The American Bystander

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To subscribe to The American Bystander, click here. 

That link is for the standard print edition; if you would like to see all your options, click "Become a Patron" above. We offer subscriptions for every platform preference and budget. 

After you sign up, your card will be charged whenever a new issue is produced, and you will receive the issues automatically.

The more subscribers we get, the sooner we can start cutting the price (that's how printing works). And I really really REEALLY want to make this cheaper. So spread the word!

WHY SUBSCRIBE?:
Our patrons receive…
…every issue of The American Bystander as it is published, in paper and/or PDF format.
…while-they-last printer's overages for just $10 each (60% off).
…back issues for just $17.50 each (30% off).
…gift subscriptions for just $10 each (60% off).
…invitations to swanky Bystander events.
...and more to come! 

WHAT IS IT?: 

The American Bystander is an all-star print humor magazine in trade paperback book format. Our staff is perhaps the greatest agglomeration in the history of print comedy, including people from The Simpsons, The Onion, Monty Python, National Lampoon, SNL, The New Yorker, SPY, Letterman...The New York Times called us “essential reading for comedy nerds," and Newsweek called us “the last great humor magazine.” People love this damn thing; our crowdfunding campaigns have raised over $220,000. 

HOW THIS WORKS:
Every time we do an issue, subscribers will automatically receive it via mail. Subscribers at the $5 level will receive a PDF; subscribers at the $20 level will receive a print copy. Subscribers at higher levels will receive all sorts of additional goodies; periodically we'll run special offers only for subscribers. Don't worry — you'll only be charged when we do an issue, not monthly!
WHY SUBSCRIBE?
1) You'll never miss an issue. People write me, sad. Why suffer? 
2) You'll get Bystander at the cheapest price available. 
3) You'll support 150+ writers and artists who really appreciate it.
4) You will help Bystander become the fearless and unkillable print humor magazine that the United States desperately needs. Subscriptions are the ONLY WAY for us to avoid being held hostage by advertisers, distributors, or political pressure.

??QUESTIONS??

You have questions, I have answers. Contact Publisher Michael Gerber through this page, or directly at [email protected].
Goals
768 of 1000 patrons
SAYONARA, KICKSTARTER — We can stop doing Kickstarter campaigns, and concentrate on making the magazine. (And shave six weeks off our production schedule. So no more Christmas issues in February.) 
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 38 exclusive posts
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Writings
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