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The Choice Series

Total Issues: 141

Issues & Index Sources:  15-Nov-1889 – 1899: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Robert Bonner's Sons, Cor. William and Spruce Streets, New York
Formats:   7 3/4 x 5 1/4"
Prices:   50c each. A cloth edition sold for $1.00 to $1.25.
Pagecounts:   300 to 350
Frequency:   Semi-monthly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Choice Stories

Total Issues: 21

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

The Choice Story Magazine

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

Christian Herald

"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).

Issues & Index Sources:  1876 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   4 Western Esplanade, Portslade, Sussex
Frequency:   weekly

Christian Herald (US)

Advertised in the November 1904 issue of the Saturday Evening Post listing Octave Thanet, Amelia F. Barr, and Irving Bacheller as contributors.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – ?
Publishers:   290-298 Bible House, New York City
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   The Best British Stories of 1922

Christian Novels

"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)

Publishers

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

Editors

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

Prices

  2½d (in 1954)

Pagecounts

  28pp (in 1954)

Frequency

  weekly

Christmas Cracker

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

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

The Chronicler of Cross Plains

Total Issues: 2

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Fall 1978: Miller/Contento
  Fall 2006: Miller/Contento
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Chronicles

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

Chronicles of the Cthulhu Codex

Total Issues: 17

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1985 – #5, 1989: Miller/Contento
  #6, 1996 – #16, 1999, as Cthulhu Codex: Miller/Contento
  #17, 2000, as Chronicles of the Cthulhu Codex: Miller/Contento
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Chrysalis Review

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

Total Issues: 8

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

Chums

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 Incorporated into Weekly combined with Modern Boy. Serials indexed in "Through the Years with Chums" by Brian Doyle (Collector's Digest Annual, 1961).

Issues & Index Sources

  12-Sep-1892 – 1941: FictionMags Index (incomplete)

#merges with The Modern Boy

Publishers

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

Editors

  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]

Formats

  tabloid

Prices

  c. 1892: 1d
  c. 1934: 1/-

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

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

Sources

  The Age of the Storytellers
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Church Missionary Juvenile Instructor

Total Issues: 144

Religious paper.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1843 – Dec-1864

#becomes Church Missionary Juvenile Instructor (New Series)

Publishers

  Church Missionary Society

Formats

  small

Pagecounts

  20pp

Frequency

  monthly

Church Missionary Juvenile Instructor (New Series)

Total Issues: 312

Religious paper.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1865 – Dec-1890

#becomes Children's World and Church Missionary

Publishers

  Church Missionary Society

Formats

  small

Pagecounts

  20pp

Frequency

  monthly


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