ILLUSTORIA-MCSWEENEY’S COMBO SUBSCRIPTION
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Subscribe now and begin with Issue 56 of McSweeney’s Quarterly and Issue 9 of Illustoria.
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:
Issue 56 delivers new work from Michelle Tea, Jose Antonio Vargas, T. C. Boyle, Dantiel W. Moniz, Genevieve Hudson, Jincy Willett, to name a few, and a section of staggering fiction from emerging Nigerian writers soon to be household names, with an introduction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. There are botched home invasions and perception-heightening witchcraft, disillusioned mailmen and playlists for the comatose, posthumous visits from lovers and nail-biting prison breaks.
And, if that weren’t enough, this opulent hardcover also includes a captivating ten-page illustrated story by Rui Tenreiro that begins right on the cover, and poems by Soviet-era absurdist Daniil Kharms, translated by Ilya Kaminsky and Katie Ferris. Time to cancel your plans—something more important has come up.
Illustoria #9: Food
Illustoria’s first issue with McSweeney’s, this food-themed issue features recipes for grapefruit, appreciations of potato chips, guides to the diets of literary giants, contributions by Tunde Olaniran, Mar Hernández, Chef Tamearra Dyson, Brian McMullen, Hein Koh, and more.
McSweeney’s 57 (Twenty-First Anniversary Issue)
Our mammoth anniversary issue includes a bumper crop of new art and writing: a 24-page full-color comic, a letters section commemorating our big anniversary year, a fair-sized collection of stories, a graphic nonfiction experiment called The American Pie, and a booklet of cliffhanger tales—five booklets, in sum, all packaged in an elaborate three-fold case. Featuring an unbelievable lineup of new and regular contributors, including Oyinkan Braithwaite, Claudia Rankine, Elena Passarello, Brian Evenson, Adrienne Celt, Lorrie Moore, Alison Bechdel, Jeff Tweedy, Jerry Saltz, Avery Trufleman, Hanif Abdurraqib, Julio Torres, Ken Burns, and many more besides.
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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