TIMOTHY McSWEENEY’S ULTIMATE COMBO SUBSCRIPTION

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This is the combo subscription for McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, McSweeney’s Book Release Club, and Illustoria Magazine. To subscribe to any of these on their own, click here. For the Illustoria-McSweeney’s combo click here. For the McSweeney’s Book Club-Quarterly combo click here.

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As this momentous and trying year gallops toward its conclusion, we’ve put together our most ambitious combo subscription yet, 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

McSweeneys 62: The Queer Fiction Issue
McSweeney’s 62: The Queer Fiction Issue, collects absurd, bold, bleak, humorous, and astonishing works of fiction and art by queer writers of all orientations. Inside this luxurious hardcover, you’ll find stories about storm chasers and Colombian supermodels, about talking plants and DIY bands and camboys and encounters with the dead. Contributors include Bryan Washington, Eileen Myles, Kristen Arnett, Sarah Gerard, Juli Delgado Lopera, Gabby Bellot, Dennis Norris II, Emma Copley Eisenberg, K-Ming Chang, and many more. Guest-edited by Patrick Cottrell, and filled to a surfeit with letters, stories, and dazzling full-color comics and art, you’ll be jealously hoarding this collection for decades to come.

The Game: a Digital Turning Point by Alessandro Barrico

The Game analyzes our current cultural and social moment by examining just how it is that we got here. Year by year, innovation by innovation, the book recontextualizes our relationship with technology. Alessandro Baricco explores not only how massive technological leaps have changed our world, but how they modified human behavior, economics, and our relationship with our possessions and contemporaries. He focuses on how Space Invaders dramatically shifted how we view our interaction with digital and social space, how the dot-com bubble birthed the online venture capitalist, and how the advent of the algorithm permanently delegitimized the cultural and academic elite in a way we’ll grapple with for decades to come. Razor sharp and technically astute, this book-length essay also reverberates with humanity.

Spilt Milk by Courtney Zoffness
What role does a mother play in raising thoughtful, generous children? In her literary debut, internationally award-winning writer Courtney Zoffness considers what we inherit from generations past—biologically, culturally, spiritually—and what we pass on to our children. Spilt Milk is an intimate, bracing, and beautiful exploration of vulnerability and culpability. Zoffness relives her childhood anxiety disorder as she witnesses it manifest in her firstborn; endures brazen sexual advances by a student in her class; grapples with the implications of her young son’s cop obsession; and challenges her Jewish faith. Where is the line between privacy and secrecy? How do the stories we tell inform who we become? These powerful, dynamic essays herald a vital new voice.

Illustoria #14: Myth
Have you ever wanted to know more about myths, legends and folklore from around the globe? We’ve searched far and wide for tales of the unusual, featuring bugs, yetis, horse hybrids, magical dogs, & super strong babies. We’ll help you build your own labyrinth—indoors or out—using socks from your laundry pile, or rocks in the grass. Create your own edible dragon eggs with the help of Dog Chef. Read our interview with costume designer Nick Cave, who is influenced by ancient mythology. Meet a New York City youth activist, go behind the scenes with cover artist Julie Benbassat, and see what other young writers and artists have been making lately.



And then?
We’ll follow these up with McSweeney’s 62, featuring a tribute to the brilliant late author Stephen Dixon; an innovative issue exploring the relationship between print and audio made in partnership with Radiotopia; New work by John Brandon; issues of Illustoria centered around opposites, music, and so much more; and more collections, 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 before January 30 will begin with McSweeneys 62, The Game: a Digital Turning Point, and Illustoria #14: Myth. All subscriptions to McSweeney’s Quarterly automatically renew after four issues, at a reduced price of $75, while subscriptions to the McSweeney’s Book Release Club renew after six issues at a price of $95, an 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 BRC 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

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