1888 serves as a regional catalyst for the preservation, presentation, and promotion of cultural heritage and literary arts. We develop educational programs, produce collaborative projects, and publish relevant literature from around the world to enrich our diverse neighborhoods and engage the national community.

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    Summer Writing Project 2016

    Writing a novella for the Summer Writing Project? Submit your story one chapter at a time during our open submission period starting on June 1....


Support short fiction with The Cost of Paper, our annual anthology of international narrative prose. Relive the late 1800’s with our classic dime novels. Help us advocate for the novella—a distinctive, often overlooked literary form that offers the focus of a short story and the scope of a novel.


Become an 1888 advocate by purchasing our books, participating in programs, and pledging today.


Donors are the foundation of support at 1888 and are rewarded with benefits. To learn more about supporting 1888 please contact us. If you would like to mail in your donation, please send checks to PO Box 2584, Orange, California 92859, payable to “1888”.


1888 is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Employer Identification Number (EIN): 47-4550601