Everybody's Magazine

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This article is about the American magazine. For the Australian magazine, see Everybody's (Australian magazine).
Everybody's Magazine
Pygmalion serialized November 1914.jpg
Cover of the November 1914 edition, in which George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion began its seralization.
First issue  1899 (1899-month)
Final issue 1929
Country United States

Everybody's Magazine was an American magazine from 1899 to 1929.

The magazine was founded by Philadelphia merchant John Wanamaker in 1899, though he had little role in its actual operations.[1]

Initially, the magazine published a combination of non-fiction articles and new fiction stories. By 1926, the magazine had become a pulp fiction magazine and in 1929 it merged with Romance magazine.

In 1903, it had a circulation of 150,000, and Wanamaker sold the magazine for $75,000 to a group headed by Erman Jesse Ridgeway. A series of muckraking articles called "Frenzied Finance" in 1904 boosted circulation to well over 500,000, and it stayed above the half million mark for many years. During America's involvement in World War I, circulation declined below 300,000. By the late 1920s, it had declined to about 50,000.[1]

Beginning in 1915, the magazine began referring to itself simply as Everybody's.

Writers who appeared in Everybody's Magazine included Jack London, Talbot Mundy, Victor Rousseau, A. A. Milne (Milne's novel The Red House Mystery was serialised in the magazine) [2] Hugh Pendexter and Raoul Whitfield.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mott, Frank Luther. Sketches of 21 Magazines: 1905-1930, p. 72-87 (1968)
  2. ^ Ed Hulse, The Blood 'n' Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps . Murania Press, 2009. ISBN 0-9795955-0-9 (pp. 168-169)