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 6080 visits -The Yellow Kid -1897-03
  • -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2) 3118 visits -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2)
  • -Yellow Book 1897-09 2958 visits -Yellow Book 1897-09
  • Ainslee's 1899-03 2790 visits Ainslee's 1899-03
  • Ainslee's 1899-11 2498 visits Ainslee's 1899-11
  • Ainslee's 1900-04 2573 visits Ainslee's 1900-04
  • Ainslee's 1900-12 1756 visits Ainslee's 1900-12
  • Ainslee's 1901-05 2949 visits Ainslee's 1901-05
  • Ainslee's 1902-04 2261 visits Ainslee's 1902-04
  • Ainslee's 1904-01 2494 visits Ainslee's 1904-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-01 2977 visits Ainslee's 1906-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-02 2708 visits Ainslee's 1906-02
  • Ainslee's 1906-03 2700 visits Ainslee's 1906-03
  • Ainslee's 1906-08 2881 visits Ainslee's 1906-08
  • Ainslee's 1906-10 2220 visits Ainslee's 1906-10
  • Ainslee's 1907-02 2940 visits Ainslee's 1907-02
  • Ainslee's 1910-11 2259 visits Ainslee's 1910-11
  • Ainslee's 1911-09 2078 visits Ainslee's 1911-09
  • Ainslee's 1912-11 2223 visits Ainslee's 1912-11
  • Ainslee's 1913-09 2466 visits Ainslee's 1913-09
  • Ainslee's 1913-10 1953 visits Ainslee's 1913-10
  • Ainslee's 1914-01 2265 visits Ainslee's 1914-01
  • Ainslee's 1914-03 1802 visits Ainslee's 1914-03
  • Ainslee's 1914-04 2050 visits Ainslee's 1914-04
  • Ainslee's 1915-06 2146 visits Ainslee's 1915-06
  • Ainslee's 1916-03 2351 visits Ainslee's 1916-03
  • Ainslee's 1921-06 2195 visits Ainslee's 1921-06
  • Ainslee's 1925-11 1849 visits Ainslee's 1925-11
  • Ainslee's 1925-12 1867 visits Ainslee's 1925-12
  • Ainslee's 1926-01 1939 visits Ainslee's 1926-01
  • Ainslee's 1926-02 2179 visits Ainslee's 1926-02
  • Ainslee's 1926-03 2151 visits Ainslee's 1926-03
  • Ainslee's 1926-05 2011 visits Ainslee's 1926-05
  • Ainslee's 1926-06 1876 visits Ainslee's 1926-06
  • Ainslee's 1926-07 2044 visits Ainslee's 1926-07
  • Ainslee's 1926-08 2081 visits Ainslee's 1926-08
  • Ainslee's 1926-09 1928 visits Ainslee's 1926-09
  • Ainslee's 1926-10 1880 visits Ainslee's 1926-10
  • Ainslee's 1926-11 1986 visits Ainslee's 1926-11
  • Ainslee's 1926-12 1615 visits Ainslee's 1926-12
  • Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10 1780 visits Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10
  • Far West Illustrated1927-03 1925 visits Far West Illustrated1927-03
  • Far West Romances1932-07 1746 visits Far West Romances1932-07
  • Smart Love Stories1937-02 3213 visits Smart Love Stories1937-02