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Woman's Way

Ireland's biggest-selling weekly women's magazine with a circulation of 66,260. It was set up in 1963.

Woman's Way covers human interest stories, particularly with an Irish interest, celebrity interviews (Irish and international), fashion, interiors, beauty, health, travel, fiction, etc.

Issues & Index Sources:  1963 – present
Publishers:   Smurfit Publications, Dublin (in 1997); Harmonia (in 2015)
Editors:   Celine Naughton (in 1997)
Frequency:   weekly

Woman's Weekly

One of the longest running women's general interest magazines but with a heavy interest in short fiction and serials.

Issues & Index Sources

  1911 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  Amalgamated Press, later IPC


  in 1962: Jean Twiddy
  in 1997: Olwen Rice
  in 2002 – in 2004: Gilly Sinclair


  small tabloid


  in 2002: 66p


  in 2002: 68pp



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Woman's Weekly Fiction Special

Fiction companion magazine to long-standing women's magazine Woman's Weekly.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 2000: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   IPC Media
Editors:   in 2000: Olwen Rice
Formats:   small tabloid
Frequency:   bimonthly

Woman's Weekly Library

No. 1 contained "The Changing Years" by Denise Robins; No. 1250, May 1975, contained "Golden Isle" by Nancy Barnard; the series probably ceased publication in the 1980s.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1962 – ?
Publishers:   Fleetway Publications, later IPC Magazines
Formats:   small booklet, 64pp, initially priced 1/- (8 new pence by 1975)
Frequency:   twice-monthly, increasing to 12 a month by 1975

Woman's World [1884]

Women's magazine that published occasional fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1884 – 1940
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The Woman's World [1886]

Total Issues: 48

Designed as the first social magazine for women. Under Reid published little fiction but under Wilde actively promoted fiction and poetry amongst its normal farrago of social, cultural and artistic issues. Authors were mostly women -- Olive Schreiner, Lady Wilde, Marie Corelli, G.L. Craik, Violet Fane.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1886 – Oct-1887, as The Lady's World
  Nov-1887 – Oct-1890, as The Woman's World


  Cassell, London


  Nov-1886 – Mar-1887: Wemyss Reid
  Apr-1887 – Aug-1889: Oscar Wilde
  Sep-1889 – Oct-1889: Arthur Fish?







Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

Woman's World [1906]

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1906 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Formats:   7" x 10.2" (in 1916); 7.5" x 11" (in 1946)
Prices:   1d (in 1916); 3d (in 1946)
Frequency:   weekly

Woman's World [1986]

Every issue features one short romance story, and a shorter mystery. Published "The Lost Angel" by Mary Higgins Clark (2-Dec-1986)

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1986 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Editors:   Stephanie Saible (in 2002)
Formats:   slick tabloid
Prices:   $1.49 (in 2002)
Frequency:   weekly

Woman's World Library

"Complete romantic and family novels of 50,000 words, with accent on love interest".

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s
Publishers:   Fleetway Publications Ltd, Fleetway House, Farringdon St., London EC4
Frequency:   twice-monthly

Woman's World Series

Total Issues: 7?

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1896 – Feb-1897: Dime Novel Bibliography (Missing: #2, #4)
Publishers:   J.H. Plummer, 225-227 Temple Court, New York
Formats:   7 1/8 x 4 7/8"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   100pp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Woman Today

Published four stories in the first issue at least.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1935 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Zoty publishing corporation
Editors:   Julia Shawell
Frequency:   monthly

Women in Crime

True crime. Also known as True Cases of Women in Crime, True Stories of Women in Crime and Women in Crime True Fact Detective Cases.

Issues & Index Sources

  1945 – ?


  in 1940s: Detective House Inc., 114 E. 32nd St., New York, NY, and 441 Lexington Ave., New York, NY
  in 1950s: Skye Publishing Co., 270 Park Ave., New York, NY, 60 W 46th St., New York, NY, and Louisville, KY

Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Women in Crime (Canada)

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Alval Publishers of Canada Ltd.


Total Issues: 3+

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1959? – Feb-1964?
Publishers:   Normandy Associates
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Women of… Intrigue

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

Women's (Home) Stories

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