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American Indian Series

Total Issues: 20

Issues & Index Sources:  1910
Publishers:   Arthur Westbrook (Cleveland)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

American Indian Weekly

Total Issues: 32

Dime novel series containing primarily frontier and western and Northwest Mounted Police stories set in Canadian territory or British North America.

Issues & Index Sources:  1-Dec-1910 – 6-Jul-1911: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Arthur Westbrook (Cleveland)
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The American Jewess

"The only magazine in the world devoted to the interests of Jewish women" - published occasional fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1895 – Aug-1899
Publishers:   Rosa Sonneschein Co., 3756 Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Editors:   Rosa Sonneschein
Prices:   10c

The American Legion Magazine

Begun as the specialist organ of the American Legion, but "...reaching a heterogeneous audience of millions, the publication became a slick general interest magazine" (Theodore Peterson, Magazines in the Twentieth Century). Fiction included "The Long Watch" by Robert A. Heinlein (Dec-1949). See The American Legion Reader ed. Victor Lasky (Hawthorn, 1953).

Issues & Index Sources

  4-Jul-1919 – 18-Jun-1926, as The American Legion Weekly
  Jul-1926 – Jun-1937, as The American Legion Monthly: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Jul-1937 – Jun-1981, as The American Legion Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Jul-1981 – present, as The American Legion

Website

  www.legion.org/magazine

Editors

  ? – 1924: Harold Ross
  1924 – 1939: John T. Winterich

Formats

  slick

Frequency

  4-Jul-1919 – 18-Jun-1926: weekly
  Jul-1926 – present: monthly
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American Letters and Commentary

Total Issues: 24 (as at Jan-2014)

An eclectic literary magazine featuring innovative and challenging writing in all forms. Each annual issue features a substantial and diverse selection of fiction, poetry, essays, translation, and critical opinion by renowned and up-and-coming writers.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – present
Publishers:   850 Park Avenue, Suite 5B, New York, NY 10021 (in 2002)
Website:   www.amletters.org
Editors:   Jeanne Beaumont & Anna Rabinowitz (in 1998 - 2002)
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
 

The American Library [1883]

Total Issues: 30

Issues & Index Sources:  5-May-1883 – 24-Nov-1883: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Donnelly, Lloyd & Co.
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The American Library [1885]

Total Issues: 30

"The American Library contains stories of adventure of the greatest variety, ashore and afloat. Original, Entertaining, and Instructive. Just the thing for "Young America." Every number will be complete."

Issues & Index Sources:  17-Oct-1885 – 8-May-1886: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   American Library Co.
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   24pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

American Literary Review

Publishes outstanding fiction, poetry, and essays from writers across the country.

Issues & Index Sources

  Spring 1990 – present

Publishers

  University of North Texas, P.O. Box 13827, Denton, TX 76203-1307 (in 2000 - 2002)

Website

  www.engl.unt.edu/alr/

Editors

  in 1998: Barbara Rodman
  in 2000 – 2002: Lee Martin
  in 2004: Corey Marks

Frequency

  twice yearly

Sources

  O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

The American Magazine

Always open to popular fiction, it adopted an unusual policy in the 1930s: "To encourage new fiction writers and to discourage his staff from being blinded by famous names editor Sumner Blossom ordered mailroom clerks to mask the author's name on all unsolicited pieces of fiction. The staff learned the author's identity only after it had decided to accept or reject a manuscript" (Theodore Peterson, Magazines in the Twentieth Century). Authors included Ellis Parker Butler, Clarence Budington Kelland, Edison Marshall, S.S. Van Dine, Zane Grey, Dashiell Hammett, Rex Stout, Leslie Charteris and Graham Greene ("The Third Man," Mar. 1949).

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1906 – Aug-1956: The Standard Index of Short Stories (Hannigan to Dec-1914 only; FicMags sample issues only)
FictionMags Index

Publishers

  1906 – 1911: John S. Phillips
  1911 – 1934: Crowell
  1934 – 1956: Crowell-Collier

Editors

  1906 – 1915: John S. Phillips
  1915 – 1923: John M. Siddall
  1923 – 1929: Merle Crowell
  1929 – 1956: Sumner Blossom

Formats

  standard until 1913, then big slick

Frequency

  monthly
   
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American Man

Total Issues: 2

Subtitled "The Exciting Magazine of Thrilling Adventure".

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1965 – Jan-1966
Publishers:   Popular Library Publication
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American Manhood

see under Mr. America

The American Mercury

Arguably a new version of The Smart Set at the start (which had been produced by the same pair of editors before being sold to Hearst). Authors included Sinclair Lewis, James Stevens, William Faulkner and Ray Bradbury (his "breakout" story from the pulps, "The Big Black and White Game," Aug-1945). Circulation peaked at 77,000 in 1927 and again at 84,000 in 1945. From Sep-1952 onwards it became a right-wing specialist journal unrelated to the original other than by name.

Restarted in 2010 as an online magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1924 – Aug-1952: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Sep-1952 – Winter 1980

Publishers

  1924 – 1935?: Alfred A. Knopf
  1935? – 1939: Paul Palmer
  1939 – 1950: Lawrence Spivak (Mercury Press)
  1950 – 1951?: Clendenin J. Ryan
  1951 – 1952: William Bradford Huie
  1952: J. Russell Maguire

Website

  theamericanmercury.org

Editors

  1924 – 1934: H. L. Mencken
  1924 – 1925: H. L. Mencken & George Jean Nathan
  ?: Henry Hazlitt
  1934 – 1948: Lawrence Spivak
  1950 – 1952: William Bradford Huie

Formats

  1924 – 1935?: standard
  1935? – 1952: digest

Frequency

  monthly

American Monthly Magazine [1829]

Modelled on UK New Monthly Magazine. Compendium of reviews, poems and tales, mostly written by Willis. According to Mott, "One of the most readable and entertaining magazines that had yet appeared in America."

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1829 – Jul-1831

Publishers

  Apr-1829 – Mar-1831: Pierce & Williams, Boston
  Apr-1831 – Jul-1831: N.P. Willis

Editors

  Nathaniel Parker Willis

Frequency

  monthly

American Monthly Magazine [1833]

Regular stories and 'nouvellettes'. Ran Poe's "Von Jung, the Mystic" (Jun-1837) and serialized Hoffman's "Vanderlyn" (1837).

Note: there was another magazine of this title running in 1878

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1833 – Oct-1838: Index to Periodical Literature

Publishers

  George Dearborn, NY

Editors

  1833 – 1835: H.W. Herbert
  1835 – 1836: Charles Fenno Hoffman
  1836 – 1838: Park Penjamin

Frequency

  monthly

American Museum

Serialized "The Atlantis" by Peter Prospero (a pseudonym attributed by some to Poe, though more probably it was by Brooks himself).

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1838 – Jun-1839
Publishers:   in Baltimore
Editors:   Nathan C. Brooks
Frequency:   monthly

American Needlewoman

Serialized "The Atlantis" by Peter Prospero (a pseudonym attributed by some to Poe, though more probably it was by Brooks himself).

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1920s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Vickory & Hill Publishing Co.; Augusta, ME
Editors:   M.G.L. Bailey (in 1926)
Frequency:   monthly

American Novelists' Series

Total Issues: 53

Issues & Index Sources:  1889 – 1890
Publishers:   John W. Lovell Co.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


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