Two of my favorite things combined today; McSweeney’s (the literary journal) announced the debut of the Small Chair, a weekly sampler from all branches of the McSweeney’s family created exclusively for the Apple iPhone. One week you might receive a story from the upcoming Quarterly, the next week an interview from the Believer, the next a short film from a future Wholphin. Occasionally, it might be a song, an art portfolio, who knows. Early contributors will include Spike Jonze, Wells Tower, Chris Ware, and Jonathan Ames. This material will not be available online and is pretty sure to be good stuff.
The app will also deliver the daily humor from our Internet Tendency, specially formatted for the iPhone, along with news, updates, and announcements.
The Small Chair is available for the iPhone and can be downloaded from the App Store for $5.99. This will provide you six months of weekly excitement — a half-year of surprises, all delivered straight to your pocket.