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Woman's Companion

Country: UK

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

Country: US

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

Country: UK

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

Country: US

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.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1874 – 1878, as The Home
  1878 – Oct-1886, as Home Companion:
  Nov-1886 – Dec-1896, as Ladies' Home Companion: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Jan-1897 – Jan-1957, as Woman's Home Companion: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  1874 – 1877: Thorpe & Bros., Cleveland, Ohio
  1877 – 1881: S.L. Thorpe, Cleveland, Ohio
  1881 – 1883: Harvey & Finn, Cleveland, Ohio
  1883 – 1898) and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1891-1895: Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick, Springfield, Ohio
  1898 – 1901: Crowell & Kirkpatrick Co., Springfield, Ohio
  1901 – 1939: Crowell Publishing Company, published in Springfield, Ohio but editorial offices in New York
  1939 – 1957: Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, New York and Springfield, Ohio

Editors

  1874 – 1881: S.L. Thorpe
  1881 – 1883: E.B. Harvey
  1883 – 1896: T.J. Kirkpatrick
  1896 – 1900: Joseph Franklin Henderson
  1900 – 1906: Arthur Turner Vance
  1906 – 1911: Frederick L. Collins
  1912 – 1941: Gertrude B. Lane
  1941 – 1943: Willa Roberts (Plank)
  1943 – 1952: William A. H. Birnie
  1953 – 1956: Woodrow Wirsig
  1956 – 1957: Theodore Strauss

Formats

  big slick

Frequency

  1874 – 1889: monthly
  1880 – 1896: semi-monthly
  1896 – 1957: monthly

Related Sites

  Wikipedia
  MagazineArt

Online Sources

  Hathi Trust
  Online Books
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Woman's Journal

Country: UK
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 – Mar-1967?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Apr-1967? – Feb-2002, as Woman's Home Journal: 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

Mentioned in:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Woman's Life

Country: UK
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)

Country: 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, 1899)

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  1899 – 1910: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Mail Order Publishing Co., St. Louis, Mo.


The Woman's Magazine (US, 1912)

see under New Idea Woman's Magazine

Woman's Mirror

Country: UK

"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

Country: UK

"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

Country: UK

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

Issues & Index Sources

  ? – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Website:   www.womansown.co.uk

Publishers

  Pearson, later Newnes, later IPC

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

Woman's Pictorial

Country: UK

Authors include F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Issues & Index Sources:  1919 – 1956: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Editors:   Harold W. Snoad
Formats:   8.75" x 11.5"
Prices:   4½d (in 1954)
Frequency:   weekly

Woman's Realm

Country: UK

Published romance and crime short stories and serials including work by Antonia Fraser, Celia Fremlin, Paula Gosling.

Issues & Index Sources:  1958 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   IPC
Editors:   currently Kathy Watson
Formats:   tabloid slick
Frequency:   weekly

The Woman's Record

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1900s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Woman's Record, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Frequency:   monthly


Woman's Story Magazine

see under My Story Magazine

Woman's Way

Country: Ireland

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
Website:   www.womansway.ie
Publishers:   Smurfit Publications, Dublin (in 1997); Harmonia (in 2015)
Editors:   Celine Naughton (in 1997)
Frequency:   weekly

Woman's Weekly

Country: UK

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)

Website:   www.womansweekly.com

Publishers

  Amalgamated Press, later IPC

Editors

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

Formats

  small tabloid

Prices

  in 2002: 66p

Pagecounts

  in 2002: 68pp

Frequency

  weekly

Related Sites

  Wikipedia
 
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