Love Story Magazine

Love Story Magazine
EditorAmita Fairgrieve, Ruth Agnes Abeling, and Daisy Bacon (1928-1947).
CategoriesRomantic fiction
PublisherStreet & Smith
First issueMay 1921
Final issueFebruary 1947
CountryUnited States

Love Story Magazine was an American romantic fiction pulp magazine, published from 1921 to 1947.[1] It was one of the best selling magazines of Street & Smith.

The magazine's circulation was 100,000 in 1922, and 600,000 by 1932.[2]

The magazine's first issue was released in May 1921 as a quarterly. It became a semi-monthly by August, and a weekly in 1922.[1][2] When Smith's Magazine folded in early 1922, its female audience was merged into the new publication.

Daisy Bacon served as longtime editor of the magazine, from about 1928 through its end.[3] Writers who contributed to the magazine included Peggy Dern (writing as Peggy Gaddis) and Maysie Greig.[3] Science fiction writer Murray Leinster also wrote forLove Story under the name Louisa Carter Lee. [4]

Another publication called Love Story Magazine was published by Popular Publications from 1952 to 1954.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Doug Ellis, John Locke, and John Gunnison, The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps.Silver Spring, MD : Adventure House, 2000. ISBN 1886937451 (pp. 153-4)
  2. ^ a b Love Story Magazine, Newsstand: 1925, Retrieved 3 June 2015
  3. ^ a b Nolan, Michelle. Love Story Magazine, The Pulp Magazines Project, Retrieved 3 June 2015
  4. ^ Stallings, Billee J., and Evans, Jo-an J., Murray Leinster: The Life and Works. Jefferson, NC. McFarland, 2011. ISBN 9780786487158 (pp. 46-7).
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