ILLUSTORIA + McSWEENEY’S COMBO SUBSCRIPTION
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“A key barometer of the literary climate.”
—The New York Times on McSweeney’s Quarterly
“This is the kind of magazine you keep on your bookshelves with your favorite books.”
— Cece Bell, author of El Deafo, on Illustoria magazine
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, the Illustoria-McSweeney’s Quarterly Combo Subscription has something for every reader in your life.
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 cannot-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 next:
McSweeney’s Issue 70
Inside Issue 70—compiled by deputy editor James Yeh—you’ll find brilliant fiction (and two essays) from places near and far; including Patrick Cottrell’s story about a surprisingly indelible Denver bar experience; poignant, previously untranslated fiction from beloved Danish writer Tove Ditlevsen; Argentine writer Olivia Gallo’s English language debut about rampaging urban clowns; the rise and fall of an unusual family of undocumented workers in rural California by Francisco González; and Indian writer Amit Chaudhuri’s sojourn to the childhood home of Brooklyn native Neil Diamond. Readers will be sure to delight in Guggenheim recipient Edward Gauvin’s novella-length memoir-of-sorts in the form of contributors’ notes, absorbing short stories about a celebrated pianist (Lisa Hsiao Chen) and a reclusive science-fiction novelist (Eugene Lim), flash fiction by Véronique Darwin and Kevin Hyde, and a suite of thirty-six very short stories by the outsider poet Sparrow. Plus letters from Seoul, Buenos Aires, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and Lake Zurich, Illinois, by E. Tammy Kim, Drew Millard, and more.
Illustoria #20: Mystery
Prepare to be awed by Illustoria #20: Mystery featuring a glow-in-the-dark cover by Cátia Chen. In this issue, explore the hidden and unexplained wonders of the globe. Discover all things mysterious, from insect communication to why zebras have stripes. Ponder childhood myths with guest curator Isabel Roxas and her troupe of illustrators. Make a Middle Ages-era puzzle and an alien toast snack. Learn about the strange behavior of the pink glow worm and green sea slug. Plus, read creative writing from young folks, interviews with youth activists, and much more.
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, The New York Times
“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
“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 who 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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