Beadle's Weekly is the publisher's second story paper series, beginning immediately after the conclusion of the first, The Saturday Journal. With no. 157, the title was changed to The Banner Weekly. The series set a more masculine tone, with fewer love stories, while stories by women were disguised by abbreviating the author's name (e.g. Mrs. Jennie Davis Burton became J. D. Burton). Also unlike the previous series, reprinting of stories and other features was permitted.