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The Agora

Subtitled "The Magazine of the South".

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1930 – ?
Editors:   Richard A. Chace

Ahaaaaaa!

Typical of the UK story magazines published in the immediate post-war years which masqueraded as American titles.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1948
Publishers:   R.S. Gray Publications, London
Pagecounts:   36pp

Ahoy

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1956
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London

AIM Magazine

America's Intercultural Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   P.O. Box 1174, Maywood, IL 60153 (in 2000)
Editors:   Myron Apilado (in 2000 - 2007)
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2002)

Ainslee's Magazine

Total Issues: 9+6+346=361

The magazine began in March 1897 as The Yellow Kid, a humor semi-weekly, coat-tailing on the popularity of the "Yellow Kid" newspaper cartoons. In July 1897 it became a monthly as The 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 late 1902 it changed to an all-fiction format. Authors include Stanley J. Weyman, Bret Harte, Anthony Hope, Stephen Crane, Jack London, some of the earliest stories by O. Henry, Albert Payson Terhune, I.A.R. Wylie, E. Phillips Oppenheim.

Ainslee's lasted until December 1926, after which it was merged into Far West Illustrated.

Issues & Index Sources

  20-Mar-1897 – 17-Jul-1897, as The Yellow Kid
  Aug-1897 – Jan-1898, as The Yellow Book
  Feb-1898 – Sep-1902, as Ainslee's Magazine: General Fiction Index
  Oct-1902 – Dec-1926, as Ainslee's: General Fiction Index

#merges with Far West Illustrated

Publishers

  20-Mar-1897 – Dec-1898: Howard, Ainslee & Co.
  Jan-1899 – Sep-1902: Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
  Oct-1902 – ?: Ainslee Magazine Co.

Editors

  20-Mar-1897 – Jan-1898: Joe Kerr (alias for William Melville Kerr)
  1898 – ?: Richard Duffy
  ?: Gilman Hall
  ?: Archibald Lowry Sessions

Formats

  started as a slick (became a pulp in the 1920s?)

Prices

  1898 – 1902: 5c
  1902 – 1926: 15c

Pagecounts

  96pp

Frequency

  20-Mar-1897 – 17-Jul-1897: weekly
  Aug-1897 – Dec-1926: monthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Ainslee's Smart Love Stories

Total Issues: 4+18+23=45

Arguably a revival of Ainslee's Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1934 – Mar-1935, as Ainslee's: FictionMags Index
  Apr-1935 – Sep-1936, as Ainslee's Smart Love Stories: FictionMags Index
  Oct-1936 – Aug-1938, as Smart Love Stories: FictionMags Index

Publishers

  Street & Smith Publications, Inc., NY

Formats

  flat (bedsheet) format

Frequency

  monthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps
 
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Ainsworth's Great Works

Total Issues: 17

Issues & Index Sources:  1860s: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   T.B. Peterson & Brothers, 306 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Ainsworth's Magazine

Total Issues: 155

Designed as a "family" magazine of "entertainment." Originally heavily illustrated by George Cruikshank, later by Phiz (though all artwork dropped by 1850). Mainly a vehicle for Ainsworth's own fiction (ran "Windsor Castle" 1842-3), but little other fiction of note. Circulation peaked at 7,000 in first year.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1842 – Dec-1854: The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals Volume 3 (FicMags sample issue only)
FictionMags Index

Publishers

  Feb-1842 – Jun-1842: Hugh Cunningham
  Jul-1842 – Oct-1843: Cunningham & Mortimer
  Nov-1843 – Oct-1845: John Mortimer
  Nov-1845 – Dec-1845: Henry Colburn
  Jan-1846 – Dec-1854: Chapman & Hall

Editors

  Feb-1842 – Jun-1845: William Harrison Ainsworth
  Jul-1845 – Nov-1845: Francis Mahoney & John Mortimer
  Dec-1845 – Dec-1854: William Harrison Ainsworth

Formats

  standard

Prices

  Feb-1842 – Jun-1842: 1/6d
  Jul-1842 – ?: 2/6d

Frequency

  monthly

Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

Air Action

Total Issues: 3+3+2=8

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1938 – Apr-1939: Adventure Fiction Index (possibly further issues)
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Aug-1939 – Apr-1940, as Sky Raiders: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Apr-1940 – Sep-1940, as Air Action: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Double-Action Magazines, Inc. (Columbia Publications), NY

Editors

  Cliff Campbell

Formats

  standard pulp

Pagecounts

  132pp (later 16pp)

Frequency

  bimonthly/quarterly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Air Action (UK)

British reprint edition of Sky Raiders/Air Action.

Issues & Index Sources

  in 1939, as Sky Raiders (UK): Adventure Fiction Index
  in 1940, as Air Action (UK): Adventure Fiction Index

Publishers

  Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co. Ltd.

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  6d
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Air Adventures [1928]

Total Issues: 11+7=18

Ran Erle Stanley Gardner serial "A Bolt from the Blue" (Oct-1928 - Feb-1929). Other authors include T.T. Flynn, H. Bedford-Jones, Gilbert Patten;

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1928 – Aug-1929: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3
  Sep-1929 – Mar-1930, as Flyers - Air Adventures: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3

Publishers

  Air Adventures, Inc. (Clayton Magazines)

Editors

  'Casey Jones' until Aug-1929, then Allan K. Echols

Formats

  standard pulp

Pagecounts

  144pp

Frequency

  monthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Air Adventures [1939]

Total Issues: 2+1=3

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1939 – Feb-1940: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
  Nov-1945: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: Nov-1945)

Publishers

  Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., Chicago

Formats

  pulp

Frequency

  Dec-1939 – Feb-1940: bimonthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Airgedlámh

Total Issues: 1

Semi-professional magazine. Magazine was assembled by Dave McFerran, published after his death by David Sutton and Stephen Jones. All profits from the magazine go to the Cancer Research Campaign.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1980: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   David A. Sutton & Stephen Jones; London.
Editors:   Dave McFerran
Formats:   8¼" x 11¾"
Prices:   £1.50
Pagecounts:   34pp
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Air Mail

The Royal Air Forces Association's Membership Magazine, published initially "to further the best interests of airmen and airwomen, particularly when they return home after World War II". Published occasional fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1943? – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   The Royal Air Forces Association
Formats:   7" x 9" (in 1940s)
Prices:   6d (in 1940s)
Pagecounts:   24pp (in 1940s)
Website:   www.rafa.org.uk

Airplane Stories

Total Issues: 24

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1929 – May-1931: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 4

Publishers

  Ramer Reviews, Inc.

Editors

  William L. Mayer & Co. Inc.

Formats

  Mar-1929 – Aug-1929: large pulp/bedsheet
  Sep-1929 – May-1931: standard pulp

Pagecounts

  100pp

Frequency

  monthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Air Stories [1927]

Total Issues: 57+2+2=61

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1927 – Apr-1932: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: Mar-1932)
Pulp Magazine Index 3
  Spring 1937 – Winter 1937: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3
  Spring 1939 – Winter 1939: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3

Publishers

  Fiction House, NY

Editors

  Aug-1927 – Apr-1932: J.B. Kelly
  Spring 1937 – Winter 1939: Malcolm Reiss

Formats

  standard pulp

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  Aug-1927 – Apr-1932: monthly
  Spring 1937 – Winter 1939: irregular

Related Sites

  The Pulp Magazines Project

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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