The Black Cat (1895–1922) was an American literary magazine published in Boston, Massachusetts. Copyright 1896 by the Shortstory Publishing Co. It specialized in short stories of an "unusual" nature. It is best known for publishing the story "A Thousand Deaths" by Jack London in the May 1899 issue. It is notable for publishing, in May 1902, an early and uncharacteristically "weird" story by O. Henry entitled "The Marionettes".