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 6092 visits -The Yellow Kid -1897-03
  • -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2) 3197 visits -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2)
  • -Yellow Book 1897-09 2975 visits -Yellow Book 1897-09
  • Ainslee's 1899-03 2850 visits Ainslee's 1899-03
  • Ainslee's 1899-11 2550 visits Ainslee's 1899-11
  • Ainslee's 1900-04 2686 visits Ainslee's 1900-04
  • Ainslee's 1900-12 1805 visits Ainslee's 1900-12
  • Ainslee's 1901-05 3051 visits Ainslee's 1901-05
  • Ainslee's 1902-04 2392 visits Ainslee's 1902-04
  • Ainslee's 1904-01 2653 visits Ainslee's 1904-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-01 3115 visits Ainslee's 1906-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-02 2824 visits Ainslee's 1906-02
  • Ainslee's 1906-03 2845 visits Ainslee's 1906-03
  • Ainslee's 1906-08 3008 visits Ainslee's 1906-08
  • Ainslee's 1906-10 2277 visits Ainslee's 1906-10
  • Ainslee's 1907-02 3067 visits Ainslee's 1907-02
  • Ainslee's 1910-11 2380 visits Ainslee's 1910-11
  • Ainslee's 1911-09 2214 visits Ainslee's 1911-09
  • Ainslee's 1912-11 2359 visits Ainslee's 1912-11
  • Ainslee's 1913-09 2589 visits Ainslee's 1913-09
  • Ainslee's 1913-10 2095 visits Ainslee's 1913-10
  • Ainslee's 1914-01 2402 visits Ainslee's 1914-01
  • Ainslee's 1914-03 1926 visits Ainslee's 1914-03
  • Ainslee's 1914-04 2180 visits Ainslee's 1914-04
  • Ainslee's 1915-06 2267 visits Ainslee's 1915-06
  • Ainslee's 1916-03 2480 visits Ainslee's 1916-03
  • Ainslee's 1921-06 2318 visits Ainslee's 1921-06
  • Ainslee's 1925-11 1962 visits Ainslee's 1925-11
  • Ainslee's 1925-12 2000 visits Ainslee's 1925-12
  • Ainslee's 1926-01 2070 visits Ainslee's 1926-01
  • Ainslee's 1926-02 2312 visits Ainslee's 1926-02
  • Ainslee's 1926-03 2266 visits Ainslee's 1926-03
  • Ainslee's 1926-05 2115 visits Ainslee's 1926-05
  • Ainslee's 1926-06 1985 visits Ainslee's 1926-06
  • Ainslee's 1926-07 2177 visits Ainslee's 1926-07
  • Ainslee's 1926-08 2192 visits Ainslee's 1926-08
  • Ainslee's 1926-09 2055 visits Ainslee's 1926-09
  • Ainslee's 1926-10 1896 visits Ainslee's 1926-10
  • Ainslee's 1926-11 2115 visits Ainslee's 1926-11
  • Ainslee's 1926-12 1743 visits Ainslee's 1926-12
  • Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10 1796 visits Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10
  • Far West Illustrated1927-03 1940 visits Far West Illustrated1927-03
  • Far West Romances1932-07 1760 visits Far West Romances1932-07
  • Smart Love Stories1937-02 3237 visits Smart Love Stories1937-02