The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

The website's daily dose of sharp-witted short stories takes to the printed page in an entertaining new book

A lot has changed online since the literary world’s beloved Dave Eggers began McSweeney’s Internet Tendency 15 years ago. With the current digital climate plagued by frivolous cat videos and impulsive Twitter comments, finding intellectually entertaining humor in the virtual medium is seemingly rare. But Eggers—and his Tendency editors, Chris Monks and John Warner—continue to encourage tongue-in-cheek cultural ruminations through the site’s daily dose of …

theNewerYork Anthology

Experimental forms of fiction get a voice with this crowd-sourced series

For those who have nothing left to pick over at the local bookstore’s summer display, theNewerYork looks to shake things up in the mainstream literary world by hosting alternatives to the “triumvirate” of poetry, short stories and novels. With the goal of establishing a community of writers interested in experimental short fiction, the LA-based publisher founded an eponymous series of anthologies, highlighting both new and …