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Woman [1906]

Total Issues: 8?

According to "The Writer" this magazine was predominently fiction, was started by Munsey in November 1906 and merged with The Scrap Book somewhere round June 1907.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1906 – Jun-1907?
Publishers:   Munsey
Frequency:   monthly

Woman [1924]

Total Issues: 64

A high-quality slick magazine issued to celebrate the world of the "New Woman". Fiction was a key element with a serial and four or five stories per issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1924 – Jul-1929
Publishers:   Hutchinson
Editors:   Miss Jerome; Ida Lascelles
Formats:   slick
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   96pp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers

Woman [1937]

Ran short stories and serials.

Issues & Index Sources

  1937 – present

Publishers

  Odhams Press, later IPC

Website

  www.ipcmedia.com/woman

Editors

  in 1962: Mary Grieve
  in 1997 – in 2004: Carole Russell

Frequency

  weekly

Woman and Beauty

"Fiction: high-grade writing... offbeat fiction and the short-short story, and two or three part serials as well".

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s
Publishers:   Fleetway Publications Ltd, Fleetway House, Farringdon St., London EC4
Editors:   Jean Lorimer (in 1962)
Frequency:   monthly

Woman and Home

Ran short stories and serials in 1962; still in existence as an IPC monthly in 2000, and still publishing fiction: "complete stories from 1000 - 5000 words".

Issues & Index Sources

  1926 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Amalgamated Press, later IPC

Website

  www.ipcmedia.com/womanandhome

Editors

  in 1962: Jean D. Twiddy
  in 1997: Jan Henderson
  in 2000: Sarah Kilby
  in 2004: Sue James

Formats

  big slick?

Frequency

  monthly

The Woman at Home

Total Issues: 447

Strand-type magazine with features and fiction. Aimed at women with young children. Ran regular stories by Annie S. Swan. Under the later name of The Home Magazine was famous for first publishing Richmal Crompton's "William" stories (from Feb-1919). That series moved to The Happy Mag. in Jun-1922.

It absorbed The Sunday Strand from Jul-1910, and The Girls Realm (which was briefly incorporated into the title) from Dec-1915. It also absorbed The Ladies' Field from Aug-1928 (also incorporated briefly. into the title)

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1893 – Sep-1905: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Oct-1905 – May-1918, as Woman at Home
  Jun-1918 – May-1922, as The Home Magazine
  Jun-1922 – Oct-1922, as The Ladies' Home Magazine
  Nov-1922 – Jan-1931, as The Home Magazine

#merges with Homes and Gardens

Publishers

  Oct-1893 – Jul-1909: Hodder & Stoughton
  Aug-1909 – Jan-1931: Newnes

Editors

  Oct-1893 – Jun-1909: Jane T. Stoddart (though listed as Annie Swan)
  Jul-1909 – May-1918: Alice M. Head
  Jun-1918 – 1921: Miss M. Cruickshank
  1921 – 1929: Beatrice Goodwin
  1930 – Jan-1931: Elsie H. Shand

Formats

  standard (glossy slick from Mar-1920 to Aug-1920)

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  The Age of the Storytellers
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Woman's Companion

Woman's story paper. Possibly absorbed into Woman's Weekly on 25-Mar-1961.

Issues & Index Sources:  1927? – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Formats:   7.5" x 10.5" (in 1945)
Prices:   3d (in 1945)
Pagecounts:   28pp (in 1945)
Frequency:   weekly

Woman's Day

A magazine sold through A.& P. stores; by 1955 had a circulation of 3.575 million.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1937 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   originally Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company
Editors:   Eileen Tighe (in 1940)
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Woman's Friend

Woman's story paper. Absorbed Lady's Companion in 1940, and was called Woman's Friend and Lady's Companion for a while at least. Absorbed by Glamour in Sep-1950.

Issues & Index Sources

  1924? – Aug-1950: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

#merges with Glamour (UK)

Publishers

  C. Arthur Pearson

Formats

  7.5" x 10.5" (in 1936); 10" x 12.5" (in 1941)

Prices

  2d (in 1936); 2½d (in 1941)

Pagecounts

  32pp (in 1936); 24pp (in 1941)

Frequency

  weekly

Woman's Home Companion

One of the most successful women's titles, with a circulation eventually exceeding 4 million. Authors of fiction included Edna Ferber, Pearl S. Buck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Shirley Jackson, John Steinbeck; previously the semi-monthly magazine for children, Ladies' Home Companion (1873 - 1897).

Issues & Index Sources

  1897 – Jan-1957: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  1897 – 1934: Crowell
  1934 – 1957: Crowell-Collier

Editors

  1911 – 1940: Gertrude Battles Lane

Formats

  big slick

Frequency

  monthly

Related Sites

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Woman's Journal

Total Issues: 889

An impressive British slick at its outset: a sample issue from Jun-1928, over 12" high by 9" wide, has 192 pages (price 1/-), with fiction by John Galsworthy ("Swan Song," Part 3), A. A. Milne (segments of "The House at Pooh Corner"), Fanny Heaslip Lea, E. Barrington, Betty Trask, etc. A sample issue from May-1999, somewhat smaller in dimensions, has 146 pages (price \2.30) and contains no fiction at all, though it does have an interview with Salman Rushdie (about his love life).

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1927 – Feb-2002: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Amalgamated Press, later IPC Magazines, London

Editors

  1927 – 1944: Harold W. Snoad
  1946 – 1964: Forothy M. Sutherland
  1965 – 1966: Ailsa Garland
  1967 – 1969: Edith Teague
  1970 – 1978: Kathleen Jones
  1978 – 1988: Laurie Purden
  1989 – 1997: Deirdre Vine
  1998: Marcelle d'Argy Smith
  1999 – 2002: Elsa McAlonan

Formats

  large slick

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  The Age of the Storytellers

Woman's Life

Total Issues: 1174

Issue 1-7 and 9 are unnumbered.

Incorporated into: Woman's Own

Issues & Index Sources:  14-Dec-1895 – 22-Sep-1934
Publishers:   George Newnes
Frequency:   Weekly

Woman's Magazine (UK)

Merged with The Girls' Own Paper, as The Girl's Own Paper and Woman's Magazine, 1908 - 1931; demerged, 1931.

Issues & Index Sources

  1880? – 1908

#merges with Girl's Own Paper

  Apr-1931 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  The Religious Tract Society, 56 Paternoster Row, London EC, later Lutterworth Press (The United Society for Christian Literature), 4 Bouverie St, London EC4

Editors

  ? – 1931: Flora Klickmann
  1931 – ?: May Marshall

Woman's Magazine and Girls' Own Paper

see under Girl's Own Paper

The Woman's Magazine (US)

see under New Idea Woman's Magazine

Woman's Mirror

"Fiction: serial stories should have a flavour of realism... not more than six parts of 6000 words each; no escapist love stories, but honest romance welcome and occasional mystery; one short story per week (3000 words)".

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s
Publishers:   Fleetway Publications Ltd, Fleetway House, Farringdon St., London EC4
Editors:   Jodi Hyland (in 1962); Joy Scully (in 1964)
Frequency:   weekly

Woman's Outlook

"Sentimental or family life short stories... about 2500 words".

Issues & Index Sources:  1919 – ?
Publishers:   Co-operative Press Ltd, 418 Chester Rd., Manchester, Manchester 16
Editors:   Doreen Browne (in 1962)
Frequency:   monthly

Woman's Own

Published "What to Tell Santos" by Molly Brown (21-May-1990)

Issues & Index Sources

  ? – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Pearson, later Newnes, later IPC

Website

  www.womansown.co.uk

Editors

  in 1962: George A. Rogers
  in 1997: Keith McNeill
  1998 – 2001: Terry Tavner
  Jan-2002 – present: Elsa McAlonan

Formats

  tabloid

Prices

  3d (in 1945)

Frequency

  weekly


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