Believer Classifieds

Dear Potential Believer Classified Submitter,

Thanks for stopping by! If our data-mining robots are correct, you're here because you'd like to have your message in the pages of an upcoming issue of the Believer magazine! That is real music to our ears (note to ourselves: set your words to music), and there are three ways you can submit, online or over the phone. They are:

SIMPLE ONLINE PAYMENT

  • Hop on over to our store in the Square marketplace
  • After you place your order, send the text for your ad, along with the confirmation number from your Square order, to [email protected], with the subject line CLASSIFIED SUBMISSION. That's it!

SUBMIT VIA EMAIL

  • Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line CLASSIFIED SUBMISSION.
  • Include the full text of your ad submission. The price is one dollar per word.
  • Include your phone number. We will call you and request your credit card information to process the order.
  • Voila! Your message will appear in the next available issue of the Believer!

SUBMIT VIA TELEPHONE

  • Call up Jordan K and Ian at McSweeney's HQ, at (+1) 415-642-5609, from 10 am to 6 pm PST, Monday through Friday.
  • Have the word count of your submission on hand, and make a payment.
  • The rep will give you a confirmation number.
  • Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line CLASSIFIED SUBMISSION.
  • Include your order confirmation number.
  • Voila! Your message will appear in the next available issue of the Believer!

MINI FAQ

  • What kind of content will the Believer's Classified section run?
    • Announcements.
    • Rants.
    • Text-based advertisements for your website or blog.
    • Notices of upcoming books, movies, gallery shows, etc.
  • What content will the Believer not run?
    • Exceptionally profane junk (I mean, we're not prudes, but we will let you know and refund your money if something makes us feel gross)!
    • Racist/sexist/just-plain-mean stuff.
    • Copyrighted material.
    • ASCII art.
    • Nudie photos.
    • Just plain photos (right now this is a text-only section).
  • When will my notice appear in the magazine?
    • As soon as our deadlines allow! We have early deadlines, so keep in mind that this is generally 30-60 days before publication.
  • If I have a time-sensitive announcement, will the Believer guarantee placement in a certain issue?
    • Let's talk about this on the phone, as it will depend on a lot of varying factors.
  • Will my notice run on the Believer's website?
    • Yes! But we're still hammering out how it will look, how long it will stay up, and what font we'll use.
  • OOoooh, can I pick my own font?
    • No. We think that would get real ugly real fast.
  • What if I just want to write a letter to the editor?