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Award-winning Nowhere Magazine publishes longform travel writing that doesn't just tell a story—it takes you to a place.
Award-winning Nowhere Magazine publishes longform travel writing that doesn't just tell a story—it takes you to a place. Buy the 2017 Nowhere Print Annual here...
Award-winning Nowhere Magazine publishes longform travel writing that doesn't just tell a story—it takes you to a place. Buy the 2017 Nowhere Print Annual here...
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THE FIRST PROOF IS IN

We received the first proof from the printer and it looks terrific. No changes necessary, so we put in an order for all of the first editions. They should be here by Tuesday and will be in the mail to you a few days after that.

It's a beauty. Stay tuned for more sneak peaks...

 

Our Story

Since 2008, Nowhere has been devoted to longform, immersive literary travel writing—that doesn't just tell a story, but takes you to a place. We don't run top-10 lists. We don't review spas. We published more than 1,000 travel stories from 65 different countries exclusively online—until last year when a banner Kickstarter campaign helped us launch our first Print Annual.

Kickstarter supporters will receive a special "First Edition" cover and a travel planner in the back of the book.

After four print runs, last year's Print Annual made its way to mailboxes, back pockets and coffee tables around the world. We were incredibly honored when Bill Bryson selected one of the stories for the 2016 Best American Travel Writing anthology. The annual is printed in the U.S. with color images and a durable matte cover than can travel the world with you. Kickstarter supporters will receive a special "First Edition" cover, a travel planner in the back of the book and an Acknowledgements page listing all Kickstarter supporters who donate $50 or more before November 27.

In the 2017 Annual:

  • Drew Bratcher writes a "Letter from Istanbul"
  • Jeannine Ouellette follows her childhood through the American West
  • Josh Weiner crafts a portrait of Kosovan Jews
  • Richard Hague floats Kentucky's Big Bone River
  • Douglas Despres photographs the Standing Rock Sioux protest
  • Nick Flynn scavenges for collages in Zanzibar
  • Colleen Khachatourians gets lost in Saigon
  • Kali VanBaale grows up in drought-plagued Iowa
  • Corinna Cook discovers life and death on an Alaskan ferry

Bill Bryson selected a story from last year's Print Annual for the 2016 Best American Travel Writing anthology.

With your support, the journal will be printed in early December. Early-release issues will be sent to Kickstarter supporters before Christmas, along with other rewards. (See below for reward choices and details.)

For almost a decade, we have published stories based on their quality, efficiency, detail and artfulness. The destination is secondary. What we like is the writing, photos, narrative skips and jumps and scraps of detail most other travel magazines would leave out. We like to put the reader in the setting.

Publishing in print form means you can now take the stories with you anywhere. We hope you support this project and become a part of the Nowhere journey.

Rewards!

First Edition Kickstarter Print Annual

2017 Nowhere Lit Kit

 Nowhere Passport Wallet

Flower Prints

Nowhere in the Catskills Retreat

 

Risks and challenges

Sourcing, editing, printing and distributing a magazine is incredibly difficult these days. We have watched a dozen travel magazines start and fold in the last 8 years. Doing it with a staff you can count on one hand, with no financial backing or regular advertising, is even harder. Pure passion for writing and travel fuels Nowhere. That and our readers. We literally couldn't do this without you.

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    Ticket to Print Annual Launch Party

    One ticket to our Print Annual launch party at Nowhere Studios in Brooklyn, NY.

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    Special Early-Release 2017 Print Annual

    This isn't any old book. The First Edition Print Annual—only for Kickstarter supporters—not only has 9 incredible, immersive stories. It is printed with a special "First Edition" cover, a travel planner in the back and an Acknowledgements page listing all Kickstarter supporters who donate $50 or more before November 27. It also comes with a Nowhere bookmark, plus a ticket to the launch party. Printed exclusively for this campaign, this edition will not be available in stores. Guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.

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    2017 Nowhere Annual Lit Kit

    A survival kit for travelers who like to read. And write. Includes a First Edition Kickstarter Print Annual, Le Pen ultimate writing tool, Nowhere Pocket Writing Journal, bookmark and Editor's travel literature reading list. Tied in a bow and ready to go under the tree. Plus a ticket to the launch party. Guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.

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    Back Issue Bundle

    Roll back the years...or year. One copy of the 2016 and 2017 Nowhere Print Annual. 17 of the greatest travel stories you'll ever read. Featuring Dave Eggers, Merrill Gilfillan, Nick Flynn and much more... Plus bookmarks and launch party tickets.

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    Back Issue Bundle 2

    JUST ADDED. Roll back the years...or year. One copy of the 2016 and 2017 Nowhere Print Annual. 17 of the greatest travel stories you'll ever read. Featuring Dave Eggers, Merrill Gilfillan, Nick Flynn and much more... Plus bookmarks and launch party tickets.

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    Triple Nowhere Annual

    You are a good person, you give good gifts! Knock out three Christmas presents in one fell swoop with THREE First Edition Kickstarter Print Annuals. Order before November 27 and get your name on the Acknowledgements page in the Annual. Plus three bookmarks and launch party tickets. Guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.

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    Nowhere Passport Wallet Plus Annual

    Handmade for Nowhere in New York with Italian leather. Fits a passport, notebook, pen, credit cards and money. Comes with a First Edition Kickstarter Print Annual. Order before November 27 and get your name on the Acknowledgements page in the Annual. Bookmark and launch party ticket too.

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    Triple Annual Lit Kit

    Treat your people right! THREE First Edition Kickstarter Print Annuals, Le Pen ultimate writing tools, bookmarks and Editor's travel literature reading lists. Tied in a bow and ready to go under the tree. Order before November 27 and get your name on the Acknowledgements page in the Annual. Plus three tickets to the launch party. Guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.

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    Limited Edition, Signed Annual Print

    We put flowers in the Annual. ALL OVER the annual, relative to where the story is set. And we printed a limited run of 5 of each image for you on high quality card stock—ready for a cleat, frame or stand. Each print is numbered and signed by Nowhere Art Director Sara Fox. Indicate the photo you want, listed in the Project Description when you receive your survey at the end of the campaign. Includes 1 First Edition Kickstarter Print Annual, bookmark and launch party ticket. Order before November 27 and get your name on the Acknowledgements page. Guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.

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    Join Nowhere Studios

    Get a one-month Flex Space desk at Nowhere Studios cowork space in Brooklyn, NY. Check it out at nwrstudios.com.

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    Editing Session with Porter Fox

    Porter has been a travel writer and editor longer than Kate Upton has been alive. And he still loves it. Get a one-hour editing session on the phone or in-person with the Editor of Nowhere. Can be fiction or nonfiction, under 3,000 words. Includes one First Edition Kickstarter Print Annual.

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    Photography Lesson with Sara Fox

    Sara has been shooting images around the world for more than a decade. Get the secrets of shooting, and of the trade, with a one-hour lesson. Includes one First Edition Kickstarter Print Annual.

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    Full Page Ad in 2018 Print Annual

    Be a part of the movement!! Put your business in front of the savviest travelers in the world!! Full page ad in the 2018 Print Annual. Plus five copies of the Print Annual.

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    Spread Ad in 2018 Print Annual

    Step up to the plate! Color Spread ad in the 2018 Print Annual. Plus five copies of the Print Annual.

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    Nowhere in the Catskills Retreat

    5 nights in a chic, wood-clad, off-the-grid shipping container cabin on 14 acres of fields, trees and waterfalls near Saugerties, N.Y. 2 hours from NYC. This is where Nowhere editors get their ideas. Get into the wilderness and get inspired! Includes two Nowhere Annual Lit kits. (They'll be waiting for you on the kitchen table.)

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    2018 Spread Plus Digital Ads

    Spread ad in the 2018 Print Annual and a one-month exclusive sponsorship of nowheremag.com, the Nowhere newsletter and socials. Plus five copies of the Print Annual.

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