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

      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

      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 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 »

    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