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 6146 visits -The Yellow Kid -1897-03
  • -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2) 3336 visits -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2)
  • -Yellow Book 1897-09 3020 visits -Yellow Book 1897-09
  • Ainslee's 1899-03 2953 visits Ainslee's 1899-03
  • Ainslee's 1899-11 2641 visits Ainslee's 1899-11
  • Ainslee's 1900-04 2927 visits Ainslee's 1900-04
  • Ainslee's 1900-12 1899 visits Ainslee's 1900-12
  • Ainslee's 1901-05 3221 visits Ainslee's 1901-05
  • Ainslee's 1902-04 2660 visits Ainslee's 1902-04
  • Ainslee's 1904-01 2864 visits Ainslee's 1904-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-01 3348 visits Ainslee's 1906-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-02 3016 visits Ainslee's 1906-02
  • Ainslee's 1906-03 3074 visits Ainslee's 1906-03
  • Ainslee's 1906-08 3347 visits Ainslee's 1906-08
  • Ainslee's 1906-10 2402 visits Ainslee's 1906-10
  • Ainslee's 1907-02 3332 visits Ainslee's 1907-02
  • Ainslee's 1910-11 2622 visits Ainslee's 1910-11
  • Ainslee's 1911-09 2529 visits Ainslee's 1911-09
  • Ainslee's 1912-11 2591 visits Ainslee's 1912-11
  • Ainslee's 1913-09 2803 visits Ainslee's 1913-09
  • Ainslee's 1913-10 2557 visits Ainslee's 1913-10
  • Ainslee's 1914-01 2665 visits Ainslee's 1914-01
  • Ainslee's 1914-03 2143 visits Ainslee's 1914-03
  • Ainslee's 1914-04 2394 visits Ainslee's 1914-04
  • Ainslee's 1915-06 2492 visits Ainslee's 1915-06
  • Ainslee's 1916-03 2712 visits Ainslee's 1916-03
  • Ainslee's 1921-06 2542 visits Ainslee's 1921-06
  • Ainslee's 1925-11 2172 visits Ainslee's 1925-11
  • Ainslee's 1925-12 2196 visits Ainslee's 1925-12
  • Ainslee's 1926-01 2312 visits Ainslee's 1926-01
  • Ainslee's 1926-02 2533 visits Ainslee's 1926-02
  • Ainslee's 1926-03 2472 visits Ainslee's 1926-03
  • Ainslee's 1926-05 2330 visits Ainslee's 1926-05
  • Ainslee's 1926-06 2188 visits Ainslee's 1926-06
  • Ainslee's 1926-07 2360 visits Ainslee's 1926-07
  • Ainslee's 1926-08 2424 visits Ainslee's 1926-08
  • Ainslee's 1926-09 2247 visits Ainslee's 1926-09
  • Ainslee's 1926-10 1948 visits Ainslee's 1926-10
  • Ainslee's 1926-11 2379 visits Ainslee's 1926-11
  • Ainslee's 1926-12 1955 visits Ainslee's 1926-12
  • Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10 1842 visits Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10
  • Far West Illustrated1927-03 1985 visits Far West Illustrated1927-03
  • Far West Romances1932-07 1809 visits Far West Romances1932-07
  • Smart Love Stories1937-02 3286 visits Smart Love Stories1937-02