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McSweeney’s 59
McSweeney’s rings in the 2020s with a brand-new, oddly shaped paperback issue of our National Magazine Award-winning Quarterly Concern. Gaze inside this short-covered book to find: stories about cultish acting classes and human remains and eerie parties in dusty parlors; the conclusions of Issue 57’s cliffhanger stories by Oyinkan Braithwaite, Brian Evanson, and Mona Awad; essays on historic ACLU cases by the likes of Jacqueline Woodson and Charlie Jane Anders; letters from Brandon Hobson on an armadillo incarnation of Andrew Jackson and Jenny Slate on the indignity of game nights; a spread of full-color photographs by Tommy Kha; and so much more. Join us, hand-in-hand, as we enter a whole new era.

McSweeney’s 60
For the first time ever, McSweeney’s Quarterly is illustrating each short story with full-spread, elaborately-staged photographs. Featuring eight original stories, and accompanying photos by the award-winning photographer Holly Andres, Issue 60 contains 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.

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