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Life is too short to worry about not having enough reading material. That’s why we’ve decided to combine two of our most popular long-standing subscriptions into one super-sized combo, bringing you no fewer than ten McSweeney’s publications—and one special tote—straight to your mailbox. You’ll get four issues of our ever-changing, always boundary-pushing, National Magazine Award-winning literary journal McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, PLUS the next six titles from our books division, sent prior to or upon publication and bundled with special letters of introduction from the authors themselves. On their own, these books and quarterlies can retail anywhere from $16–$30, so this is truly a deal worth writing home about. And, like the cheesiest of infomercials, that’s not all! Combo subscribers will also be sent a beautiful green McSweeney’s tote immediately upon purchase.

Take a look at what you’ll have coming your way:

McSweeney’s Issue 65: Plundered
McSweeney’s 65: Plundered spans the American continent, from a bone-strewn Peruvian desert to inland South Texas to the streets of Mexico City, and considers the violence that shaped it. In fifteen bracing stories, the collection delves into extraction, exploitation, and defiance. How does a community, an individual, resist the plundering of land and peoples?

Guest-edited by Valeria Luiselli with Heather Cleary, McSweeney’s 65 brings together stories of stolen artifacts and endless job searches, of nationality themed amusement parks and cultish banana plantations. With contributors from Brazil, Cuba, Bolivia, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, the United States, and elsewhere, Plundered is a sweeping portrait of a hemisphere on fire.

Captioning the Archives by Lester Sloan and Aisha Sabatini Sloan
Lester Sloan began his photography career as a cameraman for the CBS affiliate in Detroit, then worked as a staff photographer in Los Angeles for Newsweek magazine for twenty-five years. His daughter, noted essayist and National Magazine Award-winning writer Aisha Sabatini Sloan, covers race and current events, often coupled with analysis of art, film, and pop culture.

In this father-daughter collaboration, Lester opened his archive of street photography, portraits, and news photos, and Aisha interviewed him, creating rich, probing, dialogue-based captions for more than one hundred photographs. Lester’s images encompass celebrity portraits, key news events like Pope John Paul’s visit to Mexico, Black cultural life in Europe, and, with astonishing emotion, the everyday lives of Black folk in Los Angeles and Detroit.

“Insightful, inquisitive, and full of vivid photographs, this powerful work is as beautiful as it is galvanizing.”
Publishers Weekly


And then?
Keep an eye out in 2022 for four more thrilling and innovative collections of the kind of cutting-edge literary content readers of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern have come to expect for over two decades. Featuring original work from Stephen King, Hernan Diaz, Taisia Kitaiskaia, John Brandon, Samantha Hunt, and so much more. Plus, unforgettable works of fiction and nonfiction from McSweeney’s Publishing.

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—Slate

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Catherine Lacey, McSweeney’s contributor and author of The Answers

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Geoff Dyer, McSweeney’s contributor and author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and Otherwise Known as the Human Condition

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John D’Agata, author of Halls of Fame and About a Mountain

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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?



IMPORTANT LOGISTICAL INFORMATION: All subscriptions placed before January 31 will begin with Captioning the Archives and McSweeney’s 65: Plundered. All subscriptions to McSweeney’s Quarterly automatically renew after four issues, at a reduced price of $75, while the McSweeney’s New Release Subscription renews after six issues at a price of $95. In the event 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 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 lines “End Quarterly Renew,” “End New Release 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 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.

International shipping costs for the full ten-book combo subscription: $70