Synopses & Reviews
Each issue of the quarterly is completely redesigned. There have been hardcovers and paperbacks, an issue with two spines, an issue with a magnetic binding, an issue that looked like a bundle of junk mail, and an issue that looked like a sweaty human head. McSweeney’s has won multiple literary awards, including two National Magazine Awards for fiction, and has had numerous stories appear in The Best American Magazine Writing, the O. Henry Awards anthologies, and The Best American Short Stories. Design awards given to the quarterly include the AIGA 50 Books Award, the AIGA 365 Illustration Award, and the Print Design Regional Award.
Which is to say: We're not sure what the thirty-ninth issue will bring, but as always, we remain optimistic about its prospects.
In classic quadruple-stamped hardcover clothing, Issue 39 offers a whole lot to beholdElmore Leonards latest Karen Sisco caper and Roberto Bolaños Neochilean road trip, J.T.K. Belles unkillable bovine and Benjamin Weissmans Louella Tarantula, Julie Hecht on Marimekko dresses and Jess Walter on going to cardboard, and amazing, far-ranging fiction from Amelia Grey and Abigail Maxwell and Yannick Murphy, too. (Plus some pretty incredible nonfiction on the fall of the Peacock Throne.) Dont miss this one!