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 mostly on sports stories, switching to a men's adventure magazine in the 1930s. Notable contributors to Top-Notch Magazine included Jack London, F. Britten Austin, William Wallace Cook, Bertram Atkey, and Johnston McCulley in the early days; and later Robert E. Howard, L. Ron Hubbard, Lester Dent, Carl Jacobi, Burt L. Standish, J. Allan Dunn, and Harry Stephen Keeler.
- Yesterday's Faces:Dangerous Horizons by Robert Sampson. Popular Press, 1991, (p. 186).
- Robert E. Howard by Marc Cerasini,and Charles E. Hoffman, Starmont House, 1987,(p. 123)
- Pulp Culture - The Art of Fiction Magazines by Frank M. Robinson and Lawrence Davidson, Collectors Press, Inc. 2007( p.184-5).
- Robinson and Davidson, (p. 11)
- Lost in the Rentharpian Hills: spanning the decades with Carl Jacobi by R. Dixon Smith. Popular Press, 1985 (p. 79)
- J. Randolph Cox (2000). The Dime Novel Companion: A Source Book (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Publishing, ISBN 978-0-313-25674-5).
- Illustrated checklist: Galactic Central website
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