'San Francisco Chronicle' to Promote Special Issue of 'McSweeney's Quarterly Concern'

By: E&P Staff For the 33rd issue of the literary journal McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, author Dave Eggers is publishing a 300-plus-page classic broadsheet newspaper featuring the work of writers such as Michael Chabon, Stephen King, William T. Vollmann, and Junot Diaz.

The San Francisco Panorama will be a limited-edition issue of McSweeney's. It's been six months in the making at the publishing house located in San Francisco's Mission District.

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle announced it will publish select content from the Panorama and will be its exclusive Bay Area promoter.

The Panorama newspaper will be available starting Dec. 8. The Chronicle will publish content through December.

The McSweeney's newspaper, measuring 15 by 22 inches, will include a main news section including investigative reports, arts and sports sections, a magazine, a book review section, pull-out posters and comics.

"The Panorama in part is a way to demonstrate the many things that newspapers can do uniquely well, and how necessary they are to a thriving democracy," Eggers said in a statement. "From the beginning, we conceived of this as a way to show readers how much newsprint can do, and how essential to the craft of journalism readers' support of print is."

Eggers, a journalism school graduate of the University of Illinois, was a freelance writer for the Chronicle early in his career. "I have a deep affection for the Chronicle, ever since they gave me a job when I was a struggling young j-school grad," he said.

"The Panorama may be the biggest, most creative and famously bylined edition of a newspaper ever printed," Chronicle Editor Ward Bushee said. "It reflects McSweeney's devotion to newspapers. We are delighted to exclusively be a part of it."

Readers can pre-order purchase the Panorama through the Chronicle's SFGate.com Web site. Chronicle subscribers who pre-order can have it delivered with their Chronicle. The Panorama will sell for $16 a copy.


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