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The Yellow Book [1894]

Total Issues: 13

The most memorable and decadent literary and artistic quarterly of the 1890s. Remembered for its artwork by Aubrey Beardsley. Authors include Baron Corvo, George Gissing, H.G. Wells, John Buchan, E. Nesbit, Richard Le Gallienne, Henry James, Ella D'Arcy.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1894 – Apr-1897: The Yellow Book: A Checklist and Index


  Apr-1894 – Jul-1894: Elkin Mathews and John Lane
  Oct-1894 – Apr-1897: John Lane


  Henry Harland (Aubrey Beardsley served as art editor for the first four vols)


  hardcover book format (heavily illustrated)







Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3, The Age of the Storytellers

Yellow Book [1910]

Total Issues: 100?

Reprint magazine binding unsold copies of Breezy Stories and Young's Magazine. Still around in 1947.

Issues & Index Sources:  1910? – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   C.H. Young Publishing Co. Inc.
Editors:   Cashel St. J. Pomeroy
Formats:   huge pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   458pp
Frequency:   quarterly (#60 in 1929)
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Yellow Book [1897]

see also under Ainslee's Magazine

The Yellow Dog

Total Issues: 1

A monthly short-story magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1901
Publishers:   Chicago
Frequency:   monthly

The Yellow Kid

See under Ainslee's Magazine

The Yellow Magazine

Total Issues: 130

Like The Red Magazine, it published a mixture of adventure, humorous, and supernatural stories; heavy on sf and fantasy in its early issues it shifted to more romantic stories towards the end. Authors include James Barr, Coutts Brisbane, A.M. Burrage, Owen Oliver, Douglas Newton, Fred M. White, Edmund Snell.

In 1926 its publication slot was taken over by All-Story Magazine, a completely different product.

Issues & Index Sources:  23-Sep-1921 – 17-Sep-1926: FictionMags Index (Missing: #21, #49-#60, #73-#84 & #97-#130)
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Editors:   John Stock
Formats:   small pulp size (8.5" x 7")
Prices:   7d at first; later 6d
Frequency:   fortnightly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Yellow Medicine Review

Subtitled "A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought", the magazine "encourages submissions from indigenous perspectives in the area of fiction, poetry, scholarly essays, and art. We define indigenous universally as representative of all pre-colonial peoples."

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2007 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Department of English, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN 56258
Prices:   $12.50

The Yellow Sign

Total Issues: 8 (as at Jan-2019)

"An occasional magazine devoted to the 'King in Yellow' Mythos of Robert W. Chambers".

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-2006 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #7, Jan-2017)
Publishers:   Rainfall Books
Editors:   John B. Ford & Steve Lines
Formats:   A5
Prices:   £7.00; £4.00
Pagecounts:   40pp
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Yellow Silk: Journal of Erotic Arts

Total Issues: 48

Erotic journal of fiction and poetry. Authors and artists who have appeared in Yellow Silk: Sigmund Abeles, Kim Addonizio, Angela Ball, Robert Bly, Angela Carter, Marilyn Chin, Wanda Coleman, Judy Dater, Margaret Drabble, Lee Durkee, Louise Erdrich, Susan Griffin, Marilyn Hacker, Jane Hirshfield, Ha Jin, Galway Kinnell, William Kotzwinkle, Dorianne Laux, Mary Mackey, Carole Maso, W.S. Merwin, Bharati Mukherjee, D. Nurkse, Mayumi Oda, Sharon Olds, Mary Oliver, Octavio Paz, Marge Piercy, Andrew Schelling, Ntozake Shange, Robert Silverberg, Terry Tempest Williams, Robert Wrigley, and many more....

Issues & Index Sources:  1981 – 1996

Yellow Star Library

Total Issues: 144

Issues & Index Sources:  1956 – 1961
Publishers:   C. Arthur Pearson (Newnes)
Pagecounts:   68pp


Fiction, poetry, drama, novel excerpts, literary reviews and essays. Has published Robert Coover, Jim Earley. Circulation 750.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1993 – present
Publishers:   University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Editors:   Lisa Kerr
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   80pp
Frequency:   twice yearly

Yes or No

Total Issues: 737+61=798

Another Shurey weekly story paper. It usually published a serial or two plus two or three short stories. Authors include E.R. Punshon, Captain F.H. Shaw, Clive Pemberton, Douglas Newton.

The first series was subtitled The Saturday Magazine and the second subtitled The Yellow Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  21-Mar-1904 – 27-Apr-1918
  28-Feb-1921 – 24-Apr-1922: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  Harry Shurey


  21-Mar-1904 – 31-Jul-1905: Charles Shurey
  7-Aug-1905 – 24-Apr-1922: Isabel Thorne


  21-Mar-1904 – 31-Jul-1905: tabloid
  7-Aug-1905 – 24-Apr-1922: large digest




  64pp (reduced to 32pp during WW1)



Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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YM Magazine

See under Calling All Girls

Yog's Notebook

Total Issues: 2

The contents are mostly fairly light horror, some with a Lovecraftian theme, but all not taken seriously at all.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2007 – Summer 2007: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   P.O. Box 40626, Portland, OR 97240
Editors:   Audrey Eschright & Lucas Grzybowski
Prices:   $5.00
Pagecounts:   48pp
Frequency:   quarterly
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Yo-Ho Bedtime Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1952
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London


Sunday magazine supplement to The Mail on Sunday newspaper. Occasionally featured fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Editors:   Dee Nolan (in 1994)
Frequency:   weekly

Young American

Total Issues: 105

Issues & Index Sources:  1874 – 1876
Publishers:   Frank Leslie
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Young Athlete's Weekly

Total Issues: 32

Issues & Index Sources:  1905
Publishers:   Frank Tousey, NY
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Young Britain

Total Issues: 232+39=271

Issues & Index Sources

  14-Jun-1919 – 17-Nov-1923
  24-Nov-1923 – 16-Aug-1924

#incorporated into The Champion


  Amalgamated Press


  Draycot M. Dell (1919 - 1921); F. Addington Symonds







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