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 2551 visits Ainslee's 1899-11
  • Ainslee's 1900-04 2690 visits Ainslee's 1900-04
  • Ainslee's 1900-12 1808 visits Ainslee's 1900-12
  • Ainslee's 1901-05 3053 visits Ainslee's 1901-05
  • Ainslee's 1902-04 2396 visits Ainslee's 1902-04
  • Ainslee's 1904-01 2657 visits Ainslee's 1904-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-01 3118 visits Ainslee's 1906-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-02 2827 visits Ainslee's 1906-02
  • Ainslee's 1906-03 2851 visits Ainslee's 1906-03
  • Ainslee's 1906-08 3017 visits Ainslee's 1906-08
  • Ainslee's 1906-10 2279 visits Ainslee's 1906-10
  • Ainslee's 1907-02 3072 visits Ainslee's 1907-02
  • Ainslee's 1910-11 2385 visits Ainslee's 1910-11
  • Ainslee's 1911-09 2221 visits Ainslee's 1911-09
  • Ainslee's 1912-11 2364 visits Ainslee's 1912-11
  • Ainslee's 1913-09 2592 visits Ainslee's 1913-09
  • Ainslee's 1913-10 2103 visits Ainslee's 1913-10
  • Ainslee's 1914-01 2406 visits Ainslee's 1914-01
  • Ainslee's 1914-03 1929 visits Ainslee's 1914-03
  • Ainslee's 1914-04 2184 visits Ainslee's 1914-04
  • Ainslee's 1915-06 2274 visits Ainslee's 1915-06
  • Ainslee's 1916-03 2485 visits Ainslee's 1916-03
  • Ainslee's 1921-06 2323 visits Ainslee's 1921-06
  • Ainslee's 1925-11 1965 visits Ainslee's 1925-11
  • Ainslee's 1925-12 2004 visits Ainslee's 1925-12
  • Ainslee's 1926-01 2077 visits Ainslee's 1926-01
  • Ainslee's 1926-02 2315 visits Ainslee's 1926-02
  • Ainslee's 1926-03 2269 visits Ainslee's 1926-03
  • Ainslee's 1926-05 2118 visits Ainslee's 1926-05
  • Ainslee's 1926-06 1987 visits Ainslee's 1926-06
  • Ainslee's 1926-07 2180 visits Ainslee's 1926-07
  • Ainslee's 1926-08 2194 visits Ainslee's 1926-08
  • Ainslee's 1926-09 2057 visits Ainslee's 1926-09
  • Ainslee's 1926-10 1897 visits Ainslee's 1926-10
  • Ainslee's 1926-11 2117 visits Ainslee's 1926-11
  • Ainslee's 1926-12 1750 visits Ainslee's 1926-12
  • Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10 1797 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