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At McSweeney’s Publishing, we try to keep our whole operation small and personal and within close reach of our readers. To that end, our customer service e-mails are answered by some of the same people who work in editing our books and website, or deal with the day to day of getting all things McSweeney’s out to the literary masses.

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Wholesale inquiries:
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If you subscribed or renewed through the mail, over the phone, or as a guest on our website, please submit address changes to We must receive your address change at least three weeks before the next mailing. Books are not necessarily forwarded to new addresses, so it’s best to get address changes in with plenty of time!

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Contacting Dave Eggers

By mail
Dave loves getting letters through the mail, and answers every one. Send them to 849 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.

Dave can’t answer email because he doesn’t want more email.

Social media, etc
Dave has no social media accounts. Anything you might find out there is not real.

Back to regular mail!
Send a letter! Letters are cool, and the people who write them are magnetic and great-looking.

Speaking engagements, interviews, etc
Write to for event requests. Write to for interviews or other media requests.

Class visits and anything for teachers and librarians
Write to Dave at the address listed above.


Submitting manuscripts and other work to McSweeney’s
Dave is not the editor of McSweeney’s so he does not read manuscripts or short stories. The new Quarterly editor is the great Rita Bullwinkel. Please see our submissions guidelines for more information.

If you need medical advice about your feet or teeth
Though he is a hobbyist in this field, Dave is not licensed to dispense advice about your feet or teeth, and has been asked by the applicable governing boards to stop doing this.

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