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As we look ever onwards—galloping toward the future—we’ve put together our most ambitious combo subscription yet. Our Ultimate Combo Subscription is practically guaranteed to satisfy every reader in your life, young and old. In one fell swoop, you’ll get: four issues of our multi-award-winning McSweeney’s Quarterly, three issues of Illustoria, the beloved magazine for younger readers, AND the next six non-children’s titles published by McSweeney’s Publishing. What more could you ask for? Let us know and maybe we’ll figure out how to include that next time. In the meantime, we’d like to think this ludicrously good deal will tide you over.

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

Illustoria #17: Senses
Dip, dive, revel, roam, and deeply immerse yourself in the visual, tasty, and sumptuous feast that is Illustoria #17: Senses. Peel back the cover, listen to the colors… and see for yourself!

Learn more about Michael DeForge in our cover artist interview, and meet guest curator Lauren Tamaki, who invited four new artists to envision their personal “Garden of Earthly Delights.” Cook up ideas for tactile adventures with Dog Chef, and hear Broccoli Guy talk about ways to enjoy rainbow carrots. Visit our DIY sensory corner for tips on crafting a calm mood, and listen to our playlist recommendations as you absorb and revel among these pages.

McSweeney’s 66
McSweeney’s National Magazine Award-winning quarterly brings you our first issue of 2022, an elegant paperback just waiting for you to peel back its pages and dig in. Featuring new stories by Stephen King, Taisia Kitaiskaia, Hernan Diaz, and T.C. Boyle, new translations of Soviet poet Anna Akhmatova, a full-color comic by Teddy Goldenberg, letters from Samantha Hunt and Kate Folk, and so much more. McSweeney’s 66 promises a rip-roaring time you won’t soon forget.

I Know What’s Best for You: Stories on Reproductive Freedom
Edited by Shelly Oria—author and editor of Indelible in the Hippocampus—this explosive, intersectional collection of essays, fiction, poems, plays, and more, explores the universality of human reproductive experiences, as well as their distinct individuality.

Twenty-eight contributors examine issues both timely and, somehow, timeless: policing of women’s bodies, the choice to live child-free lives, the lack of access to reproductive health, the misogyny, racism, and other forms of bigotry inherent in the medical system, and the fear of what the future might hold.

A naval officer must choose between her military career and keeping an unexpected pregnancy. A mother of three decides to become a surrogate, but is unprepared for everything that happens next. A trans man’s pregnancy forces them to approach their key relationships in a new way. A woman’s choice to live a child-free life is put to the test when her husband’s dying wish is for them to become parents. Forced sterilization camps line the borders of America in a dystopian future that may not be far off.

In their own unique and unforgettable way, each storyteller examines our crisis of access to care in ways that are at turns haunting, heartbreaking, and outright funny.

I Know What’s Best for You is a collaboration with the Brigid Alliance, a nationwide service that arranges and funds confidential and personal travel support to those seeking abortion care.

And then?
We’ll follow these up with issues of Illustoria centered around the rainforest, cats and dogs, and more; three more volumes of our award-winning McSweeney’s Quarterly, featuring bus driver poems, mind-bending graphic novels, and more original work than we could possibly begin to describe here; and more anthologies, novels, and works of nonfiction of the kind of cutting-edge literary content for all ages that readers of McSweeney’s Publishing have come to expect for over two decades.

IMPORTANT LOGISTICAL INFORMATION: All subscriptions placed by May 31 will begin with Illustoria #17: Senses, McSweeney’s 66, and I Know What’s Best for You. All subscriptions to McSweeney’s Quarterly automatically renew after four issues, at a reduced price of $75, while the McSweeney’s New Release Subscriptions renew after six issues at a price of $95, and Illustoria after three issues at a price of $40. In the event of any future rate changes, we will notify you via email. If you’d like to cancel any of the three 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,” “End Illustoria Renew,” or “End Ultimate 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 thirteen-publication combo subscription: $90