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 6140 visits -The Yellow Kid -1897-03
  • -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2) 3334 visits -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2)
  • -Yellow Book 1897-09 3019 visits -Yellow Book 1897-09
  • Ainslee's 1899-03 2952 visits Ainslee's 1899-03
  • Ainslee's 1899-11 2640 visits Ainslee's 1899-11
  • Ainslee's 1900-04 2919 visits Ainslee's 1900-04
  • Ainslee's 1900-12 1896 visits Ainslee's 1900-12
  • Ainslee's 1901-05 3219 visits Ainslee's 1901-05
  • Ainslee's 1902-04 2647 visits Ainslee's 1902-04
  • Ainslee's 1904-01 2854 visits Ainslee's 1904-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-01 3343 visits Ainslee's 1906-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-02 3011 visits Ainslee's 1906-02
  • Ainslee's 1906-03 3070 visits Ainslee's 1906-03
  • Ainslee's 1906-08 3341 visits Ainslee's 1906-08
  • Ainslee's 1906-10 2399 visits Ainslee's 1906-10
  • Ainslee's 1907-02 3328 visits Ainslee's 1907-02
  • Ainslee's 1910-11 2618 visits Ainslee's 1910-11
  • Ainslee's 1911-09 2522 visits Ainslee's 1911-09
  • Ainslee's 1912-11 2587 visits Ainslee's 1912-11
  • Ainslee's 1913-09 2796 visits Ainslee's 1913-09
  • Ainslee's 1913-10 2546 visits Ainslee's 1913-10
  • Ainslee's 1914-01 2659 visits Ainslee's 1914-01
  • Ainslee's 1914-03 2139 visits Ainslee's 1914-03
  • Ainslee's 1914-04 2391 visits Ainslee's 1914-04
  • Ainslee's 1915-06 2486 visits Ainslee's 1915-06
  • Ainslee's 1916-03 2706 visits Ainslee's 1916-03
  • Ainslee's 1921-06 2539 visits Ainslee's 1921-06
  • Ainslee's 1925-11 2169 visits Ainslee's 1925-11
  • Ainslee's 1925-12 2191 visits Ainslee's 1925-12
  • Ainslee's 1926-01 2308 visits Ainslee's 1926-01
  • Ainslee's 1926-02 2529 visits Ainslee's 1926-02
  • Ainslee's 1926-03 2469 visits Ainslee's 1926-03
  • Ainslee's 1926-05 2326 visits Ainslee's 1926-05
  • Ainslee's 1926-06 2184 visits Ainslee's 1926-06
  • Ainslee's 1926-07 2357 visits Ainslee's 1926-07
  • Ainslee's 1926-08 2417 visits Ainslee's 1926-08
  • Ainslee's 1926-09 2242 visits Ainslee's 1926-09
  • Ainslee's 1926-10 1946 visits Ainslee's 1926-10
  • Ainslee's 1926-11 2375 visits Ainslee's 1926-11
  • Ainslee's 1926-12 1952 visits Ainslee's 1926-12
  • Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10 1842 visits Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10
  • Far West Illustrated1927-03 1984 visits Far West Illustrated1927-03
  • Far West Romances1932-07 1809 visits Far West Romances1932-07
  • Smart Love Stories1937-02 3286 visits Smart Love Stories1937-02