American Mass-Market Magazines

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"The Periodicals Reviewed." Review of Reviews, June 1893, pp. 609, 616-17.

"Scribner's Logan Who Raked It over the Coals Is Editor Now." News-week, 27 June 1936, pp. 29-30.

"Scribner's Magazine Halts Publication." New York Times, 5 May 1939, p. 27.

"Scribner's Magazine Suspends Publication." Publisher's Weekly, 13 May 1939, p. 1765.

"Scribner's Paradox." Business Week, 13 May 1939, p. 16.

"Scribner's to the Smoking Room." Time, 4 September 1939, p. 34.

"Scribner's and Judge." Newsweek, 15 May 1939 p. 40.

Tebbel, John. The American Magazine: A Compact History. New York: Hawthorne Books, 1969.


Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, Poole's Index, Cumulative Index, Annual Library Index; ALA Portrait Index, Review of Reviews Annual Index, Contents- Subject Index, Engineering Index.


Library of Congress; many other libraries. Available in microform.

Publication History


Scribner's Magazine. January 1887-May 1939.


January 1897-May 1939. Monthly. Volumes 1-104, regular semiannual, January 1887-December 1938; 105, January-May 1939. Merged with the Commentator in November 1939.


Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1887-1937; Harlan Logan Associates, New York, 1937-1939.


Edward Livermore Burlingame, 1887-1914; Robert Bridges, 1914-1930; Alfred S. Dashiell, 1930-1936; Harlan de Baun Logan, 1936-1939.


Scribner's Magazine, peak of 200,000 in 1910-1911; 70,000 in 1924; 126,000 in 1939.

Barbara Nourie


The Smart Set, once a leading national monthly literary magazine devoted to the publication of poems and short stories, was the vehicle through which the careers of many prominent writers were launched. Making its debut on 10 March 1900 in New York during an era when wealth and status were wedded with intellect, Smart Set was designed for the rich and affluent or at least those who aspired to be like the wealthy. As reported in the New Yorker, the income of


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