TIMOTHY McSWEENEY’S ULTIMATE COMBO SUBSCRIPTION

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“There are few examples in publishing that equal the care and inventiveness McSweeney’s offers their readers—the industry at large should take note.”
—Bookends and Beginnings, Evanston, IL


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 #15: Big & Small
Our first ever two-in-one mag, BIG & SMALL presents a spectrum of scale—from micro to macro, invisible to the interstellar, and world records for biggest and smallest things. Pick which you want to explore first—Big or Small—and start reading. Both sides meet in the middle for a four-page fold-out grand finale. Explore the biggest of the smallest in the world of insects, and enter the invisible world of microorganisms—a feature by our guest curator, Lark Pien. Gaze at the gigantic sculptures by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, and witness how tiny dots became big art, via the installations of Yayoi Kusama. Make your own very tiny hamburgers with Dog Chef, navigate a maze on a grand or itty bitty scale, and draw your own Calligram: word pictures from ancient manuscripts. Visit the World’s-Largest-Collection-of-the-Smallest-Versions-of-Things Museum, and learn about the collaborative duo behind the cover art, ICINORI.

McSweeney’s Issue 64: The Audio Issue
Combining art, fiction, audio, and a slew of unclassifiable print objects in a custom box, McSweeney’s 64 is a riotous exploration of audiovisual storytelling, coproduced with Radiotopia from PRX (home to genius, independent audio creators including Song Exploder, Criminal, Ear Hustle, and more). Each piece in the issue establishes its own relationship between audio and print—the contributor’s unique experiment in weaving the mediums.

Included are Rion Amilcar Scott with a short fiction piece featuring two alternative audio endings; Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer Kate Soper with a transhumanist, interactive software upload; DeafBlind poet John Lee Clark on the limits of accessibility; Claudia Dey, Jason Reynolds, Renee Gladman, Sharon Mashihi, and more taking us on audio tours of our own homes; Aliya Pabani with a radio drama whose plot is complicated by a 24” x 30” illustrated poster; Ian Chillag with an absurdist, interactive phone tree; James T. Green, Catherine Lacey, and This American Life’s Sean Cole with voicemail dispatches to the editor; National Book Award-finalist Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Aimee Bender, and Kelli Jo Ford with short stories that braid in audio; and so much more.

The Every by Dave Eggers
When the world’s largest search engine/social media company, The Circle, merges with the planet’s dominant e-commerce site, it creates the richest and most dangerous–and, oddly enough, most beloved–monopoly ever known: the Every.

Delaney Wells is an unlikely new hire. A former forest ranger and unwavering tech skeptic, she charms her way into an entry-level job with one goal in mind: to take down the company from within. With her compatriot, the not-at-all-ambitious Wes Makazian, they look for the company’s weaknesses, hoping to free humanity from all-encompassing surveillance and the emoji-driven infantilization of the species. But does anyone want what Delaney is fighting to save? Does humanity truly want to be free?

Studded with unforgettable characters and lacerating set pieces, The Every blends satire and terror, while keeping the reader in breathless suspense about the fate of the company–and the human animal.

The Every follows through not only on the world Dave Eggers created in The Circle but on the absurd and alarming world we’ve created for ourselves. With oracular precision, he takes us on a journey equal parts terrifying and human and hilarious. This is Eggers at the top of his game.”
—Rebecca Makkai, Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Great Believers


And then?
We’ll follow these up with issues of Illustoria centered around music, senses, and more; two more volumes of our award-winning McSweeney’s Quarterly; 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 before October 1 will begin with The Every, McSweeney’s 64: The Audio Issue, and Illustoria #15: Big & Small. 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

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