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 coming back to McSweeney’s beginning in November 2022. 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

McSweeney’s Issue 68
Coming this October, the 68th issue of our National Magazine Award-winning McSweeney’s Quarterly features stories of duplicity and deception, double lives and secret histories, waiting for you underneath a cover by Italian artist Daniele Castellano (inspired by the Roman god Janus depicting duality in its many forms). Inside, readers will find an essay by Alejandro Zambra on soccer sadness; an epic, time-bending short story from Carmen Maria Machado; and new work from National Book Award finalist Lisa Ko. Like all editions of McSweeney’s, this issue includes work from established contemporary talents (Catherine Lacey, Andrew Martin, Laura van den Berg) alongside fresh emerging voices (Stephanie Ullmann, Hallie Gayle). Readers will find new translations of Peruvian writer Santiago Roncagliolo and Italian novelist Andrea Bajani, and a little diamond of flash fiction by James Yeh. Compiled by visiting editor Daniel Gumbiner, McSweeney’s Issue 68 offers a host of delights and surprises, from some of the world’s best writers.

Believer Issue 140
Sound the bugles! The Believer is back with McSweeney’s! This massive 144-page resurrection issue is packed with highlights. We have essays from Rafia Zakaria, Sarah Marshall, and Ryan Walsh, and new guest columns from Claire Vaye Watkins and Hanif Abdurraqib. There is an interview with Alan Alda, in which he extensively discusses fruit cake. There are conversations with musicians Angel Olsen and Rickie Lee Jones, and between Aubrey Plaza and Miguel Arteta . There is a new crossword, which is very difficult but also, in our opinion, very enjoyable. There is commentary, from Oscar Villalon, on San Francisco’s 24th Street McDonald’s, and a tribute to Greg Tate from Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah. There is an exegesis of thirteenth century children’s art. There is a surprise guest advice columnist (you’ll just have to pick it up to find out who it is). There are other new ingredients too, like our first-ever worldwide best sellers list. Not to mention all of the other regular things you have come to expect from The Believer, like Nick Hornby’s column on what he’s been reading, and schemas that exhaustively analyze the demon babies of medieval art. This one is not to be missed. Order today and revel in the relaunch of this unkillable arts and culture magazine.

McSweeney’s Issue 69
Just in time for the holidays, the sixty-ninth issue of our National Magazine Award-winning McSweeney’s Quarterly is a gift to adventurous readers. Featuring an irresistible mix of original fiction from daring new voices and beloved favorites, this issue is certain to delight one and all. Often hilarious and always surprising, these are tales of contemporary life flipped and twisted, skewed and skewered.

Inside this supermarket pulp-inspired paperback featuring cover art by Benjamin Marra, readers will find a novelette about a sex co-op by Lydia Conklin; a relato about Veracruz dockworkers by Fernanda Melchor; a story about an eccentric childhood neighbor by Julie Hecht; speculative fiction about mothers and daughters in the apocalypse by Siqi Liu; a shocking tale of baby bath time by Zach Williams; a DeafBlind remix of an ancient Indian fable by John Lee Clark; an encounter with your dimmer, more winsome doppelgänger by Yohanca Delgado; and much more. Not only that, we’ve gathered for you painfully new fiction about feral “glamping” trips (Max Delsohn) and mysterious deep-fakers (Mikkel Rosengaard), ghoulish bachelorette parties (Mel Kassel) and obstreperous crank-yankers (Evan James)—all topped off by an extended post-breakup stay at your nearest fast-food joint (Leila Renee). Prepare to be entertained by letters from Ikechukwu Ufomadu, April Ayers Lawson, Anelise Chen, Bianca Giaever, and Ricardo Frasso Jaramillo; drift away to a trash-strewn island in a full-color psychedelic comic by Connor Willumsen.

Compiled by visiting editor James Yeh, McSweeney’s 69 is a vast topography of literary thrills and spills that you’ll return to again and again.

IMPORTANT LOGISTICAL INFORMATION: Subscriptions placed by November 15 will begin with McSweeney’s 68 and The Believer’s homecoming issue. 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 a price of $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. 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.