ILLUSTORIA-MCSWEENEY’S COMBO SUBSCRIPTION

Illustoria combo sub
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This is the combo subscription for both Illustoria and McSweeney’s Quarterly. For just Illustoria, click here. For just the Quarterly, click here.

Subscribe before the end of January 2020 and begin with Issue 10 of Illustoria and Issue 58 of McSweeney’s Quarterly.


In celebration of our 21st year, and to welcome Illustoria magazine into the McSweeney’s fold, we are ecstatic to offer unto you the Illustoria/McSweeney’s Combo Subscription. Whether a literal family in need of reading material to enjoy at the proverbial Sunday morning breakfast table, or an individual lover of both high quality literature and the very best in children’s illustration, this combo truly offers something for everyone.

Subscribe now to receive the next four issues of our always surprising, always redesigned, three-time National Magazine Award-winning literary journal, featuring the best fiction and nonfiction we can get our hands on, AND the next three issues of the beloved art and storytelling magazine for children and their grownups, celebrating visual storytelling, makers, and DIY culture through stories, art, comics, interviews, crafts, and activities, delivered right to your doorstep at an absolutely can-not-be-beat price.

With the sort of year we have planned, there’s never been a better time to subscribe. Here’s what we have up our collective sleeves for the future:

Illustoria #10: Color
In this issue, we explore the weird and fascinating world of color. Where did color come from? Some say New Jersey, and some say outer space. No matter what your opinion, Issue #10 explores how we see color and how we use color. Featuring a cacophonous cover by renowned children’s book illustrator JooHee Yoon, DIY watercolor travel palette instructions, perspectives from National Park Service rangers, everything one needs to know about the technicolor mantis shrimp, and much more.

McSweeney’s 58: 2040 AD
Spanning six continents and nine countries—from metropolitan Mexico City to the crumbling ancient aqueducts of Turkey, the receding coastline of Singapore to the coral shores of northern Australia—McSweeney’s 58 is wholly focusd on climate change, with speculative fiction from ten contributors, made in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Global in scope, each story is set in the year 2040 and imagines what the world might look like if the dire warnings issued by the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C were to come true. Using fiction—informed here and there by realism and climate science—this issue explores the tangible, day-to-day implications of these cataclysmic scientific projections. Featuring Tommy Orange, Elif Shafak, Luis Alberto Urrea, Asja Bakic, Rachel Heng, and others, with gorgeous full-color illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook.



All subscriptions to McSweeney’s Quarterly automatically renew after four issues, at a reduced price of $75, with Illustoria subscriptions automatically renewing after three-issues at a price of $40. Before the start of each four-issue Quarterly renewal and three-issue Illustoria renewal, and in the case of any future rate changes, we will notify you via email. If you’d like to cancel either subscription at any time prior to its renewal, send an email to custservice@mcsweeneys.net with the subject lines ”End Quarterly Renew”, ”End Illustoria Renew”, or ”End Combo Renew” depending on your desires, or call (415) 642-5609. Refunds will be accepted only up until the first issue of your renewal is shipped. If you’d like to give just the Quarterly Concern as a one time gift purchase a gift subscription here.



Praise for Illustoria

“…(a) beautifully produced print magazine that invites young readers to revisit arresting pages again and again…Illustoria is a visual feast, with a focus on storytelling through art and literature. In addition to crafts and art projects, Illustoria presents stories through comics, and profiles illustrators, artists, and makers…(with) messages of compassion and inclusivity…bursting with creative ideas and inspiration.” – “Our Favorite Gifts for 6- to 10-year-olds,” Wirecutter.com, New York Times

“This is the kind of magazine you keep on your bookshelves with your favorite books.”
— Cece Bell, author of El Deafo

“It’s a rewarding offering that I hope sticks around for many years down the line.”
— Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews, blogger of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

“(A) visually exciting magazine with a DIY attitude … offer(s) plentiful opportunities for engagement, while the quality artwork and inventive layouts are sure to inspire imaginative responses.”
—School Library Journal

“Cover to cover, its content and aesthetics are smart, modern and engaging. Illustoria is a magazine I would’ve loved to have growing up.”
— Michelle Sterling, Avery & Augustine

Praise for McSweeney’s Quarterly

“A key barometer of the literary climate.” —The New York Times

“Ever shape-shifting and ambitious, McSweeney’s has redefined what a literary institution can be. Their commitment to publishing strong, strange voices and stories from the periphery has always been

an inspiration and I’m always excited to see what they’ll do next.” —Catherine Lacey, McSweeney’s contributor and author of The Answers

“McSweeney’s is so much more than a magazine; it’s a vital part of our culture. ” —Geoff Dyer, McSweeney’s contributor and author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and Otherwise Known as the Human Condition

“Some magazines are comfort reads. We turn to them because we can almost predict, issue to issue, what and even whom will appear in them. But others, like McSweeney’s, are challenge reads. They’re feverishly inventive, discomfortingly surprising, and therefore among the best reminders that we are actually alive. I love shouting at McSweeney’s, laughing with it, and rolling my eyes at myself while the magazine reads me like a deceptively perceptive carnival psychic.” —John D’Agata, The Believer contributor and author of Halls of Fame and About a Mountain

“I’m incredibly grateful for the existence of McSweeney’s. Its embrace of world literature is completely unique, lucid, knowing and indispensable.” —Francisco Goldman, McSweeney’s contributor and acclaimed author of The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle and The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop?

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