About the Believer

The Believer is a monthly magazine where length is no object. It is published by McSweeney's, a nonprofit publishing house based in San Francisco. There are book reviews that are not necessarily timely, and that are very often very long. There are interviews that are also very long. We will focus on writers and books we like. We will give people and books the benefit of the doubt. The working title of this magazine was The Optimist.

Heidi Julavits
Vendela Vida
Karolina Waclawiak

Interviews Editors
Ross Simonini
Kathryn Borel

Poetry Editor
Dominic Luxford

Illustrations Editor
Casey Jarman

Reviews Editor
Daniel Levin Becker

Deputy Editor
Lucie Elven

Contributing Editors
Sheila Heti
Andrew Leland
Ed Park
Eric Spitznagel
Brandon Stosuy

Contributing Reviewer
Stephen Burt

Online Editor
Hayden Bennett

Managing Editor
Andi Winnette

Production Manager
Dan McKinley
Sunra Thompson

Copy Editor
Caitlin Van Dusen

Laura Howard

Gabrielle Gantz

Customer Service
Ian Delaney

Liz Hanley

Sam Riley

Article Illustrations
Tony Millionaire

Cover Illustrations
Charles Burns

Digital Archives
Rebecca Power