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The Columbian

Country: US

Home economics magazine, subtitled "Household Monthly", that published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1893 – 1907: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   L.N. Cushman, 291 Congress Street, Boston
Editors:   L.N. Cushman

Columbian Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine

Country: US

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

The Columbian Magazine [1786]

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  1786 – 1792
Frequency:   monthly

The Columbian Magazine [1909]

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1909 – Sep-1911: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Editors:   P.M. Raymond
Formats:   6.75" x 9.75"
Prices:   15c
Frequency:   monthly

Columbian Monthly

see under New America

The Columbia Review

Country: US

Most pieces in the Review are works of poetry, prose, and artwork by Columbia students, but they have included works from as far afield as Ireland and Malaysia. They claim to publish any worthy creative work, and strive to feature a true diversity of viewpoints within the magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1919 – present
Publishers:   Columbia University, New York
Frequency:   annual (in 2002)

Columbia Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 31

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1897 – Sep-1899: Dime Novel Bibliography (incomplete)
Publishers:   R.F. Fenno
Formats:   7 1/2 x 5 1/4"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   150-200
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Combat [1956]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 12

Billed as "Britain's Top Action Magazine", with the stories labelled as "True War Stories".

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1956 – Oct-1957: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Dalrow Publishing Company, Dalrow House, Church Bank, Bolton, Lancashire
Editors:   Leslie Syddall
Formats:   large digest
Prices:   2/-
Pagecounts:   112pp
Frequency:   monthly
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Combat [1959]

Country: US
Total Issues: 2?

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1959 – Apr-1959
Publishers:   Banner Magazines, Inc.

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Combat Library

Country: UK
Total Issues: 86 (at least)

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1959 – Sep-1962 (?)
Publishers:   G.M. Smith; Micron
Formats:   pocket library
Frequency:   2 per month

The Comet [1936] (Australia)

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 18

Published a number of SF adventure stories, often with Australian settings.

Issues & Index Sources:  9-Apr-1936 – 6-Aug-1936
Frequency:   weekly
Mentioned in:   Notes on Australian Science Fiction

Comet [1940] (US prozine)

Country: US
Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1940 – Jul-1941: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   H-K Publications, Springfield, MA.
Editors:   F. Orlin Tremaine
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   20c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   monthly, then bimonthly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps

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The Comet [1940] (US fanzine)

Country: US

Fanzine, with at least one fiction piece per issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1940: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Starlight Publications, Martinez, California
Editors:   Tom Wright
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   20pp


Country: US

A fairly typical depression family newsprint magazine aimed at farmers, which carried 3 stories and 1 serial along with articles and columns aimed at making ends meet on the farm.

Issues & Index Sources:  1888 – 1942: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   W.H. Gannett, Inc., Augusta, Maine
Pagecounts:   24pp

The Comic Library

see under The Boys' Comic Library

The Coming Age

Country: US

Subtitled "A Magazine of Constructive Thought", mainly contained articles on theosophy, psychical research and such-like, but did publish the occasional piece of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1899 – Aug-1900
Publishers:   The Coming Age Co., Copley Square, Boston
Editors:   B.O. Flower & Mrs. C.K. Reifsnider
Frequency:   monthly


Country: US

Jewish-interest political and literary journal.

Issues & Index Sources

  1945 – present: FictionMags Index (incomplete)

Email Address:


  165 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022 (in 1998 - 2002)


  1960 – ?: Norman Podhoretz
  in 1998 – 2002: Neal Kozodoy



Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Common Ground

Country: US

Common Ground was a pioneer in exploring the racial polarization of American society. Such black authors as Langston Hughes and George S. Schuyler appeared regularly in its columns, as did such important liberal thinkers as Carey McWilliams, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Arnold M. Rose, Van Wyck Brooks, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Issues & Index Sources:  1940 – 1949
Publishers:   Common Council for American Unity, New York
Editors:   M. Margaret Anderson

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