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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 (Poole missing all before 1841, FicMags missing all after 25-Jan-1834)
FictionMags Index
  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)
FictionMags Index


  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

Sources:   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: Science Fiction Index
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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: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Sam's Dot Publishing, Cedar Rapids, IA
Editors:   Cathy Buburuz
Prices:   $9.00
Frequency:   annual
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The 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: Story Paper 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)


  2d; 3d


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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

Champion Boys' Paper

Total Issues: 21

The second volume at least was issued as an Annual entitled The Champion Annual 1914.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1913, as Champion Boys' Paper Magazine
  Feb-1913 – Sep-1914, as Champion Boys' Paper


  Odhams Press; Partridge & Son from 13





Champion Detective Series

Total Issues: 32

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1880s: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Hovendon Company, 17 and 19 Waverley Place, New York
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Champion Detective Series

Total Issues: 30

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1880s: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   57 Rose Street, J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, New York
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   125-250
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Champion for Men

Total Issues: 9

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1959 – Feb-1960
Publishers:   Stanley Publications
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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The Champion Journal for Boys

Total Issues: 147

Issues & Index Sources

  8-Sep-1877 – 24-Jul-1880

#merges with The Boys' World


  Ritchie & Co.
  Useful Literature Society


  large tabloid (folio)







The Champion Library [1881]

Total Issues: 56

Dime novel series containing primarily frontier and western, comic and travel and exploration stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  8-Oct-1881 – 21-Oct-1882
Publishers:   Champion Publishing Co.
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Champion Library [1885]

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  1885
Publishers:   Charles Fox
Frequency:   monthly

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