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The Cairn

Total Issues: 49 (as at Mar-2018)

"In publishing the Cairn we look for writing that "Knows who it is and what it is about": short fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry with intelligence, insight and artful language"

Issues & Index Sources:  1970 – present
Publishers:   St Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinsburg, North Carolina
Frequency:   annual

The Calendar of Modern Letters

Published fiction by Isaac Babel, A.E. Coppard, William Gerhardi, D.H. Lawrence, William Plomer.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1925 – Feb-1926: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970
  Mar-1926 – Jul-1927, as Calendar: A Quarterly Review: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970


  Edgell Rickword & others


  monthly, then quarterly

Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 4

The Californian [1864]

The Californian was a San Francisco literary newspaper which featured poetry and condensed novels by Bret Harte and Mark Twain. Twain also contributed regular articles and occasional stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  28-May-1864 – 1-Feb-1868
Publishers:   P.J. Thomas, A.A. Stickney and John Collner
Editors:   Charles Henry Webb

The Californian [1880]

Total Issues: 36

Authors include Emma Frances Dawson, W.C. Morrow.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1880 – Dec-1882: Index to Periodical Literature

#superseded by The Overland Monthly


  Jan-1880 – Apr-1880: Frederick Somers
  May-1880 – Dec-1882: Anton Roman


  Jan-1880 – Apr-1880: Frederick Somers
  May-1880 – Dec-1882: Charles Henry Phelps


  standard (imitation Harper's)





The Californian [1891]

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1891 – Apr-1894: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Californian Publishing Co., San Francisco, CA
Editors:   Charles Frederick Holder

The Californian [1933]

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1933 – Summer 1938: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Los Angeles, CA
Editors:   Hyman Bradofsky

The Californian [1946]

Slick woman's magazine that published a story each issue including some early pseudonymous pieces by Ray Bradbury.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1946 – Fall 1952?
Publishers:   The Californian, Inc., 210 W. Seventh St., Los Angeles, CA
Editors:   J.R. Osherenko


An African and African-American literary journal, publishes original works by and critical studies of black writers worldwide. This journal offers a rich mixture of fictions, poetry, plays, critical essays, cultural studies, interviews, and visual arts. Circulation 1,400.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1976 – present
Publishers:   John Hopkins University Press (but produced by University of Virginia, Baton Rouge); Department of English, 322 Bryan Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (in 2000 - 2002)
Editors:   Charles H. Rowell (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   quarto
Pagecounts:   256pp
Frequency:   quarterly (though sometimes thrice yearly)
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1949: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Decor Contemporary Art and Design, 46 Broadmead, Bristol 1
Formats:   digest
Prices:   6d
Pagecounts:   32pp

Calling All Boys

Total Issues: 17+7=24

General magazine for teenage boys. Published some fiction in each issue, including pieces by Theodore Sturgeon.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1946 – May-1948: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Jul-1948 – Sep-1949, as Tex Granger

Calling All Girls

Total Issues: 89+18+13+111+=?

General magazine for teenage girls, subtitled "The Complete Magazine for Teens, Debs & Co-eds" for part of its life. Published half a dozen stories in each issue, including pieces by Robert Heinlein.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1941 – Sep-1949: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Oct-1949 – Mar-1951, as Senior Prom: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Spring 1953 – Sep-1955, as Polly Pigtails' Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Oct-1955 – Oct-1966, as Calling All Girls
  Nov-1966 – Jan/Feb-1986, as Young Miss
  Mar-1986 – Dec-2004/Jan-2005, as YM Magazine


  1941 – 1949: Calling All Girls, Inc., a subsidiary of Parents' Magazine, New York
  1949 – 1951: Teen Institute, Inc., a subsidiary of Parents' Magazine, New York
  1953 – 1962: "21" Publishing Corporation, a subsidiary of Parents' Magazine, Concord, NH
  1962 – 1968: The Better Reading Foundation, New York
  1968 – 1979: Parents' Magazine Press, Bergenfeld, NJ
  1979 – ?: Parents' Magazine Enterprises, Inc., a subsidiary of Gruner & Jahr, U.S.A., Bergenfeld, NJ


  1941 – 1947: Frances Ullmann
  1947 – 1951: Claire Glass
  1953 – 1963: Betty Sears
  1963 – 1979: Rubie Saunders
  1979 – 1980: Lois Cantwell
  1980 – 1981: Suzanne Kennedy Flynn
  1981: Faith Garrett Vosbrinck
  1981 – ?: Phyllis Schneider


  1941 – 1951: slick
  1953 – 1981: digest
  1981 – present: slick


  in 1947: 15c
  in 1949: 20c


  in 1947: 82pp
  in 1949: 102pp


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Newsletter of the Writers' SIG of American Mensa

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Donna Bocian Currie
Formats:   quarto

Call of the Moose

see under Moose Magazine

Calumet Series

Total Issues: 383

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1890s
Publishers:   Homewood
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Calumet Series

Total Issues: 56

Issues & Index Sources:  1-Jul-1891 – 1905: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   George Munro's Sons, 17 to 27 Vandewater St., New York
Formats:   7 1/2 x 5"; later editions 7 1/4 x 5"
Prices:   50c; later issues and editions, 25c
Pagecounts:   200pp
Frequency:   monthly; later issues quarterly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 53 (to Aug-2000)

A highly regarded journal of art and literature by women. Circulation 5,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1976 – present
Publishers:   Calyx, P.O. Box B, Corvalis, OR 97399-0539 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   editorial collective
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   twice yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
Email Address:


Total Issues: 14


Issues & Index Sources:  1953? – Jun-1964
Editors:   Alan Dodd

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