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.

  • SWP2016
    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.