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Total Issues: 1

One-shot fanzine including poetry from John Brunner, John Sladek & L. Sprague de Camp.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1977: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   University of Maryland SF Society
Editors:   Joe Lerner
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Certified Detective Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   William H. Wise & Co., 50 W. 47th St., New York, NY
Frequency:   monthly


Total Issues: 2

Semi-professional magazine. Shayol, from the same editors, was a replacement for this title.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1976 – Spring 1977: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Arnie Fenner
Editors:   Byron Roark #1; Arnie Fenner & Pat Cadigan #2
Formats:   slick
Prices:   $3.50
Pagecounts:   58pp-72pp
Frequency:   quarterly
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Chaffin Journal

A national literary magazine that is published once a year.

Issues & Index Sources:  1998 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Department of English, 467 Case Annex, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY 40475
Editors:   Robert W. Witt

Challenge for Men

Total Issues: 30

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1955 – Oct-1959
Publishers:   Almat
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Total Issues: 39 (as at Aug-2015)

Xeroxed fanzine, containing some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1993 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Guy H. Lillian, New Orleans, Louisiana
Editors:   Guy H. Lillian
Pagecounts:   94pp

Challenging Destiny

Total Issues: 17+8=25

A quarterly science fiction and fantasy magazine that's produced in Canada but showcases stories and illustrations from all over the world. Went online after #17.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1997 – Dec-2007: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Crystalline Sphere Publishing, 47 Bridgeport Rd E, Waterloo N2J 2J4, Ontario, Canada
Editors:   David M. Switzer & Robert P. Switzer
Formats:   octavo s/b
Prices:   C$7.50
Pagecounts:   128+
Frequency:   irregular
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

Total Issues: 4143

The first cheap popular middlebrow magazine, with emphasis on short tales and occasional serials. Circulation reached 50,000 by third issue and 80,000 soon after. Authors include Mayne Reid, Grant Allen, Walter Besant, Conan Doyle (his first, "Mystery of Sasassa Valley" 6-Sep-1879).

Issues & Index Sources

  4-Feb-1832 – 1854: Index to Periodical Literature (missing all before 1841)
  7-Jan-1854 – 27-Nov-1897, as Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts: Indexes to Fiction #17: Chamber's Journal
  4-Dec-1897 – Dec-1956, as Chambers's Journal: Indexes to Fiction #17: Chamber's Journal (IdxChmJ to 1910 only; FicMags sample issues only)
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  W. & R. Chambers, Edinburgh


  1832 – 1837: William Chambers
  1837 – 1842: Thomas Smibert
  1842 – 1844: William H. Willis
  1845 – 1858: Leitch Ritchie
  1858 – 1873: James Payn
  1873 – 1888: Robert Chambers, Jr.
  1888 – 1910: Charles E.S. Chambers


  initially 8-page unillustrated tabloid at 1d; became a standard-format magazine on quality book paper


  4-Feb-1832 – 28-Nov-1931: weekly
  Jan-1932 – Dec-1956: monthly


  British Literary Magazines Vol. 2, British Literary Magazines Vol. 3, The Age of the Storytellers

Chambers's London Journal

An opportunist paper capitalising on the success of Chambers's Edinburgh Journal. A miscellany of fiction and essays.

Issues & Index Sources:  5-Jun-1841 – 28-Oct-1843
Publishers:   William Strange
Editors:   Edward Litt Blanchard to 14-Jan-1843, then G.W.M. Reynolds
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

The Chameleon

Total Issues: 1

THE CHAMELEON is definitely a magazine, even though there was only one issue and that was limited to 100 copies. The editor was John Francis Bloxam (1873-1928), a young high churchman with a fondness for boys, who contributed the anonymous "The Priest and the Acolyte". The other fiction contribution was by John Gambril Francis Nicholson (1866-1931), a school teacher with a similar sexual orientation. Another contributor was Oscar Wilde who had "Phrases and Philosophies for the Use Of The Young" published in the magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1894: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Gay & Bird
Editors:   John Francis Bloxham
Pagecounts:   60pp

Chamney's Illustrated Journal

Contained fiction, poetry, biography, etc.

Issues & Index Sources:  1868
Publishers:   Chamney, Dublin
Formats:   2d
Frequency:   monthly


Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1957 – Jan-1958
Publishers:   Hillman Periodicals
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Champagne Horror

Total Issues: 1

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1990: Miller/Contento
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Champagne Shivers

Total Issues: 6

A horror magazine of stories, poems, and illustrations, and features such as horror cartoons and some very nasty puns.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-2005 – 2010: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Sam's Dot Publishing, Cedar Rapids, IA
Editors:   Cathy Buburuz
Prices:   $9.00
Frequency:   annual
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Champion [1922]

Total Issues: 1729

Incorporated: Young Britain from 23-Aug-1924; Boys' Magazine from 27-Jan-1934; Triumph from 1-Jun-1940. Incorporated into Tiger (comic)

Issues & Index Sources

  28-Jan-1922 – 19-Mar-1955: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Amalgamated Press


  1922 – 1924: F. Addington Symonds (issues 1-130)
  1924 – ?: R.T. Eves (group editor)
  1924 – ?: Stan Boddington
  1946: Derek Birnage
  1946 – 1951: Bernard Smith
  1951 – 1954: Derek Birnage
  1954 – 1955: John Wheway
  ?: John W. Wheway (Assistant Editor)
  ?: Alfred Edgar (Assistant Editor)
  ?: Bernard Smith (Assistant Editor)
  ?: Gwyn Evans (Assistant Editor, briefly)
  1931 – 1939: Derek Birnage (Assistant Editor)


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Champion! [1950]

Total Issues: 1

A slender publication, featuring six to eight racey short stories, interspersed with black and white nude or scantily-clad pin-up, purporting to be a US pulp magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   Teal Publications
Pagecounts:   36pp

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