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McSweeney’s 60
McSweeney’s 60 features eight original stories, each accompanied—a first, for us—by cinematic, full-color photography from award-winning photographer Holly Andres. There are tales of healing powers discovered in a neighborhood market and retiring baseball stars, of ill-fated father-daughter float-plane trips and a romance with the ghost of an old Hollywood heartthrob. A not-to-be-missed, oversized issue, this is one you’ll want to keep preserved in a temperature-controlled room for generations to come.

McSweeney’s 61
McSweeney’s returns with our 61 issue, with a back to basics collection of the best literary material we can find. Featuring letters by Maria Bamford, Sally Wen Mao, and Melissa Febos; brand-new stories by Brandon Hobson and Salvador Plascencia; three separate full-color art features from Gabrielle Bell and others; five pieces of posthumously translated microfiction by Argentine author Hebe Uhart; and so much more. All bound together in a beautiful hardcover featuring a woodblock print cover by the brilliant Sophy Hollington. You won’t be able to tear yourself away.

And then?
An indispensable collection of writing and art and comics and letters (and more!) from the most exciting Queer voices working today, guest edited by Patty Yumi Cottrell (Issue 62); an innovative issue exploring the relationship between print and audio made in partnership with Radiotopia; and more collections of the kind of cutting-edge literary content readers of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern have come to expect for over two decades.



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