The Literary Arts Collective supports the authors, editors, and publishers of tomorrow. From development to distribution, our staff creates a nurturing and sustainable environment for students to produce marketable literary journals. 1888 is dedicated to educating students about the publishing industry so they have the resources and tools to rewrite the model.
When you publish with 1888, you get more than professional, cost-competitive, on-demand printing, you get a multidimensional literary relationship that affords access to our network of industry professionals and to our hard-earned expertise. The 1888 family is here to support your ideas while sharing our resources throughout the educational process. We welcome you to join our community as an active contributor.
Our staff believes in building lasting relationships with community partners. We look to join forces with academic institutions, associated businesses, local libraries and cultural centers to form an active and support coalition dedicated to growing the literary arts in our communities. Through collaboration, our network continues to grow and we consider our friends your friends.
A series of conversations with creative pioneers hosted in historic Eichler homes. During the early 1950s, award-winning homebuilder Joseph Eichler influenced the face of American architecture by developing distinctive residential subdivisions of Mid-Century modern style tract housing. The City of Orange is the site of 350 of the 600 Southern California Eichler homes.
A project-based study of creative routine featuring writer-produced videos, photos, and essays. From inspiration to realization this vulnerable analysis of writing reveals familiar patterns of ambition and apprehension. Share your process and join the conversation.
The How The Why
The How The Why is a half-hour podcast documenting the creative process and the creative purpose hosted by Jon-Barrett Ingels. This free weekly series is an educational resource provided to discuss the evolution of literary arts with industry innovators.
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Where Books Come From
As part of 1888’s Summer Writing Project 2016, we’re proud to present the Where Books Come From blog series. In keeping with the spirit of literary celebration, education and opportunity upon which we were founded, this five-part series is an exploration of the dynamic, multi-faceted world of publishing as seen through the eyes of a recent graduate.
Why We Write
When the task of writing grows inevitably arduous—and seemingly thankless—we must remember why we started. Inspired by George Orwell’s 1946 essay “Why I Write,” this introspective column highlights our motives for writing. Essays are released through The Paper Trail, our free subscription newsletter. Share your story and join the conversation.
TREVOR KAISER ALLRED is a writer, art enthusiast and literary advocate dedicated to growing the writing community. He is completing a MA in English at California State University, Fullerton.
JENNIFER ENERIZ specializes in writing and editing. She finds great joy in working collaboratively to produce creative content that transforms and transcends.
ELIZABETH MURTOUGH is an Orange County-grown writer, musician, and advocate striving to bring the joy of literary arts to the people. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Chapman University.