Subscribe to the Believer


Subscribe to The Believer and we’ll send you our always fashionable—and sometimes functional—tote bag, featuring an illustration from cartoonist Gina Wynbrandt.

Tote bags and first issues on new subscriptions will ship January 2018.

Buying a gift? Present this downloadable card to your friend or family member in lieu of the physical goods.


Subscriptions to The Believer start at $48 for a year—that’s six issues, some of which are themed and come with bonus items, such as original compilations and art objects.

In each issue, readers and subscribers will find journalism and essays that are frequently very long, book reviews that are not necessarily timely, and interviews that are intimate, frank, and also very long. There are also intricate illustrations by Tony Millionaire and a rotating cast of guest artists; poems; a comics section; and regular columns by Nick Hornby and Daniel Handler.

Each issue is perfect-bound and 80-128 pages, printed by friendly Canadians on recycled, acid-free, heavy-stock paper and suitable for archiving, framing in a very thick frame, or reading in the tub.

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by phone (702) 895-5542 or email [email protected]. You can also find the answers to some frequently asked questions below.


Frequently Asked Questions

What issue will my subscription start with?
– Subscribe by Oct 15 to start your subscription with the Oct/Nov issue.
– Subscribe by Dec 15 to start your subscription with the Dec/Jan issue.

I’m renewing my subscription ahead of my official lapse date. Will I receive duplicate copies of an issue?
No, we will merge your subscription information.

I subscribed weeks ago, but haven’t received a copy of the current issue. What’s the deal?
If it has been four weeks since you subscribed and you haven’t received an issue, please contact [email protected]