BELIEVER MAGAZINE AND McSWEENEY’S QUARTERLY COMBO SUBSCRIPTION

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“Ever shape-shifting and ambitious, McSweeney’s has redefined what a literary institution can be.”
Catherine Lacey,
McSweeney’s contributor and author of Pew

Reunited and it feels so good. After a half decade away, the award-winning Believer magazine is back at McSweeney’s. To celebrate, we’re bringing back our oldest combo of all: the Believer + McSweeney’s Quarterly Combo Subscription. An awe-inspiring cornucopia of literary content awaits you.

This combo subscription brings you four issues of interviews, essays, and reviews in this beloved and deluxe illustrated sixty-four-page printed magazine AND four issues of our thrilling and always boundary-pushing acclaimed literary journal. Cumulatively these pages have found themselves finalists for the National Magazine Award nearly an even two dozen times, and been home to some of the most exciting authors working today. Treat yourself and welcome our dearest old friends back into the McSweeney’s fold once more.

Here’s a preview of what you’ll find coming your way

The Believer Issue 145
In Issue 145 of The Believer, Meara Sharma meditates on the life of a largely-forgotten Caribbean writer; Eula Biss writes about the challenges of love after apartheid; Ann Beattie describes the aesthetic pleasures of arranging short stories; and Zefyr Lisowski looks back at the prolific career of trans dollmaker Greer Lankton.

We also have interviews with authors Hernan Diaz and Mona Simpson, podcaster Monica Padman, and sportswriter Marcus Thompson II, as well as a new comic from George Gene Gustines on being a sixteen-year-old letter hack. Plus, Kent Monkman finds his “wiggle,” Susan Steinberg reflects on American Psycho as assigned reading, and Emma Copley Eisenberg writes about all that Eastwick, Philadelphia, used to be. All this plus new-sprung guest columns from Daniel Halpern and Madeleine Thien, Jenny Slate–penned trivia, poems, book reviews, a historical survey of art-world pejoratives, and more.

McSweeney’s 73: Manifesto
McSweeney’s three-time National Magazine Award–winning quarterly returns with a subjective and selective group of manifestos, all from the twentieth century and onward, all roaring with outrage and plans for a better world. Featuring life- and history-changing works from André Breton, Bertrand Russell, Valerie Solanas, Huey Newton, John Lee Clark, Dadaists, Futurists, Communists, Personists, and many more past and future -ists, plus brand-new work from brilliant radical thinkers Eileen Myles and James Hannaham. Let this incendiary collection light your whole world on fire.

McSweeney’s Issue 74
McSweeney’s National Magazine Award–winning Quarterly Concern celebrates our first quarter century of being an occasionally actually quarterly publication as so many mid-twentysomethings do (drenching ourselves in a sea of nostalgia for our misbegotten youth and looking forward into the promise of the future) with one of our most dazzling issues to date! Coming to you housed inside a deluxe tin lunchbox illustrated by the legendary Art Spiegelman, McSweeney’s 74 features a portfolio of pareidolia art by Spiegelman himself, wherein he teases out images from random watercolor inkblots; original pieces by Lydia Davis, Catherine Lacey, and David Horvitz printed onto pencils and whose meaning is designed to change throughout the pencil’s lifespan; and three packs of collectible author cards, packaged in real tear-away baseball-card packaging and featuring some of the finest writers of our time, including Sheila Heti, Hanif Abdurraqib, George Saunders, Sarah Vowell, Michael Chabon, Eileen Myles, and many more.

Find all this plus the official McSweeney’s Anthology of Contemporary Literature: a book composed of some of the greatest works of McSweeney’s past decade, with a new introduction by longtime editor Claire Boyle. Here you’ll find award-winning, shortlisted, anthologized, and otherwise feted and beloved stories from Lesley Nneka Arimah, T.C. Boyle, Mimi Lok, Kevin Moffett, Adrienne Celt, Bryan Washington, Samanta Schweblin, C Pam Zhang, Eskor David Johnson, Julia Dixon Evans, and more! Dive in with us, readers, as we bathe in the warmth of the past, and get ready for our next quarter century of always thrilling and unexpected literary work.

IMPORTANT LOGISTICAL INFORMATION: This is a one time combo price, all subscriptions to The Believer automatically renew after four issues at a cost of $55, while subscriptions to McSweeney’s Quarterly automatically renew after four issues at 15% off the price of a regular sub (currently $80.75). In the event of any future rate changes, we will notify you via email. If you’d like to cancel your subscription at any time prior to its auto-renewal, you can log in to your account and adjust your subscription settings. Or send an email to custservice@mcsweeneys.net with the subject line “End Quarterly Autorenew,” “End Believer Autorenew,” or “End Combo Autorenew.” Refunds will be accepted only up until the first issue of your renewal is shipped. Subscriptions placed before May 15, 2024, will begin with McSweeney’s 73: Manifesto and The Believer Issue 145. If you’d like to give the Quarterly Concern as a one-time gift, purchase a gift subscription here. Any subscription purchased with the “gift” option marked at checkout will not be enrolled in autorenew.

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