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 6128 visits -The Yellow Kid -1897-03
  • -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2) 3264 visits -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2)
  • -Yellow Book 1897-09 3010 visits -Yellow Book 1897-09
  • Ainslee's 1899-03 2904 visits Ainslee's 1899-03
  • Ainslee's 1899-11 2602 visits Ainslee's 1899-11
  • Ainslee's 1900-04 2812 visits Ainslee's 1900-04
  • Ainslee's 1900-12 1861 visits Ainslee's 1900-12
  • Ainslee's 1901-05 3146 visits Ainslee's 1901-05
  • Ainslee's 1902-04 2508 visits Ainslee's 1902-04
  • Ainslee's 1904-01 2753 visits Ainslee's 1904-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-01 3225 visits Ainslee's 1906-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-02 2925 visits Ainslee's 1906-02
  • Ainslee's 1906-03 2964 visits Ainslee's 1906-03
  • Ainslee's 1906-08 3184 visits Ainslee's 1906-08
  • Ainslee's 1906-10 2350 visits Ainslee's 1906-10
  • Ainslee's 1907-02 3183 visits Ainslee's 1907-02
  • Ainslee's 1910-11 2497 visits Ainslee's 1910-11
  • Ainslee's 1911-09 2348 visits Ainslee's 1911-09
  • Ainslee's 1912-11 2479 visits Ainslee's 1912-11
  • Ainslee's 1913-09 2687 visits Ainslee's 1913-09
  • Ainslee's 1913-10 2276 visits Ainslee's 1913-10
  • Ainslee's 1914-01 2525 visits Ainslee's 1914-01
  • Ainslee's 1914-03 2040 visits Ainslee's 1914-03
  • Ainslee's 1914-04 2281 visits Ainslee's 1914-04
  • Ainslee's 1915-06 2375 visits Ainslee's 1915-06
  • Ainslee's 1916-03 2590 visits Ainslee's 1916-03
  • Ainslee's 1921-06 2427 visits Ainslee's 1921-06
  • Ainslee's 1925-11 2073 visits Ainslee's 1925-11
  • Ainslee's 1925-12 2100 visits Ainslee's 1925-12
  • Ainslee's 1926-01 2199 visits Ainslee's 1926-01
  • Ainslee's 1926-02 2423 visits Ainslee's 1926-02
  • Ainslee's 1926-03 2380 visits Ainslee's 1926-03
  • Ainslee's 1926-05 2232 visits Ainslee's 1926-05
  • Ainslee's 1926-06 2097 visits Ainslee's 1926-06
  • Ainslee's 1926-07 2276 visits Ainslee's 1926-07
  • Ainslee's 1926-08 2307 visits Ainslee's 1926-08
  • Ainslee's 1926-09 2154 visits Ainslee's 1926-09
  • Ainslee's 1926-10 1933 visits Ainslee's 1926-10
  • Ainslee's 1926-11 2243 visits Ainslee's 1926-11
  • Ainslee's 1926-12 1855 visits Ainslee's 1926-12
  • Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10 1831 visits Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10
  • Far West Illustrated1927-03 1973 visits Far West Illustrated1927-03
  • Far West Romances1932-07 1796 visits Far West Romances1932-07
  • Smart Love Stories1937-02 3272 visits Smart Love Stories1937-02