McSweeney's Issue 49 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern)
Dave Eggers Emily Raboteau Megan Mayhew Bergman Anthony Marra
Mcsweeney's Literary Arts Fund
The "Cover Stories" issue features today's top writers rewriting (or covering) classic stories. To name a few, there's Roxane Gay channeling Margaret Atwood, Jess Walter embodying James Joyce, Meg Wolitzer taking on J.D. Salinger?thirteen stories, all told, each featuring stunning illustrations by the award-winning design outfit Aesthetic Apparatus. Guest?art directed by legendary album-cover designers Gary Burden and Jenice Heo of R. Twerk & Co.
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 At the same time, the journal continues to be a major home for new and unpublished writers; we’re committed to publishing exciting fiction regardless of pedigree.