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The Country Guide

Country: Canada

Contained agricultural articles & general fiction. Merged with The Nor'-West Farmer in 1936 to form The Country Guide and Nor'-West Farmer before reverting to it's original name in the 1940s.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1908 – 15-Mar-1928, as The Grain Growers' Guide
  2-Apr-1928 – May-1936, as The Country Guide
  Jun-1936 – Feb-1942, as The Country Guide and Nor'-West Farmer
  Mar-1942 – present, as The Country Guide: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  George F. Chipman (in 1930); P.M. Abel & R.D. Colquette (in 1936)

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The Country Heart

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Country Home Magazine

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


The Country House

Country: UK
Total Issues: 15

Subtitled "a Magazine for Town & Country Readers", the contents at first glance are uninspiring, but the magazine contained a good proportion of fiction (including stories by S. Baring-Gould and Arnold Golsworthy).

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1895 – Mar-1896: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Formats:   octavo
Prices:   6d
Frequency:   monthly

Country Life

Country: UK

A society magazine aimed primarily at the landed gentry (in its early years). It published a regular story or two per issue, usually nature-related, including several stories by Algernon Blackwood (e.g. "The Sea Fit" 25-Jun-1910), and "Davy Jones's Gift" by John Masefield (11-Nov-1905).

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1897 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Country & Leisure Media Ltd., King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street, LONDON, SE1 9LS (in 2005)
Editors:   Clive Aslett (in 1998)
Prices:   £3.20 (in 2005)
Frequency:   weekly


Country: US

Mostly non-fiction articles about country music stars and the country music industry, but did feature some reprint fiction by Louis L'Amour.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1970s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   CountryStyle Publication Co.
Editors:   Vince Sorren
Formats:   11½" x 14"
Prices:   98c
Pagecounts:   48pp
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Courage (UK)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 2?

Issues & Index Sources:  1956?
Publishers:   L. Miller
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   monthly

Courage (US)

Country: US
Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1957 – Apr-1958: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Mentioned in:   It's a Man's World

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Country: UK

Miscellany of "fact, fiction, art and satire" with, typically, at least two stories in every issue.

Issues & Index Sources

  Winter 1937/1938 – Dec-1965: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Norman Kark, Courier Publishing Co., Grand Bldgs, Trafalgar Square, London


  Norman Kark


  1937 – 1940: spiral-bound (first seven issues)
  1949: 7.3" x 7"
  1950 – 1954: 8" x 8.5"
  1956 – 1959: 9" x 9.5"




  1949 – 1950: 180pp
  1951: 160pp
  Aug-1951: 152pp
  Sep-1951 – May-1952: 144pp
  Aug-1952 – Mar-1953: 132/136pp
  May-1953 – Apr-1954: 128pp
  1956: 112pp
  1959: 100pp


  quarterly, then monthly; suspended for period during WW2
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The Court and Society Review

Country: UK

Published Robert Louis Stevenson's "Olalla" (Christmas 1885) and Oscar Wilde's major stories "The Canterville Ghost" (23 Feb-1887) and "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" (11 May 1887).

Issues & Index Sources

  30-Jul-1885 – 24-Sep-1885, as Court and Society Journal
  1-Oct-1885 – 6-Jun-1888, as Court and Society Review



Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum of Belles Lettres

Country: UK

Really a continuation of La Belle Assemblee, started in 1806 but which underwent several transformations until revamped under this unwieldy title when it merged with The Lady's Magazine. It featured an incredible miscellany of material with a growing emphasis on fiction, often running long, increasingly bizarre stories. Few authors credited, and only story that has been reprinted since is "Hugues the Wer-Wolf" (Sep-1838) by Sutherland Menzies.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1838 – 1847
Publishers:   Dobbs & Co., London
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

Courtroom Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 6

Focussing on non-fictional accounts of "Famous Trials of Today and Yesterday" the magazine contained very little fiction (and none at all in the last two issues).

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug/Sep-1931 – Apr-1932: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Good Story Magazine Co to Nov-1931, then Blue Band Publishing (both Harold Hersey)
Editors:   probably Douglas Dold
Formats:   standard pulp (1st issue only); bedsheet (remaining issues)
Frequency:   bimonthly, then monthly from Jan-1932
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Coven 13

Country: US
Total Issues: 4+6=10

Although Witchcraft & Sorcery is technically a continuation of Coven 13 (Crawford bought the subscription list) the later incarnation was a totally different magazine in every way other than also concentrating on weird fiction. Only the first two issues of the second series had newsstand distribution, after which it appeared sporadically. This was the only one of Crawford's magazines to fold without an uncompleted serial.

Issues & Index Sources

  v1 #1, 1969 – v1 #4, 1970: Science Fiction Index
  v1 #5, 1971 – #10, 1974, as Witchcraft & Sorcery: Science Fiction Index


  v1 #1, 1969 – v1 #4, 1970: Camelot Publishing, Los Angeles
  v1 #5, 1971 – #10, 1974: Fantasy Publishing Co., Alhambra, CA


  v1 #1, 1969 – v1 #4, 1970: Arthur H. Landis
  v1 #5, 1971 – #10, 1974: Gerald W. Page


  v1 #1, 1969 – v1 #4, 1970: digest
  v1 #5, 1971 – #10, 1974: quarto


  v1 #1, 1969 – v1 #4, 1970: 60c


  v1 #1, 1969 – v1 #4, 1970: 144pp


  v1 #1, 1969 – v1 #4, 1970: bimonthly
  v1 #5, 1971 – #10, 1974: irregular

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  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Cover of Darkness

Country: US
Total Issues: 14

A triannual digest of dark fantasy and horror.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-2007 – Mar-2013: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #13, Dec-2012)
Publishers:   Sam's Dot Publishing, Cedar Rapids, IA
Editors:   Tyree Campbell
Prices:   $8.00
Frequency:   three times a year
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Cowboy Action Novels

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1938 – ?: Western Fiction Index (Missing: any after Oct-1938)
Publishers:   Western Fiction
Editors:   probably Robert O. Erisman
Formats:   standard pulp
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps

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Cowboy Life

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1926: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Western Stories Publishing (Clayton Magazines)
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps

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Cowboy Magazine

Country: US

Magazine about cowboys, each issue of which typically contains a handful of stories and poems.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Range Writer Inc.
Editors:   Darrell Arnold
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $4.00
Pagecounts:   64pp

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