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Edited by Asha Veal Brisebois
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Publication Date: 07/29/2013
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TODAY, YOUNG PEOPLE are traveling to countries such as South Sudan to work in water treatment, and Vietnam to shoot documentaries about healing after war. They are joining in to perform air guitar at festivals in Finland, and listening intently from within the audience at community film screenings in Rwanda.
The challenge of today is not just “where do I fit in one small place,” but identity and interaction throughout the world.
The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35 offers a peer-written collection of 48 vivid and transportive, personal and original nonfiction pieces that portray contemporary snapshots across the globe.
Theopi Skarlatos, journalist with the BBC
Daniel Ketchum, editor at Marvel Comics
Derek Helwig, twelve-season producer on The Amazing Race
Vanessa Mdee, MTV Base VJ and HIV/AIDS activist
Andrew Bisharat, editor-at-large for Rock and Ice
Kaitlin Solimine, co-founder of HIPPO Reads
Yuki Aizawa, 2007-2008 facilitator at StoryCorps
Lisa Dazols, of Out & Around
Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard, 2012 Air Guitar World Champion
and many more
including writers and adventurers, whose publication histories include: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Vogue India, San Francisco Chronicle, Condé Nast Traveler, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Lonely Planet, Velvet Park, Crab Orchard Review, Arts & Letters, Abu Dhabi Film Festival Magazine, and others.
and whose backgrounds include awards and recognition from the: National Endowment for the Arts, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, U.S. Department of State Fulbright Creative Arts Fellows, Hedgebrook Writing Residency, Illinois Arts Council, and more.
within the book’s wide roster, you’ll hear from such a wide range of storytellers, the likes of: a sailor and glaciologist from Scotland, Brooklyn musician, Tanzanian television host, Dubai-based journalist, and a Montreal aerospace medicine enthusiast, plus rural school teachers, a fearless rock climber, five-country midwife, and so many more.
About the editor: Asha Veal Brisebois is the founder of The Places We’ve Been books. She was the editor for Apsaalooke: Art and Tradition, a catalogue and oral history project which resides in private and public collections including the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
Featuring Stories By:
(full bios available here)
Doc Halliday Golden
E. B. Bartels
Edward C. Davis IV
Kim Coleman Foote
Laura Madeline Wiseman
S. Imran Ali
Sierra Ross Gladfelter
cover illustration: Mikael Nybom
full cover and interior design: Jana Vukovic and Jason Wong
additional editorial support: Ravenn Moore, Libby Sentz, and Brian McGovern
photo credit: Isabelle Bouthillier, of Montreal QC; Mali 2010, photo by Melanie Sauriol
GREAT EARLY REVIEWS FOR THE PLACES WE'VE BEEN: FIELD REPORTS FROM TRAVELERS UNDER 35
5.0 out of 5 stars "Something for everyone" August 28, 2013
There should be more books like this on the market. Real-life travel stories from diverse corners of the globe and an even more diverse and eclectic collection of writers who really have immersed themselves in the cultures they write about. Travel books should inspire one to travel, and The Places We've Been does this!
5.0 out of 5 stars "Great collection" August 27, 2013
This was the first book I backed on Kickstarter and boy am I happy that I've done so! These collections of travel stories are great to read! I hope more books come out in the series with even more stories, you're only left wanting more!
August 19, 2013
"AMAZING BOOK! The Places We've Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35 is a 21st century update on travel literature, revealing our generation's defining wanderlust, ideals and values, a commentary on the promise and realities of our global village, reflections on war and privilege and lessons on life. I am LOVING this book so far, its sadness, its realness, its love and its pure wonder at the world around us."
- Joanna, Brooklyn
In addition to publishing books and full-length work, The Places We've Been books is proud to feature short work by emerging writers and artists whose themes and experimentation reflect our mission statement. Contact stories[at]theplaces35.com to inquire about being featured, or collaborating on a future project. Visit our About page to learn more about the process for accepting manuscript submissions.
Past features include:
Writer & Artist LISA HSIA
Check out these sketches and photos by Lisa Hsia of San Jose, CA, world traveler and contributing writer to The Places We've Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35.
All artwork is original and owned by Lisa. Copyright protected and no use without permission.
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The Places We've Been books is proud to feature the work of emerging writers and artists. Contact info[at]theplaces35.com for more information on where to find/attend/purchase further displays and work.
Interested in becoming a sponsor or backer for one of our future projects? Call us at 312.376.8276 or email.
We remain tremendously grateful to all of the Kickstarter donors who funded our successful campaign in 2012.
Operating since 2012, The Places We’ve Been books is an independent publisher, dedicated to literary-based portrayals of the diverse experiences of human existence. The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35 is our inaugural project—and namesake.
The mission of The Places We’ve Been books is to work with varied and ambitious new writers to develop and publish, promote, and distribute unique work. Specific areas of interest are literary nonfiction, oral history, literary fiction, and select young adult literature.
Our first three titles are set for release in 2013/2014.
In June 2012, The Places We’ve Been books was noted as a “Fresh Local Startup” by Crain’s Chicago Business.
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WHAT'S YOUR SUBMISSIONS POLICY?
Our reading period is the same every year: from January through June. Please send a brief summary, word count, and bio to: stories[at]theplaces35.com. We will reply if we are able to review your full manuscript.
DO I NEED AN AGENT TO SUBMIT? CAN I SEND A PARTIAL MANUSCRIPT?
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You mean a hard copy of your manuscript submission? Please don’t send one. We only review via email.
WHAT ELSE ARE YOU GUYS WORKING ON?
Check out the 2013/2014 catalogue.
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