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 Winner

    After reviewing our Top 25 authors during the Workshop Session, 1888 editing staff selected The Goldfish by Ryan Dunlap to be published with cove...

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    Watson’s Soda Fountain & Café: Part II

    By Alma Fausto August 20, 1949 Kellar Watson Jr. sat on one of the 20 new stools lining the shiny lunch counter inside the drug store. In five days a ...


The How The Why is a half-hour podcast documenting the creative process and the creative purpose. This free weekly series is an educational resource provided to discuss the evolution of literary arts with industry innovators.


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.


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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