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McSweeney's Issue 51 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern)

Dave Eggers Laura Adamczyk Michael Andreasen Nick Arvin

Mcsweeney's Literary Arts Fund
  • 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
  • This issue includes:

    Letters by:

    Patrick Cottrell

    Amy Berkowitz

    Ali Liebegott

    Lawrence Weschler

    José Vadi

    Niela Orr

    Claire Vaye Watkins

    Rajeev Balasubramanyam

    Stories by:

    Nick Arvin

    Chris Dennis

    Mia McKenzie

    RJ Vogt

    Iacopo Barison

    Etgar Keret

    LaToya Watkins

    Laura Adamczyk

    Armonía Somers

    Jeff Wilson and Armin Ozdie

    Nadja Spiegelman

    Michael Andreasen

    Merrill Feitell

    Emma Hooper

    Ernie Wang

    Nathaniel Minton

    Hadley Moore

    Xavier Navarro Aquino

    Author Bio

    Dave Eggers lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    McSweeney’s began in 1998 as a literary journal that published only works rejected by other magazines. That rule was soon abandoned, and since then McSweeney’s has attracted work from some of the finest writers in the country, including Denis Johnson, Jonathan Franzen, William T. Vollmann, Rick Moody, Joyce Carol Oates, Heidi Julavits, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Ben Marcus, Susan Straight, Roddy Doyle, T. C. Boyle, Steven Millhauser, Gabe Hudson, Robert Coover, Ann Beattie, and many others. At the same time, the journal continues to be a major home for new and unpublished writers; we’re committed to publishing exciting fiction regardless of pedigree.