Top-Notch Magazine

Top-Notch Magazine is an American pulp magazine of adventure fiction that existed between 1910 and 1937. It was published by Street & Smith.[1]

Top-Notch Magazine was first published in March 1910. Issued twice-monthly, it published 602 editions until it ceased in October 1937. For most of its history, the cover price was 10 cents. Began as a magazine for teenagers and even as a pulp concentrated mostlyon sports stories, switching to a men's adventure magazine in the 1930s. Notable contributors to Top-Notch Magazine includedJack London, F. Britten Austin, William Wallace Cook, Bertram Atkey, and Johnston McCulley in the early days; and later Robert E. Howard,[2] L. Ron Hubbard,[3] Lester Dent,[4] Carl Jacobi,[5] Burt L. Standish, J. Allan Dunn, and Harry Stephen Keeler.


  1. ^ Yesterday's Faces:Dangerous Horizons by Robert Sampson. Popular Press, 1991, (p. 186).
  2. ^ Robert E. Howard by Marc Cerasini,and Charles E. Hoffman, Starmont House, 1987,(p. 123)
  3. ^ Pulp Culture - The Art of Fiction Magazines by Frank M. Robinson and Lawrence Davidson, Collectors Press, Inc. 2007( p.184-5).
  4. ^ Robinson and Davidson, (p. 11)
  5. ^ Lost in the Rentharpian Hills: spanning the decades with Carl Jacobi by R. Dixon Smith. Popular Press, 1985 (p. 79)
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