Write to Publish
What: A one-day conference demystifying the publishing industry
When: February 4, 2017
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union at Portland State University
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, vendors, and speeches hosted by authors and industry professionals, as well as raffles and writing contests with exciting prizes. These events offer emerging writers information about the state of the publishing industry and advise them on how to navigate it successfully.
- W2P 2017 Writing Contest: Submit Now! - With just under four months left until Write to Publish (W2P), we’re still doing a ton of prep for the conference itself: filling our panels and workshops with speakers, starting our marketing and social media plans, and looking for more vendors as well as a sponsor. However, we’re also taking a little time to give . . . Read more »
- W2P 2017 Programming Updates! - The Write to Publish team has been hard at work planning all of the content that will be in this year’s conference, and we have passed several milestones that mean time is passing and the conference planning is coming along! The biggest news is that we have decided on the programming we will be offering . . . Read more »
- W2P 2017 Has a Keynote Speaker! - The Write to Publish team has seen some changes in the past couple of months. We unfortunately lost one of our members. But on a happier note, team member Jessica Clark joined me as a comanager. Despite the shuffling on our team, we have been hard at work approaching vendors and sponsors, brainstorming panels and . . . Read more »
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, Arthur Bradford and more.