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Ooligan is a not-for-profit general trade press that publishes books honoring the cultural and natural diversity of the Pacific Northwest.

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    Ooligan Grads in the Community: Olivia Croom

    Olivia Croom

    Olivia Croom is one of the many talented Ooligan graduates putting her skills to use in the Portland community. Currently, Olivia is serves as the marketing coordinator at architecture firm SRG Partnership, Inc. Olivia provides graphic design, editing, and production support for the Business Development department. She also pitched, developed, curates, and manages the company . . . Read more »

    Words and Pictures: The Comics Studies Certificate Program and Write to Publish 2015


    Do you like comics? Of course you do. It is, therefore, noteworthy news that Portland State University is now offering a certificate in Comics Studies to post-baccalaureate and graduate students. While this program is meant for anyone interested in the study of comics, students in the Book Publishing program looking for a fun way to . . . Read more »

    Working on a Variety of Projects

    Lynn Darroch

    As the team awaits the fully drafted manuscript of the Mastersounds project, we have been working on a variety of smaller tasks for various Ooligan projects. We have assisted with spreading the word for Write to Publish, which is coming up on January 31st, to local universities. We have been working with the marketing department . . . Read more »

    Tying Up Loose Ends: Write to Publish 2015 is Almost Here

    Write to Publish

    Write to Publish is in its final stretch, with only one week left until the big day! Last week, our moderators met up with myself and the director of our quaint little publishing program, Per Henningsgaard, to undergo an hour-long training session. The session was a casual discussion on how to best introduce panelists, generate . . . Read more »

    Conversation with Ooligan Alumna Dehlia McCobb

    dehlia mccobb

    Dehlia McCobb graduated from the Portland State University Book Publishing program in 2010. Now she spends her days just north of the PSU campus in the Rare Book Room at Powell’s City of Books. We caught up with her to find out what it’s like having possibly the coolest job in Portland. What is your . . . Read more »

    Untangling the Design: Between the Pages of Ooligan’s LGBTQ Anthology


    How do you unify a collection of essays by twenty-five different contributors (plus an introduction by the editor)? First, acquire pieces that fit the central theme of the anthology. Next, focus on bringing harmony to dissonant writing styles in the copyediting stage. Lastly, bring visual cohesion to the manuscript by establishing a uniform aesthetic. This . . . Read more »

    In Memoriam: Margarita Donnelly, Founding Editor of CALYX, Inc.

    Photo by Kate Hickok Feldman

    Margarita Donnelly lived her life creating, telling, and publishing stories with a passion reflected in her life’s work as the founder and longtime editor of the feminist literary press CALYX. I only had the opportunity to meet her once before she passed away at the age of 72 on Christmas Eve after deciding to forgo . . . Read more »

    Write to Publish is Coming!

    Write to Publish

    Write to Publish is happening on January 31, 2015–the end of this month. That means we have about three weeks left to prepare. Yikes! Honestly, though, these last three weeks are not as stressful as I imagined they would be. We’ve spent the last year preparing for this conference (almost 365 days for less than . . . Read more »

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