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The only literary journal of nonfiction memoir that looks and feels like a zine. For all things never meant to be. A home for print.
32 backers pledged $771 to help bring this project to life.

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(It's a silent movie. The audio text .01-.21 before the silent movie is: "I'm Andria Alefhi, editor of the literary zine We'll Never Have Paris (3 photos then) and I'm Enrico Miguel Thomas, and I'm a visual artist. I'm also the cover artist for the zine (3 photos then) and now a silent film!")

Since 2007, published in NYC independently by Andria Alefhi, We'll Never Have Paris (WNHP) is the only literary journal of nonfiction memoir.  So small in size and scope that it's actually a ZINE.  It's definitely a zine in that it's a non-profit endeavor. It's zine in values - I encourage first time writers and publish authors multiple times.  It's zine in price - it's affordable for everyone and sold in zine sections in bookstores and zine distros.  Most importantly, it's zine with community spirit.  We need each other.  

WNHP needs writers.  Everyone can write their story! WNHP needs artists - Andria can't draw! WNHP needs readers - the book needs to be held between two loving hands like a mug of hot coffee.  We want you to love it. Print is awesome!  But it costs money.

WNHP 12 cover by Enrico Miguel Thomas
WNHP 12 cover by Enrico Miguel Thomas

Publishing a zine involves printing, mailing, advertising and designing.  All of these cost money - none of which we get from advertising or companies.  I set a fundraising goal of $500 which is the cost of printing and mailing 200 copies of an issue, the website cost for one year, and a few dollars left towards paying the cover artist, instead of asking my friends to donate their talent for free.  And now that we have exceeded that goal, we're very excited because we can pay our friend Chad for making the video for this project!  So, if you got this far, please don't not donate because we have met the goal.  I set it for $500 to make it minimally achieveable, but believe me, we can spend that money on more printing and mailing and supporting the work done for free!

**(Hey! If you got this far and read all of it, suggestion for potential backers.  Go ahead and choose a donation package on the right side of the screen  Several folks have made an awesome donation but not chosen a pre-selected amount that includes your rewards!)

Risks and challenges

No real challenges! Printing is insanely expensive, and I can only afford this because I have a friend who prints it at cost. You'll get WNHP 11 and all fun handmade rewards, and WNHP 13 next year.

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    Single Origin

    1 print copy of We'll Never Have Paris 12, hot off the presses in April. What a great read!

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    Coffee Blend

    1 print copy of both WNHP 12 in April 2015 and WNHP 13 in 2016. Holy shit, two issues in one donation. Both nonfiction memoir, but different authors, covers and themes for submissions. Your donation kickstarts next year's printing costs.

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    Your Name Here

    Print copies of WNHP 12 and WNHP 13 (2016) and your name on the Contributors List printed in both issues! You're famous.

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    The Works

    What? Twenty-five dollars is super generous.

    -WNHP 12 now and WNHP 13 in 2016,
    -your name listed as Kickstarter Contributor,
    -and a WNHP magnet set handmade by Lu Crafts featuring the covers of WNHP. Useful, high quality heavy magnets. Comes with WNHP 12 in April.

    If you want this for a friend, too, make a great gift, you could donate at this level twice. We heart you, big old zine fan!

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    Arts Patron Big Time

    Everything we have AND an original, frameable artwork (painting or drawing) by the NY Subway Artist and Sharpie Artist of 2012 Enrico Miguel Thomas, cover designer of WNHP 12. (WNHP 13 will be the only item not mailed to you until 2016). See artwork samples here and on Facebook http://www.enricomiguelthomas.net/

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