Synopses & Reviews
Issue 33 of McSweeneys Quarterly will be a one-time-only, Sunday-edition sized newspaperthe San Francisco Panorama
. It'll have news (actual news, tied to the day it comes out) and sports and arts coverage, and comics (sixteen pages of glorious, full-color comics, from Chris Ware and Dan Clowes and Art Spiegelman and many others besides) and a magazine and a weekend guide, and will basically be an attempt to demonstrate all the great things print journalism can (still) do, with as much first-rate writing and reportage and design (and posters and games and on-location Antarctic travelogues) as we can get in there. Expect journalism from Andrew Sean Greer, fiction from George Saunders and Roddy Doyle, dispatches from Afghanistan, and much, much more. We're going to try to sell this thing on the street in San Francisco, but it'll also go out to our subscribers and be in bookstores all over.
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"McSweeney's" has grown to be one of the country's best-read and most widely circulated literary journals, with an expanding, loyal subscriber base and a strong independent bookstore following. As a small publishing house, "McSweeney's" is committed to finding new voices -- Gabe Hudson, Paul Collins, John Brandon, Chris Adrian, John Hodgman, Amy Fusselman, Salvador Plascencia, and Sean Wilsey are among those whose early work appeared in "McSweeney's" -- and promoting the work of gifted but underappreciated writers, such as Lydia Davis and Stephen Dixon.