Summer Writing Project

The Summer Writing Project is an annual collaboration between 1888 and JukePop that advocates writing and supports reading. This joint venture presents authors with the opportunity to craft their novellas one chapter at a time with immediate quantitative and qualitative feedback from their readers, while also broadcasting their words to an audience eager for the next great storyteller.


  1. SUBMISSION PERIOD June 1 – July 31
    • Submit novella chapters via
    • A minimum of one chapter must be submitted for consideration


For information about Summer Writing Project 2016 please visit For details about our July Workshop Session please visit Visit to listen to our free weekly podcast.


New Novella – Summer Writing Project 2016 Winner

The Goldfish is a grounded, touching, tranche-de-vie, wrapped in a seventies-style, high-concept sci-fi blanket. Dunlap manages to draw the reader into an unbelievable world by crafting a completely believable drama focusing on a protagonist that’s instantly relatable—a smart man, troubled, but still striving to do right by the people in his life. Stanislaw Lem would be proud, and Ryan Dunlap should be too.”

SWP16 – Workshop Session

Throughout the month of July, during the Summer Writing Project, 1888 and JukePop present a series of free educational essays, lectures, and podcast episodes produced for the community and available to support our Top 25 with advancing their stories. We have branded July the Summer Writing Project: Workshop Session.READ MORE