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Cheerio [1919]

Total Issues: 49

A somewhat confusing title which was described (in Writers and Artists Yearbook for 1920) as containing "Serial stories suitable for boys reading. Good healthy adventure, sea, school, detective, colonial. Plenty of incident and no elaborate verbage. Length 6000 to 10000 words. Complete stories same style 3000 to 4000 words in length. Also articles with hobbies of interest to boys." The copy was presumably released before the paper was launched, because the actual magazine was very different.

According to collector Bill Lofts: " 'A Cheerful Paper for Cheerful People' was the blurb at the heading, whilst its contents, apart from cartoons drawn by the great Film Fun artist G.W. Wakefield, Fred Bennett and A.B. Payne, had serious serials and love stories such as 'The Fellow Who Loved Violet Hobson', 'Smoking Room Stories', (and) articles on famous jockeys and film stars such as Owen Nares. 'Hunting for a Flat' was another article in a later issue which I am sure will confirm that Cheerio was without question an adult market paper." (W.O.G. Lofts, A.C.E. Newsletter No.64, June 1984

Also from Lofts (Collectors' Digest Vol.21 No.245,-May-1967, pp30-31): No.1 appeared-May-17, 1919, priced 1½ d, with its cover portraying the great George Robey. Inside page had a serial story called "The Debts of Jasper Strange, V.C." Private, millionaire, ex-convict, and illustrated by J. Louis Smythe. Another page had a picture of Miss Alma Taylor. Smoking Room stories being witty; nutty; chirpy, and new, filled yet another page. Centre pages were filled with a serious drawing by G.M. Payne of Gnr. James Hardy who won the V.C. and came from my old Regiment in the Royal Artillery. "From Milly to Tilly" was yet another backchat page being the tittle-tattle of a tame typist to her girl friend. Serials by E. Allingham and H.B. Richmond prolific comic serial writers were also featured, and the last page on the back cover had Footlight Favourites with photos of Annie Saker, Fay Compton, Gladys Cooper, Owen Nares, Iris Hoey, Seymour Hicks and Margaret Bannerman. Other pages were filled with large half page cartoons that appeared in Titbits and Blighty though it did advertise Greyfriars Herald and Boys' Cinema.

Became: Kinema Comic

Issues & Index Sources:  17-May-1919 – 17-Apr-1920
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Prices:   1½d
Frequency:   weekly

Cheerio [1953]

Total Issues: 1?

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

Cheery Bedtime Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1951: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London
Pagecounts:   36pp

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

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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:  ?: FictionMags Index (partial issues only)
Frequency:   weekly

The Chicago Tribune

A daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, that occasionally published fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  10-Jun-1947 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Tribune Publishing (in 2018)
Editors:   Bruce Dold (in 2018)
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

Chic (UK)

Total Issues: 1?

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

Chic (US)

Issues & Index Sources:  1976 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Chic Magazine, Inc., Columbus, OH

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 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

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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