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American Letters and Commentary

Country: US
Total Issues: 24 (as at Jan-2014)

An eclectic literary magazine featuring innovative and challenging writing in all forms. Each annual issue features a substantial and diverse selection of fiction, poetry, essays, translation, and critical opinion by renowned and up-and-coming writers.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – present
Website:   www.amletters.org
Publishers:   850 Park Avenue, Suite 5B, New York, NY 10021 (in 2002)
Editors:   Jeanne Beaumont & Anna Rabinowitz (in 1998 - 2002)
Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
 

The American Library [1883]

Country: US
Total Issues: 30

Issues & Index Sources:  5-May-1883 – 24-Nov-1883: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Donnelly, Lloyd & Co.
Frequency:   weekly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


The American Library [1885]

Country: US
Total Issues: 30

"The American Library contains stories of adventure of the greatest variety, ashore and afloat. Original, Entertaining, and Instructive. Just the thing for "Young America." Every number will be complete."

Issues & Index Sources:  17-Oct-1885 – 8-May-1886: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   American Library Co.
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   24pp
Frequency:   weekly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

American Literary Review

Country: US

Publishes outstanding fiction, poetry, and essays from writers across the country.

Issues & Index Sources

  Spring 1990 – present

Website:   www.americanliteraryreview.com

Publishers

  University of North Texas, P.O. Box 13827, Denton, TX 76203-1307 (in 2000 - 2002)

Editors

  in 1998: Barbara Rodman
  in 2000 – 2002: Lee Martin
  in 2004: Corey Marks

Frequency

  twice yearly

Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

The American Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 338+18+9+603=968

Always open to popular fiction, it adopted an unusual policy in the 1930s: "To encourage new fiction writers and to discourage his staff from being blinded by famous names editor Sumner Blossom ordered mailroom clerks to mask the author's name on all unsolicited pieces of fiction. The staff learned the author's identity only after it had decided to accept or reject a manuscript" (Theodore Peterson, Magazines in the Twentieth Century). Authors included Ellis Parker Butler, Clarence Budington Kelland, Edison Marshall, S.S. Van Dine, Zane Grey, Dashiell Hammett, Rex Stout, Leslie Charteris and Graham Greene ("The Third Man," Mar. 1949).

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1876 – Feb-1904, as Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Mar-1904 – Aug-1905, as Leslie's Monthly Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Sep-1905 – May-1906, as American Illustrated Magazine: FictionMags Index
  Jun-1906 – Aug-1956, as The American Magazine: FictionMags Index (incomplete from Jan-1919 to Dec-1920)

Publishers

  Jan-1876 – Jul-1878: Frank Leslie
  Aug-1878 – Jul-1905: Frank Leslie Publishing
  Aug-1905 – May-1906: Colver Publishing
  Jun-1906 – 1911: John S. Phillips
  1911 – 1934: Crowell
  1934 – 1956: Crowell-Collier

Editors

  1876 – 1880: Frank Leslie
  1880 – 1899: Mrs Frank Leslie
  1899 – May-1906: Ellery Sedgwick
  Jun-1906 – 1915: John S. Phillips
  1915 – 1923: John M. Siddall
  1923 – 1929: Merle Crowell
  1929 – 1956: Sumner Blossom

Formats

  standard until 1913, then big slick

Prices

  $2.50 at outset, radically redesigned in 1898 as a 10c monthly

Frequency

  monthly

Related Sites

  Wikipedia

Online Sources

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American Man

Country: US
Total Issues: 2

Subtitled "The Exciting Magazine of Thrilling Adventure".

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1965 – Jan-1966
Publishers:   Popular Library Publication
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American Manhood

see under Mr. America

The American Mercury

Country: US

Arguably a new version of The Smart Set at the start (which had been produced by the same pair of editors before being sold to Hearst). Authors included Sinclair Lewis, James Stevens, William Faulkner and Ray Bradbury (his "breakout" story from the pulps, "The Big Black and White Game," Aug-1945). Circulation peaked at 77,000 in 1927 and again at 84,000 in 1945. From Sep-1952 onwards it became a right-wing specialist journal unrelated to the original other than by name.

Restarted in 2010 as an online magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1924 – Aug-1952: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Sep-1952 – Winter 1980

Website:   theamericanmercury.org

Publishers

  1924 – 1935?: Alfred A. Knopf
  1935? – 1939: Paul Palmer
  1939 – 1950: Lawrence Spivak (Mercury Press)
  1950 – 1951?: Clendenin J. Ryan
  1951 – 1952: William Bradford Huie
  1952: J. Russell Maguire

Editors

  1924 – 1934: H.L. Mencken
  1924 – 1925: H.L. Mencken & George Jean Nathan
  ?: Henry Hazlitt
  1934 – 1948: Lawrence Spivak
  1950 – 1952: William Bradford Huie

Formats

  1924 – 1935?: standard
  1935? – 1952: digest

Frequency

  monthly

Related Sites

  Wikipedia

American Monthly Magazine [1829]

Country: US

Modelled on UK New Monthly Magazine. Compendium of reviews, poems and tales, mostly written by Willis. According to Mott, "One of the most readable and entertaining magazines that had yet appeared in America."

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1829 – Jul-1831

Publishers

  Apr-1829 – Mar-1831: Pierce & Williams, Boston
  Apr-1831 – Jul-1831: N.P. Willis

Editors

  Nathaniel Parker Willis

Frequency

  monthly

American Monthly Magazine [1833]

Country: US

Regular stories and 'nouvellettes'. Ran Poe's "Von Jung, the Mystic" (Jun-1837) and serialized Hoffman's "Vanderlyn" (1837).

Note: there was another magazine of this title running in 1878

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1833 – Oct-1838: Index to Periodical Literature

Publishers

  George Dearborn, NY

Editors

  1833 – 1835: H.W. Herbert
  1835 – 1836: Charles Fenno Hoffman
  1836 – 1838: Park Penjamin

Frequency

  monthly

The American Monthly Review of Reviews

see under Review of Reviews (US)

American Museum

Country: US

Serialized "The Atlantis" by Peter Prospero (a pseudonym attributed by some to Poe, though more probably it was by Brooks himself).

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1838 – Jun-1839
Publishers:   in Baltimore
Editors:   Nathan C. Brooks
Frequency:   monthly

The American Needlewoman

see under The American Woman

American Novelists' Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 54

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1889 – Jul-1890: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   John W. Lovell Co., 150 Worth St., Cor. Mission Place, New York
Formats:   7 x 4 3/4"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   150pp
Frequency:   weekly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


American Novels

Country: US
Total Issues: 49

Issues & Index Sources:  1865 – 1869
Publishers:   Irwin Beadle
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


American Novels

Country: US
Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1880s
Publishers:   Lippincott
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


American Parade

Country: US

A cloth-bound quarterly founded by Roberts. Subtitled "A Quarterly Magazine - Without Policy" but, despite that, it was disparaging of the Parisian expatriate writers. Contributors included George Sterling and Richard Le Galliene, with stories by Louise Townsend Nicholl, Louis Adamic, Orrick Johns, Gamaliel Bradford, Jacques Le Clerq.

Lasted until 1928 at least.

Issues & Index Sources:  1925 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Parade Publishing, NY
Editors:   W. Adolphe Roberts
Frequency:   quarterly

American Patriot

Country: US

The official organ of the Anti-Saloon League of America. Each issue had a couple short stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  1912 – 1916
Publishers:   American Issue Publishing Company of Westerville, Ohio
Editors:   Ernest Hurst Cherrington
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   monthly

American Pioneer Tales

see under Best Stories (of All Time)

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