Ooligan Press

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

  • Write to Publish

    Write to Publish Come join Ooligan Press this winter at Write to Publish 2015, a publishing conference for writers, artists, and other industry professionals. Unlike many conferences, Write to Publish explores more than just the craft of writing. We have searched far and wide for a line up of speakers who will help our attendees better understand the entire publishing process. Get ready to meet and mingle with industry professionals in an intimate setting, attend one of our six panels or three workshops, pitch your manuscript to local agents and publishers, and, most of all, get ready to have your questions answered, learn, and be empowered. Write to Publish 2015 is sure to be an exciting day, and we’re thrilled to have you be a part of it. Register now!

    January 31, 2015, 9:00AM–5:30PM
    Smith Memorial Student Union
    Portland State University campus

    About the Conference

    Write to Publish began as a fundraiser and open house to inform the public about the publishing program at Portland State University and the nonprofit press, Ooligan, at the heart of the program. In 2009, Write to Publish grew into a conference with the goal of demystifying the publishing industry for emerging writers. Each year, Write to Publish provides writers’ workshops, panels, and speeches hosted by authors and industry professionals. These events offer emerging writers information about the state of the publishing industry and advise them on how to navigate it successfully.

    Recent Updates

      Welcome to Fall.

      This week saw the beginning of fall classes at PSU. It’s surreal to have the campus once again full of students. I got used to having the campus almost to myself during the summer. We are certainly excited to see all the new Ooligan members, though! Write to Publish has three members new to the . . . Read more »

      Write to Publish is Brought to You by Pubslush.

      Hello my friends! I’m finally back from my vacation, and feeling eminently less stressed. Melanie and I have already met up to hash out current battle plans. It certainly makes planning easier when talking face to face! One thing Melanie and I wanted to try this year was to find a sponsor for the conference. . . . Read more »

      It’s Starting to Come Together

      Why, hello there. It’s been a busy month for the Write to Publish team. We have roughly half of our panelists confirmed, although we won’t be announcing those lovely folks until closer to the end of summer. Some exciting news that I can offer you is the big reveal of our keynote speaker, Mr. John . . . Read more »

    Previous Conferences

    Past Write to Publish conferences have focused on the publishing process, self and digital publishing, genre fiction, nonfiction, and New Adult. Over the years, many authors and publishing professionals have attended Write to Publish as panelists and speakers, including Ursula K. LeGuin, Chuck Palahniuk, Bernadette Baker-Baughman, Betsy Amster, Todd Sattersten, Michael McGregor, Paul Collins, Fiona Kenshole, Allison Moon, and more.

  • Write to Publish Sponsors

    Ooligan Press and the Write to Publish team would like to thank the generous sponsors who make this event possible:


    Gertrude Press Pencil Ink Productions