Ainslee's Magazine

Ainslee's Magazine was an American literary periodical published from 1897 to December 1926. It was originally published as a humor magazine called The Yellow Kid, based on the popular comic strip character. It was renamed Ainslee's the following year.

Ainslee's Magazine
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June 1921 cover
CategoriesLiterary magazine
PublisherAinslee magazine Co.
First issue1897
Final issueDecember 1926
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City

The magazine's publishers were Howard, Ainslee & Co., a division of the Street & Smith publishing house in New York City.


Among those who contributed essays, short stories, or poetry to Ainslee's:

From 1920 to 1923 Dorothy Parker wrote the monthly drama reviews column, "In Broadway Playhouses". Edith Isaacs worked as a critic for the magazine prior to her tenure at Theatre Arts.[1]

Ainslee's lasted until December 1926, after which it was merged into Far West Illustrated.


  1. ^ Barbara Sicherman; Carol Hurd Green (1980). Notable American Women: The Modern Period : a Biographical Dictionary. Harvard University Press. pp. 370–. ISBN 978-0-674-62733-8.

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