AINSLEE'S MAGAZINE was best known as an all-fiction magazine aimed at women. While it was a precursor of the love-story pulps of the twenties and beyond, it carried a wider range of stories. Its publication history is complex.

Published as by Ainslee, part of Street & Smith, it was begun in March 1897 as THE YELLOW KID, a humor weekly, coat-tailing on the popularity of the YELLOW KID newspaper cartoons. In July 1897 it became a monthly as YELLOW BOOK. As the YELLOW KID boom faded, it changed format and was renamed AINSLEE'S in February 1898. At first it was a general-interest magazine, with articles and stories, but in 1902 it changed to an all-fiction format. AINSLEE'S lasted until December 1926, after which it was merged into FAR WEST ILLUSTRATED (originally begun as TRUE WESTERN STORIES). By 1931 this had become STREET & SMITH'S FAR WEST ROMANCES, before folding with the July, 1932 issue. The story was not over: it was revived in 1934 as AINSLEE'S, name changed in 1935 to AINSLEE'S SMART LOVE STORIES, and continued monthly from 1936 to 1938 as SMART LOVE STORIES before biting the dust for the final time. See the sample issues under various titles; there will be a test on this next week. [Thanks to Denny Lien and to Phil S-P's Magazine Data File (aka the BigList) for this information!] And see the AINSLEE'S data pages for more information.

  • -The Yellow Kid -1897-03 6107 visits -The Yellow Kid -1897-03
  • -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2) 3235 visits -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2)
  • -Yellow Book 1897-09 2989 visits -Yellow Book 1897-09
  • Ainslee's 1899-03 2878 visits Ainslee's 1899-03
  • Ainslee's 1899-11 2576 visits Ainslee's 1899-11
  • Ainslee's 1900-04 2776 visits Ainslee's 1900-04
  • Ainslee's 1900-12 1835 visits Ainslee's 1900-12
  • Ainslee's 1901-05 3112 visits Ainslee's 1901-05
  • Ainslee's 1902-04 2472 visits Ainslee's 1902-04
  • Ainslee's 1904-01 2719 visits Ainslee's 1904-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-01 3184 visits Ainslee's 1906-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-02 2890 visits Ainslee's 1906-02
  • Ainslee's 1906-03 2927 visits Ainslee's 1906-03
  • Ainslee's 1906-08 3124 visits Ainslee's 1906-08
  • Ainslee's 1906-10 2324 visits Ainslee's 1906-10
  • Ainslee's 1907-02 3149 visits Ainslee's 1907-02
  • Ainslee's 1910-11 2463 visits Ainslee's 1910-11
  • Ainslee's 1911-09 2309 visits Ainslee's 1911-09
  • Ainslee's 1912-11 2440 visits Ainslee's 1912-11
  • Ainslee's 1913-09 2651 visits Ainslee's 1913-09
  • Ainslee's 1913-10 2211 visits Ainslee's 1913-10
  • Ainslee's 1914-01 2491 visits Ainslee's 1914-01
  • Ainslee's 1914-03 1999 visits Ainslee's 1914-03
  • Ainslee's 1914-04 2248 visits Ainslee's 1914-04
  • Ainslee's 1915-06 2342 visits Ainslee's 1915-06
  • Ainslee's 1916-03 2553 visits Ainslee's 1916-03
  • Ainslee's 1921-06 2392 visits Ainslee's 1921-06
  • Ainslee's 1925-11 2036 visits Ainslee's 1925-11
  • Ainslee's 1925-12 2063 visits Ainslee's 1925-12
  • Ainslee's 1926-01 2159 visits Ainslee's 1926-01
  • Ainslee's 1926-02 2384 visits Ainslee's 1926-02
  • Ainslee's 1926-03 2347 visits Ainslee's 1926-03
  • Ainslee's 1926-05 2191 visits Ainslee's 1926-05
  • Ainslee's 1926-06 2063 visits Ainslee's 1926-06
  • Ainslee's 1926-07 2239 visits Ainslee's 1926-07
  • Ainslee's 1926-08 2270 visits Ainslee's 1926-08
  • Ainslee's 1926-09 2117 visits Ainslee's 1926-09
  • Ainslee's 1926-10 1911 visits Ainslee's 1926-10
  • Ainslee's 1926-11 2193 visits Ainslee's 1926-11
  • Ainslee's 1926-12 1821 visits Ainslee's 1926-12
  • Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10 1810 visits Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10
  • Far West Illustrated1927-03 1952 visits Far West Illustrated1927-03
  • Far West Romances1932-07 1775 visits Far West Romances1932-07
  • Smart Love Stories1937-02 3250 visits Smart Love Stories1937-02