Happy holidays!

To celebrate this most festive time of the year, we’re offering you an introductory subscription rate for Unwinnable’s digital magazine: $2 for the first month, $4.99 every subsequent month. You’ll also receive access to every back issue of the Monthly. That’s 23 issues – over 1,500 pages celebrating games, movies, horror and more. More than 180 bucks of value!

With an automatically renewing Unwinnable subscription, you’ll never miss an issue of the best culture commentary on the internet. Coming to you via direct download PDF, each 60+ page issue issue contains a selection of stories by some of the best writers working today (and a crossword!), wrapped up in a beautifully designed package, sent right to your email address every month. You will also get access to our private Slack channel, where you can chat with Team Unwinnable and other readers like you!

If you’re already a subscriber (thank you!), you can give the gift of Unwinnable to a friend! If you do, we’ll give you the additional gift of the complete Unwinnable Weekly archive – 75 back issues filled to the brim with amazing stories.


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Subscribers get the current month’s issue when subscribing. When you subscribe, we will email you directly to give you the back issue archive, to set up your access to the Slack and, if you purchase a gift subscription, to get the recipient’s email address – this is a one-time email, we won’t bug you after that. Our sales process is not automated, will fill every order manually, so please be patient if ordering at night, on weekends or during holidays. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please drop us a line at subscriptions@unwinnable.com.

About Unwinnable
Unwinnable is Different. An award-winning website and magazine, our cultural criticism ranges from the silly (like this photo essay on sex toys) to the serious (like Khee Hoon Chan’s look at Prison Architect and the death penalty in Singapore). We let our writers – fresh amateurs and experienced veterans alike – have free reign, meaning the stories you read here are unlike any other. We embrace all kinds of writing, on all kinds of subjects, by all kinds of people.

Being Different can be hard, though. A lot of people don’t get Different. Advertisers certainly don’t. That means Different needs your help. The only way a publication like Unwinnable can survive is through your support and your subscriptions. We’re asking you, you wonderful people, to help us spread the word. Every new subscriber is one more true believer in thoughtful cultural criticism. Together, we can stay Different!