The 3288 Review is available for purchase and subscription from the Caffeinated Press online store. It’s also available at several West Michigan bookstores and may be ordered at any bookstore that uses the Ingram or Baker & Taylor catalogs.
The 3288 Review grew out of a conversation after a Caffeinated Press board meeting. We had just published our first book, an anthology of short stories titled Brewed Awakenings. With other projects on the distant horizon, and flush with success, we brought up an idea first considered several months earlier.
The first issue of The 3288 Review was published in late August of 2015. It featured two poets, two photographers, nine fiction and non-fiction writers, and one artist. Several of the works published were originally submitted to Caffeinated Press for inclusion in Brewed Awakenings II. When the anthology reached capacity—and realizing that without issues in hand we were unlikely to ever get any journal submissions—we approached several of the authors and said “Would you be interested in taking a chance with a new project?” Almost everyone gave us an enthusiastic YES!
Our first print run was 100 copies. Many of them went to the contributors. Many others went out as courtesy copies to local businesses and media outlets. Many others were purchased by friends and family and members of the local literary community.
Two weeks after publication, The Sparrows in Grand Rapids, Michigan agreed to display a few copies of the Review. They began to sell almost immediately. A week later, The Bookman bookstore in Grand Haven, Michigan, added the Review to their inventory. Our reach and growth has been slow but steady.