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 6135 visits -The Yellow Kid -1897-03
  • -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2) 3315 visits -The Yellow Kid 1897 (V1 N2)
  • -Yellow Book 1897-09 3013 visits -Yellow Book 1897-09
  • Ainslee's 1899-03 2943 visits Ainslee's 1899-03
  • Ainslee's 1899-11 2630 visits Ainslee's 1899-11
  • Ainslee's 1900-04 2890 visits Ainslee's 1900-04
  • Ainslee's 1900-12 1886 visits Ainslee's 1900-12
  • Ainslee's 1901-05 3199 visits Ainslee's 1901-05
  • Ainslee's 1902-04 2614 visits Ainslee's 1902-04
  • Ainslee's 1904-01 2826 visits Ainslee's 1904-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-01 3318 visits Ainslee's 1906-01
  • Ainslee's 1906-02 2982 visits Ainslee's 1906-02
  • Ainslee's 1906-03 3046 visits Ainslee's 1906-03
  • Ainslee's 1906-08 3304 visits Ainslee's 1906-08
  • Ainslee's 1906-10 2387 visits Ainslee's 1906-10
  • Ainslee's 1907-02 3275 visits Ainslee's 1907-02
  • Ainslee's 1910-11 2588 visits Ainslee's 1910-11
  • Ainslee's 1911-09 2489 visits Ainslee's 1911-09
  • Ainslee's 1912-11 2564 visits Ainslee's 1912-11
  • Ainslee's 1913-09 2766 visits Ainslee's 1913-09
  • Ainslee's 1913-10 2497 visits Ainslee's 1913-10
  • Ainslee's 1914-01 2623 visits Ainslee's 1914-01
  • Ainslee's 1914-03 2115 visits Ainslee's 1914-03
  • Ainslee's 1914-04 2372 visits Ainslee's 1914-04
  • Ainslee's 1915-06 2460 visits Ainslee's 1915-06
  • Ainslee's 1916-03 2674 visits Ainslee's 1916-03
  • Ainslee's 1921-06 2511 visits Ainslee's 1921-06
  • Ainslee's 1925-11 2144 visits Ainslee's 1925-11
  • Ainslee's 1925-12 2170 visits Ainslee's 1925-12
  • Ainslee's 1926-01 2287 visits Ainslee's 1926-01
  • Ainslee's 1926-02 2503 visits Ainslee's 1926-02
  • Ainslee's 1926-03 2448 visits Ainslee's 1926-03
  • Ainslee's 1926-05 2303 visits Ainslee's 1926-05
  • Ainslee's 1926-06 2163 visits Ainslee's 1926-06
  • Ainslee's 1926-07 2341 visits Ainslee's 1926-07
  • Ainslee's 1926-08 2392 visits Ainslee's 1926-08
  • Ainslee's 1926-09 2220 visits Ainslee's 1926-09
  • Ainslee's 1926-10 1940 visits Ainslee's 1926-10
  • Ainslee's 1926-11 2352 visits Ainslee's 1926-11
  • Ainslee's 1926-12 1926 visits Ainslee's 1926-12
  • Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10 1839 visits Ainslee's Smart Love Stories 1935-10
  • Far West Illustrated1927-03 1976 visits Far West Illustrated1927-03
  • Far West Romances1932-07 1803 visits Far West Romances1932-07
  • Smart Love Stories1937-02 3278 visits Smart Love Stories1937-02