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Special 10th Anniversary Nowhere Print Annual, featuring the best longform travel writing, art and photography, anywhere
10th Anniversary Print Annual, featuring the best longform travel writing, anywhere
10th Anniversary Print Annual, featuring the best longform travel writing, anywhere
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We hit our goal and are still going...this time to make Nowhere and your Print Annuals even better.

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$25k: We're adding a travel pocket to the back of every Print Annual, for keepsakes, tickets, notes and other bric-a-brac.

$28k: We are going to (finally) make e-book versions of every Print Annual we've ever made, for those who love to read on a screen.

$30k: Will finance an entirely new section on the website dedicated to travel writing of yore. Hand-picked stories and essays from the greatest travel writers of the last century and beyond.    

Pledge $40 or more and get your name on the Acknowledgments page of the 10th Anniversary Print Annual.

We started Nowhere 10 years ago! (With $50 and a domain name.) We were tired of reading—and writing—brochure-esque, marketing-driven travel stories that have taken over much of the travel media world. We wanted to bring back old school, immersive, longform travel writing like Holiday, Colliers and the Saturday Evening Post used to run. Jack Kerouac was a travel writer back then. Arthur Miller was a travel writer. Hemingway, Faulkner, Jan Morris, Steinbeck and Mary McCarthy were travel writers.

Jack Kerouac was a travel writer back then. Arthur Miller was a travel writer. Hemingway, Faulkner, Jan Morris, Steinbeck and Mary McCarthy were travel writers.

We wanted stories that didn't just tell you where to stay and what to do in a place, but made you feel, smell, taste and hear it. We launched the magazine online so we could instantly publish it in every country in the world. Ten years and 500 travel features later, we publish to a readership of 20,000 across 119 countries.

We have seen dozens of travel magazines come and go since we started. They were all great, but most fell prey to the ambition to grow, monetize, merge, get bought, buy-out, get famous... Nowhere never strived to get bigger. We just wanted to get better.

And we did. One hundred percent of our content now comes from submissions. We receive thousands of stories every year and sift through them slowly and thoughtfully. The stories the editors select go through a complete editing and design process, followed by promotion and, for the best work, submission to national competitions and awards. We have won Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards and been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing. The Review Review wrote, "Nowhere’s pages are full of the kind of stories mainstream travel magazines insert as an afterthought, a brief and rare glimpse into the traveler’s inner journey reflected through the exterior trip.” 

The Review Review wrote, "Nowhere’s pages are full of the kind of stories mainstream travel magazines insert as an afterthought, a brief and rare glimpse into the traveler’s inner journey reflected through the exterior trip.”

All of that takes a tremendous amount of time and a surprising amount of money. We now have a managing editor to answer emails, manage submissions, keep the website running and get our stories out to the world. We are planning a series of guidebooks and another series of travel books. 

We launch a Kickstarter campaign every year to pay for all of this, bring in a new crop of readers and writers, check in with our loyal supporters and shout out to the world that in the most challenging climate the publishing industry has ever seen, WE'RE STILL HERE!

The Print Annual is the cause we rally around to make it happen. It is a collection of the best stories, art and photography of the year from Nowhere. If you are new to Nowhere or haven't had time to keep up over the the last year, this is a way to capture the best of the best. Here's a glimpse of the special 10th Anniversary Print Annual:

  • David Zoby finds Assad, Rumi and strawberry shisha in Syria
  • Chris Morgan discovers sable-maned witches & the sea in Wales
  • Lara Tupper writes about Speedos, Congressmen and Jesus in Maine
  • Desdemona Dallas photographs a road trip through the American West
  • Anna Wallace-Thompson navigates crocodiles and taxis in Cairo
  • Jenni Quilter recounts North African pirates on an Icelandic bike ride
  • Beejay Silcox makes memories from six yards of fabric in Ghana

To us, travel is not about buying and selling, it is about experiencing. With the 10th Anniversary Print Annual, you will experience the far corners of the world, right from your couch.

REWARDS:

Wildflower Bookmarks
Wildflower Bookmarks

 

 

Postcards
Postcards

 

Postcard Reverse
Postcard Reverse

 

10th Anniversary Print Annual
10th Anniversary Print Annual

 

Nowhere Lit Kit
Nowhere Lit Kit

 

Tote Bag
Tote Bag

 

Northland, by Porter Fox
Northland, by Porter Fox

 

 

Back Issue Bundle
Back Issue Bundle

 

16x20 Faroe Islands Print, numbered/signed
16x20 Faroe Islands Print, numbered/signed

 

Catskills Retreat
Catskills Retreat

 

Risks and challenges

Sourcing, editing, printing and distributing a magazine is incredibly difficult these days. 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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    Wildflower Bookmark Pack

    Five Nowhere bookmarks to keep your place in great travel literature. When you finish your book, ditch the bookmark, plant it in the ground and watch wildflowers sprout. There's a 60 to 70 percent germination rate with each bookmark, which comes stamped with the Nowhere logo.

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    10th Anniversary Print Annual

    It's our birthday! We didn't make just any old magazine to celebrate. The 10th Anniversary Print Annual—available only to Kickstarter supporters—is made with a special cover, a travel planner in the back, notes pages and an Acknowledgements page listing all Kickstarter supporters who donate $40 or more. Printed exclusively for this campaign, this edition will not be available in stores.

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    Postcard Kit + Print Annual

    Practice the ancient art of letter writing with postcards featuring Print Annual images. Printed on 100 percent recycled paper with a deep matte finish.

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    • Le Pen ultimate writing tool
    • 10th Anniversary Print Annual
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    10th Anniversary Lit Kit

    A survival kit for travelers who like to read. (And write.)

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    • GUIDED Pocket Journal
    • Le Pen ultimate writing tool
    • Editor's Travel Literature Reading List
    • Wildflower bookmark
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    NORTHLAND: New book by Porter Fox

    Get an early release, signed copy of Nowhere Editor Porter Fox's new book, "Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border" (W.W. Norton; ships in June). Following the path of explorers and pioneers—in a canoe, freighter, car and on foot—Fox paints a picture of America's northern borderlands. Throughout, he weaves in his encounters with residents, border guards, American Indian activists and militia leaders to give a dynamic portrait of a northland wracked by climate change, water wars and heightened border security.

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    NORTHLAND: New book by Porter Fox

    Get an early release, signed copy of Nowhere Editor Porter Fox's new book, "Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border" (W.W. Norton; ships in June). Following the path of explorers and pioneers—in a canoe, freighter, car and on foot—Fox paints a picture of America's northern borderlands. Throughout, he weaves in his encounters with residents, border guards, American Indian activists and militia leaders to give a dynamic portrait of a northland wracked by climate change, water wars and heightened border security.

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    TOTES Grab Bag

    Our new organic cotton tote, Print Annual and the best Nowhere goodies going.

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    • Nowhere Tote
    • 10th Anniversary Print Annual
    • 5 postcards featuring Print Annual images
    • Wildflower bookmark
    • Die-cut Nowhere N Sticker (3"x3")
    • Editor's Travel Literature Reading List
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    Back Issue Bundle

    Roll back the years with one copy each of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Print Annuals, bound in craft paper with the Nowhere seal. Includes 25 of the greatest travel stories you'll ever read. Featuring Dave Eggers, Merrill Gilfillan, Nick Flynn and much more…

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    • 2017 Nowhere Print Annual
    • 2016 Nowhere Print Annual
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    The Everything!

    The full monty, the whole ball of wax, the works, the whole nine yards. One of each...

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    • 2017 Nowhere Print Annual
    • 2016 Nowhere Print Annual
    • 5 postcards featuring Print Annual images
    • Die-cut Nowhere N Sticker (3"x3")
    • Editor's Travel Literature Reading List
    • GUIDED Pocket Journal
    • Le Pen ultimate writing tool
    • Nowhere Tote
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    The Five-Spot

    Why settle for one? Get five 10th Anniversary Print Annuals for less than the price of four. And give them to your fellow travelers!

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    Travel Writing Webinar

    Two-hour, comprehensive, live travel writing workshop with Nowhere Editor Porter Fox. How to bring back a great story from your travels. How to organize notes and turn them into narrative. How to craft a story arc, characters, tension, resolution, digressions, backstory and contextual detail. How to self-edit, write a pitch letter and get published. This is a six-week class compressed into one mega-session.

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    Signed 16"x20" Faroe Islands Print

    Limited-edition, numbered print by Nowhere Art Director Sara Fox. Printed on non-reflective, archival matte paper.

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    Private Editing Session with Porter Fox

    Send in a manuscript and get a one-hour editing session directly with Nowhere Editor Porter Fox. He has been a travel writer and editor for 25 years—and he still loves it. One-hour editing session can be on the phone or in person. Can be fiction or nonfiction, with or without a manuscript. (Manuscripts must be under 2,000 words.) Includes a 10th Anniversary Print Annual.

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    Nowhere Retreat in the Catskills

    Three nights in a chic, wood-clad, off-the-grid shipping-container cabin set on 14 acres of fields, trees and waterfalls two hours north of NYC (Saugerties, New York). This is where Nowhere editors get their ideas. Get into the wilderness and get inspired. Includes two 10th Anniversary Print Annuals. (They'll be waiting for you on the kitchen table.)

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    Corporate Sponsor

    Two-page color spread ad in the 2018 Print Annual. Get your message in front of the smartest, most well-traveled group of readers anywhere.

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