The Outlook (New York)

Cover of The Outlook, July 1, 1893

The Outlook (1870–1935) was a weekly magazine, published in New York City.

Publication history

The Outlook began publication January 1, 1870, as The Christian Union (1870–1893). The magazine was titled The Outlook from 1893 to 1928,[1]:422 reflecting a shift of focus from religious subjects to social and political issues.[2]

In 1900, the ranking weekly magazines of news and opinion were The Independent (1870), The Nation (1865), The Outlook (1870), and, with a different emphasis, The Literary Digest (1890).[3]

In 1928 The Independent was merged with The Outlook to form The Outlook and Independent.[4] From 1932 to 1935 the magazine was published as The New Outlook. Its last issue was dated June 1935.[1]:422

Notable contributors


A collection of poetry from The Outlook, Scribner's Magazine, Harper's Magazine, and The Century Magazine was published in 1913.[9] The complete run from July 1, 1893 to June 1935 is online.[10]


  1. 1 2 Mott, Frank Luther (1930). A History of American Magazines. 1. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press. pp. 422–435. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  2. Garcia, Hazel Dicken (1989). Journalistic Standards in Nineteenth-Century America. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 253. ISBN 9780299121747. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  3. Edward Wagenknecht (1982). American profile, 1900-1909. Univ of Massachusetts Press. ISBN 978-0-87023-351-7.
  4. Mott, Frank Luther (1957). A History of American Magazines. 2: 1850-1867. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press. pp. 367–379. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  5. Roosevelt, Theodore (1909). Alfred Emanuel Smith, ed. New Outlook. Outlook Publishing Company, Inc.
  6. John Hall Wheelock, Matthew Joseph Bruccoli, Judith Baughman (2002). The last romantic. Univ of South Carolina Press. ISBN 978-1-57003-463-3.
  7. "William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962). Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920 - Articles and Reviews of Poets and Poetry Published During 1919–1920". Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  8. New Outlook. Outlook publishing Company, Incorporated. 1894-01-01.
  9. William Stanley Braithwaite; Alan Frederick Pater, eds. (1913). Anthology of Magazine Verse for ... and Year Book of American Poetry. W. S. Braithwaite.
  10. See online
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