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American Short Story

Total Issues: 6

Called 'a magazine of contemporary fiction'.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1929 – Apr-1930: FictionMags Index (Missing: Mar-1930, Apr-1930)
Publishers:   Quality Publications, New York
Formats:   standard
Pagecounts:   96pp
Frequency:   monthly

American Sky Devils

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1942 – Jul-1943: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1


  Manvis Publications


  Robert O. Erisman


  standard pulp


  116pp (last two 100pp)


  Jul-1942 – Jan-1943: bimonthly
  Apr-1943 – Jul-1943: quarterly

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

Total Issues: 16 (at least)

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1952 – 1953?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #3, #6, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15)
Publishers:   Invincible Press, 321 Pitt Street, Sydney
Formats:   digest
Prices:   8d
Pagecounts:   32pp
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American Standard Library

Total Issues: 10

"Comprises the best current standard literature. Tales from many lands. Fact, fiction and fancy."

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1888 – Oct-1888: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issues only)
Publishers:   American Standard Library Co., 125 Fifth Ave., Chicago
Formats:   7½ x 5"
Prices:   20c
Pagecounts:   250-300
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

American Sunday Magazine [1882]

Produced as a weekly supplement for Sunday newspapers.

Issues & Index Sources:  1882 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   American Sunday Magazine, 220 Fifth Avenue, NY
Frequency:   weekly

American Sunday Monthly Magazine

One of the four Sunday Magazine Supplements published during the period 1902 to 1920 (roughly), the American Sunday Monthly Magazine was initially produced as a monthly supplement for Sunday newspapers on the first Sunday of the month. For at least a short period, between Nov-1912 and Jan-1913, it was produced twice, rather than just once, a month, and was then called the American Sunday Twice a Month Magazine (or Magazine Section).

The magazine appeared in at least five newspapers: The Boston American, The Chicago Examiner, The Los Angeles Examiner, The New York American, and The San Francisco Examiner.

Although the covers of the magazines were typically simply called The Sunday Magazine of the xxxx for each newspaper concerned, this syndicate is easy to recognize because American Sunday Monthly Magazine is part of the masthead.

Issues & Index Sources:  1911 – ?
Publishers:   American-Journal-Examiner Co., 220 Fifth Avenue, New York (in 1912); subsequently The Star Co.
Frequency:   monthly; twice-monthly for part of 1912

American Tales [1863]

Total Issues: 44

Issues & Index Sources:  1863 – 1867
Publishers:   Sinclair Tousey
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

American Tales [1868]

Total Issues: 49

Issues & Index Sources:  1868 – 1872
Publishers:   Beadle
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The American Thresherman

"The Power Farmer's Magazine". Mainly articles about farming, but also the occasional fiction including a reprint serial by William MacHarg & Edwin Balmer in the 1940s.

Full title is American Thresherman and Farm Equipment in late 1931.

Issues & Index Sources:  1898 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Little, Brown
Frequency:   monthly

The American Union

A rather more literary story-paper. Authors included Sylvanus Cobb, J.H. Robinson, Murray.

Issues & Index Sources

  4-Nov-1848 – 1877?


  1848 – 1854: Robert B. Fitts, Boston, Mass.
  1854 – 1860: William E. Graves & Samuel E. Weston, Boston, Mass.
  1861 – 1876: Thomes & Talbot, Boston, Mass.
  1861 – 1863: James R. Elliott & William Henry Thomes
  1863 – 1870: James R. Elliott, William Henry Thomes & Newton Talbot, Boston, Mass.
  1870 – 1877?: William Henry Thomes & Newton Talbot, Boston, Mass.


  1848 – 1852: George Pickering Burnham
  1852 – 1855: William E. Graves
  1855 – 1861: Samuel E. Weston
  1861 – 1870: James R. Elliott
  1861: William Henry Thomes
  1863 – ?: Newton Talbot





The American Voice

Total Issues: 50

Published daring new writers and the more radical work of established writers, such as Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Chaim Potok, and Jorge Luis Borges. Circulation about 1500.

Issues & Index Sources:  1985 – 1999
Publishers:   Kentucky Foundation for Women, 332 West Broadway, Suite 1215, Louisville, KY 40202 (in 2000)
Editors:   Frederick Smock (in 1998 - 1999)
Prices:   $5.00
Pagecounts:   130pp
Frequency:   thrice yearly; then quarterly
Sources:   Directory of Literary Magazines 1999, O. Henry Awards Website (not in 2002)

American Way

An airline in-flight magazine, with one story per issue. Authors include Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Ellery Queen.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1968 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   American Airlines, NY
Editors:   currently Chuck Thompson
Formats:   big slick
Frequency:   fortnightly

The American Weekly

The American Weekly was published by the Hearst Corporation for inclusion as a supplement to their Sunday newspapers. Sort of the Parade Magazine of its day, it was also the precursor of the National Enquirer and could have given the Police Gazette a run for its money.

It was billed as having a circulation of over 50,000,000 readers and was filled with scantily clad showgirls and tales of murder and suspense including work by H. Bedford-Jones, Max Brand, James F. Dwyer, A. Merritt. It was large - about 21"x15" - and printed on fragile newsprint, so few copies have survived the ensuing decades.

Initially entitled The American Magazine; title changed to Pictorial Living in 1963 (possibly as the result of a merger) and folded in 1966.

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Nov-1896 – 1963
  1963 – 1966, as Pictorial Living


  The Hearst Corporation


  1896 – 1937: Morrill Goddard
  1937 – 1943: Abraham Merritt
  1943 – 1944: Michael Porter
  1944 – 1951: Walter Howey
  1951 – 1959: Ernest Hine
  1960 – 1962: John J. O'Connell
  1962 – 1966: John Sturdevant




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American Weekly Jewish News

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1910s

American Western (Australia)

Total Issues: 3?

A series of Australian booklets, numbered but not dated.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: #1)
Publishers:   Malian Press, Sydney
Formats:   digest
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American Western Magazine

Total Issues: 6?

Stories likely to be reprints from US Mammoth Western.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1949: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   The Archer Press Ltd., 20/22 Vine Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   40pp
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