palk


  2½d (in 1954)


  28pp (in 1954)



The Christian Oracle

see under The Christian Century

The Christian Spectator

see under The Yale Review

Christmas Cracker

Country: UK

Story-paper published by the Co-Operative Wholesale Society.

Issues & Index Sources:  1928? – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Co-Operative Wholesale Society
Formats:   9" x 12"
Prices:   3d
Pagecounts:   48pp

Christopher Street

Country: US
Total Issues: 232

Magazine of gay interest.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1976 – Nov/Dec-1995: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   That New Magazine Inc., P.O. Box 1475, Church Street Station, New York, NY 10008
Editors:   Charles L. Ortleb; Tom Steele
Frequency:   monthly


see under Science Fiction Chronicle

The Chronicler of Cross Plains

Country: US
Total Issues: 2


Issues & Index Sources

  Fall 1978: Science Fiction Index
  Fall 2006: Science Fiction Index
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Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Rockford Institute
Editors:   Thomas Fleming
Formats:   slick bedsheet

Chronicles of the Cthulhu Codex

Country: US
Total Issues: 17


Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1985 – #5, 1989: Science Fiction Index
  #6, 1996 – #16, 1999, as Cthulhu Codex: Science Fiction Index
  #17, 2000, as Chronicles of the Cthulhu Codex: Science Fiction Index
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Chrysalis Review

Country: US
Total Issues: 2?

Avant garde literary magazine that later morphed into Genesis West.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1961 – Spring 1962?: FictionMags Index
Editors:   Gordon Lish

Chummy Books

Country: UK
Total Issues: 8

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Valentine
Formats:   pocket library
Pagecounts:   100pp


Country: UK
Total Issues: 2101

Also issued in monthly parts (25th of month); "From November 1920, the monthly part can be reckoned to be a separate publication. It had all the reading matter of the weeklies, but the covers were left out - mostly advert and cover illustrations - and this left anything up to 20 pages to be filled in the monthlies. These were filled by short stories, articles and even serials, which never appeared in the weeklies at all. The Annual was, of course, made up from the monthlies as usual." (Harry Stables).

For a period from 24-Mar-1923 included an 8pp supplement entitled Comrade. "Authors include D.H. Parry, Robert Louis Stevenson, G.A. Henty, Samuel Walkey, G. Manville Fenn, Harry Collingwood, P.G. Wodehouse ("The Luck Stone, 1908 - 1909), Hylton Cleaver, George E. Rochester. It even reprinted SF from Gernsback's magazines." (Mike Ashley).

Chums is still one of the most highly collected of boys' papers due to its distinctive and very attractive illustrated red covers; the complete set runs to 48 volumes. The Annuals (certainly under the Amalgamated Press) were doubly dated (e.g. 1934/35); this included issues from August 1933 to July 1934 and was issued in September 1934 for sale through the Christmas period and into 1935. The 1935/36 Annual was the first to be especially compiled by the editor.

Incorporates: New Boys' World from 6-Apr-1907 Serials indexed in "Through the Years with Chums" by Brian Doyle (Collector's Digest Annual, 1961).

Issues & Index Sources

  12-Sep-1892 – 1941: Story Paper Index (incomplete)

#merges with The Modern Boy


  1892 – Jan-1927: Cassell
  Feb-1927 – 1941: Amalgamated Press


  1892 – 1893: Max Pemberton
  1893 – 1907?: Ernest Foster
  c. 1902 – 1909: Newman Flower [probably Editor-in-Chief]
  1907 – 1915: Ernest H. Robinson
  1915 – 1918: F. Knowles Campling
  1918 – 1920: A. Donnelly Aitken
  1920 – 1924: Clarence Winchester
  1924 – 1927: Arthur L. Hayward
  1926 – 1932: Draycot M. Dell
  1939 – 1940: W.B. Home-Gall
  c. 1910: Reeves Shaw [Assistant Editors]
  c. 1925: Walter Flower [Assistant Editors]




  c. 1892: 1d
  c. 1934: 1/-




  12-Sep-1892 – 2-Jul-1932: weekly
  Aug-1932 – Jul-1934: monthly
  1935 – 1941: annual

Mentioned in:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Church Missionary Juvenile Instructor

Country: UK
Total Issues: 144+312=456

Religious paper.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1843 – Dec-1864
  Jan-1865 – Dec-1890

#becomes Children's World and Church Missionary


  Church Missionary Society







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