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McSweeney's Issue 59 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern)

Claire Boyle

Mcsweeney's Literary Arts Fund

McSweeney's rings in the 2020's with a brand-new, oddly-shaped, paperback issue of our National Magazine Award-winning Quarterly Concern. Gaze inside this short covered book to find: stories about cultish acting classes and human remains and eerie parties in dusty parlors; the conclusions of Issue 57's cliffhanger stories by Oyikan Braithewaite, Brian Evanson, and Mona Awad; Essays on historic ACLU cases by the likes of Jacqueline Woodson and Charlie Jane Anders; letters from Brandon Hobson on an armadillo incarnation of Andrew Jackson and Jenny Slate on the indignity of game nights; a spread of full-color photographs by Tommy Kha; and so much more. Join us, hand-in-hand, as we enter a whole new era.

Featuring original stories by:

Olivia Clare

A. E. Stout

Kristen Gleason

Annesha Mitha

Julie Hecht

Carlea Holl-Jensen

Gabriel Bump

and Anjali Sachdeva

Writings on historic ACLU cases by:

Jacqueline Woodson

Charlie Jane Anders

Dave Eggers

and Neil Gaiman

Part two of Issue 57's cliffhanger stories by:

Mona Awad

Brian Evenson

and Oyinkan Braithwaite


a photo series by Tommy Kha,

an excerpt from Emerson Whitney's Heaven.

and letters by:

Brandon Hobson

Hannah Kingsley-Ma

Laura Lane

Rufi Thorpe,

and Jenny Slate