McSweeney’s Close Quarters members are part of a special group who believe that independent publishing is crucial for a culture of free, vibrant expression. Together, we’re dedicated to telling the untold stories of our time and providing readers with a sense of hope and adventure. McSweeney’s publishes elegant books and periodicals that advance our culture, and our literary arts programs provide opportunities for readers, writers, and artists. We hope you will join us in ensuring a future full of beautiful books and original ideas.

Close Quarters members will receive:

– A four-issue subscription to our award-winning McSweeney’s Quarterly literary journal, certain to astound and delight you with original art, bold new writing, and more.

– A special correspondence each issue, with a behind-the-scenes look at how the issue came together and what’s new and forthcoming at McSweeney’s.

– An invitation to celebrate each issue’s release with a Close Quarters Zoom happy hour with the editors, creators, and artists involved in each issue. Join us for casual Q & A, short readings, and conversation. Bring your own beverage of choice, and join a community of others who believe, like we do, that the printed word matters.

– Find your name in print in the Quarterly, on a list of the donors and friends who make our work possible.

This is a charitable gift to McSweeney’s Literary Arts Fund, a nonprofit organization, as described by IRS 501 c 3. For tax purposes, goods valued at $95 will be exchanged for this gift.