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Centennial Magazine

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 26

Format was very similar to Blackwoods in the UK. Catherine Helen Spence's SF novel, A Week in the Future, was serialised in it.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1888 – Sep-1890: FictionMags Index
Editors:   Ernest Blackwell
Formats:   octavo
Pagecounts:   80pp
Frequency:   monthly

Centennial Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  1882
Publishers:   John W. Lovell Co.
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Country: US
Total Issues: 7

"Century publishes stories in a broad spectrum of styles, subjects, and lengths (anywhere from 1,000 to 20,000 words)." On hiatus since death of Jenna Felice in 2001, but planning to return to active publication sometime in 2004.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1994 – Jan/Feb-1996: Science Fiction Index
  Winter 2000 – Spring 2000: Science Fiction Index


  Century Publishing, PO Box 150510, Brooklyn, NY 11215


  Robert Killheffer


  large digest







Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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The Century Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 132+524+

As Scribner's Monthly it published some important fiction by Frank R. Stockton, Edward Bellamy, Bret Harte, George Cable, Julian Hawthorne, Helen Hunt Jackson, Joel Chandler Harris, Edward Page Mitchell, Thomas Nelson Page. As Century its circulation peaked at 200,000 (in 1889). Authors included Mark Twain, Jack London, Silas Weir Mitchell, F. Marion Crawford; started as Scribner's Monthly and retitled The Century Magazine in 1881 (although often called The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine on the cover; merged with The Forum, 1930.

Absorbed Hours at home Nov-1870; Putnam's magazine Dec-1870; Riverside magazine 1870; Old and new 1875

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1870 – Oct-1881, as Scribner's Monthly: FictionMags Index
  Nov-1881 – Oct-1925, as The Century Magazine: Index to Periodical Literature (Poole to 1906 only; Hannigan Jan-1900 - Dec-1914 only)
The Standard Index of Short Stories
  Nov-1925 – Spring 1930, as The Century Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  1870 – 1881: Scribner's
  1881 – 1930: The Century Co., 353 Fourth Avenue, New York


  Nov-1870 – Oct-1881: Josiah G. Holland
  Nov-1881 – 1909: Richard Watson Gilder
  1909 – 1913: Robert U. Johnson
  1915 – 1918: Douglas Z. Doty
  1919: T.R. Smith
  1920 – 1921: W. Morgan Shuster
  1921 – 1925: Glenn Frank
  1925 – 1930: Hewitt H. Howland


  standard imitation-Harper


  monthly (last 3 issues quarterly)

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Century Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 45

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1899 – 1901: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   F.M. Buckles & Company, 9 and 11 East 16th St., New York
Formats:   7 1/4 x 5"
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   300
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Country: US
Total Issues: 1

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

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1977: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   University of Maryland SF Society
Editors:   Joe Lerner
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Certified Detective Cases

Country: US

True crime.

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


Country: US
Total Issues: 2

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

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1976 – Spring 1977: Science Fiction Index
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

Country: US

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

Country: US
Total Issues: 30

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1955 – Oct-1959
Publishers:   Almat
Mentioned in:   It's a Man's World

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Country: US
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

Country: Canada
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: Science Fiction Index
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

Country: UK
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

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

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Chambers's London Journal

Country: UK

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
Mentioned in:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

The Chameleon

Country: US
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

Country: Ireland

Contained fiction, poetry, biography, etc.

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

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