Most of the items or articles of a magazine don't usually divert from its directions in editing much. Being the creation of a distinctive writer, a novel builds up his or her unique consciousness as a writer and his or her literary world. When a novel is published in a magazine(not a literary one), it goes through difficulty of matching its directions in editing. The writers in the 1960s and 1970s when there were not enough pages of magazines to publish their works couldn't help worrying over such a situation.
The purpose of this study was to investigate how novels accepted or resisted a politically dominant discourse of a magazine when it's the direction in editing. The results indicate that when a magazine's direction in editing was a formidable politically dominant discourse, novels published in it were not free from the dominant discourse even if they were the unique creations of the authors. The novels carried in The Friend of a Family were categorized in three groups; the first group actively took the dominant discourse of "birth control" as the theme. The second one dealt with a subject that's distant from the interest of the major readers as well as the dominant discourse. And the final one publicized the dominant discourse by inserting props related to it even though the theme had nothing to do with it.