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Cheery Chicks

Total Issues: 6 (numbered Vol 1 No 1 - Vol 1 No 6)

Notable for its editorial policy of being primarily written by children and edited by a 14-year-old, although some older writers (Phillip M. Pethick, Reubens herself) penned a number of stories and features. Barbara became quite a celebrity, meeting famous people and appearing on television at Alexandra Palace and on film (Pathe Pictorial 128).

Becomes Cheery Chicks Chummy Comic (comic).

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1946 – May-1947
Publishers:   Aida Reubens Ltd., 86 Ashgrove Road, Goodmayes, Ilford
Editors:   Barbara Willis
Prices:   9d
Frequency:   monthly


Emphasis on cross-cultural and avant garde. Has published Gregory Djanikian, Ruth Stone, Monica Youn. Circulation about 1,800.

Issues & Index Sources

  Summer 1958 – Summer 1959, as Chelsea Review: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970
  Fall 1958 – 2007, as Chelsea: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970 (to 1970 only)


  P.O. Box 773, Cooper Station, New York, NY 10276-0773 (in 1998 - 2002)


  Richard Foerster (in 2002)






  twice yearly

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Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Chelsea Series

Total Issues: 149

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1890: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issues only)
Publishers:   American Publishers Corporation, 310 - 318 Sixth Avenue, New York
Formats:   7 1/4 x 4 3/4"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   250 to 300
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Cherry Ames Girls Annual

Total Issues: 8

Issues & Index Sources:  1957 – 1964: Story Paper Index (Missing: 1957)
Publishers:   World Distributors
Frequency:   annual

{The} Chiaroscuro

see under ChiZine


Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1953
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London

Chicago Ledger

Story paper; originally ran many serials from UK papers. Merged with The Saturday Blade to form Blade and Ledger.

Issues & Index Sources:  1873 – 1925: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   W.D. Boyce Publishing Company, Chicago (1892 - 1925)
Editors:   Alfred B. Tozer
Formats:   large tabloid
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography
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The Chicago Review

Full range of literary studies and fiction. No payment. Circulation 3,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1946 – present: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970 (Missing: 1971-1974 at least)
Short Story Index
Publishers:   University of Chicago, 5801 South Kenwood Avenue, Chicago, Ill 60637-1794 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   currently David Nicholls; Andrew Rathmann (in 2000 - 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Chicago Sunday Tribune

A Sunday newspaper which published many short stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Frequency:   weekly

Chief Detective [1946]

Total Issues: 1?

Very little is known about this title which seems to be a one-shot pulp launched by H.C. Blackerby who also launched another one-shot detective pulp, Gem Detective, and a one-shot western pulp called Prize Western at the same time. The title was later used by Frank Communale for a true crime magazine in the 1950s.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1946: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3
Publishers:   H.C. Blackerby, Holyoke, Mass.
Editors:   Raymond W. Porter
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   planned as quarterly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Chief Detective [1950]

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1950 – ?

Chief Detective Stories

Total Issues: 1?

Very little is known about this title which seems to be a one-shot pulp published by the Canadian publisher Norman Book Company reprinting stories from their other magazines such as Daredevil Detective Stories and World-Wide Detective Stories. No date is shown in the magazine but it was probably published in 1942 or 1943.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 194?: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Norman Book Company, 78 Wellington Street, Toronto
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The Chigger Patch of Fandom

Minor fanzine containing some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  early 1950s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Bob Farnham, Roseville, Illinois
Editors:   Bob Farnham
Pagecounts:   36pp

Child at Home

Issues & Index Sources:  1842 – 1843
Frequency:   monthly

Child Education

Although aimed at teachers and adults primarily concerned with educational matters, the 1966 edition of W&A Year Book entry reveals it was also a market for "short stories for young children (length: 1000 to 2000 words)."

Issues & Index Sources

  1924 – c. 1970


  Evans Bros Ltd


  c. 1934: E.H. Allen
  c. 1966: Constance G. Sturmey
  c. 1971: Mary E. Bingley


  c. 1934: 1s.
  c. 1966: 2/6d
  c. 1971: 20p [quarterly issues 2s. / 15p]


  monthly; also published 4 quarterly numbers


Issues & Index Sources:  1892 – 1900

Childhood For Young Folks

Issues & Index Sources:  1900
Publishers:   Stoneman

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