Hey food fans
It’s been a little while since we updated, but we’ve been doing plenty of work behind the scenes -- adding new essays for you to read (more on that below) and (most importantly) trying to inch us nearer to that so-close-yet-so-far pre-order goal. We still have a little ways to go and only a couple of weeks left, so if you haven’t ordered yet, now’s the time. And if you have, thank you thank you thank you as always.
Now, on to the essays. We’ve added several new pieces in the last little while, including:
and of course more.
In other news…
Our music anthology has a new title -- we’re calling it A Mixtape of Words -- and a couple of new stories for you to check out: “B-Sides” by Beth Gilstrap (fiction) and “My Lolita Experiment” by Leesa Cross-Smith (nonfiction). While you’re giving those a read, maybe think about pre-ordering a copy or two (anyone who orders multiple copies is eligible to receive an actual mixtape featuring music inspired by the anthology). We're a little further away on this one, and could really use your help. It's going to be a fantastic collection featuring some seriously talented writers.
Our nonfiction tech anthology (aka, Tech-ology) has a table of contents! You can read drafts of all the essays here and be sure to follow along for updates, including a release date and more. A big thanks to everyone who submitted essays for consideration.
And an even bigger thanks to you for following along and supporting us and projects.
Troy, and the LF | BT team
PS - don’t forget to hit up our site for all our latest stories and essays. They’re all super awesome and totally free.
Hey again Nomfiction fans
We’re almost one full month into our campaign (still two more to go) and after a great start, things have slowed down a bit. That seems pretty normal to us (initial excitement and all that) but we’re hoping to kick things back into high gear, starting with some newly added bonus items.
Every single pre-order (aka, the “Main Course”) of the book now makes you eligible for a chance at a whole bunch of limited edition exclusives, including:
• 1 of 50 sets of Nomfiction-inspired recipe cards (set of 8)
• 1 of 20 Big Truths tote bags (featuring this lovely design)
• 1 of 20 signed Nomfiction posters
• 1 of 5 custom-designed Nomfiction aprons
And, if you pre-order more than 1 copy through the “Prixe Fix” option, you’ll get a tote (or poster or t-shirt) featuring the entire Nomfiction collection in a stunning visual format (courtesy of Litographs) and a chance to have dinner in Toronto with the editors and as many of our Nomfiction authors as we can get to join us. We’re only giving away one of these and we might even cook for you. (Travel and lodging not included. Sorry.)
If you’ve pre-ordered either, you’re automatically entered. Because we’re fair like that.
Also if you’ve already pre-ordered, we would really appreciate it if you kept spreading the word. We need to hit 1,000 pre-orders for everyone to get their copy (or copies).
We’ll be updating a little more frequently from here on out (quite possibly with news of an event in Toronto), so apologies in advance if you get sick of hearing from us. We promise it will all be worth it.
Thanks again for your awesome support,
Troy + Amanda
PS - we’ve posted a new essay from the collection. Check out “Discomfort Food” by Maggie Downs — a powerful a story about filling our stomachs when our hearts are empty.
Thanks so much for backing our Nomfiction project and for following along. It's been a great first few days of the campaign and we hope you've had a chance to check out the two essays from the collection that we've shared — Deb Fleischman's "Arancini" and Vivek Shraya's "Feed The Birds."
When we started putting the collection together, it was unanimous decision to lead things off with Deb's story. We saw it as everything we wanted the anthology to encompass: it crosses boarders and tempts us with new tastes and new smells, but it also deals pointedly with more serious, far-reaching issues like race relations and personal histories that are both challenging and humbling. Deb is a fantastic writer (as you'll see evidence of here) who also runs a writing workshop for high school students in Vermont.
Vivek Shraya is many things. A writer, a singer, a film maker. An artist. My first real introduction to Vivek was seeing him sing a Janet Jackson song, a cappella, at the book launch for Shawn Syms (another writer you should definitely be checking out). My first reaction was Damn, now that's what I like to see at a book launch. My second was Damn, and this guy can write, too? Now, after getting to be a part of his writing up close and personal, I have a whole new reaction: Damn, what can't this guy do? His story "Feed The Birds" is about the moldy consequences of not eating your school lunches. You've been warned.
We'll provide another update soon, with more stories and a first look at the exclusive Nomfiction Litographs design, included with the Prix Fixe option.
Stay tuned, and thanks again.
Troy + Amanda