Literary Arts Collective

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.


Friendraising is the foundation of a thriving literary community. Transform your journal into a movement through collaboration.


Publishing is dependent on contractors–designers, printers, binders, and distributors. Learn the language of each trade.


Connecting with a target audience is challenging. Packaging and promotion will help deliver your story to your readership.



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.

  • Aalto University
  • Angel City Press
  • artworxLA
  • Asahina & Wallace
  • Atticus Books
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bellevue Literary Press
  • Bibliocracy Radio
  • BinderCon
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • BOMB Magazine
  • Boog City
  • Book Carnival
  • Book Soup
  • Boston College
  • Brooklyn Arts Press
  • C&R Press
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California Writers Club
  • Calliope Art & Literary Magazine
  • Cartridge Lit
  • Chapman University
  • Dark Horse Entertainment, Inc.
  • Dock Street Press
  • ESPN
  • F(r)iction
  • Fairy Tale Review
  • Featherproof Books
  • Fiddleblack
  • Fourteen Hills
  • Future Tense Books
  • Gold Line Press
  • Green Mountains Review
  • Hobart Literary Journal
  • Hooke Press
  • Hyperallergic
  • Imprint Books
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Inland Empire Weekly
  • Institute for American Thought
  • Johnson State College
  • JukePop
  • Kaya Press
  • Kickflip Publicity
  • Ladybox Books
  • Laguna Beach Books
  • Les Figues Press
  • Los Angeles Review of Books
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Magic Helicopter Press
  • Mashable
  • Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center
  • Mysterious Galaxy Books
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • New Directions
  • Newsweek
  • Noemi Press
  • NOÖ Journal
  • Nortia Press
  • Nouvella
  • Novella-T
  • Orange Community Historic Society
  • Orange Home Grown
  • Orange Monkey Publishing
  • Orange Public Library & History Center
  • Parcel Magazine
  • PEN Center USA
  • Poetry International
  • Pomona college
  • Popshot Magazine
  • Portland State University
  • Post Road Magazine
  • Powell’s Books
  • Primtime Live
  • Prospect Park Books
  • PubWest
  • Rare Bird Lit
  • Read This Next
  • Red Hen Press
  • Rescue Press
  • Ricochet Editions
  • Riot Games
  • Roadtrip Nation
  • Rolling Stone
  • Rose Metal Press
  • San Francisco State Univerity
  • Santa Monica Review
  • Sator Press
  • Shimmer Magazine
  • Siglio Press
  • Skylight Books
  • Small Press Distribution
  • Small World Books
  • Southern California Review
  • Spotlight
  • St. Martin’s Press
  • Starcherone Books
  • Tarpaulin Sky
  • Tavern Books
  • Tennessee Technilogical University
  • Tethered by Letters
  • The Austin Review
  • The Bookman
  • The California Arts Education Association
  • The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies
  • The Common
  • The Found Poetry Review
  • The Last Bookstore
  • The New Yorker
  • The Newer York Press
  • Tor
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Chicago Press
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Southern California
  • Unnamed Press
  • Upstart Books
  • Woman’s Club of Orange
  • Write Bloody Publishing
  • Writers’ Workshoppe
  • Writing Workshops Los Angeles
  • Yale Writers’ Conference


Eichler Sessions
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.

The Paper Trail

Subscribe to The Paper Trail, our monthly newsletter, to receive information on upcoming books, classes, programs, and other news related to 1888, Eichler Sessions, Routineology, Small Towne Short Stories, The How The Why, and The Plaza Literary Prize.


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.