McSweeney’s: New Books, New Magazines, and a Whole Lot More


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Support the next wave of projects from a cherished independent publisher.


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Our independent press is edging up on its eighteenth birthday, with a few hundred novels and art objects and essay collections and magazine issues—many of them award-winning or envelope-pushing or impossible to publish anywhere else—under its exotically beaded belt. We’ve done it all on a shoestring, devoting ourselves to discovering unheard voices and publishing the best new writing in a wide variety of eye-gratifying ways, and we have some terrific things in store for the months ahead: stories from Roxane Gay and Jess Walter and Meg Wolitzer; essays from Lydia Davis and Lena Dunham and Peter Mendelsund; new books of all kinds; a third season of our euphony-packed podcast; and daily laughs on our enduring and eponymous humor website.

Last fall, we announced that we’ll be moving toward nonprofit operation; that shift will be a big step toward sustaining our work for many years to come. But to keep our projects going and our lights on in the near term, your support in this moment is essential. By backing our upcoming undertakings, you’ll be keeping our corner of independent publishing alive through a pivotal period—and, of course, you’ll be getting some pretty amazing stuff from us and our exceedingly generous community of writers, artists, and friends.

We’re pulling out all the stops here—in order for our next passel of projects to reach your hands, in order for our website to keep running and our warehouse to keep warehousing and for all the things we want to share with you to see the light of day, we need your help. Every backer will get us closer to our goal. Join us!

Favorite perk ($15)

BELIEVER SUMMER READING EBOOK

This collection of our most summery pieces from the past twelve years will contain essays on Sweet Valley High, ’90s soda, surfing, amusement parks, and music festivals; interviews with tattoo artists and spelling-bee pronouncers and comedians and fireworks aficionados; reviews of Lake Fun and comics and the Unisex Omnisexual Purity Test; and charts and poems and lists and drawings of baseball players done in beet juice—along with much, much more! Perfect for beach and picnic reading, as well as for indoor kids.

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