The Atlantic Monthly
Total Issues: 1707 (to 1-2000)
Although initially it relied heavily on New England, under Howell the
magazine broadened its appeal. Circulation 100,000 in 1921 and about
260,000 in 1961. Authors include Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Harriet Beecher
Stowe, Henry James, Sarah Orne Jewett, Booker T. Washington, Edward
Everett Hale. Still a strong magazine of review and comment in 1999,
publishing about one short story per issue; absorbed Galaxy in Feb 1878.
The cover title changed to just The Atlantic twice (Jul-1932 - Jun-1971; Apr-1981 - Oct-1993)
but the magazine continued to be called The Atlantic Monthly until 2007
when it was formally renamed The Atlantic.
From 2005 stopped publishing fiction in each issue in favour of an annual
all-fiction issue (in August).
Address in 1998 - 2002 was 77 N. Washington Street, Boston, MA 02114.
Issues & Index Sources
| 2007 – present, as The Atlantic|
Nov-1857 – Oct-1859: Phillips, Sampson & Co., Boston
1859 – 1874: Ticknor & Fields, and successors, Boston
1874 – 1908: H.O. Houghton
Aug-1908 – present: Atlantic Monthly
Nov-1857 – Jun-1861: James Russell Lowell
Jul-1861 – Jul-1871: James T. Fields
Aug-1871 – Jan-1881: W. Dean Howells
Feb-1881 – Mar-1890: Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Apr-1890 – Jul-1898: Horace E. Scudder
Aug-1898 – Jul-1899: Walter Hines Page
Aug-1899 – Jul-1909: Bliss Perry
Aug-1909 – Jun-1938: Ellery Sedgwick
Jul-1938 – 1966: Edward Weeks
present: C. Michael Curtis
standard, moving to large slick format in Jul-1942
Sources: O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)