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 6068 visits -The Yellow Kid -1897-03
  • -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2) 3092 visits -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2)
  • -Yellow Book 1897-09 2946 visits -Yellow Book 1897-09
  • Ainslee's 1899-03 2773 visits Ainslee's 1899-03
  • Ainslee's 1899-11 2479 visits Ainslee's 1899-11
  • Ainslee's 1900-04 2535 visits Ainslee's 1900-04
  • Ainslee's 1900-12 1738 visits Ainslee's 1900-12
  • Ainslee's 1901-05 2909 visits Ainslee's 1901-05
  • Ainslee's 1902-04 2225 visits Ainslee's 1902-04
  • Ainslee's 1904-01 2458 visits Ainslee's 1904-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-01 2940 visits Ainslee's 1906-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-02 2677 visits Ainslee's 1906-02
  • Ainslee's 1906-03 2660 visits Ainslee's 1906-03
  • Ainslee's 1906-08 2842 visits Ainslee's 1906-08
  • Ainslee's 1906-10 2205 visits Ainslee's 1906-10
  • Ainslee's 1907-02 2894 visits Ainslee's 1907-02
  • Ainslee's 1910-11 2224 visits Ainslee's 1910-11
  • Ainslee's 1911-09 2039 visits Ainslee's 1911-09
  • Ainslee's 1912-11 2187 visits Ainslee's 1912-11
  • Ainslee's 1913-09 2432 visits Ainslee's 1913-09
  • Ainslee's 1913-10 1920 visits Ainslee's 1913-10
  • Ainslee's 1914-01 2226 visits Ainslee's 1914-01
  • Ainslee's 1914-03 1769 visits Ainslee's 1914-03
  • Ainslee's 1914-04 2019 visits Ainslee's 1914-04
  • Ainslee's 1915-06 2111 visits Ainslee's 1915-06
  • Ainslee's 1916-03 2321 visits Ainslee's 1916-03
  • Ainslee's 1921-06 2161 visits Ainslee's 1921-06
  • Ainslee's 1925-11 1809 visits Ainslee's 1925-11
  • Ainslee's 1925-12 1835 visits Ainslee's 1925-12
  • Ainslee's 1926-01 1905 visits Ainslee's 1926-01
  • Ainslee's 1926-02 2143 visits Ainslee's 1926-02
  • Ainslee's 1926-03 2117 visits Ainslee's 1926-03
  • Ainslee's 1926-05 1976 visits Ainslee's 1926-05
  • Ainslee's 1926-06 1841 visits Ainslee's 1926-06
  • Ainslee's 1926-07 2013 visits Ainslee's 1926-07
  • Ainslee's 1926-08 2043 visits Ainslee's 1926-08
  • Ainslee's 1926-09 1894 visits Ainslee's 1926-09
  • Ainslee's 1926-10 1868 visits Ainslee's 1926-10
  • Ainslee's 1926-11 1953 visits Ainslee's 1926-11
  • Ainslee's 1926-12 1578 visits Ainslee's 1926-12
  • Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10 1768 visits Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10
  • Far West Illustrated1927-03 1913 visits Far West Illustrated1927-03
  • Far West Romances1932-07 1734 visits Far West Romances1932-07
  • Smart Love Stories1937-02 3201 visits Smart Love Stories1937-02