The Grand Magazine

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The Grand Magazine
Grand Magazine Feb 1916.jpg
Cover of Grand Magazine for February 1916
Editor Alderson Anderson, 1905–1910
Frequency Monthly
First issue February 1905
Final issue
April 1940
Company George Newnes Ltd
Country UK
Language English

The Grand Magazine was the first British pulp magazine. It was published monthly between February 1905 and April 1940.[1] Published by George Newnes, it initially emulated Newnes's highly successful Strand Magazine, featuring a mix of fiction and non-fiction. In 1908, it was renamed The Grand Magazine of Fiction.[2]

The New York Times greeted the appearance of the new magazine with the comment that "this is a promising periodical, containing much that will commend itself to the decent popular taste", and added that "Mr Herbert Greenhough Smith, who has been the editor of The Strand Magazine, occupies the same post on the new periodical".[3]

Although Herbert Greenhough Smith was associated with the launch of the magazine, the first editor, until 1910, was Alderson Anderson.[2][4]

The many authors whose work appeared in The Grand included Agatha Christie, E. Phillips Oppenheim, Baroness Orczy, Rafael Sabatini, Edgar Wallace and P. G. Wodehouse.[2]


  1. ^ "The Grand Magazine". Magazine Data. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "The Grand Magazine". Uppsala University. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
  3. ^ "A New English Magazine". The New York Times. 18 February 1905.
  4. ^ The Writers' and Artists' Year-book. London: Adam & Charles Black. 1906.