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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    Mojave by Ryan Gattis & Kevin Staniec

    Fusing Sci-Fi, Action/Adventure, and Western genres, Mojave utilizes elements of prose fiction, play, screenplay, and beat-driven illustration for a...

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    Mansur Motors and The Potting Shed

    He acquired this building from Doty Chevrolet three years ago. He had always liked this corner. The dealership had moved from a couple of different bu...


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.


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